Property Management

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.
investing in technology

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 alarm technology

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.
analytics

CondoBusiness

Improving condo management with analytics

What is the average response time of managers in getting back to residents’ requests? For condo directors or managers that don’t know the answer, this
apartment licensing program

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Stricter rules ahead for GTA apartment owners

Toronto city council has approved a plan for a new apartment licensing program that will impose stricter rules for building owners, but could inadvertently lead to higher rents for tenants.
short-term rentals

CondoBusiness

Ruling could help condos fight short-term rentals

A court ruling released last week strengthened the position of condominium corporations struggling to enforce restrictions on short-term rentals.
property managers

Canadian Property Management

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
condominium managers

CondoBusiness

RCMs may have head start in move to licensing

Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) may be on the fast track to obtaining the license that will soon be required to manage condominiums in Ontario.
legionella risk

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Addressing Legionella risk in buildings

ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
record-keeping

CondoBusiness

Probe underscores need for good record-keeping

A Competition Bureau investigation recently required some condo corporations to retrieve meeting minutes dating back a decade.
emergency power

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Protecting emergency power supply system docs

The new emergency power supply system (EPSS) has been commissioned. The design, factory witness testing, installation and site benchmarking are complete. This state-of-the-art power plant
rent

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA apartment transactions down from 2015

According to the latest market report from JLL’s Multi-Residential Advisory Group, GTA apartment transactions have decreased by 36 per cent compared to the same period last year.