Management

harassment

Workplace harassment not limited to Hollywood

Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
workplace strategy

IT support vital to successful workplace strategy

As work-from-home policies become an increasingly common workplace strategy, technology can help bridge the physical distance between colleagues.
energy benchmarking

Building energy benchmarking pays off

Benchmarking allows property owners to compare the performance of their buildings and identify opportunities to save energy and money.
accessibility

Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
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.
Long Term Energy Plan

Long Term Energy Plan reframes CDM incentive

Ontario's newly released provincial Long Term Energy Plan, now updated to replace the 2013 version, rescinds favoured status for combined heat and power systems that rely on fossil fuels.
energy-efficiency-solutions

Don’t be overwhelmed by energy projects

Making the right investment decision is critical for many building owners and managers, who face budget constraints and changing regulations.
eyestrain

Eyestrain on the rise in modern workplaces

Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
gender assumptions

Battling gender assumptions in the workplace

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

Regulator will not actively seek complaints

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) will not be "actively seeking" complaints about licensees, says chair Aubrey LeBlanc.
divergent property tax regimes

Cities exhibit divergent property tax regimes

This annual look at the apportionment of the tax burden gives a more complete picture of the pressures on the commercial and multi-residential sectors than simply referencing property tax rates.
cannabis legalization

Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
renovation

A director’s toolkit for renovation success

Given how much corporations are likely to invest in renovation projects, it’s important to set them up for success.
real estate talent

Senior execs plumb real estate talent pool

Prominent senior real estate executives attempted to pin down the somewhat intangible concepts of leadership, team-building and inclusiveness during a panel discussion, earlier this fall in Toronto, to kick off BOMEX 2017.
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.
lighting design

Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
Condominium Authority of Ontario

The Condominium Authority of Ontario launches

In its first month, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) fielded 330 calls and 130 emails from condo directors, managers and owners.