Management

lighting design

Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
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Behind the scenes at Two St. Thomas

Rising in Toronto’s opulent Yorkville neighbourhood is Two St. Thomas, a joint venture between Bentall Kennedy and KingSett Capital. The $130-million 26-storey tower made of glass, stone, wood and copper is the picture of modern sophistication, as imagined by Hariri Pontarini Architects.
apartment

HVAC switch over snared by hot spell

Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.
building performance

Diagnosing building performance problems

Three case studies show how long-term data collected from a sensor can help find cost-effective solutions to building performance problems.
stranded asset potential

Climate risk raises stranded asset potential

Worldwide escalating tallies of damage from storms and drought-related phenomena are indisputably capturing the commercial real estate industry's attention.
elevators

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
integrated security systems

Integrated security solutions add new layer

The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.
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Thermal metering regulations coming to Canada

While oversight of electricity and gas metering has been in place for quite some time, thermal metering has remained unchecked in Canada. But not for long.
Tom Schwartz CAPREIT

Loss of a Canadian apartment icon

The Canadian apartment industry has lost a leader, visionary and icon. Tom Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAPREIT has passed away following an intense battle with prostate cancer.
new apartment buildings

Canada’s brand new apartment buildings

Today’s generation of new apartment buildings looks nothing like its dated predecessors. Built to emulate high-end condominiums but with the services and amenities of upscale
staff engagement

How to engage an underperforming staff

Boost productivity and employee satisfaction with these staff engagement tips from M&R Holdings' Randy Daiter
trendy neighbourhoods

Where the in-crowd lives

From Ajax, Ontario, to New Westminster, B.C., a look at some of the latest trendy neighbourhoods that are attracting millennial renters across Canada.
live-in superintendents

Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed

For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.
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London fatal fire sparks high-rise safety concerns

The fatal fire that ripped through a 24-storey apartment tower in London, England, on Wednesday, June 14th, has left the city traumatized. Deemed one of the deadliest of its kind in the recent history, the blaze in the 120-unit Grenfell Tower council housing block has resulted in 30 confirmed deaths and dozens of lives still unaccounted for.
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Apartment Market Highlights: Q2 2017

Above average transaction volumes, persistent demand, and foreign capital have been driving Canada's commercial investment property market in 2017, according to a recent report issued by Morguard Corporation.
odour complaints

Sniffing out culprits for odour complaints

Scents associated with cigarette smoke, cooking and the garbage chute are among the most common odours complaints received by building managers.
Reliable Elevators Act

Reliable Elevators Act passes second reading

If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.