Commercial

Factory Square

Canadian Property Management

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
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
hygienic

Canadian Property Management

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.
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.
yonge_park_plaza

Canadian Property Management

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.
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.
build out

Canadian Property Management

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.
investable cities

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Pension funds drawn to investable cities

Despite an abundance of investment funds spending across the globe, Canadian infrastructure continues to face a crisis.
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.
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.
mixed-use

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Mixed-use project meets old-soul community

The Metalworks development in Guelph, Ontario, will ultimately bridge a deep-rooted community to the downtown core with a 50-foot-wide river walkway.
city_of_calgary

Canadian Property Management

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

Canadian Property Management

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.'
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.
Toronto Skyline

Canadian Property Management

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.
Gil-Kelley-named-chief-planner

Canadian Property Management

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.
virtual reality

Canadian Property Management

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.