COVID-19

COVID-19 transmission

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Tips to prevent COVID-19 transmission in sport and recreation facilities

It is crucial to evaluate the environment of these facilties and implement measures that mitigate the risk of transmission.
antimicrobial coatings

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The power of antimicrobial coatings

While not substitutes for regular cleaning and disinfection practices, these coatings can help to reduce human exposure to viruses.
office market turnaround

Canadian Property Management

Office market turnaround delayed at least to Q4

A fourth wave of COVID-19 stalled hopes for an office market turnaround in the third quarter of 2021, while demand for industrial space continued unabated.
pandemic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Pandemic expands an aging workforce

The pandemic is pushing people to reconsider their post-work-life ambitions.
mental health

REMI Network

Fewer Canadians report ‘sense of belonging’ at work 

More than half of Canadians are doing their job when feeling unwell on a weekly basis. The mental health scores among this group are significantly below those who report never working while feeling unwell.
vaccination policies

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Building well-rounded vaccination policies

A smart risk management strategy includes two distinct vaccination policies to seperately address employees and tenant use of non-essential amenities.
Chandos

Construction Business

Chandos joins in mandatory vaccine for employees

Chandos Construction will require all employees across the country to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, following similar announcements by other major Canadian contractors.
remote building inspections

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Remote building inspections to get code clarity

A proposed amendment to the Ontario Building Code would explicitly allow for alternatives to building inspectors’ physical presence on construction sites.
vaccination

Construction Business

Ellisdon, PCL implement mandatory vaccination

EllisDon and PCL Construction, two of Canada's largest general contractors, are implementing vaccination verification requirements.
real estate deals on record pace in Q2 2020

Canadian Property Management

Real estate deals hit record volume in Q2

Nearly $14 billion worth of commercial real estate transactions closed in the second quarter of 2021, making it Canada’s most active quarter ever for non-M&A investment volume.
retailers

Canadian Facility Management & Design

What can the new workplace learn from retailers?

Just as bricks-and-mortar stores embraced experiential retail to entice consumers who might otherwise shop online, organizations are now hoping to woo their remote-savvy workers back to the office.
masks

REMI Network

Study finds ‘serious difference’ in viability of different masks

A new study from the University of Waterloo found the most common masks, primarily due to problems with fit, filter about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets.
vaccination mandatory

Construction Business

Majority of businesses plan mandatory vaccination

Majority of Canadian businesses are making or plan to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for their employees.
Fitwel Viral Response

REMI Network

BentallGreenOak sets record with Fitwel Viral Response

The achievement represents the largest portfolio of commercial real estate properties in Canada to earn the certification.
student housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Student housing in a post-COVID world

Despite being one of the fastest-growing destinations for international students, Canada needs more student housing. A new report from Alignvest suggests the PBSA market is poised for growth.
mortgages

REMI Network

Concerns as new mortgages jump to record high

One concerning trend is the amount of mortgage debt being taken on by consumers with lower credit scores.
Canadian hotels await post-pandemic recovery

Canadian Property Management

Canadian hotels await post-pandemic recovery

Canadian hotels still aren’t making the Dean’s list for investment performance, but market analysts appear confident that rallying conditions are pushing the sector in a positive direction.