Asset Management

Pandemic propels healthy building momentum

Canadian Property Management

Pandemic propels healthy building momentum

COVID-19 has intensified pressure to support physical, social and emotional well-being within the built environment, but many investors, owners and managers were already embracing healthy building principles ahead of pandemic-triggered challenges.
Fossil fuel fortunes continue to hold dominant sway in Calgary's office market

Canadian Property Management

Fossil fuel fortunes burn Calgary

Reflecting on a year in which the pandemic unsettled market fundamentals to the east and to the west, Calgary-based analysts focus more on tangential circumstances than the COVID-19 outbreak itself.
geothermal

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.
New office supply poses backfill challenges

Canadian Property Management

New office supply poses backfill challenges

An influx of new office supply was always expected to shake up the status quo in the downtown Toronto market given that approximately two-thirds of the 8+ million square feet of space currently under construction is already preleased.
Climate risk infuses real estate investment agendas

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk infuses investment agendas

Canadian commercial real estate assets are comparatively less exposed to the dire physical threats that extreme weather poses or has already served up in other global regions.
aging residential towers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investing in Canada’s aging residential towers

Aging residential towers are in dire need of investment, something the pandemic has underscored given the scores of frontline workers who’ve been disproportionately affected.
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.
FM leaders

Canadian Facility Management & Design

FM leaders share career-boosting advice

FM leaders reveal the obstacles they overcame to attain their higher-level positions and how future professionals can follow suit.ƒƒ
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.
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.
Entrenched social inequities reverberate through to commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Cracking through entrenched social inequities

Commercial real estate investors, owners and managers are acknowledging that entrenched social inequities undermine their workforces, their tenants and the value of their portfolios.
Office vacancy rates rose in all major Canadian markets in Q4 2020

Canadian Property Management

Office vacancy rates climb with Q4 sublets

Industrial availability tightened from the third quarter in eight of the 11 surveyed markets, ending the year at well below 2 per cent in Vancouver and Montreal and below 1 per cent in Toronto.
Canada's apartment market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A hopeful outlook for Canada’s rental market

As the average rent in Canada hit a record low of 9.1 % from a year ago, analysts share a hopeful outlook for Canada's rental market in 2021 and beyond.
Royal Bank Plaza

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Innovative workspaces reinvent Royal Bank Plaza

The Royal Bank Plaza is now looking to entice a new generation of tenants—small- to medium-sized tech companies.
Multifamily energy performance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily energy performance typically vexing

Multifamily and industrial properties are routinely lumped together as favoured investment assets, but asset managers face divergent degrees of difficulty when they seek to mine value from energy performance.
GRESB adjusts 2020 path for benchmarking ESG performance

Canadian Property Management

GRESB adjusts 2020 path to the stars

More than 50 per cent of participating Canadian portfolios were grouped in the top two brackets of results, with 11 earning 5-star status and six attaining a 4-star rating.
Grocery-anchored retail stands out positively among other retail investment properties

Canadian Property Management

Grocery-anchored retail deemed a best buy

Beyond stores selling essential goods, bricks-and-mortar retail is reeling from COVID-19-triggered public health controls and watching its already gaining competition grow even faster than projected.