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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.