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USD $1 million donation to underwrite technical assistance for achieving net zero emissions

Gift underwrites net zero technical assistance

The Urban Land Institute’s net zero mission has received a boost with a USD $1 million donation from Owen Thomas, the chief executive officer of Boston Properties Inc.
CaGBC awards

CaGBC reveals Green Building Excellence winners

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the winners of the 2021 CAGBC Awards.
Manasc

Manasc receives CaGBC Lifetime Achievement Award

Alberta architect Vivian Manasc has been awarded the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canada Green Building Council.

New role with ongoing purpose for Bala Gnanam

Bala Gnanam has joined the staff of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada as vice president, sustainability, advocacy and stakeholder relations.
race2reduce prepares to mark 2021 milestones

Race2reduce prepares to mark 2021 milestones

This year’s top achievers in the friendly competition with serious intent will be announced on September 16 when the annual CREST (commercial real estate sustainability trailblazers) awards are bestowed.
BEIC

BEIC Unveils Building Energy Innovation Report 

The time to embrace clean building technologies is now, but it takes stakeholders across the real estate community to make the shift. This is the philosophy behind the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) and the underlying message in its newest report.  
Former Ontario Premier Bill Davis was a honorary member of BOMA Toronto

Bill Davis held rare BOMA membership status

Former Ontario Premier Bill Davis was an honorary member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Toronto.
Canadian engineering students win ASHRAE Society scholarships

ASHRAE recognizes Canadian engineering students

Six Canadian engineering students, enrolled in five different post-secondary institutions nationwide, are among the 33 winners of ASHRAE’s Society scholarships for 2021-22.
Anna Murray elevated to new ESG leadership role with SLC Management

Anna Murray elevated to new ESG leadership role

Anna Murray has been promoted to managing director and appointed to the newly created role of global head of ESG with SLC Management.
Canadian CRE players share 2021 portfolio data

Canadian CRE players report 2021 portfolio data

Nearly 200 respondents who collectively own and/or manage more than 2.2 billion square feet of space reported to the 26th annual Who's Who in Canadian Real Estate survey.
new national brokerage launched

New national brokerage launched

Headquartered in Vancouver, CDNGLOBAL is the privately owned venture of former Devencore executives, also boasting regional offices in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax.
Michael Brooks joins World Green Building Council board of directors

Michael Brooks joins WGBC board of directors

Michael Brooks, chief executive officer of REALPAC, has been named to the board of directors of the World Green Building Council and will also serve as treasurer for 2021-22.
Yorkdale

Yorkdale becomes first Canadian retail centre to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Yorkdale is the latest Canadian facility to achieve the certification, which indicates that best infection prevention practices are in place.
timber

Richard Lyall joins global timber research committee

The president of RESCON has been appointed to a global steering committee that will look at the potential benefits of using a steel-timber hybrid in high-rise buildings.
Peter Ballon appointed ULI global chair

CPP’s Peter Ballon appointed ULI global chair

Ballon's two-year voluntary term coincides with the rollout of the Urban Land Institute's three priority missions to position the built environment for a low-carbon and inclusive future.
Khalid Keshavjee named IREM next gen leader for 2021-22

Calgarian named IREM next gen leader

Khalid Keshavjee, director of operations with Calgary-based Amhurst Property Management, is the sole Canadian in the 2021-22 cohort of 19 young real estate professionals.
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QuadReal forms operating partner group

Taking on the role of executive vice president and operating partner, Michael Zea will work with the various operating companies in which QuadReal holds an ownership interest.