Grocery-anchored retail plazas top the “best buy” list in Altus Group’s most recent quarterly survey of investment trends. That stands in stark contrast to other types of retail properties, which the 150 Canadian real estate executives participating in the survey tagged as their least preferred assets.
The effects of winter on windows and doors. The cold winter weather can bring all manner of property maintenance issues, but few can cause as many headaches (or large repair bills) as unchecked condensation. » READ MORE
This year, because of COVID-19, all breakout sessions were held virtually and featured a number of expert speakers, including First National’s own Jeremy Wedgbury, Senior Vice President, Commercial Mortgages.» READ MORE
Protecting workplaces from a “twindemic”
With the second wave of the pandemic seemingly in full swing, business owners and facility managers need to be more vigilant than ever before about protecting workplace occupants. » READ MORE
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Historic property tax disparity dismantled
The rebalancing of a historic property tax disparity comes in tandem with some other uncertainties for Ontario’s commercial ratepayers. As announced in the provincial budget, released late last week, the Ontario government plans to equalize the business education tax (BET) rate at 0.88 percent for 2021, equating to a $450-million tax cut province-wide. Meanwhile, the benefits of a promised optional tax subclass for small businesses are expected to be more select. » READ MORE