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ReDev Properties announce unconditional sale of Daly Grove Centre

Another successful ReDev Plaza project sold in 2017

TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Richard Crenian, President of ReDev Properties Ltd., is pleased to announce the unconditional agreement to sell Daly Grove Centre located at 4205-4259 23rd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. CBRE, Edmonton was engaged as the broker for the vendor.

UK Housing Market Headed For Crash Experts Warn

Experts Warn Of UK Housing Crash

The UK housing market could face a crash to rival the one that buckled the economy in the early 1990s, experts have warned.

Despite a 1.1 per cent growth in the housing market during June, experts are concerned that the prospects are less than clement, with some predicting a particularly gloomy future for homeowners.

Professor Paul Cheshire of the London School of Economics, has said: “The current house price ratio is unaffordable. Wages are failing to keep up with inflation and the housing market is overheated.

ReDev Properties Ltd. and its President Richard Crenian Announces the sale of Whitemud Crossing
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Another ReDev Canadian shopping plaza sold creating value for investors

TORONTO, /CNW/ – Richard Crenian, President of ReDev Properties Ltd., is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of Whitemud Crossing located at 4211 106th Street, Edmonton Alberta. A national real estate brokerage firm was used as the broker for the vendor.

Whitemud Crossing, purchased in 2005, has over 93,300 square feet of rentable retail space in one of Edmonton’s major areas. The property is currently fully leased with an excellent mixture of local and national tenants.

Momentum Fund Management Digest - "Coco" Pops - The Dawn Of New Bond Concern

Should investors in the wake of the 2007 financial collapse now be concerned with 'Coco' bonds ?

It was the summer of 2007 when one of the first canaries in the global financial coalmine started chirping.

Over the ensuing months the canary that was Bear Stearns fell from its perch as its hedge funds failed and the bank came under increasing financial pressure, before being sold to JP Morgan at a fire sale price.

Thankfully for the bondholders the new owner took on the debt obligations of the failed bank, a pattern that repeated through the crisis with bondholders being largely spared any loss burden as losses mounted and multi-billion dollar bailouts propped up the financial system.

TAM Market Insight - Message From The Chairman
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TAM Asset Management Chairman Lester Petch shares his current thinking on the markets

"The time has come", the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes - and ships - and sealing wax - Of cabbages - and kings - And why the sea is boiling hot - And whether pigs have wings."
The Walrus and the Carpenter, Lewis Carroll

Not wanting to compare my age frame to that of a walrus, I nonetheless do think the time has come “to talk of many things", so here are some core facts and issues I think worthy of note:

Markets continue to make headway and have had an almost unprecedented bull run since April 2009 when TAM wrote its note, “The Green Shoots of Recovery”.
The headlines continue to suggest fear and problems in the political arena (i.e. Mr Trump and Mrs May).
Somewhat extended (but not disastrously so) equity valuations, particularly in the US.
Low, and as yet to be normalised, interest rates in Europe and the UK, although the US is trying.
Low global inflation, but which is picking up.
Brexit - for the UK it’s what, how, when and even who?
The possibility of an early Italian election with anti EU, populist parties competing, neck and neck in the polls with centralist parties.
China – good, bad or just plain ugly?

Neil Woodford View On The UK Economy

"The UK economy is more unbalanced today than ever before" - Neil Woodford

All the talk of rebalancing the UK economy that we heard from policymakers in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis unfortunately, has led to nothing.

The UK economy is more unbalanced today than ever before.

We had a recent meeting with Darren Winder of the Lazarus Partnership – Darren has been a very valuable input into our investment process for many years and his extensive knowledge and database on the UK economy is pretty much unsurpassed.

We covered a lot of ground during the meeting, but some charts really stood out. Here we provide a few of them, which we believe provide strong evidence of the continued imbalances within the UK economy and the unsustainable nature of recent economic growth.

ReDev Announce Sale Of 105 St Government Building In Edmonton

Another successful ReDev profitable sale completion

TORONTO , April 5, 2016 - Richard Crenian , President of ReDev Properties Ltd., is pleased to announce the sale of 105 Street Government Building located at 10242 – 105 Street Edmonton, Alberta , Canada. 

Colliers was engaged as the Broker for the Vendor

Purchased in 2005, the 105 Street Government Building is a 94,901 square foot office building on .432 acres of land in the Edmonton Central Business District, minutes from the exciting Ice District of Edmonton (www.icedistrict.com).

The property is fully leased with ground floor retail.

This offering attracted significant interest when marketed, and was sold to a long established private development and construction firm, currently active in the Western market place.

Canada's Leading Shopping Mall Developer - ReDev - Ends 2015 On A High Despite Market Dips

ReDev Canadian shopping malls continue to deliver for passive income investors

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015

ReDev Properties Ltd. is set to ring in the New Year on a high, with hints to greater attention to what the company believes is an enticing market for investors West of Ontario.

Despite market fluctuations, including the downward pressure on Canadian oil prices and the contraction in the energy sector, the company's strong performance indicates long-term growth for ReDev Properties with several successful transactions this year.

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