Investment

climate change procrastinators

Canadian Property Management

Climate change procrastinators urged to act

The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
GRESB

Canadian Property Management

GRESB gets lift from ESG tailwind

Major Canadian players figure among both GRESB investor members with full access to the data and the larger complement of management members that report and are benchmarked through the real estate assessment.
Canadian pension funds

Canadian Property Management

Canadian pension funds look to GRESB guidance

Oxford Properties Group and Ivanhoé Cambridge have been benchmarked atop their North American peers in the 2019 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, which this year plotted the ESG performance of 1,005 companies, funds and REITs worldwide.
green preferred units

Canadian Property Management

Brookfield’s green preferred units “on trend”

Brookfield Property Partners is targeting USD $250 million to invest in green certified buildings and upgrades through the issuance of 10 million perpetual green preferred units.
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.
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.
money laundering

CondoBusiness

Real estate flies red flags of money laundering

Some of the signals of potential malfeasance in real estate transactions are not obvious or only appear ominous when they are part of a pattern of questionable conduct.
energy exposure

Canadian Property Management

Energy exposure fuels Calgary office woes

Energy firms drove Calgary office leasing deals in the first quarter of 2019, but in a way that had few landlords celebrating. The largest transactions involved companies relocating and downsizing into smaller spaces.
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.
BentallGreenOak

Canadian Property Management

BentallGreenOak officially emerges

Bentall Kennedy's merger with GreenOak Real Estate is now in place, extending the newly formed entity's worldwide reach and bringing approximately USD $46 billion worth of assets under management.
breakthrough energy fund

Canadian Property Management

Buildings in mix for breakthrough energy fund

Clean energy developers may secure up to $3 million or 50 per cent of project costs for the advancement of manufacturing, electricity, transportation or buildings related innovations with the potential to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
investment volume upswing

Canadian Property Management

Montreal enjoys investment volume upswing

Investors snapped up $6.5 billion worth of property in Montreal last year, accounting for nearly 12 per cent of deals valued in excess of $1 million Canada-wide.
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.
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.
prominent global real estate players

Canadian Property Management

ESG guides prominent global real estate players

ESG provides a framework to set priorities, steer action and monitor progress toward more resilient assets, with 93 per cent of respondents reporting that criteria linked to sustainability, supporting local communities and shunning corruption influence their investment decisions.
Chuck Hudson Pacific

Canadian Property Management

Blackstone eyes Bentall Centre for the long term

Vancouver's iconic Bentall Centre is set to have prominent new ownership.
trio of Toronto buildings

Canadian Property Management

Pension funds trade trio of Toronto buildings

OPTrust now has an ownership stake in the office tower that houses its own corporate headquarters.