Commercial

technology trends

Eight technology trends that could impact CRE

Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
Factory Square

Former Blackberry plant now Factory Square

Sometime this fall, a former Blackberry manufacturing plant turned light-infused office building will open its doors to companies in a Waterloo, Ontario area branded as
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Victoria’s tech sector: from trendy to sustainable

The tech sector in Victoria, B.C., keeps growing and is now part of a $4 billion a year industry that is no longer trendy, but sustainable.
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Office condo set for Toronto’s north Yonge strip

Yonge Park Plaza will offer the opportunity to own office space within a hotel setting, when the seven-storey glass building begins to rise this year.
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Push for gender equality in CRE industry

The struggle for gender equality in the Canadian workplace is a matter of priority as recent studies reveal a lack of women in corporate leadership roles.
build out

Tips for managing a successful build-out process

Defining a project’s priorities and early planning can help mitigate issues related to the build-out process.
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Real estate value tied to human behaviour

While demographics are a way to predict some uncertainties that await an aging real estate industry, understanding human values is a more accurate compass.
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Calgary hardest hit among energy sector hubs

The hub cities are prominent bases for energy company headquarters and affiliated service providers — employing executive, professional and administrative staff, and ultimately reflecting the vitality of extraction and production activities located elsewhere.
Sherway Gardens

Sherway Gardens remakes shopping experience

Sherway Gardens unveiled its new north expansion this week that reflects the changing landscape of retail in Canada and creates more of a mall 'experience.'
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BOMA Canada honours industry’s best

Commercial real estate professionals across Canada gathered in Québec City for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada National Awards gala.
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Flight to quality upends office tower hierarchy

A spate of new towers in the downtowns of major Canadian cities respond to tenants' demand for buildings that can effectively accommodate the technology and occupant densities their businesses require.
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Economy challenges Canadian office market

Lower oil prices, shrinking availability of office space and urban intensification are a few big factors affecting various office markets across Canada.
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Virtual reality emerges in commercial sector

Office marketing tools of the future will immerse users in new or non-existent environments, offering them the chance to virtually control a presale asset.
prestige office buildings

New prestige office buildings capture market

Although longstanding landmarks in the Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver skylines now command average rents 18 per cent higher than less iconic competition can muster, real estate analysts predict an emergent tenants' market will alter that picture.
Transit oriented development

Factors of intensification and transit imbalance

Why has development in the GTA over the last decade not happened closer to planned or current transit infrastructure? An industry panel discusses factors.
Canadian retail sector

Canadian retail sector ponders industry trends

Technology and consumer shopping preferences were two retail trends discussed at seminar at the 2015 Land and Development Conference in Toronto.
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Sustainable leaders rethink the ‘chase for points’

In the race to move from one building certification level to another, some industry leaders wonder if subscribers of such programs are truly being green.