Property Management

burnout

Condo managers face pandemic burnout

I am a licensed condominium property manager, I am in my early 30s, and I am completely burned out.
privacy

Virtual practices stir up privacy concerns

As Ontario considers making digital and virtual processes permanent, the condo industry is addressing various privacy concerns.
geothermal

Digging into the coming geothermal boom

While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
Construction Act

What the new Construction Act means for condos

Construction is a billion-dollar industry in Canada. While most large projects at condominiums proceed relatively smoothly, there is always risk of friction for contractors and
condo governance

A missing condo governance best practice

Board orientations also help prioritize the feedback of unit owners from the AGM and organize them as part of the agenda for the term ahead in an efficient manner.
human resources

Human resources takes on new role during COVID

While we can see human resources supporting head office staff, the involvement in operations is, for the most part, something new.
renovation

How to avoid a DIY renovation disaster

The renovation work should aim to improve the property and make it more accessible for residents and visitors.
CDM

Gaps flagged in new CDM programs

After 2022, companies must use their own funds to reimburse embedded energy managers, but will be offered “an enhanced level of technical support and resources.” It's a move some see as more short-sighted.
skills gap

Closing the condo manager skills gap

This pandemic has helped condo managers to identify relevant skill gaps in relation to being prepared for the unexpected.
curb appeal

Condo landscaping tips for curb appeal

Careful planning and high and low-design cost options will quickly transform any curb-appeal project into improved real estate value.
sustainability plan

Creating a condo sustainability plan for 2021

A sustainability plan and budget should be made with the mindset of plan and prevent, instead of react and pivot.
virtual meetings

What’s ahead for virtual meetings in 2021?

Up until May 31, 2021, condominium corporations can hold virtual meetings and use electronic voting, without a bylaw.
condo management

Is remote condo management working?

Portfolio managers and supervising managers remain in the wilderness of the home office, strategizing, planning, and serving clients from the comfort of their home.
mental illness

Mental illness in condos amid a pandemic

The role a condo corporation plays in the life of a resident struggling with mental illness can often be a delicate matter.
hybrid meetings

The ins and outs of hybrid meetings

In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
condo listings

The GTA condo market: its not all bad news

The Greater Toronto Area’s condo market hasn’t emerged completely unscathed. But it’s not all bad news.
Requisitions

Requisitions: waiting on changes to the Condo Act

Requisitions and the self-help remedy can be extremely complex, not to mention the litigation that may ensue.