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fire safety

Smart, life-saving fire safety solutions

Tips and best practices from Michael Hugh, Field Sales Engineer at Johnson Controls

Breathing life into outdoor spaces

Jase DeBoer, Senior Category Marketing Manager at Deckorators provides design tips and solutions for better outdoor amenity spaces.
property tax

Multi-res property tax rate hits tenants hard

Author, broker and landlord instructor Chris Seepe breaks down the hidden expenses in rent that may surprise some residential tenants.

No renter should be without tenant insurance

In the wake of another high-rise disaster, Insurance broker Andy Schwartze discusses the importance of these often overlooked policies.

Blocking out external noise

From lower tenant turnover to improved energy efficiency, Randy Brown of Soundproof Windows discusses the benefits of soundproofing sliding glass doors
staff engagement

How to engage an underperforming staff

Boost productivity and employee satisfaction with these staff engagement tips from M&R Holdings' Randy Daiter
Toronto apartment towers

Energy efficiency in older stock apartments

Looking for ways to boost energy efficiency in your older-stock apartment buildings? We spoke with Mike Mulqueen, Lead, CDM Business Development (MURB) at Toronto Hydro for insights into the latest incentives and energy efficiency opportunities as we head into 2017.
fire safety

Advances in fire alarm technology

Fire alarm technology is an important consideration for any apartment building owner . Tyco's Peter Redfern shares the features and benefits of the addressable fire alarm notification technology used in today's leading systems.
Energy benchmarking in Canada

Best strategies for saving energy

Suneel Gupta, Director of Energy and Sustainability at FirstService Residential Ontario provides key strategies for saving energy in multi-residential buildings.
winter preventative maintenance program

Seasonal preventative maintenance tips

Mark Kesseler, Vice President, Construction & Physical Operations at Greenwin, provides the following pre-winter preventative maintenance program tips for property managers.
swimming pool

Getting the most from your swimming pool

Martyn Knowles, Commercial Sales Manager for Hayward Canada, shares swimming pool design and maintenance tips for apartment building owners.
laundry room

Creating the ultimate modern laundry room

Chris Brick, commercial laundry product and brand training manager at Whirlpool Corporation shares laundry room trends and insights.

Sub-metering and the multifamily space

Peter Mills, Co-CEO of Wyse Meter Solutions, reports on the latest advancements in sub-metering and how it is reshaping the multifamily space.
lobby design

Simple ways to improve your lobby design

Creating an inviting, welcoming feeling is part of your lobby’s job. But, as time ticks on, many building entrances tend took just the opposite: dowdy

Rising performance demands for elevators

Given the number of tall towers, elevators are more important than ever before. Cliff Ayling, of Ayling Consulting Services, offers important maintenance and safety tips.
modular apartments

The scoop on modular apartment design

Modular apartment design has been one of the industry's trending topics of 2015. To shed some light on this surge of interest, we spoke to Denis Jones, President and CEO of Auctus property fund, Knysna Management Group and Deveraux Developments
Effectively managing rental vacancy

Effectively managing rental vacancy

Andrew Lowe, Director, Residential Real Estate Management, Oxford Properties Group, discusses the art of maximizing revenue and minimizing vacancy loss.