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accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada far from meeting accessibility goals

Federally-regulated organizations will need to prioritize specific actions that advance accessibility and disability inclusion by 2040.
FourFifty The Well

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Art at the heart of FourFifty The Well

From its dramatic curb appeal to its sophisticated art-centric interior, RioCan Living has created a unique experience at FourFifty The Well in Toronto.
Exposure to U.S. office loans grows unsettling

Canadian Property Management

Exposure to U.S. office loans grows unsettling

Regional and mid-sized banks in the United States are considered most vulnerable to losses on commercial real estate loans, particularly those tied to that country’s shaky office sector.
State of good repair lags in Toronto

Canadian Facility Management & Design

State of good repair lags in City of Toronto

Toronto is backsliding on the upkeep of municipal facilities, with a state of good repair backlog that’s projected to surpass $1 billion this year and then continue accumulating to nearly $1.47 billion by 2033.
Investment returns show slipping values in 2023

Canadian Property Management

Investment returns show slipping values in 2023

Canadian investment returns for 2023 show retail improvement, industrial deceleration and continuing office value decline, as capital loss balances out income growth for a flat total return.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
Vancouver boasts all-asset lowest vacancy rates

Canadian Property Management

Vancouver boasts all round lowest vacancy rates

Vancouver enjoys North America’s strongest demand across all asset types, ending 2023 with the lowest vacancy rates for industrial, office, multifamily and retail properties among 63 major urban markets.
managers

CondoBusiness

Pushing for a workplace culture shift

Condo managers are familiar with hostile work environments, but cases of harassment and intimidation, and even violence, have reportedly increased due to a confluence of factors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
complex port

Construction Business

A Highly Complex Port Terminal Expansion

Working on a complex expansion to a fully operating container terminal at the Port of Vancouver required detailed planning, strong collaboration and a small army of people and equipment.
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.