Management

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
performance management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building a performance management system

Performance management systems in facility management can take many forms, from simple operations and maintenance plans and spreadsheets to complex integrated technology systems. These systems
electric landscaping

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Electric landscaping project a first in Canada

International Landscaping won a bid for Meadowvale North Business Park in Ontario and is now working on Canada’s largest electric landscaping project.
floods

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to plan for summer floods in Canada

The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.
sound masking

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The evolution of sound masking technology

An expert explains the how the architecture of sound masking systems, which largely determines their performance, has evolved.
emergency response

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Mass notification systems in high-rise buildings

When an emergency situation arises in a multi-residential setting, things can turn chaotic fast. To prevent this chaos, all residents, visitors and staff need to know what to do and how to react immediately. The most effective way to accomplish this is with customized, real-time mass notification systems.
fibre optic

Canadian Property Management

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.
board positions

CondoBusiness

Courts taking note of unreasonable positions

Courts are taking note of aggressive or unreasonable positions adopted by boards of directors, as the Couture v. TSCC No. 2187 case showed.
cleaning technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
in-ground irrigation system

CondoBusiness

An untapped source of water savings?

Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
apartment market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Q2 2016 apartment market summary

National vacancy levels remain healthy as we move into Q3, supporting strong income stability for owners and investors active in the Canadian apartment market.
Brexit ripple effects

Canadian Property Management

Canada could see some Brexit ripple effects

Uncertainty in the United Kingdom and European Union could further accentuate the attractiveness of Canadian real estate, but doesn't alter the perception that this is a difficult market to penetrate.
Three Sixty Collective

Canadian Property Management

Retail leaders launch Three Sixty Collective

Two of Canada’s leading retail experts have put their skill sets together to launch a consultancy that helps industry think beyond just bricks and mortar.
Parlament von Ontario in Toronto

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Tenant protection attached to carbon pricing

Yet to be clarified language in Ontario's recently released Climate Change Action Plan hints that rental housing landlords could be uniquely prohibited among bulk fossil fuel purchasers from passing cap-and-trade related costs farther down the chain of consumers.
landscape renovation

CondoBusiness

Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.
closed office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Did clutter crowd out the closed office?

The transition from closed offices to open concepts may solve the problem of paper clutter, but has the problem merely been converted to digital form?
WELL

Canadian Property Management

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.