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student housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Student housing in a post-COVID world

Despite being one of the fastest-growing destinations for international students, Canada needs more student housing. A new report from Alignvest suggests the PBSA market is poised for growth.
EV

CondoBusiness

Scanning the road ahead for EV-ready condos

As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
Purpose-built rental pro formas under pressure

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Purpose-built rental pro formas under pressure

Developers are facing escalating material costs, supply chain disruptions and labour shortages in step with climbing vacancies and falling rental rates that were not contemplated 18 months ago.
condo collapse

CondoBusiness

Could a Florida condo collapse happen in Ontario?

How would this scenario unfold in Ontario? Leaving aside the construction process itself, there are vast differences between Ontario and Florida condominium laws that would have given the Champlain towers significant added protections following registration.
campus

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Campus high-rise brings health to new heights

Dingy is a word that conjures thoughts of old institutional spaces. Academic buildings with dimly-lit hallways and windowless classrooms punctured with fluorescent glare. Rarely are
structural safety

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Collapsed high-rise spotlights structural safety

The recent collapse of a Florida residential building is an unimaginable tragedy that underscores the importance of structural safety and the consequences that could result from a failure.
Indigenous hub

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Purpose-built Indigenous hub will be Ontario first

Construction is officially underway on what will be Ontario's first mixed-use, purpose-built Indigenous hub in the West Don Lands of Toronto.
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indigenous voices hushed in planning processes

Indigenous communities across Canada continue to be sidelined or completely excluded from initial planning phases of new developments and renovations.
Fitwel

REMI Network

Promoting health and wellness

Fitwel and the Center for Active Design, in collaboration with industry leaders such as QuadReal Property Group, are at the forefront of meeting evolving demands for health and wellness in commercial real estate in Canada.
GTA rental rates

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA rental rates show signs of levelling out   

The rapidly declining GTA rental rates observed in 2020 and early 2021 appear to be levelling out, according to new data from Bullpen Research & Consulting and Rentals.ca.
Zibi

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New Zibi community raises bar on sustainability

Driven by the goals of eliminating GHG-emitting energy sources and encouraging social equity, Zibi is on track to become Canada’s most sustainable community.
elevator repair

CondoBusiness

Ontario advances elevator repair legislation

Ontario is kicking the dust off of elevator repair legislation, which was passed under the Liberal government in May 2018 but never proclaimed into law.
SAIT partnership

CondoBusiness

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.
COVID-19 clips 2020 investment performance

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 clips 2020 investment performance

A ten-year run of capital growth abruptly reversed, resulting in a 7.8 per cent loss of value across the 2,356 assets that the 44 portfolios represented in the Canada Annual Property Index hold.
Multifamily assets outperform the 2020 national average total return for the Canada Property Index

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily assets surpass 2020 index average

Newly released 2020 investment results find industrial and multifamily assets on the positive side of the national average total return for 2,356 directly held standing assets, which registered -4.1 per cent.
The Waverley Toronto rental community

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Embracing the rich history of the Waverley Hotel

Leasing has begun at Toronto’s newest boutique rental community, The Waverley, which pays homage to the iconic Silver Dollar Room and Waverley Hotel.
multi-suite residential

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investor confidence in multi-suite remains high

Investor confidence in the multi-suite residential and industrial property sectors remained robust throughout 2020, according to Morguard's new economic outlook report.