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Q: Hi 5i,
I would like an update on which horse you might bet on between these three.
Please rank #1 as the horse that is likely to be the marathon race winner. Can you please also give a higher preference to the horse that has the best balance sheet and stability in this challenging economic environment. High level reasons would also be greatly appreciated so I can understand your thought process. thanks

Read Answer Asked by Ian on May 18, 2022

Q: Hi 5i,

The CEO of CIGI recently purchased $17M dollars worth of stock. Is this significant relative to his holdings? Would you consider this a very strong vote of confidence for this stock by the CEO? What do you think an attractive purchase price would be for the stock assuming you think it is a good long term investment? thanks

Read Answer Asked by Ian on May 18, 2022

Q: I am interested in opening a position in either stocks mentioned or potentially another company in the real estate industry. Is there one you guys are favouring at the moment, and why?


Read Answer Asked by Kevin on April 07, 2022

Q: Hello Team,

Given your past responses it does not seem like you are fans of Colliers or at least would allocate capital to other names first (and donít like the amount of debt they carry).

I donít understand this and look at the company as a smaller, younger BAM for the following reasons:

- Their IM is growing by over 50% yoy.
- revenue has compounded over the last decade while ebitda margins have improved from 9.3% to 14%.
- their acquisitions of Harrison st, basalt, antirion have diversified their offering to be more infrastructure than only RE.
- they have already proven to successfully expanded into engineering serivcies.
- Their goal is to have over 65% reoccurring revenue by 2025
- Jay Hennick has proven track record with the stock providing compounded annually return of +20% for 20 years.

I could go on and on but given the tailwinds for alternative asset managers (similar to BAM) and proven track record. I donít understand how this isnít in your core stable of beloved Canadian names with the likes of BAM, CSU, TOI, ECN, ATD, GSY, etc.

I would love to hear your expanded feedback on the name

Read Answer Asked by James on March 25, 2022

Q: Hi 5i
REAL reported today and stock continues to slide...How were the earnings and what do you think this companys future looks like going forward?

At a -60% loss would you continue to hold or sell and move on?

If sell what would suggest for replacement in similar space with better expected upside.


Read Answer Asked by jim on November 17, 2021

Q: Presently I own TCN and its only 2% on my real estate exposure should i add more or add another real estate holding like CAR.UN.CA CIGA:CA or is there others you would recommend. I have about $500,000 in my portfolio what should my real estate exposure be in % terms. Thanks for you help with this

Read Answer Asked by Terence on October 25, 2021