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Apartment fundamentals retain investor favour
Apartment buildings were top performers last year for institutional investors participating in the REALPAC/IPD Canada Property Index. Recently released 2016 results show an eight per cent total return on 340 residential properties — well above the 5.7 per cent total return across the entire index, which encompasses more than 2,400 directly held standing assets in 43 portfolios.
New luxury rental opening soon at 101 St. Clair
Toronto real estate developer Camrost-Felcorp announced it will be welcoming residents into 101 St. Clair as early as this summer.
Fire safety steps for high-rise building owners
A recent fire in a Toronto high-rise apartment building has put the spotlight back on fire safety after numerous residents had to be rescued by Toronto Fire Services.
Financing Capital Improvements
Most owners of apartment buildings have either had to, or are currently contemplating capital improvements to upgrade building quality. While many owners consider building improvements, there is often uncertainty about how to finance those upgrades.
FRPO appoints new president and CEO
The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Murphy to the position of president and CEO.
NS accessibility legislation gets more scrutiny
The Nova Scotia government is seeking more input on its proposed accessibility legislation after negative feedback on the version tabled in the provincial legislature last fall.
H&S Building Supplies Ltd. is one of Ontario's premier maintenance supply wholesalers. We specialize in the multi-unit residential space; providing quality products, competitive prices, on-time delivery, and product knowledge second to none. We exist to service & supply the property management industry.
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Embracing energy-saving innovation
Vancouver-based Hollyburn Properties is a company on the leading edge of energy-saving innovation. Throughout its forty-year history, the national property manager has been committed to embracing technology and new ideas while also pursuing sustainable, eco-friendly building operations.
GTA home sales up 11.8 per cent in January
GTA realtors reported 5,188 home sale transactions through the Toronto Real Estate Board’s MLS System in January 2017, up 11.8 per cent compared to one year before. Annual rates of sales growth were higher for condominium apartments compared to low-rise homes.
Tapping into water savings
Many building owners today are familiar with electricity sub-metering and its proven energy and cost savings. However, few understand that much of the regulatory oversight that makes electricity sub-metering services easy to compare aren’t applied to water sub-metering.

Investors see slip in 2016 real estate returns
Canadian real estate delivered uncharacteristic, although not entirely unexpected, low investment returns in 2016. Annual results of the REALPAC/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index, released late last week, reveal a year of below-average performance for index participants’ directly held standing assets.
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