Office

Tim Hortons

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
trio of Toronto buildings

Canadian Property Management

Pension funds trade trio of Toronto buildings

OPTrust now has an ownership stake in the office tower that houses its own corporate headquarters.
multifamily deals Greybrook

Canadian Apartment Magazine

US multifamily deals top office again in 2018

Canadian investors acquired USD $9.8 billion worth of multifamily properties in the United States last year, but that's a fairly small portion of the sector's USD $167.5 billion transaction volume.
2018 investment returns

Canadian Property Management

Some drag in buoyant 2018 investment returns

A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate.
co-working centres Spaces Granville

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Deloitte Canada to be sole tenant of Spaces Granville

Deloitte Canada recently reached an agreement to become the sole tenant of Spaces Granville, the new Vancouver outpost of co-working office space.
Studio TK

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Two Studio TK designs receive Good Design Awards

Two of Studio TK’s latest furniture collections for social spaces, Borough and Cesto, earned 2018 Good Design Awards in the Furniture category.
sound masking

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to maintain sound masking performance

Today’s interiors are even more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control.
market drivers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Developers weigh in on market drivers

Collectively, the 400+ C-suite and senior executives see more opportunity than threat in technological advancements, social change and a less economically stratified society.
non-compete agreements

REMI Network

WeWork in bad faith on non-compete agreements

WeWork has released 1,400 low-wage employees from non-compete agreements and relaxed restrictions on 1,800 middle management and professional staff under pressure from the Attorneys General of New York and Illinois.
GVHBA homebuilders

Canadian Property Management

Scotiabank to anchor new Bay Adelaide tower

The 32-storey, 820,000-square-foot building will be the third and final piece of the office complex Brookfield Property Partners brought to the downtown Toronto market in 2009.
Calgary office vacancies ease marginally

Canadian Property Management

Calgary office vacancies ease marginally in Q2

Tenants in a position to take advantage of the current market dynamics are enjoying the flight to quality.
constrained Toronto market

Canadian Property Management

Constrained Toronto market curbs Q2 investment

Land deals accounted for half the value of real estate investment in the Greater Toronto Area during the second quarter of 2018, while activity in the office sector dipped considerably.
New Brunswick office markets

Canadian Property Management

NB office markets improve as St. John’s slips

Fredericton recorded 133,000 square feet of positive absorption since June 2017, taking the vacancy rate below 9.5 per cent, while Saint John showed the most marked improvement with a 3.7 per cent drop in vacancy.
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.