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Mar

27

Viewing the forest through the trees...

When a sale says it all?

"There can be no better evidence of current value of a property than actual evidence of what a willing buyer paid to a willing seller in an arm's length transaction on or about January 1st, 2008"

The quotation above is drawn from a recent decision of the ARB ruling on an appeal of a multi-tenant strip centre located in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

At question was an assessment that was 19% greater than an arm's length transaction that occurred seven months in advance of the January 1st, 2008 valuation date.

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Mar

15

Scarcity vs Abundance

I came across a link to a recent TED talk (March 12th, 2012) that is worth sharing and encapsulates my previous conversation about "Where do you live"....the invigorating element of this message is that we all live in a world of abundance and simply need to step back for a minute and understand and be grateful for how fortunate we are....

I have provided the link to Peter Diamandis' most recent TED talk and urge you to invest 16 mins and reflect on how abundant the world around us is (despite what the media would have us believe)

Enjoy your thoughts...

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Mar

12

How is your team doing ?

I spent the weekend in Buffalo NY as my son's hockey tournament. Over the course of the 3 days I was able to take in a total of ten hockey games. Hockey is a game that I love and have a passion for. I love to play it, love to watch it and increasingly love to coach it. My son's team came up short in the championship game and as my wife and I discussed how we fared it became apparent that the winning team played to their strengths. Despite what we perceived to be an opponent that we could have easily beaten, they dominated the play and the scoreboard.

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Mar

09

Where do you live?

Where do you live?

This question is not about your home or place of residence but rather seeks to dig into your mindset and in turn how your mindset sets the stage and utlimately drives your behaviour.

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Mar

07

You don't know what you don't know...and ensuing dangers

This is my first official blog entry and comes as part of our new website. As a idea guy, I'm going to use this blog to share a bit about my journey, ideas and introduce some tools and concepts that I use to filter ideas, address dangers faced by our clients and talk a lot about confidence and the role that it plays for each of us.

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Feb

14

Why the new website?

No one likes change ... so why do we do it?

In the case of the AEC website, other changes begot this change. We are excited and want to share these positive changes with you, our partners and clients.

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