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.
UK housing data standard

Canadian Apartment Magazine

UK housing data standard promises efficiencies

A newly released data standard is the first step in an envisioned common platform for the United Kingdom's housing providers to manage and integrate information.
short list rivals


Short list rivals undercut Toronto on housing

An overview of median list prices among the 19 American contenders for Amazon's second headquarters reveals a wide gulf between New York and every other market, while Toronto is largely matched with Los Angeles as the next most expensive cities.
Ben Myers


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.
building upkeep and repair

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Quebec tweaks building upkeep and repair rules

Neither Quebec's largest rental housing association nor public sector union is happy with recent changes to construction industry regulations governing voluntary work.
condo conversion


Condo conversions to see expanded warranties

Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
operating presssures

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Sectors compare and contrast operating pressures

Participants in an executive roundtable discussion at last week's PM Expo in Toronto rated emerging and age-old operating pressures differently depending on their tenants' key demands.
Fort McMurray landlords

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Fort McMurray landlords scrutinized in 2016-17

Alberta courts ordered restitution for 12 breaches of the Residential Tenancy Act in 2016-17 and meted out an unprecedented $7,000 fine.
private sector housing partners

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds open to private sector housing partners

As envisioned, the federal and provincial/territorial governments will jointly fund the 10-year, $40-billion package of policies and programs so many details are still missing or yet to be refined through future negotiations.
urban green space

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Urban green space could prove a health asset

Canadian researchers recently completed what's believed to be the first large-scale study of links between residential proximity to green space and mortality rates from chronic illnesses.
vinyl flooring

Canadian Property Management

It’s Time to Rethink Vinyl Flooring

The vinyl flooring of yesteryear has been replaced with a more resilient, healthier, and visually dynamic successor.
Solar Uniquartier

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Phase 1 of Quebec’s biggest mixed-use development breaks ground

Devimco Immobilier recently broke ground on Phase 1 of Solar Uniquartier, a development that is being touted as Quebec’s biggest mixed-use real estate project.
housing damage

REMI Network

NZ quake study gets to heart of housing damage

Researchers have drawn a link between destabilized housing conditions and a higher than normal heart attack rate in the aftermath of New Zealand's 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
noise complaints


Turning down the volume on noise complaints

Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.


Tarion coverage for condo conversions anticipated in 2018

Tarion coverage for Ontario condo conversions is expected to become available at the beginning of 2018, according to a regulatory proposal.
foreign buyer


Ontario releases foreign buyer data ahead of housing forum

Foreign buyers were involved in roughly 4.7 per cent of residential and agricultural real estate purchases in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, new data shows.
RioCan and Concert

Canadian Apartment Magazine

RioCan and Concert team up on Toronto development

RioCan and Concert are pleased to announce the signing of a firm agreement on May 17, 2017, with RioCan selling a 50 per cent interest in