World Views

sliding RevPAR

Canadian Property Management

Hotels brace for steeply sliding RevPAR in Q2

Already, it’s projected that the COVID-19 hit on hotels will be more severe than the combined losses following the 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and 2008 economic crisis.
U.S. fragrance industry asks for exemptions to COVID-19 related business shutdowns

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Fragrance lobby touts role in COVID-19 response

Advocates have appealed to U.S. government officials for exemptions from any mandated business closures, arguing that the industry provides important support for effective cleaning procedures.
pesticide classification scale allows users to make risk comparisons

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Pesticide classification scale scopes out risk

Researchers applied a range of filtering criteria to categorize 659 pesticides as highly hazardous, high-risk or lower risk, and support comparisons of risks posed to human and environmental health.
purpose-built rental

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Purpose-built rental drives U.S. MURB market

A new report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies explores the condition of rental housing stock, the demographics of tenant households, market dynamics and the erosion of affordability.
pet-friendly

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Push to broaden pet-friendly parameters

Animal welfare advocates in the United States are funding research to explore the mutual benefits for people and pets when they live together.
accessible destinations

REMI Network

Portugal’s accessible destinations applauded

Portugal has received the first-ever Accessible Tourist Destination award, a new honour the United Nations World Tourism Organization and Spain's Fundaciόn ONCE jointly created.
renewable energy consumption

REMI Network

Renewable energy consumption lags 2020 targets

Germany, the UK, Sweden and Spain all draw on renewable sources for more than 10 per cent of consumption. From there, the prominence of renewable supply declines significantly.
elegant energy efficiency

Design Quarterly

Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the international architecture competition.
co-working

REMI Network

Many UK co-working users prefer traditional office

Forty per cent of co-working users in the United Kingdom would rather work in a conventional office space.
FM services

REMI Network

Value of FM services poised to soar: report

Rising investments in smart city projects across the world have led to the growing demand for facility management services.
affordable rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

EU also feels affordable rental housing pinch

Supply and demand trends in 18 European markets may resonate with Canadian landlords and apartment hunters, as analysts conclude "the lack of rental properties on offer is only aggravating the situation".
ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

Design Quarterly

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown models resilience

Designs for a hypothetical new 90,000-square-foot City Hall in San Diego, California, were evaluated for energy performance, innovation and the collaborative effectiveness of team members.
Beijing

Design Quarterly

Zaha Hadid’s massive airport opens in Beijing

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architect, the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China is now open. It is the world’s largest single-built terminal.
tallest residential

Design Quarterly

New York has the world’s tallest residential building

Located on West 57th Street, Central Park Tower in New York has topped out at 1,550 feet, making it the tallest residential building in the world.
retail appraisals

Canadian Property Management

Deal values stay in line with retail appraisals

Transaction data from 2018 direct sales does not validate grumbling about the dissonance between REIT pricing and the appraised values of retail properties.
Apartments

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rental prices leveling out in major European cities

After continuous, and sometimes steep, increases in rent in major European cities over the past few years, prices seem to have plateaued and are leveling out this quarter, according to a new report from HousingAnywhere.
Global Property Index

Canadian Property Management

Canada inconspicuous in Global Property Index

The 2018 total return on Canadian real estate assets was in the back half of the pack among 25 national markets, but Canada is part of a smaller group of 12 that can boast an improvement over 2017 results.