Newly adopted amendments to Alberta's Municipal Government Act extend provisions that were initially devised to support the rejuvenation of derelict brownfields to all non-residential properties.
Energy firms drove Calgary office leasing deals in the first quarter of 2019, but in a way that had few landlords celebrating. The largest transactions involved companies relocating and downsizing into smaller spaces.
The action is included in a list of initiatives associated with Bill 66, the proposed Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, even though none of the bill's dozens of legislative amendments pertain to the Assessment Act.
A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate.
High-rise development is expected to be the hardest hit real estate activity, but fallout across a wider range of consumer goods has potential negative implications for commercial warehouse and distribution facilities.
The launch of a new four-year cycle in 2017 spurred a wave of assessment appeals as property owners reacted to often dramatic increases in value over the previous assessment.
Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
Robust economies in Toronto and Vancouver, a continuing slump in Calgary, retailing challenges and sustained high demand for rental housing all play into an index-wide total return of 6.7 per cent.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
The GTA's rising population and provincial investments will fuel growth at commercial hubs near future transit-oriented developments.
A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management.
A recent webinar about women in business addressed overcoming gender stereotypes and social constructs in leadership.
REITs and PERE managers face a unique challenge in developing succession planning strategies that identify the next generation of leaders.
Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto last night for the BOMA Canada National Awards.
The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.