A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate.
Renovations or retrofits to an investment property that increase rents and/or decrease operating costs may also increase a property’s value. Cost and value, however, are not synonymous, and not all renovations are as profitable as one might expect.
One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.
Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
As 2019 begins, Canadians continue to face a well-chronicled slate of challenges when it comes to finding affordable rental housing. Here, housing experts share their insights...and even a few solutions.
Taking proactive steps can help keep unwanted pests out of condo buildings, saving the time and money involved in treating infestations.
Hamilton-area landlords are speaking out after city councillors voted to move ahead on a rental housing licensing pilot affecting properties with six or fewer units. If approved, landlords will be required to obtain a rental housing license for $200.
There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
Luxury amenities can still turn heads—but according to the team at Bentall Kennedy, it’s meaningful engagement that leads to long-term tenants.
Nothing adds holiday cheer to an apartment lobby like festive wreaths and Christmas trees. But delightful as they are, seasonal decorations can also attract unwanted pests.
At least one industry executive thinks more needs to be done to address the harassment he says condo managers commonly confront while working in condo communities.
A sharp rise in energy costs and strict sustainability mandates have been spurring business owners to explore alternative solutions for decades. Could on-site energy storage be the next green ticket?
Private property owners in Ontario, including condo corporations, could find themselves paying a premium to keep their walkways safe this winter.
Canada's purpose-built rental market has seen its share of healthy investment activity over the years, yet one asset class has historically struggled to keep up: student housing.
Tax ratios for 11 of Canada's largest cities demonstrate that commercial ratepayers consistently carry a disproportionate share of the municipal property tax burden.
Beginning November 1, 2018, all private businesses across Canada, including small residential landlords, will be impacted by the latest changes to PIPEDA.
More than a year after the Fair Rental Act was introduced, rent control is back in the spotlight with new research suggesting it is doing more harm than good when it comes to rental construction and affordability.