Property Management

On the road to recovery

New data from Altus Group, Morguard, and Rentals.ca show a slump in sales and declining rental rates as we ease our way down the road to recovery.
cleaning frequency

Rigorous cleaning protocols now big safety priority

Cleaning has taken on a new meaning since the words coronavirus and COVID-19 became part of our daily language. But precisely how have cleaning protocols changed?
challenges May 2020

More challenges in store for rental-housing sector

Challenges due to COVID-19 continue to rock the apartment sector, with landlords fearing a rise in rent arrears as May 1 approaches.
COVID-19's black swan prompts rollout of business continuity and recovery plans

Black swan triggers business continuity plans

Commercial real estate operators are seeking advice across a wide spectrum of expertise as they deploy their crisis management, business continuity and recovery plans.
senior housing during COVID-19

Senior housing in the age of COVID-19

From Vancouver to Bobcaygeon, Ottawa to Montreal, facilities catering to seniors have been battling surging infection rates since COVID-19’s devastating path began. Even robust protocols don't seen to be enough to stop the deadly spread.
CMHC mortgage deferral plan

CMHC’s mortgage payment deferral plan

To help apartment owners understand CMHC's COVID-19 mortgage payment deferral plan, Collier's Riley Young, Associate Vice President, Capital Markets, walks us through the process.
rent defaults from COVID-19

Help for landlords facing revenue loss

Apartment owners aren’t just fearing heightened exposure to COVID-19, but the potential onslaught of rent defaults by tenants unable to pay.
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Rental market outlook: March 2020

A look at what's influencing Canada's rental market in March 2020 and how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact property managers in the near and long term.
energy demand load shifts to residential sector

Energy demand load shifts to residential base

The energy demand load has shifted in sync with much of Ontario’s workforce from commercial to home offices, prompting calls for suspension of time-of-use pricing during the current COVID-19 related upheaval
COVID-19 preparedness

COVID-19 preparedness tips for landlords

All businesses are impacted by the COVID-19 virus, but rental-housing providers play a critical role in the battle to mitigate the spread of this highly communicable disease.
accessibility momentum

Accessibility tracks sustainability trajectory

Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.
Sociable Living

Co-living: the key to unlocking higher cap rates

In a saturated rental market, investors need to consider new options to unlock higher cap rates. One viable option that is gaining traction across Canada's larger cities is co-living.
fire safety

Smart, life-saving fire safety solutions

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

The new standard for rental living

Focusing primarily on the millennial market, The Selby offers residents a lifestyle that "inspires comfort, connection and a sense of belonging" through its unique millennial-centric services and experiences.
short-term rentals

The long-term impact of short-term rentals

Rules surrounding short-term rentals have been the subject of much debate in cities all across Canada. What will the long-term effects of the new rules be on Toronto's multi-res apartment owners?
marketing technologies

Innovative ways to fill units faster

The rapid pace of innovation in the real estate industry has given rise to modern marketing technologies that are helping landlords fill units faster.

When fentanyl hits home

In today's reality, it can just as easily be landlords, property managers, realtors or janitors arriving first at the scene of a fentanyl overdose. Being prepared is the best way to prevent a tragedy.