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Fort McMurray

CondoBusiness

Property Disaster Management at Fort McMurray

Two months after the Fort McMurray wildfires began, they were deemed under control thanks to the efforts of responders, including FirstOnSite Restoration.
human resources

REMI Network

Human Resources in Property Management

One of the most important aspects of property management is human resources.
financial

Canadian Property Management

Broadening Your Financial Perspective

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Property Manager, learning about the financial tools involved with investment real estate is on the agenda.
boilers

Canadian Property Management

Summer Planning Tips for Chillers and Boilers

The retrofit process for boilers should start long before out-of-date or insufficient systems start to fail.
ethics

Canadian Property Management

Ethics and Good Decision-Making in Real Estate

“Leadership has an ethical core, and ethics means not just making good decisions, but leading others in making good decisions.” – Chris MacDonald, Founding Director
high-rise retrofits

Canadian Property Management

Financing High-Rise Energy Retrofits

In January 2014, the City of Toronto introduced a program to help support energy efficiency and water conservation improvements in rental apartment buildings. The High-rise
CPM designation

Canadian Property Management

Where a CPM Designation Can Take You

A Certified Property Manager, or CPM, is a senior-level property management designation that is globally recognized. Created by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM),
maintenance plan

Canadian Property Management

Building a Pavement Maintenance Plan

In early September 2015, a large sinkhole formed on Ness Avenue in Winnipeg following a heavy thunderstorm that struck the city. The appearance of the
Lighting

Canadian Property Management

Advancing Light

Whether it’s for safety, function or aesthetics, lighting has a big impact on how a property looks and operates. Recent advances in technology have allowed for enhanced lightning solutions that are both energy efficient and affordable
pipes

REMI Network

Repair Pipes Without Disrupting Residents

Repair Pipes Without Disrupting Residents
retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CPVC Fire Sprinkler Retrofits can Save Buildings

Fire sprinkler retrofits can minimize damage and save lives when upgrading older buildings that may have once been up to fire code, but are now outdated.
Macdonald Block

REMI Network

Six Energy Audit Tips for Building Managers

As utility costs continue to climb, it’s no surprise that building managers in both new and old buildings are experiencing increasing pressure from their tenants to take advantage of cost savings opportunities and to demonstrate that they have achieved the savings.
spring cleaning

CondoBusiness

5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Refresh Your Property

Spring has officially arrived! Here are five necessary steps to tackle your spring cleaning to-do list and refresh your property.
cash flow

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Understanding the Importance of Cash Flow

Brian Kimmel, Assistant VP of Commercial Financing at First National, explains why cash flow can be a fairly misunderstood concept, especially among novice investors.
Smoke at sky of morning city. Big fire at apartment house.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Post-Fire Restoration

For residents of a three-storey apartment building in North Vancouver, December 7th, 2011 was just like any other day—that is, until a fire broke out
ASHRAE

Canadian Facility Management & Design

When Cheap gets Expensive

Neglecting and avoiding preventative maintenance can lead to equipment failure, expensive repairs or the need for complete replacement.
Luxurious living room with with television set

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Higher Rents, Better Returns

Many apartment owners often wonder about strategies that they can use to justify higher rents in their buildings. They are often looking for a way