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Some drag in buoyant 2018 investment returns

A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate. Annual results of the MSCI/REALPAC Canada Property Index, released February 1, reveal a national total return of 7.4 per cent across 2,424 directly held standing assets. That’s an improvement over 2017 when the national total return was 6.7 per cent, and also exceeds the five-year average of seven per cent.


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Keeping up with the Building Code
As Canada moves to adopt a “net-zero energy ready” model by 2030, changes to the National Building Code will hold new property constructions and retrofits to more stringent energy usage guidelines. »READ MORE
FirstOnSite’s 2018 in Review
For FirstOnSite Restoration and its clients, 2018 was a year of increasing awareness. News of wildfires, record flooding and unprecedented storm systems throughout North America have made commercial property stakeholders wiser to the reality of natural disasters and the risks of pushing emergency preparations aside. »READ MORE
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New association of real estate brokers launched in Quebec

A new provincial real estate association was formed in Quebec at the beginning of the year called The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB),  bringing together more than 12,500 real estate brokers and agencies. »READ MORE

Mixed uses to ease into suburban office parks

Suburban office parks could be opened up for modest amounts of mixed-use development if a proposed new policy is enacted in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). The measure is among the plethora of Growth Plan amendments the Ontario government recently released for public comment, and would unlock opportunities that many developers now deem to be effectively impenetrable.

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