Property Management

maintenance fees

How climate change could affect maintenance fees

Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?
condo insurance claims

Many condo insurance claims arise from liability

Experience as an insurance broker specializing in the condo segment shows that the majority of claims arise from liability.
WELL

Pursuing WELL at CBRE’s new office in North York

CBRE now has four out of the ten WELL-registered projects in Canada: one in Vancouver and three in the GTA, including the Toronto North office.
waste contamination

Toronto cracks down on waste contamination

The City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the co-mingling of garbage and recycling in bins put out for municipal pick-up at multi-residential properties.
human resources

Report identifies top human resource challenges

The real estate industry figured highly into a national human resource study that helps organizations better understand human capital.
workplace safety

Workplace safety tips for property managers

Coordinating building systems and dealing with a variety of issues personal to clients’ homes have the potential to place property managers in harm’s way.
shared facilities agreement

Shared facilities agreements increasingly complex

As developments become increasingly complicated, so do the relationships between condo corporations and other parties bound by common interests.
office staging

Courting tenants with office staging a rising trend

Office staging is increasing among landlords who are refreshing existing space with new build outs in order to remain competitive.
Immersive hotels

Immersive hotels respond to desire for unique experiences

Hospitality guests are turning to immersive hotels as they now desire a unique experience that sets them apart from their social networks.
facilities management

Three fundamentals of facilities management

Facility managers do a lot, and sometimes that gets in the way of other things they should be doing but aren’t.
generator service costs

Four factors affecting generator service costs

There are four major factors that will affect generator service costs in all condominiums.
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
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.
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.