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January 23, 2018
New U.S. tax rules alter competitive landscape
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Toronto lacks a tax advantage that the 19 other contenders on the short list to host Amazon’s second headquarters now enjoy. The recently adopted U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provides companies based in the United States with an effective tax rate of 13.125 per cent on a portion of earnings derived from selling services and/or intellectual property into foreign markets.
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Most Canadian office markets record 2017 upswing
A 13 per cent national vacancy rate at the end of 2017 cloaks divergent dynamics across the 10 major Canadian office markets CBRE analyzes.
Accessible fire safety tips for property managers
Buildings are unprepared for increasing disability rates in Canada, raising concerns among accessibility advocates who see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety.
The Right Approach to Reserve Fund Studies
If there’s one guarantee in condo property management, it’s that nothing lasts forever. Over time, equipment will fail, assets will wear down, and vital systems will eventually need replacing. While there’s no avoiding the inevitable, there are tools to help condo stakeholders prepare for these big-ticket expenses.
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Property Manager's Guide to Ethics in Real Estate
Even the most seasoned property managers find good decision-making to be a life-long learning experience in an ever-changing industry. While there are basic rules to knowing what is right and wrong, peer-to-peer dilemmas are ripe with grey areas that require closer examination and a lot of well-tuned gut instinct.
Broccolini buys $100 million site in downtown Montreal
Broccolini has purchased a 135,000 square foot site in downtown Montreal for $100 million. The firm says this is the last largest space available for development in the area.
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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Laurier Quebec shopping centre gets major boost
Ivanhoé Cambridge is investing $60 million to enhance Laurier Québec, a shopping destination on Quebec City’s busy Laurier Boulevard.
Canada's industrial market foresees strong demand
Strong demand is forecasted for the Canadian industrial market over the next 12 months as tight conditions prevail.
in_the_loop_banner_energy_sus.jpg Program plugs electric vehicle use in workplaces
Employers, commercial building owners and managers interested in enabling their employees and tenants to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) while at work just got a boost from the Ontario government. 
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ICYMI: Accessibility certification fills industry void
Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them. Read More »

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