REALpac

Commercial ratepayers

Canadian Property Management

Few favours for commercial ratepayers in 2018

Tax ratios for 11 of Canada's largest cities demonstrate that commercial ratepayers consistently carry a disproportionate share of the municipal property tax burden.
rent control

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Assessing the impact of rent control

More than a year after the Fair Rental Act was introduced, rent control is back in the spotlight with new research suggesting it is doing more harm than good when it comes to rental construction and affordability.
inclusionary zoning

CondoBusiness

Revisit inclusionary zoning reg: REALPAC to province

REALPAC is calling on the new administration at Queen's Park to revisit Ontario's inclusionary zoning regulation.
Institutional investors

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Institutional investors see residential gains

This was the third consecutive year the REALPAC/IPD Canada Property Index showed improved returns on residential investment, and the second year running that residential was the top-performing property sector.
2017 investment returns

Canadian Property Management

Capital growth nudges 2017 investment returns

Robust economies in Toronto and Vancouver, a continuing slump in Calgary, retailing challenges and sustained high demand for rental housing all play into an index-wide total return of 6.7 per cent.
slip in 2016 real estate returns

Canadian Property Management

Investors see slip in 2016 real estate returns

Annual results of the REALPAC/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index, released late last week, reveal a year of below-average performance for index participants' directly held standing assets.
real estate education

Canadian Property Management

New Canadian context for real estate education

The newly released textbook packages universal principles and domestic context into one 500+-page compendium devised to impart a grounding in real estate fundamentals, transactions and the multidisciplinary oversight of income properties.
foreign buyers

REMI Network

REALpac survey reveals disproportionate tax rates

the REALPAC Canadian Property Tax Rate Analysis is a Canada-wide survey of property tax rates of ten major urban centres. Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal continue to post the highest commercial-to-residential ratios of the cities analyzed.
parking levy

REMI Network

CRE Industry Coalition bashes proposed parking levy

The CRE Industry Coalition issued a report today outlining key disadvantages of a proposed parking levy on commercially-owned parking stalls in Toronto.
forefront of sustainability

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Outreach from the forefront of sustainability

Canada Green Building Council president and CEO, Thomas Mueller, outlines the agenda for this year's national conference and exposition.
landscape green

Building Strategies & Sustainability

2015 GRESB results plot improved green status

Results for 2015, released Sept. 2, provide an overview of 707 real estate organizations encompassing 61,000 properties worldwide, collectively valued at U.S. $2.3 trillion.
industrial

Canadian Property Management

Industrial sector a ‘recognized stable investment’

Construction and investment in industrial buildings, along with their ongoing operations, contribute $21.7 billion to Canada’s economy, according to the Real Property Association of Canada’s
commercial retail revitalization

Canadian Property Management

Retail real estate supports Canadian economy

The Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac) estimated that the contributions of the retail real estate sector to the Canadian economy in 2013 was a
Business Man

REMI Network

Real estate market concerns senior execs: report

Senior executives in various commercial asset classes face ongoing concerns regarding the future success of Canada’s real estate market, according to recently released Q4 results
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Canadian Property Management

Some progress in cutting commercial tax rates

Commercial tax rates in Toronto and Montreal continue on inverse trajectories even though ratepayers in both cities carry a disproportionately higher share of the overall