Category Archives for "Uncategorized"

Oct 24

Snail Mail Postcards Still Work

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Here’s an excellent example of a snail mail postcard that uses both sides effectively. Sometimes, and for some things, old marketing tools still prove useful: Thomas Snow Blowing, throw away the shovel– Bruce M Firestone, B Eng (civil), M Eng-Sci, PhD, Ottawa Senators founder, Real Estate Investment and Business coach, ROYAL LePAGE Performance Realty broker, […]

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Oct 19

Why you need both your contractor and architect at the table with you at the same time

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Here’s why you need both your contractor and your architect/designer/architectural technologist at the design table together and at the same time: -to make sure your project is actually buildable -to improve not only the design but it’s ROI too -to keep your budget under control -to establish a contingency fund to cope with unforeseen circumstances […]

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Oct 19

RENTOMTER

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Charging too little for your apartment or paying too much rent? I taught business models a few years ago at Hyper Island in Stockholm. My students were fabulous and hailed from all over including Sweden, Russia, Germany, Spain, the UK and Africa.  Hyper Island specializes in training the next generation of digital data strategists, and […]

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Oct 18

The best windbreak is an urban forest

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

I was reading about Alphabet’s Sidewalk Toronto project and the idea of making streets more pedestrian-friendly in winter caught my eye. I am not exactly sure how https://sidewalktoronto.ca/ plans to do that yet (actually they intend to erect a few useless vertical panels to deflect breezes but they will only end up creating a more forceful […]

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Oct 17

When in trouble, buy something

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Rod Bryden, the 2nd owner of the Ottawa Senators (after me) told me this 25 years ago, “When I’m in trouble, I always buy something.” Most people think if they get in trouble, sell! But Rod is a financial genius, so he did the opposite. Why? Because if you have decent credit and credibility, you can […]

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Oct 17

Optimizing versus maximizing

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

A client of mine went with three larger apartments instead of four smaller ones when she renovated a nice building she purchased last summer. Now why did she do that? For a number of reasons: -to reduce the level of complexity in terms of her property management -to keep the number of leases she has […]

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Oct 16

What an hoffice of the future looks like

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

The word “hoffice” in Scandinavia is used to denote a shared home office–a place where unrelated people (ie, people not working for the same company or related through family) can come together to share a residential space. It rotates around so that your home or apartment is not always the one being shared. It’s a sort […]

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