Asset Management


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.
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.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Pure Multi-Family internalizes asset management

Pure Multi-Family REIT announced plans to internalize asset management, effective September 1, 2016. In the meantime, the Managing GP will continue to provide services to Pure Multi-Family under the Asset Management Agreement until August 31, 2016.
LaSalle Canada CEO

Canadian Property Management

John McKinlay named LaSalle Canada CEO

John McKinlay has been named chief executive officer of LaSalle Canada, coming to the post with 20+ years of experience in real estate investment management.

Canadian Property Management

Board counters Parkit c-suite offence

The president and chief executive officer of Vancouver-based Parkit Enterprises has been expelled from the company's board of directors for challenging its membership and structure.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Proactive sustainable repairs for aging assets

Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public sector asset management gains attention

A new $50-million fund to help Canadian municipalities implement asset management programs is in sync with broader efforts to adopt standards, make better use of data analytics and eliminate the silo mentality in managing government-owned and occupied assets.
GTA home sales

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s institutional investors eye apartments

Purpose-built rental housing gained noticeable favour last year as expenditure on new development jumped 234 per cent from 2014.
investment forum

Canadian Property Management

Market divergence in 2015 investment returns

The total return on directly held standing assets in Calgary plunged to 0.9 per cent as the fallout from sustained low oil and gas prices walloped the Alberta economy, while Toronto properties delivered a chart-topping total return of 12.8 per cent.

Canadian Property Management

CPPIB asset allocation scorned and defended

Real estate analysts suggest there's more 'tank' than 'think' in the Fraser Institute's recent characterization of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's asset allocation strategy.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

More reinvestment in municipal buildings urged

The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card concludes that seven of eight surveyed asset categories are in declining condition based on the reported level of reinvestment in upkeep.

REMI Network

Colonnade to merge with BridgePort

Colonnade Management Inc. and BridgePort Group of Companies are merging to provide a best in class real estate investment and operating platform.
Knowledge Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Sodexo achieves asset management accreditation

Sodexo, a global leader in quality of life services, is the first global asset management service provider in compliance with ISO55001:2014. It took the company

Canadian Property Management

IT lag identified in CRE investment reporting

A recent survey of 320 senior corporate real estate executives revealed a lag in spending on financial reporting and data management IT compared to the industry's investment in building technology.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Managing your property as an asset

For years, the purpose-built rental  industry has followed the same general practises. As building managers, developers and financiers, we tend to focus on the lease-up,
Empty Room


Insight into window replacement in condos

Window replacement can be expensive, involved and intrusive. It's important to answer four questions before beginning this kind of project in a condo.

REMI Network

RioCan to acquire Kimco’s interest in 22 assets

RioCan and Kimco Realty Corp. have announced they will divide their 35 jointly owned properties, known as the RioKim Portfolio, into three groups.