Industrial

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
fibre optic

Fibre-optic internet shifts real estate industry

Buildings with access to fibre optic office space have a competitive advantage compared to assets without this amenity.
Top 10 in Canadian commercial real estate 2016

Top 10 in Canadian commercial real estate 2016

Thank you to those companies that submitted information for our 2016 ranking of property management companies in Canada. We appreciate your input. Every effort has
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.
Fort Mac

Fort McMurray landlords monitor fire from afar

Nearly $2 billion worth of commercial and industrial properties are primarily located outside the fire zone, downtown or in the north part of the city.
property managers

Engaging next generation property managers

Complex buildings will require sophisticated property managers who understand how to operate them; however, job awareness and skill development are needed.
gender equality

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.
investment forum

Market divergence in 2015 investment returns

The total return on directly held standing assets in Calgary plunged to 0.9 per cent as the fallout from sustained low oil and gas prices walloped the Alberta economy, while Toronto properties delivered a chart-topping total return of 12.8 per cent.
Water

Change to Toronto sewers bylaw on tap for Jan. 1

One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
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.
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.
warehouse space

Warehouse space pegged to prosper in 2016

When asked to rate the outlook for six property types, Canadian evaluators placed nothing in the "good to excellent" nor "abysmal to poor" categories, but all property types except single-family residential are gauged "fair to good" investment prospects for 2016.
operational excellence

How to increase operational excellence

Increasing operational excellence is even more significant amidst a real estate market with fewer investment opportunities.
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.
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.