In 2004, David Green was one of a horde of people jostling for the chance to buy part of a decommissioned industrial building in a seedy part of Toronto.

“People were fighting in the sales office,” says Mr. Green, who felt caught up in the fracas as red “sold” stickers began appearing on the floor plans.

The pace, he recalls, had rival buyers thinking, “they’re all going to be gone in a second if I don’t grab a salesperson and hand them a cheque.”

Read the full article by Carolyn Ireland, “A buyer’s quandary: Jump in or get out?” in the Globe and Mail (Dec 3, 2009)

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