Property Management

human resources

Canadian Property Management

Report identifies top human resource challenges

The real estate industry figured highly into a national human resource study that helps organizations better understand human capital.
workplace safety

CondoBusiness

Workplace safety tips for property managers

Coordinating building systems and dealing with a variety of issues personal to clients’ homes have the potential to place property managers in harm’s way.
smarter buildings

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Network innovation delivers smarter buildings

Global technology trends have pushed a new network innovation to market, one that is expected to improve building efficiency and employee retention.
facility maintenance

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
fire safety

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Fire safety steps for high-rise building owners

A recent fire in a Toronto high-rise apartment building has put the spotlight back on fire safety after numerous residents had to be rescued by Toronto Fire Services. Though no injuries were reported, the incident is a reminder that Fire Safety Plans are critical—especially when building fire alarm systems are rendered inoperative due to repair and maintenance projects.
shared facilities agreement

CondoBusiness

Shared facilities agreements increasingly complex

As developments become increasingly complicated, so do the relationships between condo corporations and other parties bound by common interests.
office staging

Canadian Property Management

Courting tenants with office staging a rising trend

Office staging is increasing among landlords who are refreshing existing space with new build outs in order to remain competitive.
for rent

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Top rental trends of 2016

With over 395,000 live listings currently in its real estate channel—of which, over 83,000 listings are apartments and condos for rent—Kijiji’s rental listing data provides a great window into Canadian rental trends.
Immersive hotels

Canadian Property Management

Immersive hotels respond to desire for unique experiences

Hospitality guests are turning to immersive hotels as they now desire a unique experience that sets them apart from their social networks.
facilities management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Three fundamentals of facilities management

Facility managers do a lot, and sometimes that gets in the way of other things they should be doing but aren’t.
generator service costs

CondoBusiness

Four factors affecting generator service costs

There are four major factors that will affect generator service costs in all condominiums.
Energy efficient

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
construction-industry-not-embracing-tech-tools

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Property management in the age of tech

Traditional marketing for property managers dictates that all you have to do is place an ad in a newspaper or local magazine to get noticed. While that may still be effective for a smaller segment of the population, increasingly building owners and operators know that capturing and keeping the attention of the emerging rental demographic requires investing in technology.
cybersecurity

Canadian Property Management

Property managers downplay cybersecurity threats

Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.
sensor solutions

CondoBusiness

Sensors poised to transform property management

Companies are developing the next generation of tools for residential property management. Sensor technologies in particular are bound to make huge waves.
commercial carpets

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to maintain commercial carpets during winter

With proper maintenance and care, commercial carpets can withstand a harsh winter of slush and snow.
fire safety

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Advances in fire alarm technology

Fire alarm technology is an important consideration for any apartment building owner . Tyco's Peter Redfern shares the features and benefits of the addressable fire alarm notification technology used in today's leading systems.