World Views

non-compete agreements

REMI Network

WeWork in bad faith on non-compete agreements

WeWork has released 1,400 low-wage employees from non-compete agreements and relaxed restrictions on 1,800 middle management and professional staff under pressure from the Attorneys General of New York and Illinois.
Hurricane Florence

Canadian Property Management

Hurricane Florence could swamp asset values

REITs hold more than 5,500 properties in the area flagged for storm surge and other severe weather fallout.
seismic resistance

Design Quarterly

Californians urge scrutiny of seismic resistance

Legislation to mandate a statewide inventory of buildings deemed to be potentially vulnerable in a major earthquake awaits the Governor of California's signature to become law.
rental housing industry

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Record-setting U.S. rent growth continues

U.S. multifamily rents in August maintained the year's torrid pace, according to the Yardi Matrix Multifamily National Report for August 2018.
hoarding as a medical condition

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

WHO classifies hoarding as a medical condition

If more sufferers seek help, landlords could be among the beneficiaries of better awareness and kinder perceptions of hoarding.
Apartment Building

Canadian Apartment Magazine

U.S. multifamily sector remains strong in 2018

Strong market fundamentals, an abundance of capital, and an influx of investors continue to propel the U.S. multifamily investment market, according to a new report.
real estate debt

REMI Network

CPPIB invests in Australia-NZ real estate debt

The move is in line with CPPIB's expanded investment in new asset classes and associated growth strategy in Asia Pacific.
discredited firefighting foams

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Makers of discredited firefighting foams sued

The suit seeks to hold the companies liable for contamination that the chemical formulas, PFOS and PFOA, caused to soil and water in the vicinity of four airports in New York State.
energy use disparity

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Energy use disparity seen in housing tenures

Analysis of nearly 133,000 households across the United States reinforces intuitive assumptions about who is most likely to invest in energy-efficient appliances.
U.S. multifamily

Canadian Apartment Magazine

U.S. multifamily market report indicates healthy Q1

According to the latest JLL U.S. multifamily market report, rent growth and vacancy remained flat through the first quarter of 2018 as new supply continued to deliver at an elevated rate.
FM market IFMA

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New FM framework provides decision-making best practices

New guidance from RICS and IFMA seeks to highlight how critical FM is to how an organization or property occupier functions successfully as an investment.
Weiser Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Transformed Weiser Hall opens at University of Michigan

The renovated Weiser Hall at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus repurposed the previous ten-storey tower to create a dynamic learning environment.
pilot credit green globes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

GBI launches Green Globes Pilot Program

GBI plans to update its American National Standard, which was finalized in 2010 and informed the creation of the 2013 version of Green Globes.
AHRI China office

REMI Network

AHRI announces opening of office in China

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced the opening of its first office outside North America in Hefei, China.
LED incentives

CondoBusiness

LED incentives still relevant in U.S. market

Halogen and incandescent bulbs still garner strong sales for residential purposes, while LEDs are gaining market share through displacement of compact fluorescent lamps.
looming multifamily exodus

Canadian Apartment Magazine

U.S. birth data hints looming multifamily exodus

U.S. housing analysts are drawing links between the rising age of first-time mothers and the country's vibrant multifamily apartment market in recent years.
Oslo airport campus

REMI Network

Oslo airport campus to be energy-positive

Plans for the 260-acre site are aligned with the Norwegian government's commitment to shift to a low-carbon economy.