Risk Management

Real estate, legal and financial services providers are rallying to support the Canadian hotel industry

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadian hotel industry draws troubleshooters

Real estate, legal and financial services providers have come together to offer support and work their networks on the hotel sector's behalf during the COVID-19 crisis.
Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

Canadian Property Management

Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
favoured lease horizons vary with the economy

Canadian Property Management

Favoured lease horizons vary with economy

Commercial landlords may be looking differently at the mix of lease horizons in their buildings and across their portfolios than they did a few weeks ago.
COVID-19

CondoBusiness

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in condos

Boards and property managers of condos play a significant role in protecting residents during emergencies like the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
portfolio warming potential

Canadian Property Management

New metric to peg portfolio warming potential

A new package of analytical tools identify and track asset exposure to climate risk, aligned with the steady adoption of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures by global financial institutions.
environmental approvals

CondoBusiness

Friendlier CHP environmental approvals welcome

It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
Climate risk profilers

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk profilers wrangle fragmented data

A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.
climate change procrastinators

Canadian Property Management

Climate change procrastinators urged to act

The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
Canadian pension funds

Canadian Property Management

Canadian pension funds look to GRESB guidance

Oxford Properties Group and Ivanhoé Cambridge have been benchmarked atop their North American peers in the 2019 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, which this year plotted the ESG performance of 1,005 companies, funds and REITs worldwide.
Financial and Risk Management Standards and Requirements for Apartment Operators

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Financial and Risk Management Standards and Requirements for Apartment Operators

Membership in the Certified Rental Building Program (CRBP) is an effective means of maintaining a high standard of quality when managing your building or working
Ontario Fire Code

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario Fire Code to add steeper fine bracket

More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
flood

REMI Network

New report recommends national wind resilience standard

The report provides the basis for the development of wind risk reduction measures.
central banks

REMI Network

Central banks offer climate risk guidance

The Bank of Canada is one of the newest members of the Network for Greening the Financial System, which has released global recommendations on climate-related risk assessment, monitoring and data sharing.
pipe flushing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Passing the lead test in institutional buildings

School plumbing systems require regular pipe flushing to keep kids safe. How sensors can help fulfill this duty amid failing grades at some facilities.
clothing donation bins

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
average rents in Canada

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Construction Lending Q&A: Jeremy Wedgbury, First National

We spoke with Jeremy Wedgbury of First National to discuss current industry challenges of construction lending and potential financial solutions.