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November 14, 2017
How technology is leveraging asset management
There are now more than 130 companies creating technology to help the commercial real estate industry thrive and to make work easier for property owners and managers. A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management and where the future of office space marketing is headed. 
Class B Global Adjustment costs up for review
The newly released 2017 update to Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) hints at future relief for commercial electricity customers currently carrying a disproportionate share of Global Adjustment costs.
Canada's first LEED Platinum heritage conversion opens
The Exchange will have half the energy load of a traditional office building, with a 35 per cent reduction in energy costs and an 85 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
Bill 109 Proposes Stricter Rules for Elevator Professionals
A new private members bill is gaining traction on Parliament Hill that, if passed, will hold elevator contractors more liable for the state of elevator repairs.
Long Term Energy Plan reframes CDM incentive
One of Ontario’s most lucrative incentives for conservation and demand management (CDM) will be terminated next summer, about two years after the rules were revised to make it more appealing to multi-residential landlords and condominium corporations. 
Amazon to open second office in Vancouver
Amazon is opening a second corporate office in Vancouver, signing a lease for 150,000 square feet in a new, nine-storey office building at the southwest corner of Dunsmuir Street and Homer Street.

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Single-use professional sports venues falter
The late 20th century rise and speedy 21st century fall of suburban, single-use professional sports venues has left several North American cities — and their teams — with an albatross far from today’s preferred downtown location and associated mix of supporting land uses.
Growth for Alberta commercial properties 
Total dollar value of commercial property sales in both Calgary and Edmonton saw strong year-over-year increases during the first half of 2017 as a result of the ongoing stabilization of the oil sector.
maintenance banner.jpg Don't be overwhelmed by energy projects
Given today’s operating realities, making the right facility investments is critical. Many building owners and managers face budget constraints, changing regulations and shifting occupant expectations. These factors increase the pressure to invest wisely in projects that provide the greatest return and impact.
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ICYMI: Battling gender assumptions in the workplace
Women are now finding success in associations and professions that once ostracized them, but subconcious assumptions still exist. Business leaders recently discussed personal experiences, social constructs in leadership and how companies can think beyond gender. Read More »

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