Real Estate

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.
Ben Myers

CondoBusiness

Ben Myers launches residential real estate advisory firm

Veteran real estate analyst Ben Myers has launched Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc., a boutique residential real estate advisory firm.
Accessibility certification

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility certification fills industry void

Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
development approvals

CondoBusiness

Ontario takes steps to streamline development approvals

Electronic permitting could be coming to Ontario as the province sets about implementing a 14-point action plan aimed at streamlining development approvals.
Single-use professional sports venues

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Single-use professional sports venues falter

Ottawa and Calgary are two current Canadian examples where pressure is mounting to abandon major arenas still far from the end of their structural life cycles and build anew.
Canadian GRESB participants

Canadian Property Management

Canadian GRESB participants close gap to leaders

Eighteen Canadian real estate organizations undertook the rigorous reporting exercise, which plots portfolio-wide ESG (environmental, social, governance) intent, practices and outcomes, and collectively achieved an average score of 70 out of a possible 100 points.
real estate talent

Canadian Property Management

Senior execs plumb real estate talent pool

Prominent senior real estate executives attempted to pin down the somewhat intangible concepts of leadership, team-building and inclusiveness during a panel discussion, earlier this fall in Toronto, to kick off BOMEX 2017.
portal to innovation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Maintenance deemed a portal to innovation

Senior real estate executives reflected on evolving building technology as part of the kick-off to BOMEX 2017, earlier this fall in Toronto.
successful world cities

Canadian Property Management

Toronto strives among successful world cities

The rankings include Toronto among a penultimate tier of 10 contenders pushing up against the alpha "big seven" of London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul.
luxury condo sales

CondoBusiness

GTA and Vancouver see more luxury condo sales

Vancouver boasts a greater share of higher priced transactions with 165 condo deals topping $2 million versus 100 in the Greater Toronto Area, but the single highest price was garnered in the GTA.
lease

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to navigate lease extensions and renewals

Five tips for tenants as they review, negotiate and exercise lease extensions and renewals.
stranded asset potential

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk raises stranded asset potential

Worldwide escalating tallies of damage from storms and drought-related phenomena are indisputably capturing the commercial real estate industry's attention.
investment transactions

Canadian Property Management

Land tops Vancouver Q2 investment transactions

Vancouver's three largest investment transactions for the spring of 2017 surpassed an entire quarter's worth of activity in Calgary.
Winnipeg office and industrial markets

Canadian Property Management

Winnipeg office and industrial markets chug on

Vacancy rates in both sectors are below the national average, while rents neither outshine nor dramatically trail those commanded in other major Canadian centres.
data centre demand

Canadian Property Management

Montreal and Toronto court data centre demand

Market analysts attribute Montreal's healthy status to low electricity rates and the arrival of "big-name" cloud providers.
Brexit beneficiary

REMI Network

Investors peg Dublin as a Brexit beneficiary

Dublin emerges as an investor favourite in recent surveys of the European and global commercial property markets.
Toronto and Vancouver

Canadian Property Management

Toronto and Vancouver outperform market pack

Second quarter stats reveal a widening gap between Canada's prospering and struggling office markets, while investors continue to focus on downtown Class A properties.