Real Estate

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.
centre for real estate studies opens at Concordia University

Canadian Property Management

Concordia U bolsters real estate studies

Students pursuing a degree through the John Molson School of Business can earn a minor in real estate, aligned with the new academic centre to support teaching and research.
diverse expertise

REMI Network

Industry resource promotes diverse expertise

Developers of the European database, Women Talk Real Estate, are exploring demand for a similar resource to leverage insight from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) professionals.
September CECRA coverage

Canadian Property Management

Stop-gap September CECRA coverage offered

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance will be offered for a sixth month. The announcement comes eight days after the portal for new applications for the relief program appeared to be closed.
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.
CECRA now closed to new applications for commercial rent relief

Canadian Property Management

CECRA now closed to new applicants

With the August 31 deadline for first-time applications for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) now passed, the three-month program that evolved into five months of relief is closed to new recipients.
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.
slumping confidence registered in office sector dynamics

Canadian Property Management

Slumping confidence in office sector dynamics

Confidence in industrial markets has also slipped since 2020 began, but still hovers on the up side of neutral on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.
Halifax office and industrial markets

Canadian Property Management

Challenger rising among Halifax office nodes

The downtown office vacancy rate surpassed 20 per cent, while Dartmouth Crossing enjoyed a 768 basis point drop in vacancy, pushing the rate below 12 per cent.
hotel recovery relies on impulsive staycationers

Canadian Property Management

Hotel recovery relies on impulsive staycationers

Following what’s characterized as the most difficult quarter yet recorded for Canadian hotel owners and operators, industry analysts are tracking the arduous climb back from the early April trough.
investment deal resumption foreseen for Q3

Canadian Property Management

Investment deal resumption foreseen for Q3

Static cap rates reflect limited transactions in the second quarter of 2020, but commercial real estate analysts express confidence that asset values are holding under COVID-19-related pressures.
investors seeking new deals despite COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

Investors express interest in seeking new deals

Pension funds and life insurance companies appeared most anxious to get back into the game, with more than 50 per cent of reporting they were pursuing acquisitions.
transparency metrics for real estate investors

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 expected to drive transparency metrics

Canada once again places in the top tier of “highly transparent” nations in the newly released 2020 edition of the JLL/LaSalle Global Real Estate Transparency Index.
Most downtown office markets still seeing few impacts from COVID-19

REMI Network

Q2 leaves most downtown office markets unscathed

Second quarter vacancy rates and rent trends provide a first look at Canadian commercial real estate markets during widespread COVID-19-triggered business shutdowns.
Toronto Council to consider updates to investment decision process

REMI Network

Toronto to refine investment decision process

Proposed policy changes would embed United Nations sustainable development goals in ESG criteria and adjust parameters for allocations to real assets.