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October 17, 2017
Senior execs plumb real estate talent pool
The quest to remain relevant in rapidly changing times challenges the commercial real estate industry as a supplier of product to the marketplace and as an employer. Tenants’ increasing demand for space that expresses their corporate values and engages their employees is mirrored in the industry’s own needs to retain top talent and attract successive generations of skilled professionals. Prominent senior real estate executives attempted to pin down the somewhat intangible concepts of leadership, team-building and inclusiveness during a panel discussion to kick off BOMEX 2017.
Canadian GRESB participants close gap to leaders
Eighteen Canadian real estate organizations undertook the rigorous reporting exercise, which plots portfolio-wide ESG (environmental, social, governance) intent, practices and outcomes, and collectively achieved an average score of 70 out of a possible 100 points.
The perils of ignoring succession planning
Real estate investment trusts and private equity real estate managers face a unique challenge in developing succession strategies that identify the next generation of leaders with the skills and experience needed to drive growth.
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Smarter Buildings on the Rise
Smarter building technology systems are unlocking more meaningful data and providing more solutions than ever before – dramatically changing the way in which buildings perform, and informing the overall approach to their design, engineering, and construction. At the same time, this rapid change in approaches and quick uptake of new technologies also means building users and developers are aware of – and expect – more.
Construction begins on Vancouver Centre II
GWL Realty Advisors has broken ground on a 371,000 square foot, 33-storey, Class A office tower that will integrate with the existing Vancouver Centre complex in the burgeoning tech hub that is in need of office space.
IREE certification for retrofits coming to Canada
The Canada Green Building Council, Green Business Certification Inc., and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District are working together to bring the Investor Confidence (ICP) Project and its Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification to Canada.

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Canada's Best Restroom is crowned
The restroom at Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto, Canada was recently named the winner of Cintas' Canada’s Best Restroom Award.
E-course helps manage asbestos in the workplace
Asbestos in the Workplace e-course will provide employers, building owners and property managers with an understanding of the hazards associated with asbestos and how to manage and take action against them.
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Senior executives reflected on evolving building technology as part of the kick-off to BOMEX 2017, the national conference of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada, earlier this fall in Toronto.
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ICYMI: Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change
Creative programming can add value to properties in an increasingly competitive leasing environment, but such unique elements aren’t at the forefront of the office sector, which is predominately ruled by traditional concepts. Such is a mindset that has to evolve, according to a panel of industry insiders who spoke at the Real Estate Leasing & Strategy Conference in downtown Toronto. Read More »

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