Asset Management

Retrofit proponents must contribute 20 per cent equity capital to tap into the Canada Infrastructure Bank's fund for commercial buildings

Canadian Property Management

Retrofit funds tied to equity capital prereq

Retrofit proponents unable to contribute at least $6.25 million in equity capital will have to look to third-party interveners in order to tap into the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s $2-billion fund for commercial buildings.
Cold storage facilities emerging as alternative investment asset class

Canadian Property Management

Cold storage gathers investment steam

Cold storage facilities are flagged to deliver robust returns to investors due to the evolution of food retailing, demand for vaccines and other pharmaceuticals, and the thriving outlook for the warehouse/distribution and logistics sector in general.
Modest spending outlay promised for Canadian government's own portfolio

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Modest spending outlay for federal portfolio

The Canadian government expects to spend nearly $93 million to offset energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in its own portfolio, but $77.9 million of that is slated for unspecified “future years”.
BentalGreenOak launches BGO Strategic Capital Partners

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Deal begets BGO Strategic Capital Partners

BentallGreenOak has acquired Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management from the Carlyle Group.
New office supply poses backfill challenges

Canadian Property Management

New office supply poses backfill challenges

An influx of new office supply was always expected to shake up the status quo in the downtown Toronto market given that approximately two-thirds of the 8+ million square feet of space currently under construction is already preleased.
Climate risk infuses real estate investment agendas

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk infuses investment agendas

Canadian commercial real estate assets are comparatively less exposed to the dire physical threats that extreme weather poses or has already served up in other global regions.
COVID-19 clips 2020 investment performance

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 clips 2020 investment performance

A ten-year run of capital growth abruptly reversed, resulting in a 7.8 per cent loss of value across the 2,356 assets that the 44 portfolios represented in the Canada Annual Property Index hold.
Multifamily assets outperform the 2020 national average total return for the Canada Property Index

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily assets surpass 2020 index average

Newly released 2020 investment results find industrial and multifamily assets on the positive side of the national average total return for 2,356 directly held standing assets, which registered -4.1 per cent.
Allied offers $600 million in debentures, in line with its green financing framework

Canadian Property Management

Green financing framework steers Allied issuance

Proceeds from this and future green offerings will be applied to financing or refinancing four categories of assets to be known as eligible green projects.
Investment confidence wavers in Canadian commercial real estate in Q4 2020

Canadian Property Management

Investment confidence awaits vaccine boost

A surging second wave of COVID-19 tempered investment confidence in commercial real estate during the fourth quarter of 2020.
Entrenched social inequities reverberate through to commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Cracking through entrenched social inequities

Commercial real estate investors, owners and managers are acknowledging that entrenched social inequities undermine their workforces, their tenants and the value of their portfolios.
Nexus REIT to acquire eight industrial buildings

Canadian Property Management

Nexus REIT to acquire eight industrial buildings

Upon completion of the two new deals, 67 per cent of Nexus REIT’s net rental income will be derived from its industrial holdings — a jump from 61 per cent currently.
Canadian asset managers among world's 150 largest for real estate investment

Canadian Property Management

Canadian asset managers among global 150 largest

Brookfield Asset Management sits far atop the field in IPE Real Assets’ 2020 rankings of the world’s 150 largest real estate investment managers.
Multifamily energy performance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily energy performance typically vexing

Multifamily and industrial properties are routinely lumped together as favoured investment assets, but asset managers face divergent degrees of difficulty when they seek to mine value from energy performance.
GRESB adjusts 2020 path for benchmarking ESG performance

Canadian Property Management

GRESB adjusts 2020 path to the stars

More than 50 per cent of participating Canadian portfolios were grouped in the top two brackets of results, with 11 earning 5-star status and six attaining a 4-star rating.
Grocery-anchored retail stands out positively among other retail investment properties

Canadian Property Management

Grocery-anchored retail deemed a best buy

Beyond stores selling essential goods, bricks-and-mortar retail is reeling from COVID-19-triggered public health controls and watching its already gaining competition grow even faster than projected.
GRESB separates from GBCI and seeks B-Corp status

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GRESB swaps GBCI umbrella for B-Corp status

The global benchmark for ESG performance of commercial real estate portfolios and infrastructure investments has reacquired its independence and established a non-profit foundation to oversee standards development.