Asset Management

real estate education

New Canadian context for real estate education

The newly released textbook packages universal principles and domestic context into one 500+-page compendium devised to impart a grounding in real estate fundamentals, transactions and the multidisciplinary oversight of income properties.
property managers

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
office space

Office space now differentiator in hiring top talent

Employee considerations play a prominent role in positioning office space to the market, with human resources being a key decision-maker in the process.
BOMA Canada

BOMA Canada fetes national award winners

The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan last night to celebrate the BOMA Canada National Awards.
Canadian energy saving prowess

GRESB reveals Canadian energy saving prowess

Sixteen Canadian organizations accounted for more than 337,000 megawatt-hours or nearly 42 per cent of electricity savings tallied in North America, while 162 GRESB participants in the United States delivered the remainder.
Real estate status

Real estate status upgrade heralds new investors

The reclassification from an industry group within the financials sector formally occurs on September 1, and will also introduce a new term for real estate investment trusts (REITs), which will become known as Equity REITs.
greener buildings

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
Real estate investment

Pension funds primed for real estate investment

Prominent asset managers for Canadian pension funds appear poised to take an even bigger position in the commercial real estate market.
technology trends

Eight technology trends that could impact CRE

Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
fibre optic

Fibre-optic internet shifts real estate industry

Buildings with access to fibre optic office space have a competitive advantage compared to assets without this amenity.
Brexit ripple effects

Canada could see some Brexit ripple effects

Uncertainty in the United Kingdom and European Union could further accentuate the attractiveness of Canadian real estate, but doesn't alter the perception that this is a difficult market to penetrate.
Three Sixty Collective

Retail leaders launch Three Sixty Collective

Two of Canada’s leading retail experts have put their skill sets together to launch a consultancy that helps industry think beyond just bricks and mortar.
WELL

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
property managers

Engaging next generation property managers

Complex buildings will require sophisticated property managers who understand how to operate them; however, job awareness and skill development are needed.
gender equality

Push for gender equality in CRE industry

The struggle for gender equality in the Canadian workplace is a matter of priority as recent studies reveal a lack of women in corporate leadership roles.
investment

A checklist for setting condo budget priorities

The condo budget may not be sexy, but it's very important as the corporation's financial plan. A senior property manager offers tips for setting priorities.
investment forum

Market divergence in 2015 investment returns

The total return on directly held standing assets in Calgary plunged to 0.9 per cent as the fallout from sustained low oil and gas prices walloped the Alberta economy, while Toronto properties delivered a chart-topping total return of 12.8 per cent.