Property Management

Must-Have Skills as Property Management Evolves

A day in the life of a property manager is far different than it was a decade ago, but there are must-have skills that remain timeless.
lease negotiation

The Behaviour Behind Effective Lease Negotiation

To effectively and successfully negotiate, real estate practitioners must understand how human behavior influences the deal-making process.

Paperwork 2.0: The Power of Digitizing Paper in Property Management

With advancements in digitization, stakeholders can use tools like Fujitsu scanners that help save time and resources when it comes to tackling some of their more onerous tasks – particularly, paperwork.

Property Manager’s Guide to Ethics in Real Estate

Even the most seasoned property managers find ethics and good decision-making to be a life-long learning experience in an ever-changing industry.
reserve fund studies

The Right Approach to Reserve Fund Studies

With the right approach to reserve fund studies, stakeholders can better predict future expenses and plan accordingly.

FirstOnSite – 2017 in Review

It's been a milestone year for FirstOnSite Restoration.
electric vehicle

Taking Charge in the Age of EVs

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is here; and with it, a demand for property stakeholders to accommodate a growing volume of plugged-in commuters.
elevator repairs

Bill 109 Proposes Strict Rules for Elevator Professionals

A new private members bill is gaining traction on Parliament Hill that, if passed, will hold elevator contractors more liable for the state of elevator repairs.
vinyl flooring

It’s Time to Rethink Vinyl Flooring

The vinyl flooring of yesteryear has been replaced with a more resilient, healthier, and visually dynamic successor.

A New Approach to Roofing

RCACI is comprised of a trusted equity partners that own and operate roofing and building envelope construction companies across the country.

Taking Energy-Saving Actions for Ontario’s Cap and Trade

In 2017, the province of Ontario advanced its role in the fight against climate change with the launch of its provincial cap and trade program.
B.C. wildfire

Lessons from the Wildfires: Tips for Cleaning Smoke Damage

Since early April 2017, first responders, Canadian agencies, and restoration specialists have been uniting to bring British Columbia back from one of the worst wildfire seasons in the province's history.
outdoor maintenance

Outdoor Maintenance Projects to Tackle this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to deal with outdoor maintenance projects. Here are some tips from Elite Trade Painting's Mike Benteau on where to start.

Smarter Buildings on the Rise

Smarter building technology systems are unlocking more meaningful data and providing more solutions than before. Here is WSP's take on this major trend.
construction financing

Rental Construction Financing

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has $2.5 billion available in lower cost loans for rental construction financing.

Three Ways Engineers Can Improve Building Projects

Hiring only a contractor for a building project could mean missing out on a level of engineering expertise that is, in fact, profitable in the long term.
Elite Trade Painting

Tips for Painting your Commercial Property

Mike Benteau, president of paint contractors Elite Trade Painting, provides some tips to keep in mind when considering your property’s next paint job.