World Views

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.
tourism benefits

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tourism benefits also linked to its drawbacks

Japanese survey respondents are the least enthusiastic about tourism, but they voice the lowest level of complaints. Respondents in the United States also express below-average faith that tourism has a positive economic or cultural impact.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning industry calls for the removal of tariffs

The worldwide cleaning industry association issues action alert on tariffs.
New York skyline One World Trade Center

Canadian Apartment Magazine

U.S. multifamily investment surges in Q1 2019

Building on a record-breaking 2018, U.S. multifamily investment is experiencing its most active start to a year, with $38.3 billion in transactions recorded for Q1.
MIPS hard hat brain

Construction Business

World’s first brain protection hard hat launch

Swedish safety helmet firm MIPS has partnered with Guardio to create the world’s first hard hat that offers a brain protection system.
energy efficiency tax credits

REMI Network

U.S. energy efficiency tax credits in flux

Three commonly claimed incentives for homeowners, builders, and commercial and multifamily landlords technically expired in the U.S. tax code on December 31, 2017, but were given a short-term reprieve for the 2018 tax year.
central banks

REMI Network

Central banks offer climate risk guidance

The Bank of Canada is one of the newest members of the Network for Greening the Financial System, which has released global recommendations on climate-related risk assessment, monitoring and data sharing.
U.S. tile manufacturers

REMI Network

U.S. tile manufacturers bemoan Chinese imports

A modest increase in U.S. ceramic tile exports last year, largely going to Canada, did little to make up for the loss of market share at home.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Interest in floating solar projects on the rise

Chile’s innovative floating solar project on AngloAmerican’s tailings pond is expected to generate up to 153 MWh of electricity per year.
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.