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Dr. John Andrew

John has been Director of the Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate since its creation by Queen's University in 2004. Since 2000 he has been a professor in the Queen`s School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP), where he teaches commercial real estate to graduate students. He also teaches real estate management in the Queen's School of Business and environmental policy in the School of Environmental Studies.

In 2013, John established the Queen's Real Estate Roundtable (Q25; http://www.queensu.ca/q25), a unique and not-for-profit commercial real estate industry group focused on executive development, applied research and senior-level networking. Membership is by invitation only, and is limited to a maximum of 25 companies from across the commercial real estate sector. In addition to its other activities, the Q25 offers a number of events each year, including the three Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate.

John carries out research and consults to the commercial real estate sector on strategic planning, environmental issues, financial analysis, urban planning and conflict management; and is a frequent speaker and media commentator on these issues. He has served as an expert witness on real estate issues in commercial civil litigation and labour law. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Council of Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's leading expert referral network.

John holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Ontario. He is a Registered Professional Planner (Ontario) and a Full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP). He holds a Canadian Private Pilot License, and has been an active recreational pilot for nearly 30 years.

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Dr. John Andrew in the Media

John is a frequent commentator on commercial real estate, residential real estate and urban planning issues in national and local (Canada and U.S.) newspapers; on national television (including BNN, CTV, CTV News Channel, CBC and Global); and on CBC Radio. The following are selections from January 2015 to July 2016, in reverse chronological order:

Quoted in The Huffington Post. "A Return To 'Normal' Mortgage Rates Would Crush Canadians." By Daniel Tencer and Jesse Ferreras. August 2, 2016. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/08/02/mortgage-rates-canada-debt-crisis_n_11262930.html

Quoted in "Plenty of factors keep Ottawa housing market out of the bubble." By Patrick Langston. Ottawa Citizen. July 29, 2016. http://ottawacitizen.com/life/homes/plenty-of-factors-keep-ottawa-housing-market-out-of-the-bubble

Interviewed live on the Arlene Bynon Show on SirusXM (radio) re. the new BC property transfer surtax on foreign real estate investors. July 29, 2016.

Quoted in "B.C.'s foreign buyer tax could push Toronto home prices even higher." By Carolyn Ireland. The Globe and Mail. July 28, 2016. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/toronto/bcs-foreign-buyer-tax-could-push-toronto-home-prices-even-higher/article31136249/

Quoted in "Business Report: Will Ontario mimic B.C.'s new foreign buyers tax?" CKNW Talk Radio website. July 27, 2016. http://www.cknw.com/2016/07/27/business-report-will-ontario-mimic-b-c-s-new-foreign-buyers-tax/ Quoted in "Ontario considers following B.C. on taxing foreign real estate investors." By Tamsin McMahan. The Globe and Mail. July 27, 2016. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/the-market/real-estate-industry-watchers-applaud-bcs-move-to-tax-foreign-home-buyers/article31114012/

Interviewed live on CTV News Channel re. BC's new property transfer taxes for foreign buyers of homes in Vancouver. July 29, 2016.

Interviewed live on CTV News Channel re. parents buying homes for their young children decades ahead of time. June 21, 2016. http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=896084 Interviewed on CBC Radio re. a Moody's report re. the huge financial losses banks would suffer if Canadian real estate markets corrected 35%. Aired across Canada. June 20, 2016. Quoted in "Canada's banks sound the housing bubble alarm, finally." By Chris Sorenson. Canadian Business. June 9, 2016. http://www.canadianbusiness.com/economy/canadas-banks-sound-the-housing-bubble-alarm-finally/

Quoted in "A housing market that's too hot to handle." By Chris Sorenson. Maclean's magazine. June 9, 2016. http://www.macleans.ca/economy/a-housing-market-thats-too-hot-to-handle/

Interviewed on CBC Radio re. government policy to cool of housing markets. Tracy Johnson. June 8, 2016.

Cited in a letter to the editor of the Toronto Star Re. the June 4 article re. Toronto house prices. June 8, 2016. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2016/06/07/how-to-cool-housing-market.html

Interviewed live on CTV News Channel re. what various levels of government in Canada should do to cool off the Toronto and Vancouver housing markets. June 7, 2016. http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=885999&playlistId=1.2935659&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

Quoted in "Toronto house prices up 15.7% in May." by Tess Kalinowski. June 4, 2016. https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/06/03/toronto-house-prices-up-157-in-may.html

Quoted in "Toronto's Trump Tower up for sale after owner defaults on debt" By Andrew Willis, Jeff Gray and Robert Fife. May 27, 2016. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/toronto/torontos-trump-tower-up-for-sale-after-owner-defaults-on-debt/article30182709/

Quoted in "What's a Mortgage Broker and When Should I Use One?" by Romina Maurino, in Financial Pipeline. May 27, 2016. http://www.finpipe.com/whats-a-mortgage-broker-and-when-should-i-use-one/

Quoted in "Housing prices set to climb again after Fort McMurray wildfire" Ainslie Cruickshank. Edmonton Sun. May 23, 2016. http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/05/22/housing-prices-set-to-climb-again-after-fort-mcmurray-wildfire.

Quoted in "Housing prices set to climb again after Fort McMurray wildfire" Ainslie Cruickshank. Calgary Sun. May 23, 2016.

Quoted in "Housing prices set to climb again after Fort McMurray wildfire" Ainslie Cruickshank. Edmonton Journal. May 23, 2016.

Quoted in "Once 'bland' Mississauga now sold as poster child for growth." By Rachael Williams. The Mississauga News. May 17, 2016. http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/6556730-once-bland-mississauga-now-sold-as-poster-child-for-growth/

Quoted in "Donald Trump has a situation on Bay Street." John Daly. The Globe & Mail's Report on Business Magazine. April 1, 2016. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/inside-the-push-to-make-torontos-trump-tower-greatagain/article29429432/

Quoted in "Real Estate Crowdfunding Goes Residential." Sheena Goodyear. The Globe and Mail. March 25, 2016. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/real-estate-crowdfunding-goes-residential/article29366528/

Quoted in "Looming down-payment rule change sparks bidding surge in Toronto." Carolyn Ireland. The Globe and Mail. February 5, 2016. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/looming-down-payment-rule-change-sparks-bidding-surge-in-toronto/article28534161/

Quoted in "Bank of Canada rate not expected to have big impact on mortgages." Sheena Goodyear. January 20, 2016. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mortgage-landscape-bank-of-canada-1.3409049

Quoted in "Calgary real estate market could see more 'significant price drops' than CREB forecasts." Kyle Bakx. January 14, 2016. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-real-estate-forecast-creb-sales-2016-prices-1.3401999

Quoted in "Are young homeowners doomed if housing prices drop?" Sheena Goodyear. cbc.ca. November 16. 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/young-homeowners-house-prices-drop-1.3310858

Interviewed live on CTV News Channel re. study that a housing price correction would hit young home owners particularly hard. November 9, 2015. http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=745821

Quoted in "Real estate website to allow new home purchase online with credit card." Sophia Harris. cbc.ca October 7, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/real-estate-website-to-allow-new-home-purchase-online-with-credit-card-1.3257206

Quoted in "Real estate website to allow new home purchase online with credit card." Sophia Harris. Huffington Post. October 7, 2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/07/real-estate-website-to-allow-new-home-purchase-online-with-credit-card_n_8256030.html

Quoted in "Interest rates stay the same—so do hot housing prices." Romana King. MoneySense Magazine. September/October 2015. http://www.moneysense.ca/property/buy/interest-rates-stay-the-same-so-do-hot-housing-prices/

Quoted in "PropertyGuys.com stumped by Vancouver house prices." Kerry Gold. The Globe and Mail. September 4, 2015. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/propertyguyscom-stumped-by-vancouver-house-prices/article26230545/

Quoted in "Rental woes: Prices jump, vacancy shrinks for Vancouver, Toronto." Sophia Harris. CBC.ca August 12, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/rental-woes-prices-jump-vacancy-shrinks-for-vancouver-toronto-1.3186886

Quoted in "How feeDuck hopes to challenge real estate commissions in Ontario and across Canada." Stephen Karmazyn, Financial Post. June 26, 2015. http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/how-feeduck-hopes-to-challenge-real-estate-commissions-in-ontario-and-across-canada?__lsa=91c4-5955

Quoted in "Ivanhoé doubles down on China strategy with new partner." . The Globe and Mail Report on Business. Bertrand Marotte. June 23, 2015. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/ivanhoe-doubles-down-on-china-strategy-with-new-partner/article25067914/

Quoted in "Thought the real estate market couldn't get any crazier? Think again." Maclean's Magazine. June 15, 2015. http://www.macleans.ca/economy/realestateeconomy/the-crazy-world-of-peak-real-estate/

Interviewed re. Rogers shutting down its Zoocasa real estate listing service. CBC Radio. June 10, 2015.

Quoted in "Real estate website Zoocasa to shut down June 22." cbc.ca. June 9, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/real-estate-website-zoocasa-to-shut-down-june-22-1.3106428

Quoted in "Ivanhoe Cambridge: The quiet giant." The Real Deal: New York Real Estate News. Konrad Putzier. June 1, 2015. http://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/ivanhoe-cambridge-the-quiet-giant/

Interviewed live re. how organizations determine whether housing markets are overvalued. CTV News Channel. April 29, 2015.

Interviewed live on real estate and infrastructure components of federal budget. CTV News Channel. April 21, 2015.

Guest on anchor desk for live one-hour coverage of the federal budget, with chief national anchor Lisa LaFlamme. CTV. April 21, 2015.

Quoted in "Housing squeeze leads many young families to opt for condo living." CBC.ca. Chris Brown. March 27, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/housing-squeeze-leads-many-young-families-to-opt-for-condo-living-1.3008231

Interviewed on CBC Television's "The National" re. the choice families are increasingly making between single-family homes and condos. March 27, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/.../TV+Shows/The+National/ID/2661088862/

Quoted in "Do real estate agents really make $1,000 an hour?". Garry Marr, National Post. March 25, 2015. http://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/25/do-real-estate-agents-really-make-1000-an-hour/

Quoted in "Micro condos: Since when did living in a shoebox become the property-owning dream?" Melissa Dunne. Metronews.ca. March 5, 2015. http://metronews.ca/voices/opinion/1303782/micro-condos-since-when-did-living-in-a-shoebox-become-the-property-owning-dream/

Quoted in "Sturdy as a house of cards? A look at Canada's property boom." Jamie Sturgeon. Global News.ca March 3, 2015. http://globalnews.ca/news/1860605/sturdy-as-a-house-of-cards-a-look-at-canadas-property-boom/

Interviewed on CTV Calgary about the Calgary housing market. March 2, 2015. http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/calgary-housing-takes-a-hit-1.2260816

Quoted in "Hudson's Bay teams with RioCan, Simon Property on ventures valued at $4.2-billion." The Globe and Mail. Marina Strauss. February 26, 2015. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/hudsons-bay-simon-property-form-venture-valued-at-18-billion/article23194925/

Interviewed on CTV Calgary re. the Calgary housing market. February 9, 2015. http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=548018

Quoted in Carolyn Ireland. "Calgary's real estate market sinks, but Toronto's big spenders out in force."

The Globe and Mail. February 5, 2015. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/new-year-brings-out-real-estates-big-spenders/article22799436/

Quoted in "Interest rate cut will ‘keep the real estate party going'." By Jennifer Paterson. Canadian Real Estate Wealth. January 27, 2015. http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/interest-rate-cut-will-keep-the-real-estate-party-going-187506.aspx

Interviewed live on CTV News Channel re. the impact on real estate of the Bank of Canada lowering its benchmark interest rate. January 21, 2015.

Interviewed on CTV News Channel (Calgary) re.the impact on real estate of the Bank of Canada lowering its benchmark interest rate. January 21, 2015. http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/is-calgary-s-condo-market-cooling-down-1.2199837

Quoted in "Slumping oil mixes the signals of where market is headed." Carolyn Ireland. The Globe and Mail. January 15, 2015. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/slumping-oil-mixes-the-signals-of-where-market-is-headed/article22457963/

Interviewed on CBC Radio's "The World at Six." (national) re. the likely impact of falling oil prices on home values. January 14, 2015. http://podcast.cbc.ca/w6/worldatsix.mp3

Quoted in "Calgary Real Estate Board predicts housing sales to drop in 2015." Kyle Bakx.cbc.ca January 14, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-real-estate-board-predicts-housing-sales-to-drop-in-2015-1.2900481

Interviewed on CKWS News (Kingston) re. an RBC forecast that real estate values will decline by up to 15%. January 5, 2015.