Janet McFarland

Janet McFarland is the real estate reporter for The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, focusing in particular on residential real estate trends and policy.

She joined Report on Business in 1995, and has specialized in reporting on corporate governance, executive compensation, securities regulation, pension policy, business law and accounting regulation. Janet has overseen the Globe's Board Games project since its launch in 2002, steering an annual review of corporate governance practices at Canada's largest companies.

Janet has been nominated six times for National Newspaper Awards and has won twice. She has also received three nominations for Michener Awards, which are granted annually by Canada’s Governor General to recognize excellence in investigative journalism that serves the public interest. In 2014, she was the inaugural winner of the Landsberg Award, presented by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Canadian Women’s Foundation to recognize a journalist giving greater profile to women’s equality issues.

Janet is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Carleton University. Before joining the Globe, Janet was a reporter at The Financial Post and The Winnipeg Free Press.