World Views

active shooter events

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Webinar aims to train FMs on active shooter events

The Institute of Real Estate Management is holding a two-hour webinar event on April 17 to help prepare real estate managers for active shooter events.
foreign property investors

REMI Network

Foreign investors attuned to currency swing

Recent MSCI analysis suggests outsiders can suffer a more painful hit or enjoy a better recovery from a geopolitical shock, depending on their timing and the strength of their domestic currency.
multifamily deals Greybrook

Canadian Apartment Magazine

US multifamily deals top office again in 2018

Canadian investors acquired USD $9.8 billion worth of multifamily properties in the United States last year, but that's a fairly small portion of the sector's USD $167.5 billion transaction volume.
obesity and climate change

REMI Network

Urban form linked to obesity and climate change

Efficient public transportation and design-based catalysts for physical activity can help curb greenhouse gas emissions related to personal automobile use.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Michigan prison to treat 2000 inmates for scabies

Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, a Michigan women's prison has been closed to visitors to treat a scabies outbreak that has afflicted the inmate population for more than a year.
city momentum index

REMI Network

India and China dominate city momentum index

Socio-economic and real estate market trends are analyzed to gauge the pace at which cities are attracting people, companies and capital.
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REMI Network

BOMA BEST certifies first building In Mexico

The BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings Certification program is dedicated to assisting property managers and building operators improve their buildings’ environmental performance.
combustible cladding ban

REMI Network

UK combustible cladding ban has loopholes

Builders can use combustible cladding, including on later phases of a multi-building project, if they begin foundation work on a construction site before the last week of February 2019.
earth

REMI Network

Global green building activity continues to rise

Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
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REMI Network

Toronto loses bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters

Amazon has chosen New York City and Arlington, Va., as the locations for its second headquarters out of 20 short-listed cities.
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REMI Network

CBRE enters the flexible office sector

CBRE has launched a subsidiary called Hana that will offer flexible office space for larger corporations beginning in 2019.
rent-to-own marketing tactics

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New York targets rent-to-own marketing tactics

Through the option-to-purchase approach, prospective homebuyers remained tenants until the end of the option period, but were induced to waive many of their regulatory protections.
living wall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Living wall at University of Michigan wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects has been awarded the Interior Green Wall Award of Excellence for a living wall at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
construction

REMI Network

Innovation grant to fund solar-powered medical aid in conflict zones

Over the next two years, the Health Integrated Resilience System (HIRS) project will launch a pilot electronic vehicle (EV) ambulance system and work on integrating remote telemedicine services in solar-powered hospitals and clinics in Syria.
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.