Management

money laundering via real estate

Money laundering via real estate scrutinized

Recent guidance from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada sets out 39 indicators that should prompt parties involved in facilitating real estate deals to contemplate purchasers' or vendors' motives.
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
cybersecurity

Property managers downplay cybersecurity threats

Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.
sensor solutions

Sensors poised to transform property management

Companies are developing the next generation of tools for residential property management. Sensor technologies in particular are bound to make huge waves.
analytics

Improving condo management with analytics

What is the average response time of managers in getting back to residents’ requests? For condo directors or managers that don’t know the answer, this
led lamps

Four reasons LED lamps fail prematurely

LEDs make big claims about savings potential, but how much of this is marketing hype?
short-term rentals

Ruling could help condos fight short-term rentals

A court ruling released last week strengthened the position of condominium corporations struggling to enforce restrictions on short-term rentals.
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.
hand hygiene

Improving hand hygiene in healthcare facilities

Studies have shown that the strategic placement of soap and sanitizer dispensers has been shown to influence hand hygiene.
condominium managers

RCMs may have head start in move to licensing

Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) may be on the fast track to obtaining the license that will soon be required to manage condominiums in Ontario.
Waterdown Library and Civic Centre

Library facility reads like ‘fragment’ of its landscape

The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.
record-keeping

Probe underscores need for good record-keeping

A Competition Bureau investigation recently required some condo corporations to retrieve meeting minutes dating back a decade.
emergency power

Protecting emergency power supply system docs

The new emergency power supply system (EPSS) has been commissioned. The design, factory witness testing, installation and site benchmarking are complete. This state-of-the-art power plant
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
Protecting Condominium Owners Act

Condo law reforms to roll out as early as summer

Ontario’s condo law reforms, passed late last year, are expected to start to roll out as early as next summer. Updates at the ACMO/CCI-T Condo
winnipeg tech market

Winnipeg tech market growing fast in Canada

Winnipeg tech market is growing fast in Canada due to factors, such as affordable real estate and the country's large millennial base.
hand strain

Getting a grip on hand strain and related injuries

Laboratories are common in Canada, reaching from the viniculture industry to universities, pharmaceutical and petro chemical sectors. For lab techs, there are many occupational hazards,