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4 Benefits of Private Equity Real Estate Investments in your Portfolio

Alternative investments make up an differing verticals of investment instruments, managed futures, real estate, commodities, hedge funds, private equity, along with a growing number of other types of (often exotic and mysterious) investments. Alternative investments have grown to be increasingly popular as well as a lot of press coverage in the recent past – not […]


Attracting Foreign Investment to Canada

Canada has always had trouble diversifying its economy, but the time will come where it is too late. Investment and access to capital has always been an issue in Canada. That lack of credit and capital is making Canada the most difficult in the G7 countries to start new businesses. Access to capital and investment dollars is the backbone to a health, […]

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Summary of Development Manager Responsibilities

When Trebuchet Capital Partners decides to initiate a new development project it must hit certain objectives (not in order): A concrete need, raison d’ être within a certain window of time and location Architecturally significant An opportunity to outperform an external or internal benchmark The finished building must be better than those around it We […]

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Concrete, Bots & Coal

The world has been built from concrete, making it the most widely used building material, for centuries. Even today, roman cement is being studied and researched because of its tremendous ability to withstand time. In it’s simplest form, concrete consists of small particles of a hard material (known as aggregate) bonded together by a cement […]


The Coming Industrial Robot Revolution

The opportunity to cut costs, increase efficiency in the warehouse and logistics sectors will be brought about by industrial robots, according to a new report published by a market intelligence firm, Tractica. The global market number of robots and related automation equipment is said to number 40,000. The industrial robot sector is expected to grow […]

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Shocking Performance Analysis on REITS

How Canadian Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and listed TSX real estate companies have performed over the last 5 years. How this data was compiled: These companies were selected to only included entities on the TSX All data compiled from the Globe & Mail, from Nov. 1, 2011 to Nov. 10, 2016 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor All dividends […]

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Over-asking: Secrets of Commercial Property Sellers

This is part of a multi article series aimed at getting the highest asking price for commercial real estate and selling it to qualified buyers the fastest. With commercial realtors collecting between 1.5% to 5% of the selling price plus expenses, its no wonder owners of commercial real estate properties are looking to cut these unnecessary transaction […]


4 ways Private Equity is better than Funds or REITS

Superior returns depend on 1 key ingredient. Structure. Private Equity (PE) has been returning higher yields, lower volatility, bettering Sharpe ratios across portfolios for years. For smart money managers, it’s their secret sauce. They use PE to balance their clients’ volatile equity portfolios. Pensions are placing more capital to private equity every year because of its superior returns, […]

Looking closer at expert risk

2016 is going to be financial chaos, oil crashing, Canadian peso, worst is yet to come, imminent war. The US fed raised the interest rate 0.25% and the world is coming undone. These are what the headlines lead you to believe. But look back to fall 2008, all news, all everyone was talking about was destruction of capital. But back in late […]


Six Pitfalls of Deal by Deal Property Investments

One fund, one property, one deal. This is how the majority of real estate investments are made. Investors know the property, how much it costs and are able to see the income statement and balance sheet. While this may be the market norm and appears straight forward, it introduces unintended secondary reactions and hidden pitfalls not generally found in other real estate investment […]