Management

cleaning audits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
Canadian energy saving prowess

Canadian Property Management

GRESB reveals Canadian energy saving prowess

Sixteen Canadian organizations accounted for more than 337,000 megawatt-hours or nearly 42 per cent of electricity savings tallied in North America, while 162 GRESB participants in the United States delivered the remainder.
apartment market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s apartment market today

Canada’s apartment market continues to capture the attention of investors craving stability in what has become an uncertain economic backdrop. Notably, Calgary apartment market conditions have
TDSB

Canadian Facility Management & Design

TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
worker safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
Real estate status

Canadian Property Management

Real estate status upgrade heralds new investors

The reclassification from an industry group within the financials sector formally occurs on September 1, and will also introduce a new term for real estate investment trusts (REITs), which will become known as Equity REITs.
predictive maintenance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The case for moving to predictive maintenance

Preventive maintenance programs have become standard practice, but they may miss variations in real-time conditions: The case for predictive maintenance.
procurement

CondoBusiness

Inquiry puts spotlight on procurement practices

News of a Competition Bureau inquiry has put a spotlight on procurement practices in the condominium industry.
greener buildings

Canadian Property Management

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
Real estate investment

Canadian Property Management

Pension funds primed for real estate investment

Prominent asset managers for Canadian pension funds appear poised to take an even bigger position in the commercial real estate market.
change managment

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A change manager becomes the change managed

Normally, Teknion works with clients who are undergoing change management. Recently, the contract furniture company underwent change management itself.
bin cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Duo builds ‘unique’ prototype for bin cleaning

Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
pest prevention

CondoBusiness

Pest prevention for pools and other amenities

A condominium’s amenities should set it apart from competitors, keeping owners and residents happy and suites occupied — at least, that’s the goal. A property
green cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Planning green cleaning programs in schools

Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
technology trends

Canadian Property Management

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.
building evacuation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Using technology for safe building evacuations

An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.
human rights

CondoBusiness

Human rights decision applies to condominiums

A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms housing provider obligations when harassment and discrimination occur in multi-res communities.