John Herbert

The number of contested hearings at the Ontario Municipal Board involving the City of Ottawa has dropped significantly since 2015.
Ottawa’s rental market tightened in 2017 as more people chose to rent rather than own, leaving fewer and fewer vacancies in the city’s purpose-built rental units.
A flurry of complaints have pushed Kitchissippi ward councillor Jeff Leiper to call for an industry-backed solution to what he says is “
Ottawa’s residential construction industry picked up more steam in May as homebuilders continued to accelerate the pace of new housing starts, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
Ottawa home builders aren’t optimistic they’ll see a better 2017 after several years during which a shrinking public-service workforce weakened the local housing market. By Ryan Tumilty.
The Ontario government’s plan to allow municipalities to mandate affordable housing in new developments will hurt homebuyers by jacking up prices, a key local industry advocate says.
The head of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association says he is hopeful his group won’t have to go to the Ontario Municipal Board to fight a city council decision to raise development charges.
That chill in the air Matthew Sachs felt in late December had nothing to do with the arctic-like temperatures gripping the capital.