COVID-19

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.
Institutional investors compare 10-year Canada bond rate to real estate returns

Canadian Property Management

Bond rate signals to institutional investors

A 100 basis point slide in the 10-year Canada bond rate over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic contributes to real estate’s continuing allure for institutional investors.
investment Vancouver

REMI Network

Infrastructure investment tops Vancouver survey

Critical infrastructure investment was identified in a Metro Vancouver survey as key to helping the economy recover from COVID-19.
CERS applications to be accepted as of November 23

Canadian Property Management

CERS applications to be accepted as of Nov. 23

Legislation to enable the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) received parliamentary approval late last week and an online application portal was expected to be operational for Nov. 23.
investment Vancouver

REMI Network

Housing markets sinking despite rising prices, report finds

Housing markets are falling deeper into a slump despite increasing property prices, suggests a new report by The Real Estate Investment Network.
CERS draft legislation outlines new commercial rent relief program

Canadian Property Management

CERS draft legislation awaits adoption

CERS will deliver direct rent support to qualifying tenants without the need to work though their landlords. As a direct subsidy, unlike CECRA, no loan agreement is required.
Envoy desks

Design Quarterly

Envoy Desks offers solution for safe workplaces

Envoy Desks is a new desk reservation system to help companies meet physical distancing guidelines for employees working in the office.
mental health support

Construction Business

Building support for mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is emphasizing the importance of having strategies in place to provide support for mental health in construction.
freeze on rent

Canadian Apartment Magazine

B.C.’s freeze on rent extended to July 2021

The Province of B.C. announced it has extended the freeze on rent increases until July 10, 2021, an announcement that comes as concerning news to the region's rental housing sector.
October 2020 rental data

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Average rent down 8.1% in Canada: October 2020

New rental data for October 2020 shows that average rents are down in most large metros, particularly for smaller luxury units located in busy neighbourhhoods.
Canadian construction activity

Construction Business

Canadian construction continues to rebound

Canadian construction continues to rebound in Quebec, B.C. and Ontario, while Alberta slows, according to Procore's activity index.
twindemic prevention

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Protecting workplaces from a “twindemic”

In the second wave of the pandemic, business owners and facility managers must be unprecedentedly vigilant about protecting workplaces.
commercial evictions

Canadian Property Management

Ontario wires commercial evictions on/off switch

A proposed amendment to the Commercial Tenancies Act, included in Ontario's budget bill, would allow the Minister to impose future COVID-19-related prohibitions on commercial evictions via regulation.
Ontario budget dismantles historic property tax disparity

Canadian Property Management

Historic property tax disparity dismantled

As announced in the provincial budget, the Ontario government plans to equalize the business education tax (BET) rate at 0.88 per cent for 2021, equating to a $450-million tax cut province-wide.
future-proofing cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Future-proofing cleaning for the new normal

The present is painful for property and facility managers and it's made future-proofing cleaning more important than ever.
outdoor seating

REMI Network

Design guidelines for winterizing outdoor seating

Outdoor spaces have played a large role in sustaining the economy during the pandemic. The ICC has published new guidelines for winter.
Ontario budget promises to shift some locked-in hydro costs to general provincial expenditures

Canadian Property Management

Ontario to shift some locked-in hydro costs

The roughly $433-million annual allocation for the relief measure will cover a small portion of the total global adjustment, which surpassed $1 billion in every month from January to September this year.