Oxford moves into the cold storage sector

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Oxford warms to cold storage sector

The CAD $475 million investment aligns the Canadian pension fund with the largest global player in cold storage logistics as momentum builds for digital commerce in grocery retailing.
Ontario capital markets set for modernization effort

Canadian Property Management

Ontario capital markets set for rule revamp

Proposals address a range of issues that are likely to be of interest to listed real estate entities and their investors, as well as start-up ventures and other publicly traded service providers to the industry.
global institutional investors

Canadian Property Management

Canadians atop global institutional investors

Canadians received two of three platinum-level awards bestowed to top investment performers in conjunction with the annual IPE Real Estate conference for pension fund executives.
Mark Carney to lead development of ESG-focused funds at Brookfield Asset Management

Canadian Property Management

Brookfield looks to Carney on ESG-focused funds

Mark Carney, the United Nations special envoy for climate action and finance, has joined Brookfield Asset Management as vice chair and head of ESG and impact fund investing.
2020 GRESB response demonstrates ESG momentum

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GRESB response demonstrates ESG momentum

Participation in the global benchmarking exercise increased 18 per cent from 2019 and represents more than USD $5.3 trillion worth of assets under management.
multifamily assets

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Preference for multifamily assets signalled

Under COVID-19-induced pressure, investors, lenders and public markets are signalling a preference for multifamily assets. The asset class was the top attractor of investment dollars in Canada’s commercial real estate market during the first half of 2020.
COVID-19 brings fresh commercial office watchwords to the forefront

Canadian Property Management

Commercial office watchwords attuned to COVID

Market analysts typify a second quarter uptick in downtown sublet activity as a spurt, not a glut. However, they project the trend is likely to continue.
new condo market


Can anything stop the GTA’s new condo market?

Depending on your source of data, the average asking price per-square-foot for new condos in the GTA has increased for about 25 consecutive years.
slumping confidence registered in office sector dynamics

Canadian Property Management

Slumping confidence in office sector dynamics

Confidence in industrial markets has also slipped since 2020 began, but still hovers on the up side of neutral on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.
Halifax office and industrial markets

Canadian Property Management

Challenger rising among Halifax office nodes

The downtown office vacancy rate surpassed 20 per cent, while Dartmouth Crossing enjoyed a 768 basis point drop in vacancy, pushing the rate below 12 per cent.
hotel recovery relies on impulsive staycationers

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Hotel recovery relies on impulsive staycationers

Following what’s characterized as the most difficult quarter yet recorded for Canadian hotel owners and operators, industry analysts are tracking the arduous climb back from the early April trough.
investment deal resumption foreseen for Q3

Canadian Property Management

Investment deal resumption foreseen for Q3

Static cap rates reflect limited transactions in the second quarter of 2020, but commercial real estate analysts express confidence that asset values are holding under COVID-19-related pressures.
data centres

REMI Network

CBRE Caledon invests in 12 Vantage data centres

CBRE Caledon acquired a stake in a $3.5-billion portfolio of 12 purpose-built high-quality data centres based in North America.
investors seeking new deals despite COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

Investors express interest in seeking new deals

Pension funds and life insurance companies appeared most anxious to get back into the game, with more than 50 per cent of reporting they were pursuing acquisitions.
transparency metrics for real estate investors

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 expected to drive transparency metrics

Canada once again places in the top tier of “highly transparent” nations in the newly released 2020 edition of the JLL/LaSalle Global Real Estate Transparency Index.
Most downtown office markets still seeing few impacts from COVID-19

REMI Network

Q2 leaves most downtown office markets unscathed

Second quarter vacancy rates and rent trends provide a first look at Canadian commercial real estate markets during widespread COVID-19-triggered business shutdowns.
Toronto Council to consider updates to investment decision process

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Toronto to refine investment decision process

Proposed policy changes would embed United Nations sustainable development goals in ESG criteria and adjust parameters for allocations to real assets.