Management

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Canadian Facility Management & Design

The evolution of the FM avatar

As their job responsibilities change, FMs need to continuously improve in order to help bring their organization value.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to maintain sound masking performance

Today’s interiors are even more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
LoyaltyOne

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside LoyaltyOne’s move to new Toronto HQ

The recent relocation of LoyaltyOne’s Toronto-based head office was a move to end all moves.
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CondoBusiness

What’s on the condo board meeting agenda?

A critical tool for keeping a condo board meeting productive and on track is the often-underestimated meeting agenda.
Rollout of RHFAC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Rollout of RHFAC continues cross-Canada

Real estate operators can look to CSA-accredited professionals for guidance on making buildings more welcoming and workable for people of all abilities.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

‘Tis the season for infestations

Nothing adds holiday cheer to an apartment lobby like festive wreaths and Christmas trees. But delightful as they are, seasonal decorations can also attract unwanted pests.
mental-health

CondoBusiness

Confronting workplace harassment in condos

At least one industry executive thinks more needs to be done to address the harassment he says condo managers commonly confront while working in condo communities.
ENGIE Services

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Plugging in to the benefits of energy storage

A sharp rise in energy costs and strict sustainability mandates have been spurring business owners to explore alternative solutions for decades. Could on-site energy storage be the next green ticket?
low-carbon vanguard

Canadian Property Management

Real estate primed for low-carbon vanguard

Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance suggests there is more untapped opportunity than coordinated action in a market grappling with emerging imperatives for climate-related financial disclosure and integrating ESG measures.
outsourcing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tips for outsourcing compact portfolios

FMs overseeing compact portfolios may consider outsourcing. However, there are several factors to weigh in choosing an approach.
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CondoBusiness

Higher winter maintenance costs anticipated

Private property owners in Ontario, including condo corporations, could find themselves paying a premium to keep their walkways safe this winter.
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Construction Business

Construction trades of the future

With the construction projects becoming more complex, people will not only need strong trade skills but be adaptable to modern technology.
Commercial ratepayers

Canadian Property Management

Few favours for commercial ratepayers in 2018

Tax ratios for 11 of Canada's largest cities demonstrate that commercial ratepayers consistently carry a disproportionate share of the municipal property tax burden.
cannabis

CondoBusiness

Cannabis legalization calls for drug policies

How can companies adapt to the monumental change of cannabis legalization? The short answer is to implement a drug policy.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

The landlord’s guide to PIPEDA

Beginning November 1, 2018, all private businesses across Canada, including small residential landlords, will be impacted by the latest changes to PIPEDA.
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Canadian Property Management

CRE gender pay gap widens at mid-career

A 2018 Women in CRE Survey found that 65 per cent of respondents were made aware of being paid less than a male counterpart at some point in their career. Of those, 75 per cent noted it happened at least two times.