Keeping tenants happy, buildings occupied, and property values high are top priorities for property management firms. In reality, that’s easier said than done – especially
More and more property management stakeholders are leveraging advanced systems and resources to take the risk and headache out of turnover management.
A day in the life of a property manager is far different than it was a decade ago, but there are must-have skills that remain timeless.
It's important to determine a property's ability to withstand the elements before it's put to the test, yet many property managers and owners keep climate resiliency low on their list of priorities.
In this article we highlight the major items from the Fair Housing Plan, review the details contained in Bill 124, and discuss the importance of apartment owners retaining the right for vacancy decontrol.
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is here; and with it, a demand for property stakeholders to accommodate a growing volume of plugged-in commuters.
First National's Daniel Bragagnolo discusses the financing complexities of affordable housing and the advantages of CMHC's new Flex Program.
A new private members bill is gaining traction on Parliament Hill that, if passed, will hold elevator contractors more liable for the state of elevator repairs.
This summer, the CMHC rolled out a series of policy changes that have changed the game for mortgage loan insurance for multi-unit residential properties.
In 2017, the province of Ontario advanced its role in the fight against climate change with the launch of its provincial cap and trade program.
New directives by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) are placing greater liability on property owners with legacy elevator technology.
These are opportune times for apartment builders, and ones that require a nuanced understanding of the markets and respective lending options.
First National's Robert Fleet and Peter Cook have some advice for apartment owners that are looking for a lender for their property.
“The rise of permanent renters," has ignited a hot rental market for apartment buildings. However, investor demand far exceeds supply.
After a lack of new construction for many years, market conditions have set the stage for a fresh wave of apartment development.
Uncertain economic times and a saturated condo market in Canada’s urban centres have prompted more commercial real estate investors to consider purpose-built apartment buildings as a savvy, safe investment.
Brian Kimmel, Assistant VP of Commercial Financing at First National, explains why cash flow can be a fairly misunderstood concept, especially among novice investors.