Apartment

Square One District

CondoBusiness

Housing to launch Square One District build-out

The first pieces of an envisioned 130-acre new mixed-use community adjoining Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre should be underway later this year.
condo soundscape

CondoBusiness

Code changes fine-tune Ontario condo soundscape

As of January 1, developers will no longer have to meet a challenging standard for the comprehensibility of voice communications systems, and they can take an alternative approach to calculating sound transmission between dwelling units.
lender confidence

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily asset class wins lender confidence

Lenders to the Canadian commercial real estate industry aren't losing much sleep over their allocations to the multifamily asset class, as just 2.2 per cent of recent survey respondents report concerns about its prospects.
Rogers communication

Canadian Property Management

The tech-savvy resident

It's a content-streaming, always connected, on-the-go world of online entertainment, and multi-residential customers expect nothing less.
obscure rental housing statute

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario to scrap obscure rental housing statute

The Residential Complex Sales Representation Act is among dozens of statutes and regulations tagged for revision or outright repeal in proposed omnibus legislation introduced in late October.
M&E Engineering

CondoBusiness

Do you know the condition of your fan coil?

Fan Coil Units (FCUs) are a vital, yet often overlooked part of an apartment/condo complex. Nevertheless, they are directly responsible for the climate control within the apartment complex in the form of heating and cooling.
multifamily cap rates

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investors chase down multifamily cap rates

Investment market dynamics stayed on trend in the third quarter of 2019, meaning that multifamily cap rates continued to compress. CBRE pegs the national average for Class A high-rise buildings at 3.82 per cent.
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".
multifamily assets

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily assets round out Canadian GRESB data

Among global regions, Australia/New Zealand once again attained this year's top average score, but reports no asset-level energy intensity or building certification data for multifamily properties.
portfolio share

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investors pad multifamily’s portfolio share

Multifamily assets have enjoyed the most growth in real estate portfolio share of any property type thus far in the 21st century, jumping from 11 per cent to 17 per cent of investment allocation.
dislodge drug dealers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New rules could help dislodge drug dealers

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Cannabis Control Act would allow authorities to lock down and bar entry to residential dwellings in the course of laying charges
Ottawa-Gatineau

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ottawa-Gatineau tapped for value-add potential

The partners will invest in in-suite and common area upgrades with the aim of generating more revenue from the units, which are located in the downtown cores on both sides of the Ottawa River.
Ontario fee revenue

Canadian Apartment Magazine

LTB collects $13 million in Ontario fee revenue

The volume and sum of Tribunal admin charges exceed most other tolls tied to commercial real estate and/or professional and skilled personnel who work in the industry.
rent supplements

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quebec, Nova Scotia add more rent supplements

Quebec promises to catch up on the delivery of previously announced affordable housing units, while Nova Scotia invests in major repairs in existing social housing buildings.
rental housing regulator

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Backlog plagues Quebec rental housing regulator

Quebec's largest rental housing association maintains fewer cases would go to la Régie du logement if landlords were entitled to ask for security deposits.
new rental supply

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds promise more funds for new rental supply

The 2019 budget promises the second top-up in as many years to the low-cost loan fund supporting construction of rental housing.
home prices

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rent sticker shock awaits Canadians in the U.S.

Asking rents in the five largest American cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix appear moderately to dramatically steeper than Canadian tenants typically pay.