Commercial

value-add assets

Canadian Property Management

Turnaround tales of value-add assets

Prominent Canadian asset managers recently recounted their experiences in repositioning underperforming properties, offering insight on turnaround logistics and the role value-add assets play in investment strategies.
office space

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Hamilton office space luring global tech firms

Brick-and-beam buildings in Hamilton are transforming into modern office space for tech firms looking to employ a growing talent pool.
development momentum

Canadian Property Management

LRT development momentum on track in Toronto

The recently completed $102-million deal for Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites heralds the development momentum attached to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line, now under construction across a 19-kilometre east-west stretch of the city.
big three retail landlords

Canadian Property Management

Big three retail landlords thrive on experience

Yorkdale Shopping Centre again takes the title of Canada's most productive mall in the Retail Council of Canada's annual analysis of shopping centres with more than 250,000 square feet of gross leasable area.
workplace trends

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Workplace trends impacting office design

Major workplace trends are creating the impetus for more sustainable, adaptable and productive places of employment.
library VPL

Construction Business

Challenging library renovation

The project team on the Vancouver Central Library Level 8 and 9 revitalization project faced many challenges, requiring innovative solutions.
resilient

Design Quarterly

Resilient design in the workplace

A panel of speakers explored the significant steps businesses, governments and learning institutions are actively taking towards resilient design
housing market

CondoBusiness

Condos reign in housing market outlook for T.O.

Housing activity is expected to rebound in the GTA over the next couple of years, with condo apartments leading the way in sales and construction.
wellbeing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Gen Z wellbeing suffering in Canadian offices

Canadian employers in the corporate office sector are not doing enough to support wellbeing among young people entering the workforce.
Yonge Sheppard Centre

Canadian Property Management

Long-awaited revival of Yonge Sheppard Centre

A scurry of people is criss-crossing paths in the newly renovated Yonge Sheppard Centre in North Toronto.
property tax breaks

Construction Business

Alberta enables long-term property tax breaks

Newly adopted amendments to Alberta's Municipal Government Act extend provisions that were initially devised to support the rejuvenation of derelict brownfields to all non-residential properties.
energy exposure

Canadian Property Management

Energy exposure fuels Calgary office woes

Energy firms drove Calgary office leasing deals in the first quarter of 2019, but in a way that had few landlords celebrating. The largest transactions involved companies relocating and downsizing into smaller spaces.
Amazon HQ2 contenders

Canadian Property Management

Toronto weak among Amazon HQ2 contenders

Punditry emanating from the United States characterizes Toronto as an outlier on the short list or overlooks it entirely.
property tax grant

Canadian Property Management

Developers decry pullback on property tax grant

Rules for the program are set to change, making the timing less than ideal for development proponents still awaiting a decision based on the original criteria in place when they submitted their applications.
risks to commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Balancing the risks to commercial real estate

Senior ranking valuation specialists agreed that new uncertainties around fraying trade agreements, political instability and climate volatility have broadened the scope of their worries well beyond rising interest rates.
child care

Canadian Property Management

More landlords use child care to bolster amenities

Corporate tenants are increasingly demanding child care in their buildings to help female employees go back to work after maternity leave.
net positive

Canadian Property Management

Plans for first net positive energy office building

An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.