• Canadian GRESB participants

    Canadian GRESB participants close gap to leaders

    Eighteen Canadian real estate organizations undertook the rigorous reporting exercise, which plots portfolio-wide ESG (environmental, social, governance) intent, practices and outcomes, and collectively achieved an average score of 70 out of a possible 100 points.
  • Western

    Western receives $13.8-mil investment for new labs, equipment

    The Government of Canada is investing $13.8 million in new research infrastructure, including new labs and equipment, at Western University through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
  • IREE certification

    IREE certification for retrofits coming to Canada

    CaGBC, GBCI and the Advanced Energy Centre are working together to bring the Investor Confidence Project and its IREE certification to Canada.
  • disinfection

    Demand for UV disinfection equipment to multiply

    Global demand for ultraviolet disinfection equipment is expected to rise as users seek to improve water quality and reduce chemical use.
  • housing damage

    NZ quake study gets to heart of housing damage

    Researchers have drawn a link between destabilized housing conditions and a higher than normal heart attack rate in the aftermath of New Zealand's 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
  • Hurricane Harvey recovery

    Retailers key to Hurricane Harvey recovery

    The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) reports that thousands of stores have suffered damage, while building product suppliers and construction/maintenance contractors grapple with their own losses.

Hot Topics

  • Two_St_Thomas

    Behind the scenes at Two St. Thomas

    Rising in Toronto’s opulent Yorkville neighbourhood is Two St. Thomas, a joint venture between Bentall Kennedy and KingSett Capital. The $130-million 26-storey tower made of glass, stone, wood and copper is the picture of modern sophistication, as imagined by Hariri Pontarini Architects.
  • Teck Acute Care Centre

    Enhancing patient experience

    The new Teck Acute Care Centre in B.C. will enhance patient experience with a healing environment that focuses on family-centred care.
  • WiredScore certification

    WiredScore certification to launch in Canada

    Proponents and early adopters suggest the program can provide simplified credibility for landlords and simplified assurance for tenants via a formal third-party building assessment and an easily decipherable rating system that is tied to rigorous criteria.

Must Reads

  • Tom Schwartz CAPREIT

    Loss of a Canadian apartment icon

    The Canadian apartment industry has lost a leader, visionary and icon. Tom Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAPREIT has passed away following an intense battle with prostate cancer.
  • BOMA International top officers

    Canadian among BOMA International top officers

    Keith Major, executive vice president, real estate services, with Bentall Kennedy has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.
  • Sears Canada

    Sears closures a ‘positive break’ for some owners

    Unlike Target’s departure two years ago, which left an unexpected void in the Canadian retail landscape, many retail owners have been prepared for some time.