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Cracking through entrenched social inequities
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Commercial real estate investors, owners and managers are acknowledging that entrenched social inequities undermine their workforces, their tenants and the value of their portfolios. With both the COVID-19 pandemic and watershed events arising from systemic racism galvanizing their attention in 2020, senior executives and ESG (environmental, social, governance) practitioners with prominent Canadian companies have been grappling with how to rebalance hierarchies, broaden input, expand opportunities and reap returns from the resulting dynamics.

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Headline News
»More electricity price adjustments for Ontario
 
»Office vacancy rates climb with Q4 sublets
 
»Nexus REIT to acquire eight industrial buildings
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Get Recognized For Using Less Energy

On the path to sustainable living, every resource counts. And as building and facility owners and managers move towards greater energy efficiency, many are drawing guidance and ongoing support from Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) ENERGY STAR® Certification program. » READ MORE 

»Mixed-use tower to build on Toronto’s heritage
 
»Repositioning specialist tackles Ottawa market
 
»Canadian asset managers among global 150 largest
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SOYEZ RECONNUS POUR LA RÉDUCTION DE VOTRE CONSOMMATION D'ÉNERGIE

Chaque ressource est importante lorsqu'on vise un mode de vie durable. Ainsi, de nombreux gestionnaires et propriétaires de bâtiments et d'installations qui souhaitent améliorer leur efficacité énergétique obtiennent du soutien de la part du programme de certification ENERGY STAR de Ressources naturelles Canada (RNCan) et suivent ses conseils. » READ MORE

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BGIS Global CEO Gord Hicks receives the Order of Canada

Hicks provides thought leadership and advocacy as a board member for a number of industry organizations such as the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Corporate Knights Executive Council for Clean Capitalism. » READ MORE

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Fire code updates demand steady upkeep

Recent fire code updates may catch building owners/managers unaware, but it’s more likely to be longstanding easily understood requirements that put them afoul of inspectors. Drawing data from more than a hundred fire safety audits conducted over the course of one year, Michele Farley reports that malfunctioning or missing doors closers and deficient fire-stopping were identified in more than 90 percent of the buildings. » READ MORE

 
 
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