Category Archives: Resources

The Impacts of Quantitative Easing

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Last year, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Bank of Canada implemented a policy of quantitative easing, or QE. For anyone who may not be familiar with this practice, it essentially amounts to a federal entity buying securities from banks, with the intention of providing those banks with money, easing interest rates, and ultimately […]

What are Core, Core Plus, Value-Add and Opportunistic Investments?

When we evaluate investment opportunities we categorize them into one of 4 categories: Core, Core Plus, Value-Add and Opportunistic. The different categories are defined by: the physical characteristics of the property (for example the length and term of the in-place leases, the credit worthiness of the tenants, and the physical condition and location of the […]

The District of North Vancouver vs The City of North Vancouver

What is the deal with The District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver? How did it come about that the city of North Vancouver is completely surrounded by The District of North Vancouver? Why are they different? And why do we at addy care? Let’s dig into these questions and find out. […]

The Hidden Fees Behind REITs

For decades, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were the go-to option for people looking to invest in real estate with very little upfront capital. For as little as a few dollars, you could own stock in a publicly-traded REIT and earn passive income through a consistent dividend. Nowadays, the complicated fee structures behind REITs are […]

The Smith Manoeuvre Explained by Robinson Smith

addy co-founder Stephen Jagger chats with Robinson Smith, financial strategist and best-selling author about The Smith Manoeuvre and how it works for Canadians working to raise their net worth and raising their level of financial security in the face of rising costs of living.  What Is the Smith Manoeuvre? The Smith Manoeuvre is a legal […]

How to Invest in Office Real Estate

Investing in office real estate is one way you can put your  money to “work” (pun intended) for you. As with any investment,  investing in this type of property requires a little bit of know how before going chips in. Consider these 4 questions when evaluating office property.  1) What method works best for you?  […]

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Lawrence Park, Toronto

The neighbourhood is full of natural beauty, providing endless opportunities for hikers, joggers and park-goers alike. The neighbourhood has a very strong, family-oriented sense of community with excellent schools and recreational spaces in the area. Most Lawrence Park residents are within walking distance of bus routes that run along Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant Road, Bayview […]

Why Invest In Toronto Real Estate

Toronto is a major Canadian city situated along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. Wikipedia describes the city as a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports […]