Institutional

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.
earth tubes

Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
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.
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.
housekeeping

Healthcare engineers trek regulatory landscape

Rental housing landlords sometimes think of themselves as the most regulated real estate operators, but healthcare engineers and facilities managers make a good case for claiming that title
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.
Top 10 in Canadian real estate

Top 10 in Canadian real estate 2015

Welcome to the 20th annual edition of Who’s Who in Canadian Real Estate. This year’s list represents all facets of the property management business, including
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.
carpets

Changes to Toronto sewers bylaw may be on tap

Toronto has two changes to its sewers bylaw coming down the pipes that, if adopted, may trickle down to building owners and managers.
Office Design

How to set an ergonomic purchasing standard

Office ergonomic assessments are, without doubt, an integral part of any ergonomics program; however, in some instances, no matter how thorough the assessment, musculoskeletal injuries
money

Paybacks reflect carbon tax and offset costs

Carbon tax and offset requirements have begun to filter through to paybacks on energy saving measures in British Columbia and Quebec.