Management

Fentanyl

Canadian Apartment Magazine

When fentanyl hits home

In today's reality, it can just as easily be landlords, property managers, realtors or janitors arriving first at the scene of a fentanyl overdose. Being prepared is the best way to prevent a tragedy.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

TSSA gives residents fuel safety tips

The province’s fuels-safety regulator is advising residents and property managers of important fuel-related safety tips as they work to recover from devasting flooding.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Prevent pests from populating your property

No matter the time of year, pests are professionals at making their way into your facility, seeking shelter from the elements in colder months and places to breed in warm seasons.
Ontario Fire Code

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario Fire Code to add steeper fine bracket

More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
false fire alarm

CondoBusiness

The implications of false fire alarms in condos

For condo managers, a false fire alarm results in new issues. What happens when a fire alarm goes off at a condominium when no smoke or fire is present?
prominent global real estate players

Canadian Property Management

ESG guides prominent global real estate players

ESG provides a framework to set priorities, steer action and monitor progress toward more resilient assets, with 93 per cent of respondents reporting that criteria linked to sustainability, supporting local communities and shunning corruption influence their investment decisions.
IT

CondoBusiness

Developing an IT roadmap in facility management

The IT Community of IFMA is often asked how to get started with IT in facility management and how to develop a long-term strategy for FM IT solutions.
rental housing regulator

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Backlog plagues Quebec rental housing regulator

Quebec's largest rental housing association maintains fewer cases would go to la Régie du logement if landlords were entitled to ask for security deposits.
Gen Z

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Does your workplace pass the Gen Z test?

Members of Gen Z need an environment where they can create — with some strong generational preferences for managers and workspace designers to consider.
rent sticker shock

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rent sticker shock awaits Canadians in the U.S.

Asking rents in the five largest American cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix appear moderately to dramatically steeper than Canadian tenants typically pay.
new home warranty

CondoBusiness

Manitoba sticks to optional new home warranty

After first postponing the date the legacy legislation from its predecessor would come into force, the provincial government now plans to repeal the New Home Warranty Act.
communication planning

CondoBusiness

Communication planning for condo notice boards

Whether messages are intended for elevator screens or elsewhere, careful communication planning is key in a condo community.
pace of change

Canadian Property Management

Pace of change still sluggish for women in CRE

Commercial real estate is a notable multidisciplinary industry that increasingly risks a notorious reputation for the largely uniform composition of its leadership ranks.
harassment protections

CondoBusiness

What about protections for managers and directors?

It’s not easy being a condo director or manager, as they are on the “front lines,” dealing with difficult owners and occupants.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Five ways to make the most of your CMMS

Here are some ways to make the most of your Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
hydro system costs

Canadian Property Management

B.C. affirms uneven split of hydro system costs

It's estimated that equitable apportionment could push residential rates 2.2 per cent higher than the proposed 1.8 per cent increase for fiscal year 2020, while commercial rates would drop and industrial rates remain the same.
organizational change

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Five tips for implementing organizational change

An expert provides five tips for leaders implementing organizational change in the workplace, to avoid leaving the rest of the organization in the dark.