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Loss of a Canadian apartment icon: Remembering CAPREIT’s President and CEO, Thomas Schwartz
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The Canadian apartment industry has lost a leader, visionary and icon. Tom Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAPREIT, has passed away following an intense battle with prostate cancer. He was 68 years old.
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Canada’s brand new apartment buildings
Today’s generation of new apartment buildings looks nothing like its dated predecessors. Built to emulate high-end condominiums but with the services and amenities of upscale hotels, these extraordinary vertical communities boast beautiful designs and common spaces to die for.
Brampton property sells with record-low cap rate
The second fastest growing city in Canada, Brampton, Ontario, is currently experiencing a surge in economic growth and is attracting largescale investment opportunities.
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Financing Capital Improvements
Most owners of apartment buildings have either had to, or are currently contemplating capital improvements to upgrade building quality. While many owners consider building improvements, there is often uncertainty about how to finance those upgrades.
 
How to engage an underperforming staff
Ever wonder how many in your workforce are actively engaged in their jobs? Well, the statistics may astound you. A 2017 Gallup report on staff engagement showed that 51 per cent of today’s employees have essentially “checked out” as they go about their day-to-day duties.
Starlight acquires Nashville apartment community
Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund announced that it has acquired Copperfield Apartments, a-288 suite, Class “A” Nashville apartment community constructed in 2015.
H&S Building Supplies Ltd. is one of Ontario's premier maintenance supply wholesalers. We specialize in multi-unit residential space; providing quality products, competitive prices, on-time delivery, and product knowledge second to none. We exist to service and supply the property management industry.
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Iconic 57-storey Vancouver tower approved
A new 57-storey tower in West End Vancouver has been approved by city council. The project, a partnership between the First Baptist Church and developer Westbank, consists of a residential tower and redevelopment of the 107-year-old church.
Top ten Canadian cities for bedbugs
Toronto tops a list of begbug hot spots, according to Orkin Canada’s inaugural list of bedbug cities in Canada. Scarborough, in the region of Toronto, was also on the list.
in_the_loop_banner_energy_sus.gif Keeping the urban forest green
Maintaining trees as part of any landscape adds value to a property and its community throughout the life of the woody plants. Properly scheduled maintenance helps to ensure trees mature gracefully, retaining both their beauty and functionality from year to year.
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Where the in-crowd lives
Rated as the top place to visit in 2017 by The New York Times and Lonely Planet, it’s fair to say the global spotlight on Canada has never been brighter. This year marks the 150th birthday of our prodigious nation, and cities like Toronto and Vancouver are getting the world recognition they deserve.
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