Q: My daughter bought shares in Loblaw last year and now with the recent changes has 13 shares of George Weston. She would like to add to her Loblaw shares, but is not sure what to do with her George Weston shares. Would it make sense to sell them and just add to her Loblaw shares or keep both and add to the George Weston holdings?

A: Loblaw Companies, $64.96, symbol L on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 369.0 million; Market cap: $24.0 billion; www.loblaw.ca), transferred its stake in Choice Properties REIT (symbol CHP.UN on Toronto) to its parent company George Weston Ltd., $91.86, symbol WN on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 153.4 million; Market… Read More

Q: Pat: I have read a number of articles on Brookfield Property, and analysts seem very positive. What is your opinion of BPY.UN and what is your top REIT recommendation?

A: Brookfield Property Partners LP, $26.19, symbol BPY.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 407.4 million; Market cap: $10.7 billion; www.brookfieldproperties.com), owns, operates and invests in commercial real estate worldwide.

Brookfield Asset Management (symbol BAM.A on Toronto) first sold shares of Brookfield Property Partners to the public in… Read More

Spinoff spurs Canadian retail giant

Spinoff spurs Canadian retail giant

This company recently transferred its majority stake in Canada’s leading REIT to its parent company. As a result of that reorganization, it can now focus exclusively on expanding profits for its main retailing operations.

For example, the company recently launched a new enhanced delivery program modelled… Read More