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December 8, 2020
Tenant screening in the age of COVID

The multifamily housing industry has undergone major disruption this year, as COVID-19 shut down large swaths of the economy and kept students and workers at home—and there seems to be no letup from the pressure on the horizon as 2020 draws to a close.


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»Avenue Living surpasses $2 billion in assets
»Ontario’s new standard lease form
»Townhouse demand up during pandemic: report
Your Rising Insurance Rates
From floods and hailstorms to inadequate building maintenance, your insurance rates are impacted by several factors—not all of which are in your control. For apartment building owners today, it’s a tough market…and it’s only getting tougher. »READ MORE
How has COVID-19 changed the apartment market?
The Canadian Apartment Investment Conference is an annual event that attracts the who’s who of the multi-unit residential property industry. »READ MORE
»CAPREIT acquires newly completed Halifax rental property
»COVID-19 related investment unveiled
»Building permits rebound on Vancouver Island

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Setting the stage for increased industry recognition
One positive from the pandemic is a new respect for the important role professional cleaners play. ISSA Canada has always been committed to the mandate of “changing the way the world views cleaning.” »READ MORE
Multifamily energy performance typically vexing

Multifamily and industrial properties are routinely lumped together as favoured investment assets for these pandemic times, but they present divergent degrees of difficulty for asset managers seeking to mine value from energy performance and emissions reductions. Panellists speaking last week at the release of the 2020 GRESB environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking results for Canadian commercial real estate portfolios advise that deep savings should be easily achievable in one property type, while long-term capital investment strategies may be required to meaningfully curb energy use and carbon intensity in the other.» READ MORE

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