Michael Brooks

low-carbon vanguard

Canadian Property Management

Real estate primed for low-carbon vanguard

Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance suggests there is more untapped opportunity than coordinated action in a market grappling with emerging imperatives for climate-related financial disclosure and integrating ESG measures.
Commercial ratepayers

Canadian Property Management

Few favours for commercial ratepayers in 2018

Tax ratios for 11 of Canada's largest cities demonstrate that commercial ratepayers consistently carry a disproportionate share of the municipal property tax burden.
inclusionary zoning

CondoBusiness

Revisit inclusionary zoning reg: REALPAC to province

REALPAC is calling on the new administration at Queen's Park to revisit Ontario's inclusionary zoning regulation.
Canadian REITs

Canadian Property Management

Canadian REITs mark 25 years on the TSX

Since the first two listings in 1993, investors can now look to 44 REITs with a collective market capitalization of $62 billion.
Order of Canada

Canadian Property Management

KingSett’s Jon Love named to Order of Canada

Governor General Julie Payette announced the honour just prior to Canada Day, with accompanying acknowledgement of Jon Love's business leadership and philanthropy.
urban pressures arise in step with proptech

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Urban pressures arise in step with proptech

Toronto conference explores commercial real estate in its urban context, focusing on factors that support or threaten economic growth, investment returns, urban liveability and sustainability.
gender parity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Hard quotas unlikely in gender parity push

Hard quotas appear to be an unlikely tool in the growing push to promote gender parity in the real estate industry.
real estate talent

Canadian Property Management

Senior execs plumb real estate talent pool

Prominent senior real estate executives attempted to pin down the somewhat intangible concepts of leadership, team-building and inclusiveness during a panel discussion, earlier this fall in Toronto, to kick off BOMEX 2017.
real estate education

Canadian Property Management

New Canadian context for real estate education

The newly released textbook packages universal principles and domestic context into one 500+-page compendium devised to impart a grounding in real estate fundamentals, transactions and the multidisciplinary oversight of income properties.
3d_mixed_used_developments

Canadian Property Management

3-D approach to mixed-use developments

To attain the highest and best use for a mixed-use site, developers need to think in 3-D: horizontally, vertically and segmenting by use.