Risk Management

pandemic response

REMI Network

Auditing a condo’s pandemic response

In the thick of a second wave, industry members are more aware of the foresight required of them, prompting recent questions about pandemic response.
workplace cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Providing cleanliness and confidence in the workplace

It’s more crucial than ever for organizations to provide clean, safe, and healthy environments for those returning to the workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Fire code updates demand ongoing vigilance

Canadian Property Management

Fire code updates demand steady upkeep

Although they increasingly rely on professional service providers to keep up with the complexities of compliance, owners/managers ultimately carry the responsibility for life safety and bear the brunt of enforcement.
condo

CondoBusiness

Inside one condo board’s COVID-19 response

In February, before the WHO declared a global pandemic, talk among the condo board at Palace Pier was of various news reports piling in.
COVID-19 related investment announced in fall economic statement

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 related investment unveiled

The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
GRESB adjusts 2020 path for benchmarking ESG performance

Canadian Property Management

GRESB adjusts 2020 path to the stars

More than 50 per cent of participating Canadian portfolios were grouped in the top two brackets of results, with 11 earning 5-star status and six attaining a 4-star rating.
Proposed Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act tabled

Canadian Property Management

TCFD appears embedded in accountability Act

Newly tabled federal legislation would commit the Canadian government to set five-year targets and report progress in reaching the stated goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
Insurtech products gain market in Hong Kong

REMI Network

Asia-Pacific provides climate for insurtech

Smart technology and climate volatility underpin emergent property insurance products and the growing demand for them in the Asia-Pacific region.
New tax credit could apply on eligible common area upgrades

CondoBusiness

New tax credit may apply on common area upgrades

The one-time tax credit applies on eligible capital improvements made in 2021 to safeguard seniors and enable mobility and independence within their current principal residence.
direct subsidies to help tenants and business owners cover fixed property expenses

Canadian Property Management

New subsidy tagged for fixed property expenses

Qualifying commercial tenants and businesses operating in owned premises will be eligible for direct subsidies of up to 65 per cent of their fixed property expenses through the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.
FireSmart measures emphasis no-cost/low-cost maintenance and upgrades

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

FireSmart measures begin with maintenance

About 11 million people currently reside in Canada's wildland-urban interface areas, enjoying the benefits of proximity to forests and other natural features, but perhaps overlooking the perils.
condo tax

CondoBusiness

A condo tax refresher

Although condo corporations in Canada are non-profit, there are still tax implications and annual filings that are often overlooked.
Public transit wariness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public transit wariness makes the core edgy

Commuters’ willingness to jump on the bus, light-rail car or subway is expected to be a driving factor in repopulating office space in some major North American markets, including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
New ASHRAE guideline outlines prescriptive way to comply with legionella risk management process

Canadian Facility Management & Design

ASHRAE points prescriptive way on legionellosis

ASHRAE has produced supplemental guidance to help facilities managers and building operators with the practical steps of implementing legionellosis prevention measures.
COVID-19 outbreaks

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The keys to reopening multi-res operations

As Ontario prepares to reopen the economy, what will the upcoming months look like for multi-res operations? Legal expert Joe Hoffer shares important tips to help landlords manage the risks as they navigate their way into "new normal".
Fort McMurray flood water spills into downtown core

Canadian Property Management

Fort McMurray flood swamps 1,230 buildings

Approximately 13,000 evacuees have been instructed to abide by COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
Allied offers $600 million in debentures, in line with its green financing framework

REMI Network

Report helps FMs manage climate change effects

A new report helps facility managers to reduce the effects of climate change for the organizations they support.