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Vancouver developers to pursue zero emissions
Publicly owned rental housing will be thrust into the role of demonstrating how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Vancouver’s building stock can be significantly reduced. However, the city’s newly adopted Zero Emissions Building Plan (ZEBP) ultimately demands similar results from all types of new developments, with the goal of entirely eliminating emissions by 2030.
Mass notification systems in high-rise buildings
When an emergency situation arises in a multi-residential setting, things can turn chaotic fast. To prevent this chaos, all residents, visitors and staff need to know what to do and how to react immediately. The most effective way to accomplish this is with a customized, real-time mass notification system.
Primecorp completes sale of apartment portfolio
The Primecorp Group of Companies announced it has successfully completed the sale of a 6-property, 415-unit multi-residential portfolio in Ontario.
Financing High-Rise Energy Retrofits
The City of Toronto is supporting energy efficiency and water conservation improvements in high-rise rental buildings through its High-rise Retrofit Improvement Support (Hi-RIS) program. The program is now entering its final year with about $6 million left to distribute to help improve apartment buildings and reduce operating costs.
Starlight appoints Raj Mehta new Global Head
Starlight Investments Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Raj Mehta as Global Head, Private Capital & Partnerships.
Victoria sees proactive multifamily investment
Scarce supply is prompting proactive multifamily investment strategies in Victoria. Colliers International reports all 18 transactions in the first half of 2016 were off-market deals, in which purchasers made unbidden offers to undeclared vendors and convinced them to sell.
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Timbercreek U.S. completes $38 million sale
Timbercreek U.S. Multi-Residential Opportunity Fund #1 is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of the Granite Park property located in Charlottesville, Virginia for a total consideration of $38.0 million US. Granite Park was purchased for US$32.2 million in December 2012.
New U.S. service makes renting faster; easier
San Francisco-based HomeSuite, a leading technology player in the rental industry, has announced a first-of-its-kind service where renting a fully-furnished home or apartment is now as easy as booking a hotel.
Vancouver at epicentre of record low cap rates
Record low cap rates still look good from a yield spread perspective, Canadian real estate analysts advise. CBRE’s newly released snapshot of second quarter cap rates and investment trends highlights the growing gap between average national cap rates and 10-year bond yields, which is now 493 basis points (bps) in real estate’s favour.

Promoting your rental property today
It’s been said before: To succeed in this modern marketplace, all rental property managers need to embrace social media channels. To help landlords navigate their digital journeys, this round-up of today’s top marketing tools will give landlords an edge in the online marketing game.
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