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Multifamily market thrives in Vancouver
Investment in the Canadian commercial real estate sector is buoyed by a relatively healthy economy and a commercial property market that continues to see varying, but largely healthy fundamentals, reveals a new report by Avison Young.
Study highlights Ontario rental supply shortfall
A new study by Urbanation warns of massive Ontario rental supply shortfall, which will continue to diminish unless at least 6,250 additional new rental units are built each year for the next decade, in addition to the expected level of new development.
Energy storage enables low-carbon power
Energy storage is tagged as the key enabler for any comprehensive transition to a renewable electricity supply.
Why CMHC’s policy changes are positive for borrowers
This summer, CMHC rolled out a series of policy changes that have changed the game in regards to mortgage loan insurance for multi-unit residential properties. Developed with a pragmatic approach, the changes are designed to make rental and affordable housing more accessible to more Canadians.
Innovation Transforms Historic Landmark Hotel
Built in 1913, the iconic Fort Garry Hotel is one of Winnipeg’s most recognizable architectural landmarks and a National Historic Site of Canada. But despite the timeless aesthetic and classic appeal of the building’s exterior, dated equipment and mechanical systems began to take their toll.
Allied and Westbank announce plans for 19 Duncan
Allied Properties REIT and Westbank announced plans to proceed with the development of 19 Duncan Street in Toronto.
B.C. Privacy Commissioner launches investigation
Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Drew McArthur is investigating whether landlords in British Columbia are asking prospective tenants for too much personal information.
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TRU selects developer Kelson Group for The Reach
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Community Trust has selected Kelson Group, a local Kamloops real estate company, as the successful proponent of an RFP for the second parcel of land in the Trust’s 90-acre master-planned development called The Reach.
Canada’s top sustainability leaders honoured at Clean50 Summit 7.0
“Canada’s Clean50” honourees were announced in late September, celebrating the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders in 16 categories.
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Fire and flood created an ominous backdrop for real estate investment in the spring and summer of 2017 as natural calamities engulfed or inundated billions of dollars worth of property in North America and beyond.
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Undertaking fire alarm retrofits in older buildings
The replacement of a fire alarm system can be a complex and challenging undertaking. The basic issues are few: Provide at least the same level of safety as the existing system, conform with applicable codes, and satisfy the authority having jurisdiction – typically the municipality. The challenge comes from accomplishing this while minimizing cost and disruption to building occupants.
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