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Ontario readying CDM incentives for portfolios
Proposed incentives for building owners/managers operating in more than one of Ontario’s 70+ electricity utility jurisdictions may not be as lucrative as other existing conservation and demand management (CDM) programs.
New Canadian student housing company forms
CHC Student Housing Corp. announced it is joining forces with Dundee Acquisition to create one of Canada’s largest student housing owner-operators. The combined entity will manage 4,700 beds in 20 properties across 13 markets.
Highlights from FRPO's 4th annual women's luncheon
FRPO’s 4th Annual ‘Women in Rental Housing Luncheon’ took place on Thursday August 25th at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto.
Higher Rents, Better Returns
Many apartment owners wonder about strategies that they can use to justify higher rents in their buildings. They are often looking for a way to increase investor returns and bottom line performance. First National's Daniel Bragagnolo offers strategies for increasing rents to fuel growth.
Real estate status upgrade heralds new investors
Real estate is taking on enhanced status as a stand-alone sector in the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) used to enable consistent analysis of performance in the equity market.
Vancouver to build new affordable housing
The City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is taking steps to build 400 new affordable homes on four city-owned sites worth $50 million. 
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Getting the most from your swimming pool
Whether it’s a standard outdoor swimming pool or a luxurious indoor facility with a spa, pools make wonderful amenities that appeal to all tenant types. Hayward Canada's Martyn Knowles shares tips for ensuring a pool's longevity.
Student residence recognized for interior design
Toronto’s new Parkside Student Residence, a former hotel that was converted into student housing, has won an Award of Excellence from the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO).
Supply of new condo units drops to six-year low
According to a report from Urbanation Inc., there were 7,731 new condominium apartments sold across the GTA during Q2-2016, a 26 per cent increase year-over-year. The report suggests sales would have been higher if supply had kept pace with demand, as the number of new projects fell nine per cent year-over-year.

How to start a preventive maintenance program
With budgets tight and workers stretched thin, preventive maintenance is no longer a must-have for many organizations. Many operations and maintenance crews find themselves operating in a reactive environment, never knowing what major equipment failure will occur next. It can be daunting for these crews to think about trying to shift to a more proactive workload.
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