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45 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Danny Tseng chimes in on what the future of Toronto's urban office environment will look like
Matthew Slutsky (co-Founder of Buzzbuzzhome) and Ara Mamourian (Founder/Broker at TheSpringTeam.ca) have a chat with Danny Tseng - Architect and Development Director at Syllable Design. This week we discuss the future of the urban office. With everyone working form and many of the World's largest companies announcing more flexible work from home opportunities, will anyone come back? Is downtown dead? Subscribe and listen to find out!
36 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
How is Toronto's Resale & Pre Construction Market Doing during COVID-19?
Matthew Slutsky (co-Founder of Buzzbuzzhome) and Ara Mamourian (Broker at The Spring Team at Property.ca) continue to dig deep into the Toronto Real Estate market. This time we talk resale. Why are people selling now? Are Buyers buying? What about prices? Down? Up? We tackle all of these questions and more with best selling author, realtor, and all round great human, Brian Persaud! Once again, huge shoutout to Mortgage Jake for jumping on board as our first ever sponsor! Listen for his ads throughout the video and audio versions.
64 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
COVID-19: A Talk About How Real Estate is Reacting to This Pandemic
Matthew Slutsky (co-Founder of Buzzbuzzhome) and Ara Mamourian (Broker at The Spring Team at Property.ca) have an important chat about Real Estate and COVID-19 with two amazing humans (see below) We had to go remote on this one so it's our first VIDEO episode. You can check your podcast provider a little later today for the full audio version. Once again, huge shoutout to Mortgage Jake for jumping on board as our first ever sponsor! Listed for his ads throughout the video and audio versions. The Corona Virus has taken the world by storm, turning the entire world upside-down in a heartbeat and is going to change the way that the real-estate industry operates for many many months, and potentially forever. But, life isn’t stopping. It is time to evolve the way we do business. Today we are welcoming two very different guests to talk about the changes taking place, what builders are doing in the wake of COVID19, and how we are going to move forward as an industry. Please welcome Andy Brethour of PMA Brethour Real Estate Corporation Inc, Brokerage and Saul Colt - The Idea Integration Company!
46 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Innisfil: The City From the Future Coming to a Rural Community Near You!
Can a small town reinvent itself to be relevant for future generations? Ara Mamourian (founder of TheSpringTeam.ca and Matthew Slutsky (founder of BuzzBuzzHome.com) speak to Innisfil’s CAO Jason Reynar about using Uber for public transportation, paying taxes by Bitcoin, and building a city of the future called Orbit City. This episode is sponsored by Mortgage Jake! Please visit MortgageJake.com to check our your BEST mortgage options.
37 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Peter Freed: Building houses in Markham to the King of King West
This week Matthew Slutsky (Founder and President of BuzzBuzzHome) and Ara Mamourian (Founder and Broker at TheSpringTeam.ca) sit with Peter Freed, founder and visionary behind Freed Developments. Peter Freed started out building single family homes in Markham then quickly became one of Toronto's more in demand developers with transformative projects like 75 Portland and 55 Stewart. As if literally transforming and creating a new community in King West wasn't enough, Freed has created a ton of trend setting hospitality spaces like the Thompson and many more to come to Freed's more recent completions at Yonge and Eglinton. Happy Listening and as always, your reviews are appreciated!
31 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Liberty Village - From Dirt Roads to WeWork's Resurrection!
This week Matthew Slutsky (Founder and President of BuzzBuzzHome) and Ara Mamourian (Founder and Broker at TheSpringTeam.ca) sit with Brian Brown, Principal at Lifetime Developments Brian and Lifetime Developments are Liberty Village Pioneers. They've transformed Liberty Village from underused employment lands to a booming micro city within a city with thousands of new jobs and amenities. All while respecting Liberty's roots and contributing to the growth and involvement of both the residential and businesses communities. Did you know WeWork is coming back in a big way with a flagship location here? What do you think about Liberty Village?
46 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Talking Building Mid-Rise with Sean Galbraith & Emerich Kaspar
This week Matthew Slutsky (Founder and President of BuzzBuzzHome) and Ara Mamourian (Founder and Broker at TheSpringTeam.ca) sit with Sean Galbraith of Galbraith & Associates Inc and Emerich Kaspar, Architect at Standard Practice to talk Mid-Rise. Mid-Rise is not often talked about and extremely hard to build in an ever expanding metropolis like Toronto. As construction costs rise and NIMBYism delays projects, more and more developers are forced to go high-rise to make their projects viable. Will we see more mid-rise in our residential communities?
42 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
407 - Chief Planner Gregg Lintern walks us through his vision of Toronto in the year 2041
Today we are sitting down with Gregg Lintern, the Chief Planner of the City of Toronto - more specifically, the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning Division, City of Toronto. This was a great discussion that took us from Bill 108 to Laneway Homes and of course a couple Jane Jacobs mentions. We talk about Toronto Winters and how they can be made more bearable with smart city planning (hello awnings!) and a slew of other awesome journeys that Gregg took us on!
32 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
406 - What's risk based play and what's the deal with the basketball nets?
This week Matt and Ara chat with Janie Romoff, General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation for the City of Toronto since 2014. She’s held various senior positions with the Province of Ontario, and cities such as London Ontario and Burnaby BC. Janie oversees the services of the Division, which includes community recreation, parks, horticulture and forestry programs, park and open space planning, capital development and environmental initiatives. Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation is the largest of its kind in Canada. We discuss Risk Based Play in Toronto's parks as well as a few other hot button items like the early removal of basketball nets in parks and why some parks don't have swings!
23 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
405 - Taya Cook Tells All About Reina Condos Developed/Designed by Woman, built for Everyone
This week Matt and Ara chat with Taya Cook, the Director of Development at Urban Capital, overseeing residential developments across Canada. Taya is in the midst of launching a new project in Toronto called “Reina Condos”, which is described as “Condominiums designed by women. Developed by women. Built for everyone.” You're going to want to take a deep listen to this one, folks. We learned a ton about what Taya and her team are up to. But more importantly, we had an open and honest discussion about women in Real Estate and what we can all do to make this a much more inclusive space.
29 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
404 - From the CFL to the runway, the story of the Wuxly brand!
This week we chat with James Yurichuk, a former CFL linebacker who's created an amazing movement: The Wuxly Movement! Creating cruelty free, uber warm clothing for Canadians by Canadians! Well, they're in the US too. This is also the very first laneway office we've seen. A trend that I'm sure will continue as property owners look to maximize their property's value. A truly amazing Canadian company! Go get it, James!!!
31 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
403 - Retail Insider's Craig Patterson drops some serious Toronto retail secrets!
This week Matt and Ara talk with Craig Patterson. Craig's been studying the retail landscape for over 25yrs and seems to know everything about retail. Craigs drops some serious secrets about who's coming into the Toronto market and who's leaving. Some juicy juicy info here that you definitely didn't know about!
38 minutes | May 16, 2019
402 - We talk renovating homes, building new homes, and turning a single family home into a 5-plex
In our second episode of season four we invited Brendan Charters, Founding Partner at Eurodale Homes to talk building, renovating and slowly changing the face of existing residential communities one 5 plex at a time.
38 minutes | May 7, 2019
401 - urbanizeTHIS talks with OMB & Bill 108 w/Michael Collins Williams
After a long hiatus Matt and Ara are back at it with season 4 of urbanizeTHIS! This week we talk with Mike Collins-Williams about the Ford Government's reinstatement of the OMB and the ins and outs of Bill 108 which aims to tackle affordability and development in Ontario How will this affect you? What do developers think? What do we think? Hope you enjoy and of course if you have any feedback for us don't hesitate to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Have a great week and well see you in 7 days!
41 minutes | May 14, 2018
309 - Dan Flomen talks us through the wild ride of Toronto Condos
Mamourian and Slutsky chat with Dan Flomen who's lived through multiple real estate cycles, and is still alive to talk about it!
45 minutes | May 7, 2018
308 - Cannabis is Cannabis is Cannabis
Slutsky and Mamourian are back on the podcast scene after a 3 month hiatus. This time we chat with Corey Herscu, owner of RNMKR PR. A firm that focuses on the Cannabis industry here in Canada. Corey's a media and technology commentator who has evolved into an ‘always-on’ publicist focused on technology and cannabis.
35 minutes | Jan 15, 2018
307 - It's all about the Pop-Up shop, Baby!
Pop ups. It's all about the Pop Ups. Big complicated commercial leases are painful enough to keep some would-be entrepreneurs out of the retail game. David King, General Managr at ThisOpenspace.com (let's call it the AirBnb of retail) has big plans to make commercial retail much more accessible and put some extra cash in Landlord's pockets during vacancy periods. Happy Listening!
32 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
306 - New Age Suite Design & Luxury
This week we chat with Neil Jonsohn, Principal - Creative at U31 Deign! Neil and his team have been designing luxury and large-scale residential projects for over 20years! We talk about what's new in luxury building and try to understand the expectations of folks when buying these types of houses and condos.
38 minutes | Dec 12, 2017
305 - Our Attempt At Explaining Blockchain
Everyone's talking about it, right? So we decided to jump on the Bitcoin train and talk Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies. We do out best to stay focussed while our brains were exploding but we do jump around all over the place to try and help you understand what we're dealing with here. We'll do a follow-up to this once we understand Blockchain better and in the mean time you can visit Ameer's site: Blockgeeks.com to do all your own research! Ameer is a serial entrepreneur, marketing expert, SEO pro, youtube master but most importantly, he’s the founder and CEO of Blockgeeks.com! A Blockchain education and technology platform used by millions of people each year. Whether he knows it or not, Ameer has taught me everything I know about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
32 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
304 - Rail Deck Park is Toronto's Last Chance to be Great
Mamourian & Slutsky chat with Claire Nelischer from Ryerson's City Building Institute. It's true, all the land we have is here. To expand this amazing city of ours. We're stuck with what we've got...or are we. An ambitious group of folks decided to make new land. That's right. Cover up the rail lands from Blue Jays Way to Bathurst and create a park on top of it! We talk all things from this crazy thing called "air rights" to why the heck does Councillor Mammoliti seem to be on the wrong side of every single vote.. EVER. Claire Nelischer is a Project Manager at The City Building Institute at Ryerson University, which addresses complex urban problems through research, teaching, communications, and engagement. Claire recently authored the Police Paper “The Opportunity of Rail Deck Park” which says that the Rail Deck Park would provide the City of Toronto with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a large contiguous green space of regional significance.
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