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Natalka Falcomer

Natalka Falcomer is a lawyer and Certified Leasing Officer who started her real estate career in private equity. She created, hosted and coproduced a popular legal call-in show on Rogers TV and founded Groundworks, a firm specializing in commercial leasing law. She is currently the president of OJO Home Canada where she's leading the development and expansion of the company’s personalized homebuying and selling experience for the Canadian market.

Successful technologies support Realtors. They don’t try to replace them

With a wave of tech investment coming to real estate, all proptech leaders need to ask themselves one question: “Is my company’s technology useful in boosting the existing homebuying processes, or is it aimed at replacing the real estate salesperson?”

Why good proptech goes bad

To untangle the thorny web that catches proptech entrepreneurs off-guard, I turned to possibly the most plugged-in industry leaders in Canada – Lynette Keyowski, managing partner of REACH Canada and Mike McAra, director of REACH Canada.

The silver lining in the COVID-19 thunderstorm

As it turns out, happy and healthy employees produce happy and healthy returns. It’s for this reason that I’m certain that the workplace will get better, at the very least, in the following four ways.

Who’s behind the revolution in the rental industry?

“Many landlords would face bankruptcy after only three months of not receiving rental payments,” Karthik Manimozhi, CEO of LetUs by RentMoola.

Leadership in a disconnected era

During this crisis, leaders in the real estate industry have prioritized communication and empathy.
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Supreme Court case affirms: Act honestly, or else…

While I’ve always been an advocate of acting in good faith, a new Supreme Court ruling has driven the point home and reaffirmed a slightly different rule – the duty to act honestly.

The courts won’t enforce unfair behaviour

COVID-19 has forever changed business as usual. I believe that courts will mirror this change by refusing to enforce unfair outcomes and, in the case below, racist behaviour.

The commercial lease rollercoaster is just starting up

Ontario tenants breathed a collective sigh of relief when the moratorium on evictions via the Protecting Small Business Act in Ontario was extended to the Halloween weekend.

How COVID-19 changed the leasing industry

This isn’t Toronto's first real estate rodeo and history dictates a rebound. The question is when and how much? Anthony Scilipoti, president and CEO of Veritas Research, believes he knows the answer.

A lesson about roommates for tenant agents

A recent Real Estate Council of Ontario decision makes it clear that there are certain cases in which agents acting for tenants must disclose the presence of roommates.