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Rental Construction Financing

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has $2.5 billion available in lower cost loans for rental construction financing.
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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.
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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.
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Benefits of having the right property manager

Constructing a building that meets all regulatory standards and is made to last is one thing; but making it generate revenue over the long term,
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Transforming property managers into high performers

Developing and managing high-performing real estate assets, while reducing the consumption of natural resources is now an industry expectation.
HVAC Design

Balancing Tenant Comfort and HVAC Design

If an HVAC system is well-designed, with proper air quality and air flow, tenants will be satisfied and property managers will field fewer complaints.
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Why Security Should Be Your Number-One Priority

Ensure the safety and security of your employees and guests is your number one priority by working with trained, experienced security professionals.
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Affordable Housing Crisis Sparks Innovation

New funding models and innovative building techniques are expected to revolutionize the affordable housing sector in Canada.
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Cool Roofs for a Hot Planet

Cool roofs have replaced traditional asphalt roofing, which was the norm for decades thanks to there being little concern for insulation and heat loss.
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Understanding Leasing in Property Management

Property managers are expected to have a good understanding of leasing in property management and how it contributes to a property's success or failure.
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7 Tips for Painlessly Repaving Your Parking Lot

Having your parking lot paved by a professional contractor will increase the life expectancy of your pavement, considerably reducing costs in the long run.
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Human Resources in Property Management

One of the most important aspects of property management is human resources.
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Broadening Your Financial Perspective

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Property Manager, learning about the financial tools involved with investment real estate is on the agenda.
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Summer Planning Tips for Chillers and Boilers

The retrofit process for boilers should start long before out-of-date or insufficient systems start to fail.
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Ethics and Good Decision-Making in Real Estate

“Leadership has an ethical core, and ethics means not just making good decisions, but leading others in making good decisions.” – Chris MacDonald, Founding Director
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Financing High-Rise Energy Retrofits

In January 2014, the City of Toronto introduced a program to help support energy efficiency and water conservation improvements in rental apartment buildings. The High-rise
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Where a CPM Designation Can Take You

A Certified Property Manager, or CPM, is a senior-level property management designation that is globally recognized. Created by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM),