Management

DEI progress harder to see in 2023 survey

Canadian Property Management

DEI progress harder to see in 2023 survey

A jump in participation makes progress harder to see in findings from the third global survey of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the commercial real estate sector.
renovictions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Clamping down on renovictions

Hamilton will soon be the first city in Ontario to introduce a renoviction bylaw forcing landlords to obtain a licence prior to issuing an N-13
reserve funds

CondoBusiness

Overhauling reserve funds in Ontario

As the landscape of aging condos continues evolving, the need for adequate reserve funds to pay for these repairs assumes greater importance.
Building electrification projects impart lessons

Canadian Property Management

Building electrification projects impart lessons

The business case for electrification works best when retrofits are synced with the end-of-life of existing mechanical equipment and/or asset repositioning plans
insurance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Uncertainty leads to rising costs

The biggest challenge for many real estate owners in 2024 will be finding affordable insurance coverage to protect their buildings.
Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Canadian Property Management

Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Guiding principles for responsible nighttime lighting define how light should be applied, but, first, prospective installers are advised to consider whether lighting is even necessary.
insurance

CondoBusiness

What’s next for condominium insurance?

Timely maintenance and improvements will play an important role in securing favourable coverage terms and avoiding delays in the renewal process.
harassment

CondoBusiness

A look at the CAO’s draft anti-harassment rule

Harassment towards property managers, directors, contractors, and residents remains a significant problem within condominium corporations.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Maintaining a safe property through winter

Residential property managers need to be extra vigilant this time of year to ensure their buildings are safe and properly maintained.
Interest rates subdue multifamily development

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Interest rates subdue multifamily developers

Fallout from higher interest rates may continue to subdue multifamily development, but lenders express more confidence in prospects for new purpose-built rental and high-rise condominium projects next year.
Lenders set to curtail office exposure in 2024

Canadian Property Management

Lenders set to curtail office exposure in 2024

Lenders generally expect to curtail office exposure while increasing overall allocations to Canadian real estate in 2024, findings from CBRE Canada's annual survey reveal.
Accessibility is everybody's business

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Opinion: Accessibility is everybody’s business

Society benefits, and invariably prospers, when people everywhere can more easily share their experience, knowledge and culture and exercise their spending powers
condos

CondoBusiness

The call for safer condos in Ontario

Conflicts and disputes within Ontario’s condo communities are fueling a conversation around safety reform and adding pressure to make residential buildings better places to live and work.
disabilities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accommodating disabilities in the workplace

The accommodation process is inherently collaborative, and employers and employees need to be cooperative, share information, and work together to find potential accommodation solutions.
fall economic statement

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The road to more rental housing

Canada's fall economic update includes steps to crack down on short-term rentals and billions in financing toward rental housing construction.
Climate action levers key amid competing crises

Canadian Property Management

Climate action levers key amid competing crises

Strategists are pondering the most effective climate action levers to keep attention focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions as other events and pressures commandeer priority-setting agendas.
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.