By Tess Kalinowski Real Estate Reporter Mon., April 30, 2018 A provincial party that offers hope for overcoming the high cost of housing will have an edge with a generation of highly educated millennials looking for a way out of their parents’ basements and into the housing market, says the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). At a time when nearly half the people aged 25 to 34 are living with their parents, 91 per cent of millennials still believe that owning a home is a smart financial investment. But nearly 70 per cent of those in that age bracket said they agree or somewhat agree that buying a home in their neighbourhood is unaffordable, according to OREA research published Monday. It released Nanos telephone poll results to put home ownership on the June 7 provincial election agenda, said CEO Tim Hudak, the former head of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. The association that represents about 70,000 members, including real estate agents, … [Read more...] about Millenials rank affordable housing among top concerns for upcoming provincial election, real estate study says
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Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv In an exclusive interview with ANC's The Boss, Ysmael said he champions "stewardship" to maximize the potential of his people and bring the business to the next level. He said he's committed to preserving the "tiangge" community amid the revamp of its flagship Greenhills Shopping Center. Ortigas and Co's net income doubles to P1.5 billion in 2017 A boss "cultivates" and preserves the values of the company to pass on to the successors, he said. "Our primary mission is actually to preserve and enhance the value of what we are involved in, whether it be companies that we work for, the businesses we are in, the roles that we perform if we were teachers or civil servants for the generations to come," he said. Catch full episodes of The Boss on iWantTV and tfc.tv. New episodes premiere on ANC at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays with replays on Thursday, 11 p.m.; Friday, 3:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Sunday, 10 p.m.; and Monday, 9:30 a.m. Watch … [Read more...] about News Ortigas boss uses ‘stewardship’ in leading real estate firm
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.
Kunakornwong knows a thing or two about how self-knowledge can lead to success and happiness. The architect turned property developer had already drafted a life plan by Mathayom 2-3 (grades 8-9). When he finished Mathayom 6, every university entrance exam was sat with one design in mind: to realise his passion for residential construction. “I’ve always known myself. When I was an architect, I knew that it wasn’t right for me because I perhaps wasn’t the best at design. But I knew I loved property development,” says Mr Nuttaphong, chief executive of SET-listed developer SC Asset Corporation Plc.After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University, he spent a year as an architect, a dream career for many young men. Then he went abroad to earn an MBA.When he finished his studies in the US, it became clear to him that real estate was his true passion.“If anyone asks what I want to do, it’s what I’m doing today,” … [Read more...] about Nuttaphong The secret to building a good life
'Sell your house and buy stocks," a banker told Spectrum over dinner a few months ago. "If you buy some of the IPOs or stocks that are in vogue in the Thai market, you will not regret it, because you'll soon be able to buy a better house and still have some cash left over."The banker was not literally telling laymen like us to sell the roofs over our heads, but was rather making a comment on what was happening on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).The SET, which has more than 800 companies listed, rose by 13.7% last year after having risen by more than 20% during 2016.Thailand's SET has been on a bull run for a few years thanks to the influx of funds, mostly from domestic investors, and this is expected to continue at least for the near future.Meanwhile, the smaller bourse -- the Market for Alternative Investments (MAI) -- slipped by 12.3% during 2017, although some companies listed on the MAI saw heavy trading and sharp increase in their share prices.Last year was a good one for the … [Read more...] about Beware of the bull