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Ontario unveils more regulatory adjustments

A recycled title adorns a fresh package of Ontario government regulatory adjustments, framed as red tape reduction. Bill 213, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020, is an omnibus effort to amend more than two dozen statutes. As with the identically dubbed 2019 iteration of the legislation, which received royal assent last December, it comes in tandem with announced plans to revise or repeal numerous regulations under these and various other Acts. 


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The Buzz on Embodied Carbon

A building owner’s guide to EC emissions and LCAs. As climate change becomes a growing concern for cities around the world, opportunities for reducing carbon emissions have been widely embraced by the building sector. » READ MORE 

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Building CRE Asset Value in a Post-Pandemic World

It’s time to say goodbye to “business as usual.” The 2020 pandemic has forever altered the commercial real estate industry, and conditions aren’t likely to return to normal for a long time to come» READ MORE

FireSmart measures begin with maintenance

FireSmart measures encompass easily implemented maintenance, low-cost upgrades and recommendations for more complicated improvements that building owners/managers could undertake as part of their longer-term capital plans. » READ MORE

Canadian developers navigate uncertainty

Canadian developers are generally less focused on interest rates and more concerned about tariffs than their peers elsewhere, a new survey of more than 400 global players with at least USD $200 million worth of projects in progress in 2020 reveals. While in sync with the global view that public investment in infrastructure and tenants’ expectations are the two most influential forces driving development decisions, Canadians assign even more weight to these considerations than respondents from most other global regions. They also stand out for a higher propensity to use private equity to fund projects.» READ MORE

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