Financial Management

condo auditors

CondoBusiness

What board directors should ask condo auditors

It’s important for board members to review the draft financial statements and know what questions to ask their condo auditor before giving their approval.
decisions about money

CondoBusiness

Condo corporation facing a special assessment?

Making tough financial decisions will never be easy, but making the right tough decisions gets easier if condo directors follow these five principles.
HST

CondoBusiness

HST misconception a sleeping giant

HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.
toronto_apartment_buildings

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Apartment Market Highlights: Q2 2017

Above average transaction volumes, persistent demand, and foreign capital have been driving Canada's commercial investment property market in 2017, according to a recent report issued by Morguard Corporation.
facilities manager

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Moving up from supervisor to facilities manager

So a facilities management supervisor wants to make the move to facilities manager. There are a few reality checks to consider first.
maintenance fees

CondoBusiness

How climate change could affect maintenance fees

Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?
FMs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can get recognized for their work

Amid persisting misconceptions about the role of FMs, experts shared tips on showing the value of facilities management in a PM Expo seminar last fall.
condominium audit

CondoBusiness

Condo audits uncover four common issues

During condominium audits, certain issues related to financial or operational matters may need to be highlighted to management and the board.
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.
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.
condominium

CondoBusiness

Five top talking points for condo communities

Generate the biggest bang for the corporation’s communication buck by focusing on five important talking points.
property housing house market investment price value

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Furor over MPAC multi-res cap rates predicted

Assessment notices for nearly 16,000 Ontario multi-residential properties will be mailed out next week, delivering valuations determined for the first time with the newly adopted direct capitalization methodology.
reserve fund

CondoBusiness

Coming back from reserve fund shortfalls

In an ideal world, condominium owners are satisfied with the way their corporation is run, fees are comparable to the condominium down the street, major
performance management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building a performance management system

Performance management systems in facility management can take many forms, from simple operations and maintenance plans and spreadsheets to complex integrated technology systems. These systems
apartment market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Q2 2016 apartment market summary

National vacancy levels remain healthy as we move into Q3, supporting strong income stability for owners and investors active in the Canadian apartment market.