Condominium

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.
Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
maintenance

How to maximize a building system’s life cycle

The longevity of a building system depends on many factors, but a preventative maintenance program is a key step in prolonging the equipment's life cycle.
insulating glass units

Maintaining insulating glass units in condos

An engineer explains the life expectancy and maintenance requirements of windows and specifically insulating glass units (IGUs) in condos.
real estate

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.
BOMA Canada

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.
virtual reality

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.
business continuity

Business continuity to curtail water damage

Disaster recovery contractors are able to minimize fire and water damage if property managers have organized a clearly defined decision making process.
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A guide to condo parking garage maintenance

Data suggests that a condominium corporation should expect to spend between $100 and $500 per parking stall per year in order to keep its parking
Generator

A flurry of red-tagged emergency generators

When last winter’s ice storm walloped Toronto days before Christmas and knocked out power in parts of the city for upwards of a week, it
Overbuilding

Housing market modestly overvalued: CMHC

Apart from modest overvaluation — and a cautionary note about overbuilding in Montreal and Toronto — Canada’s housing markets largely align with underlying demographic and
Conflict

Containing condominium disputes

Property managers often find themselves sandwiched in conflict involving members of the condominium communities they manage. While few wish to exacerbate such conflict or take
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Urbanization is the new normal: report

Urbanization is the new normal, according to PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report. The publication, now in its
OntarioGovernment

Condo office likely a question of how, not if

All signals suggest that when the Ontario government moves forward with its modernization of the Condominium Act, creating a ‘condo office’ will not be a
hygiene

Transitioning smoothly between condo boards

In the normal life of an Ontario-based condominium corporation, there is an annual general meeting (AGM) of owners, and part of every AGM agenda is
ethical business conduct

Working effectively with a condo manager

Whether newly elected or seasoned veterans, all board members can benefit from putting effort into developing effective working relationships with their condo manager. Building trust
construction of residential house

Toronto to curb builders’ use of public space?

A Toronto city councillor is proposing to curb the practice of allowing developers to occupy the public right-of-way. It’s a move that has surprised and