Industrial

property tax breaks

Alberta enables long-term property tax breaks

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 exposure

Energy exposure fuels Calgary office woes

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.
Industrial properties

Ontario cues agenda for industrial properties

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.
2018 investment returns

Some drag in buoyant 2018 investment returns

A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate.
Canada-U.S. trade war

Real estate vulnerable to Canada-U.S. trade war

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.
property assessment

Ontario revises property assessment schedule

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

Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
2017 investment returns

Capital growth nudges 2017 investment returns

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 network

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
commercial hubs

Four growing commercial hubs in Toronto

The GTA's rising population and provincial investments will fuel growth at commercial hubs near future transit-oriented developments.
technology

How technology is leveraging asset management

A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management.
gender assumptions

Battling gender assumptions in the workplace

A recent webinar about women in business addressed overcoming gender stereotypes and social constructs in leadership.
succession planning

The perils of ignoring succession planning

REITs and PERE managers face a unique challenge in developing succession planning strategies that identify the next generation of leaders.
Office buildings

Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change

Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
BOMA Canada

BOMA Canada awards industry’s best

The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto last night for the BOMA Canada National Awards.
zero carbon

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
green roof

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.