Property Management

communication planning

CondoBusiness

Communication planning for condo notice boards

Whether messages are intended for elevator screens or elsewhere, careful communication planning is key in a condo community.
affordable rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Affordable rental housing on national agenda

As 2019 begins, Canadians continue to face a well-chronicled slate of challenges when it comes to finding affordable rental housing. Here, housing experts share their insights...and even a few solutions.
pest

CondoBusiness

Five tips for keeping pests off condo properties

Taking proactive steps can help keep unwanted pests out of condo buildings, saving the time and money involved in treating infestations.
Hamilton

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Addressing sub-standard rental housing

Hamilton-area landlords are speaking out after city councillors voted to move ahead on a rental housing licensing pilot affecting properties with six or fewer units. If approved, landlords will be required to obtain a rental housing license for $200.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
decorations

Canadian Apartment Magazine

‘Tis the season for infestations

Nothing adds holiday cheer to an apartment lobby like festive wreaths and Christmas trees. But delightful as they are, seasonal decorations can also attract unwanted pests.
mental-health

CondoBusiness

Confronting workplace harassment in condos

At least one industry executive thinks more needs to be done to address the harassment he says condo managers commonly confront while working in condo communities.
salt

CondoBusiness

Higher winter maintenance costs anticipated

Private property owners in Ontario, including condo corporations, could find themselves paying a premium to keep their walkways safe this winter.
cannabis

CondoBusiness

Cannabis legalization calls for drug policies

How can companies adapt to the monumental change of cannabis legalization? The short answer is to implement a drug policy.
Padlock on a laptop keyboard. Concept of internet security

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The landlord’s guide to PIPEDA

Beginning November 1, 2018, all private businesses across Canada, including small residential landlords, will be impacted by the latest changes to PIPEDA.
medical cannabis

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Medical cannabis a prescription for uncertainty

Rental housing industry advocates have been urging the Canadian government to review and modify rules governing the cultivation of plants for personal medical use.
director

CondoBusiness

When board directors have ‘skin in the game’

What happens when a prospective director has not only professional experience to offer, but professional experience in the condo industry?
cryptocurrency

CondoBusiness

Cryptocurrency risks, blockchain potential

Could the recent sale of a Toronto condo for cryptocurrency be the first sign of a shift in the condo industry towards use of digital currencies?
#TorontoFlood

CondoBusiness

Takeaways from #TorontoFlood

At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
technology

CondoBusiness

What technology can’t replace in communities

What is being left behind as technology becomes more a part of day-to-day living in a community? Should some things be done the “old-fashioned” way?
well-being

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Amenities key to promoting occupant well-being

Health and wellness-promoting amenities are no longer just nice-to-have perks in sustainable office buildings — increasingly, employees are demanding them.
warranty coverage

CondoBusiness

Maximizing common element warranty coverage

An engineer offers tips for maximizing common element warranty coverage to get construction deficiencies resolved in new condo complexes.