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Canadian Property Management

How technology is leveraging asset management

A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Q3 2017 apartment market highlights

Overall, the Canadian real estate industry continues to be performing well with the apartment sector holding strong, according to the 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, published by PwC Canada and the Urban Land Institute
Single-use professional sports venues

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Single-use professional sports venues falter

Ottawa and Calgary are two current Canadian examples where pressure is mounting to abandon major arenas still far from the end of their structural life cycles and build anew.
co-working

Canadian Facility Management & Design

An upscale co-working space in Old Montreal

A sensitive design intervention transformed a space once occupied by a bank into headquarters for a tech start-up, complete with co-working space.
VOCs

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

‘No VOCs’ product claim not always what it seems

Building occupants may still be inhaling VOCs and other chemical emissions despite the use of eco-friendly products.
gender assumptions

Canadian Property Management

Battling gender assumptions in the workplace

A recent webinar about women in business addressed overcoming gender stereotypes and social constructs in leadership.
divergent property tax regimes

Canadian Property Management

Cities exhibit divergent property tax regimes

This annual look at the apportionment of the tax burden gives a more complete picture of the pressures on the commercial and multi-residential sectors than simply referencing property tax rates.
hotel housekeepers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Precarious work takes toll on hotel housekeepers

A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
urban green space

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Urban green space could prove a health asset

Canadian researchers recently completed what's believed to be the first large-scale study of links between residential proximity to green space and mortality rates from chronic illnesses.
succession planning

Canadian Property Management

The perils of ignoring succession planning

REITs and PERE managers face a unique challenge in developing succession planning strategies that identify the next generation of leaders.
flu season

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Prepping for flu season with the value of cleaning

Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

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

Construction Business

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.
rodent activity

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Warmer weather to boost fall rodent activity

Summer-like conditions this past September and now October may contribute to higher rodent activity in the fall season.
Office buildings

Canadian Property Management

Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change

Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
BOMA Canada

Canadian Property Management

BOMA Canada awards industry’s best

The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto last night for the BOMA Canada National Awards.
Vancouver market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily market thrives in Vancouver

A new report from Avison Young looks at commercial real estate investment activity in five countries and 54 markets, including how the multifamily market has fared to date in 2017.