Investment

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.
GRESB separates from GBCI and seeks B-Corp status

Canadian Property Management

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.
apartment market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

How has COVID-19 changed the apartment market?

Jeremy Wedgbury, Senior Vice President, Commercial Mortgages, First National discusses how the pandemic has affected the apartment market.
Most U.S. markets fall short of Vancouver and Toronto in Q3 2020

Canadian Property Management

Toronto and Vancouver outdo most U.S. markets

Canada has a numerically slight presence with disproportionate weight in Lee & Associates’ newly released third quarter commercial real estate results.
real estate confidence barometer

Canadian Property Management

Real estate confidence barometer resets from Q2

Newly released third quarter results from the REALPAC/FPL Canadian Real Estate Sentiment Survey reveal senior executives looking forward more hopefully and reflecting on last year's better times.
Industrial space availability rates below 3 per cent in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Slim prospects for industrial space seekers

Toronto records North America's lowest industrial availability rate, while Montreal and Vancouver also boast rates below 3 per cent coming out of the third quarter of 2020.
energy retrofits

Canadian Property Management

Feds to invest $2 billion in energy retrofits

A promised $2 billion investment in large-scale building retrofits will be central to the Canadian government’s job creation ambitions. Energy efficiency champions have plenty of ideas of how and where the funds could be best leveraged.
Canadian developers navigate uncertainty

Canadian Property Management

Canadian developers navigate uncertainty

The bulk of findings in the newly released Altus Group Global Property Development Trends Report are tied to opinions collected in early 2020 before COVID-19’s full hit landed in the world’s commercial real estate markets.
GTA development land sales strong from April to August

Canadian Property Management

No lockdown on GTA development land sales

Demand for housing and warehouse/distribution facilities drove transactions, keeping April-to-August sales volume largely on par with the same period in 2019.
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

REMI Network

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

CondoBusiness

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.