Real Estate

Real estate gender splits outdo TSX benchmark

Canadian Property Management

Real estate gender splits outdo TSX benchmark

Women are somewhat more conspicuous in commercial real estate’s executive suites and boardrooms than is the average for Canadian companies that disclose such information to regulators and unit/shareholders.
Accelerator program not as Canadian as touted

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Accelerator program not as Canadian as touted

Canadian proptech companies comprise just half the slate newly named to the 2022 REACH Canada accelerator program, chosen through a competitive process sponsored by the U.S. National Association of Realtors.
Accessibility carries a simple business case

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Accessibility carries a simple business case

Many commercial real estate operators are making the simple business case for buildings that are functional for all potential users. It’s a quest that can begin with simple investigations, simple low-cost measures and simple mindfulness.
Four Canadian pension plans rank in global top 10 for value of their infrastructure holdings

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Infrastructure holdings back Canadian pensions

Four Canadian pension plans rank in the global top 10 for value of their infrastructure holdings and also stand out for more sizeable quotients of infrastructure in their total assets.
BGO grows data centre portfolio

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BentallGreenOak grows data centre portfolio

BentallGreenOak has augmented its nascent data centre portfolio with the acquisition of a 200,000-square-foot facility in downtown Montreal, continuing the foray into the alternative asset class launched earlier this spring.
climate action dividends projected for real estate

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Real estate could reap climate action dividends

The global urgency for climate action has an upside companion in global opportunities for strategic investment that could improve people’s lives and yield sustainable returns.
office market turnaround

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Office market turnaround delayed at least to Q4

A fourth wave of COVID-19 stalled hopes for an office market turnaround in the third quarter of 2021, while demand for industrial space continued unabated.
Buildings urged to brandish orange for Truth & Reconciliation Week

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Buildings urged to brandish orange Sept. 30

Orange is the designated colour to show support and build awareness within commercial and institutional buildings as Canada prepares to mark its first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Ontario to give license on commercial mortgages

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Ontario to give license on commercial mortgages

Sophisticated borrowers and lenders will be able to negotiate commercial mortgages through unlicensed channels if proposed regulatory amendments are enacted in Ontario.
real estate deals on record pace in Q2 2020

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Real estate deals hit record volume in Q2

Nearly $14 billion worth of commercial real estate transactions closed in the second quarter of 2021, making it Canada’s most active quarter ever for non-M&A investment volume.
measurable actions needed to truly show diversity resolve

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Measurable actions convey diversity resolve

The CREED Council’s 22-member board of directors is influentially placed in senior management roles in property management, development, leasing, finance/investment and various professional services.
race2reduce prepares to mark 2021 milestones

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Race2reduce prepares to mark 2021 milestones

This year’s top achievers in the friendly competition with serious intent will be announced on September 16 when the annual CREST (commercial real estate sustainability trailblazers) awards are bestowed.
LSE IPO targets investors in supported housing ventures

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LSE offering targets supported housing ventures

Responsible Housing REIT aims to generate sustainable investment returns and pioneer an alternative model for financing and delivering affordable, assisted accommodations.
ESG benchmarking tallies continued global uptake

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ESG benchmarking tallies growing global uptake

The 2021 GRESB real estate results, slated to be released later this fall, will draw from a database of 1,520 entities collectively reporting on 117,000 assets valued at USD $5.7 trillion.
real estate investment universe expands in 2020

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Real estate investment universe expands in 2020

MSCI estimates the global professionally managed real estate investment market grew by 9 per cent to reach USD $10.5 trillion in 2020, up from USD $9.6 trillion in 2019.
Blackstone offers premium on WPT REIT units

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Blackstone offers premium on WPT REIT units

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust has entered into an agreement to acquire WPT Industrial REIT's U.S.-based portfolio of distribution and logistics facilities for USD $3.1 billion.
investment performance expectations rally in Q2

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Investment performance expectations rally in Q2

Recently released results of the REALPAC/Ferguson Partners Canadian Real Estate Sentiment Survey show industry executives in a more upbeat mood in Q2 2021 than was the case 12 months earlier.