Asset Management

Aging mall

Canadian Property Management

Aging mall in cottage country finds new life

A few years ago, an aging mall in Midland, Ontario, was left struggling like many enclosed shopping centres across Canada.
Grenfell_Tower_fire

Canadian Apartment Magazine

London fatal fire sparks high-rise safety concerns

The fatal fire that ripped through a 24-storey apartment tower in London, England, on Wednesday, June 14th, has left the city traumatized. Deemed one of the deadliest of its kind in the recent history, the blaze in the 120-unit Grenfell Tower council housing block has resulted in 30 confirmed deaths and dozens of lives still unaccounted for.
retail market

Canadian Property Management

National retail market highlights: spring 2017

Colliers' National Retail Report highlights the Q1 retail market and explains how all malls in Canada will undergo some fundamental structural change.
asbestos

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
women in C-Suites and on boards

Canadian Property Management

CRE subpar for women in C-suites and on boards

An analysis of 62 companies reporting portfolios of at least 10 million square feet to Canadian Property Management's 2017 Who's Who in Canadian Real Estate survey finds two female CEOs, three COOs and 17 CFOs.
AODA

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New AODA updates underscore maintenance

With 2017 underway, Ontario-based companies must now enact specific AODA requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers.
human resources

Canadian Property Management

Report identifies top human resource challenges

The real estate industry figured highly into a national human resource study that helps organizations better understand human capital.
slip in 2016 real estate returns

Canadian Property Management

Investors see slip in 2016 real estate returns

Annual results of the REALPAC/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index, released late last week, reveal a year of below-average performance for index participants' directly held standing assets.
office staging

Canadian Property Management

Courting tenants with office staging a rising trend

Office staging is increasing among landlords who are refreshing existing space with new build outs in order to remain competitive.
for rent

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Top rental trends of 2016

With over 395,000 live listings currently in its real estate channel—of which, over 83,000 listings are apartments and condos for rent—Kijiji’s rental listing data provides a great window into Canadian rental trends.
Immersive hotels

Canadian Property Management

Immersive hotels respond to desire for unique experiences

Hospitality guests are turning to immersive hotels as they now desire a unique experience that sets them apart from their social networks.
Energy efficient

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
real estate education

Canadian Property Management

New Canadian context for real estate education

The newly released textbook packages universal principles and domestic context into one 500+-page compendium devised to impart a grounding in real estate fundamentals, transactions and the multidisciplinary oversight of income properties.
digital security

Canadian Property Management

Property managers downplay cybersecurity threats

Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.
property managers

Canadian Property Management

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
condo sales

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA apartment transactions down from 2015

According to the latest market report from JLL’s Multi-Residential Advisory Group, GTA apartment transactions have decreased by 36 per cent compared to the same period last year.
due-diligence-tenant-health-safety

Canadian Property Management

Office space now differentiator in hiring top talent

Employee considerations play a prominent role in positioning office space to the market, with human resources being a key decision-maker in the process.