World Views

Olympic host cities

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Heat shrinks future pool of Olympic host cities

Health researchers project that Calgary and Vancouver will be among just three suitable North American locations to host the Summer Olympics by 2085 due to the risks of outdoor activities in intense heat.
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Canadian Property Management

Germany tops energy efficiency scorecard

No country is a candidate for the Dean's list, but Germany tops the rankings of 23 countries that account for three quarters of world energy consumption with a score of 73.5 out of 100. The average score is 51, although eliminating Saudi Arabia's exceptionally low performance would push it up to 53.
environmental performance indicators

Canadian Property Management

Environmental performance indicators surveyed

A companion metric to the Global Real Estate Transparency Index, the Sustainability Transparency Index uses a different scoring system tied to the availability of voluntary or compulsory methods of demonstrating a building's energy and environmental performance.
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Investors bailing on UK property funds

Like a time out in a sporting event, a suspension of trading temporarily halts market action — giving fund managers more room to manoeuvre in paying out departing investors and/or interrupting an exodus that could force the sale of assets and further devalue the fund.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Student housing providers see Brexit promise

Doubling or tripling of tuition costs in the United Kingdom could prompt students from the European Union to look further afield for an English language experience.
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Beachfront resort properties tempt impounders

Realtors in Mexico's popular Riviera Maya offer a timely reminder that there are only two recognized ways for foreign investors to purchase land within 50 kilometres of the country's coastline or 100 kilometres of its international borders.
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Canadian Property Management

Harmonized real estate data exchange pursued

Efforts to streamline governance of investment data and the exchange of information across international borders have received a boost with the signing of a new collaborative agreement.
Chelsea Market

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NYC’s Chelsea Market to double retail space

Chelsea Market, a popular shopping and food destination in New York City, will see its space double in size with a $35 to $50 million overhaul.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Scandinavian firm wins design contest in China

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won first place in an international competition to design the 25,000 m² Student Centre & Library at the Wenzhou-Kean University
Buddy Holly Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt designs Lubbock arts venue

Design details for The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, which will be located in the birthplace of the legendary 1950s pop star
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U.S. real estate gaining Chinese investment

Canada remains the predominant foreign investor in the U.S. commercial market, with acquisitions totalling $24.6 billion in 2015, but Chinese purchasers significantly outpaced Canadian residential investment last year.
Washington D.C.

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Climate change adaptation on U.S. code agenda

A special conference hosted by the U.S. White House focused on the role codes and standards could play in bolstering building and infrastructure resilience during and in the aftermath of extreme weather events.
London

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Brexit uncertainty afflicts UK property market

Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin are tagged to capture investment diverted from London if voters in the United Kingdom opt to leave the European Union.
London

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Lack of insurance puts UK landlords at risk

According to a recent report, a vast proportion of UK landlords are putting their properties and finances at risk after failing to purchase adequate insurance
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily energy upgrades address income gap

Advocates for American low-income households are calling for more flexible financing options to improve energy efficiency in apartment buildings.

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Canadian business cost competitiveness ranked

Mexico and Canada offer the most competitive combination of costs for facilities, utilities, tax, transportation and labour among 10 countries recently surveyed for their amenability to international business.
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Attorneys General form climate change coalition

Attorneys General from across the U.S. are taking on the fossil fuel industry and forming a climate change coalition to hold polluters accountable.