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Canadian CRE players share 2021 portfolio data

Canadian Property Management

Canadian CRE players report 2021 portfolio data

Nearly 200 respondents who collectively own and/or manage more than 2.2 billion square feet of space reported to the 26th annual Who's Who in Canadian Real Estate survey.
COVID-19 prompts fine-tune for effective benchmarking

Canadian Property Management

A fine-tune for effective benchmarking

The 2021 versions of REALPAC's normalization methodologies for calculating energy- and water-use intensity address issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and lower occupant densities in office buildings.
virtual tours of optimal post-pandemic space configurations available

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Post-pandemic space configurations on view

Working with the furniture distributor, NUA Office, Colonnade BridgePort has developed a primer to help companies welcome back their workforces and acclimatize to new levels of awareness and concern about healthy indoor environments.
ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return

For employees transitioning daily between different workstations, management may want to standardize equipment so employees can easily learn how to adjust equipment and not have to relearn each workstation type.
CERS uptake falls short of potential

Canadian Property Management

CERS uptake falls short of potential

Removing landlords from the application process hasn’t necessarily made the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) more accessible for commercial tenants experiencing pandemic-related financial stress.
Pandemic interlude grips Canadian office markets for fifth successive quarter

Canadian Property Management

Pandemic interlude grips fifth successive quarter

The pandemic interlude cast gloom on Canadian office markets for a fifth successive quarter, but they are heading into a sixth with signs that pressures could be easing.
workstations

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Selecting workstations for post-COVID re-entry

Designing a workplace today is a balancing act. It must effectively account for social distancing requirements while also recognizing the need for interaction and collaboration.
Downtown Toronto office workers consider returning to their offices

Canadian Property Management

Toronto office workers inform recovery plans

Based on survey findings, downtown commercial landlords are beginning the pandemic recovery process with a tenant base that generally looks favourably on the area and their experiences within it.
looser office densities deemed easier economic stretch in Toronto

Canadian Property Management

Looser office densities deemed viable in Toronto

Toronto is positioned among select global cities with a combination of space and cost factors that could better appeal to employers seeking to expand space-per-person ratios in their office footprint.
TRCA

REMI Network

Biophilic design of new TRCA HQ puts wood first

Encased in glass, four water walls will symbolize TRCA’s role of safeguarding the GTA’s watersheds while also being an integral part of the building’s HVAC system.
Commercial buildings receive ENERGY STAR awards

Canadian Property Management

Commercial buildings named ENERGY STAR winners

Suburban office and corporate headquarters capture the limelight in the newly announced 2021 ENERGY STAR Canada awards for existing commercial and institutional buildings.
Ceridian Canada

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Multi-purpose lighting aglow at Ceridian Canada office

Space intended for a grocery store became an opportunity for a human resource software company to centralize its entire Winnipeg team in one open-concept office.
Tork Office Hygiene

REMI Network

Preparing offices for the post-pandemic future

It’s only a matter of time before many work-from-home employees fully return to the office. Yet before employers can welcome them back safely, workplace well-being and hygiene must be addressed.
eastern Ontario

Canadian Property Management

GTA’s Q1 2021 investment sales surpass Q1 2020

Industrial assets and development land accounted for more than 50 per cent of investment sales value in Q1 2021 with trade activity in both sectors far outpacing deal-making in the pre-pandemic months of 2020.
Budget confirms 16-week CERS extension

Canadian Property Management

Budget confirms 16-week CERS extension

The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) will now be available until at least September 25, but at gradually declining levels after July 3.
office

REMI Network

1 in 3 workers may quit if called back to office full time

About 33 per cent of professionals currently working from home due to the pandemic would look for a new job if called back to the office full time.
office sublet activity slackens somewhat in Q1

Canadian Property Management

Pace of office sublet activity slackens in Q1

Industrial space got even tighter in Canada’s largest commercial real estate markets during the first quarter of 2021, while office sublet activity continued, but at a slower pace than in Q4 2020.