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Landlords seek cannabis veto
With the Cannabis Act set to make recreational pot use legal throughout Canada, landlords are demanding the right to ban the divisive substance within their rental units before the law officially takes effect, July 1.
Apartment market trends and transactions
Avison Young released its annual commercial real estate forecast earlier this month and predicts change and opportunity will abound in 2018.
Cap rates reflect potential for rent growth
An already low national multifamily cap rated nudged down a little further in the fourth quarter of 2017, largely attributable to an improving economy and demand for product in Calgary. Rates held steady in the other nine major markets CBRE analyzes, remaining at record lows in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.
Single Speed Elevators Holding Property Owners at Risk
New directives by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) are placing greater liability on property owners with legacy elevator technology.
GTA condo supply and affordability in decline
Land for high-rise condominium development was a major component of $23.5 billion in investment property sales in the Greater Toronto Area last year.
Evacuation priorities drive B.C. code proposal
A proposed change to British Columbia’s fire code aligns with evacuation priorities for building occupants with mobility or vision impairment. It would eliminate the current requirement for signage instructing building occupants not to use the elevator in the case of a fire.
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LeBreton Flats redevelopment plans progress
Plans are moving ahead for a new mixed-use infill community on 53 acres of federally owned land in Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats.
Canada ranks second for LEED certified projects
Canada ranked second in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list. Canada has a total of 2,970 LEED certified projects totalling 40.77 million gross square metres.
loop_maintenance_banner.gif Building operators highly sought and lowly paid
Building operators continue to be among the most highly sought and lowest paid workers in commercial and multifamily real estate.
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New U.S. tax rules alter competitive landscape
Toronto lacks a tax advantage that the 19 other contenders on the short list to host Amazon’s second headquarters now enjoy.
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