Apartment

biophilic design

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
rental housing industry

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Does the rental industry have an image issue?

A recent survey conducted by FRPO sheds light on the public's ambivalent attitude toward the rental housing industry and the Ontario Government's policies shaping it
sustainable

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Proactive sustainable repairs for aging assets

Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.
purpose-built rental

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investor demand targets purpose-built rental

Morguard's Director of Research Keith Reading provides advance insights into Q1 market conditions, noting that things continue to look optimistic for the purpose-built rental scene.
long-term care

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A call for resources for lone elderly residents

These situations are rarely straightforward for property owners/managers juggling legal obligations to protect privacy, accommodate disabilities and ensure the health and safety of all building residents.
multi-unit

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Cogeneration sparks apartment sector interest

Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.
BRE Innovation Park

Building Strategies & Sustainability

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
zoning

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA apartment market trends and transactions

RealNet Canada Inc. announced 2015 GTA apartment market results, noting that total dollar volume for the 12-month period reached $1.7 billion, representing a year-over-year increase
Smiling woman holding a white banner with words " welcome refugees"

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Welcoming Canada’s newest tenants

FRPO’s Mike Chopowick offers landlords important dos and don’ts for screening refugees as prospective tenants, and highlights a few goodwill initiatives.
cleaning technology

Building Strategies & Sustainability

LEED v4 users lag ahead of new deadline

LEED registrants appear to be taking full advantage of the deadline extension before the more rigorous version 4 of the certification program becomes mandatory.
Vancouver

Canadian Apartment Magazine

B.C. offers flexibility for redevelopment

A proposed amendment to British Columbia’s Strata Property Act could make it easier for apartment developers to scoop up prime real estate in B.C.’s hottest neighbourhoods.
real estate

Canadian Property Management

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

Canadian Property Management

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.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

An affordable remedy to a national crisis

Affordable housing shortages for working Canadians have hit critical levels in most major cities across Canada. For years, grim statistics of growing waitlists far outpacing the number of affordable rental units under construction have made headlines nation-wide. Despite the alarming numbers, not much in the way of viable, sustainable solutions have been presented. That is, until now...
Hamilton

Building Strategies & Sustainability

How ‘art became the new steel’ in Hamilton

Creative industries in Hamilton, Ontario are now forming the physicality of the city's landscape and impacting municipal public policy.
Toronto CityPlace

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA cap rate hits new benchmark low

The average cap rate in the GTA for the third quarter of 2015 (Q3’15) hit its lowest level in the last 30 years. Cap rate in Q3’15 stood at 3.75 per cent, down from 4.2 per cent in Q2’15 and down almost 50 per cent from the 6.3 per cent posted in Q3’10.
BOMA Canada

Canadian Property Management

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.