Development

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Understanding code creep

Understanding code creep and why Canadian property owners need to be aware of foreign, just as much as local policy when it comes to tenant
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
real estate investment decisions

A primer for real estate investment decisions

Climate volatility, energy costs and a growing backlog of required capital expenditure are projected to drive real estate investment decisions in the near and long term.
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.
finding-the-right-contractor

Finding the right contractor

In today’s economy, any organization looking to start a new construction project faces certain challenges. Choosing the right contractor and design/builder using criterion based on
Gaslight District

Gaslight District sparks new vision for Cambridge

Once the Gaslight District is in Cambridge is complete, the mixed-use community will light up with authentic gas lanterns and bright minds, as well.

Proposed energy code changes target glass boxes

New criteria for calculating thermal bridging and a mandate for heat/energy recovery systems in a wide range of conditions could have the most significant impact on the design and construction of new buildings.
creating-a-unique-student-hub

Creating a unique student hub

Most new students arriving on a campus university for the first time can be overwhelmed: the sheer size of the university, the maze of different
Chinook Regional Hospital

A facility addition with surgical precision

Adding a new wing to the fully developed site would require surgical precision. The original Chinook Regional Hospital, which was constructed close to 30 years
insuite-laundry-adds-value

In-suite laundry adds value to multi-family units

Retrofitting multi-family residential buildings for in-suite laundry can create significant value for rental building investors. The convenience and privacy of in-suite laundry versus shared laundry
low-impact community

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
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.
Factory Square

Former Blackberry plant now Factory Square

Sometime this fall, a former Blackberry manufacturing plant turned light-infused office building will open its doors to companies in a Waterloo, Ontario area branded as
Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
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.
Bill 106

Five ways Bill 106 will facilitate e-governance

Bill 106 is written with modern realities in mind — at a time when software is eating the world. The condo industry is about to experience the same.
hygienic

Victoria’s tech sector: from trendy to sustainable

The tech sector in Victoria, B.C., keeps growing and is now part of a $4 billion a year industry that is no longer trendy, but sustainable.