Office

Halifax office vacancy rate

Canadian Property Management

Halifax office vacancy rate dips modestly

The Atlantic Canada real estate advisory firm, Turner Drake & Partners, reports a region-wide office vacancy rate of 15.25 per cent, representing a drop of more than 170 basis points since June 2017.
Downtown Montreal office market

Canadian Property Management

Downtown Montreal office market making gains

Rents are rising, the availability rate remains steady even as new office space comes onto the market and construction crews are busy on in-progress commercial, multi-residential and public infrastructure projects.
property tax grant

Canadian Property Management

Developers decry pullback on property tax grant

Rules for the program are set to change, making the timing less than ideal for development proponents still awaiting a decision based on the original criteria in place when they submitted their applications.
previously awarded EVC grants

Canadian Property Management

Ontario qualifies previously approved EVC grants

Approved applicants who have already acted on the former government's promise will be in position to collect the rebate. Those who did not purchase equipment or sign a contract to authorize investment prior to July 4 will receive no funds.
Green certified office space

Canadian Property Management

Green certified office space no rarity in Canada

On a square footage basis, more than 50 per cent of the commercial inventory in Vancouver and Toronto now boasts LEED or BOMA BEST status.
GTA Q1 investment activity

Canadian Property Management

Robust demand drives GTA Q1 investment activity

Cominar REIT stands out among the vendors, as it offloaded two office, two retail and one industrial property for earnings of nearly $717 million.
C-suite

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Trading screwdrivers for strategic partnerships

Facilities management needs to have a voice in the C-suite. As business evolves, company leaders will require strategic facilities managers.
net positive

Canadian Property Management

Plans for first net positive energy office building

An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.
floor

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Cleaning schedules revisited in open offices

How can cleaning workers complete their tasks as office workers clock less defined work hours in open offices, challenging traditional cleaning schedules?
StorageVault

REMI Network

Morguard buys office in Airport Corporate Centre

Morguard has acquired a three-storey Class A office building in the Airport Corporate Centre in Mississauga, Ont, for $50.6 million.
investment

REMI Network

Retail leads GTA investment transactions in Q4

The retail and industrial sectors were Q4 frontrunners in Avision Young's GTA Commercial Investment Review Q4 2017.
electric vehicle

REMI Network

Program plugs electric vehicle use in workplaces

A new program is offering employers, commercial building owners and managers incentives to install electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces in Ontario.
Canadian office markets

Canadian Property Management

Most Canadian office markets record 2017 upswing

A 13 per cent national vacancy rate at the end of 2017 cloaks divergent dynamics across the 10 major Canadian office markets CBRE analyzes.
Slate Office REIT

REMI Network

Slate Office REIT acquires Chicago office complex

Slate Office REIT announced it will acquire a downtown Chicago office complex for US$85.6 million sometime this quarter.
retail

Canadian Property Management

Energizing mixed retail space

Increased urbanization and the demand for convenience has made it more common for retailers, restaurants and office spaces to operate under one roof.
LEED Platinum

REMI Network

One York earns record-breaking LEED Platinum score

One York Street has achieved LEED Platinum certification, earning 89 points, the highest score ever awarded to a Toronto building.
The Exchange

REMI Network

Canada’s first LEED Platinum heritage conversion opens

Credit Suisse Asset Management and Vancouver-based Swissreal Investments officially opened The Exchange office tower yesterday.