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Property management in the age of tech
Traditional marketing for property managers dictates that all you have to do is place an ad in a newspaper or local magazine to get noticed. However, a growing number of rental building owners and operators know that capturing and keeping the attention of the emerging rental demographic—namely, Millennials—involves investing in technology.
King Portland Centre to include rental property
Allied Properties REIT and RioCan REIT announced that King Portland Centre, which is currently under construction in Toronto, will include a rental property along with office and retail components.
StanBrooke rental tower breaks ground in Montreal
Brivia Group and Gansu Tianqing Real Estate Group, partners in the YUL Condominiums project, have begun construction on StanBrooke, a 19-storey high-end rental tower on Stanley Street near Sherbrooke, in downtown Montreal.
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.
Plans unveiled for Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats
Claridge Homes announced plans to expand its LeBreton Flats condo development in Ottawa, painting the picture of a high-density, “complete” neighbourhood with shops, cafés, affordable rental housing and beautiful park space along the aqueduct that currently runs through the area.
Multifamily expected to perform strongly in 2017
Timbercreek Asset Management released its 2017 Market Outlook, which identifies key trends the firm sees playing out for global real estate securities in the year ahead. Overall, the report predicts strong performance across regions, including Canada and the United States, with the firm forecasting that global REITs are priced to deliver total returns in the range of 8.5 per cent and 10.5 per cent.
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Mixed-use plans for Golden Mile Shopping Centre
Plans for the Golden Mile Shopping Centre in Toronto will transform the site from a mid-1950s suburban community mall into a transit-oriented mixed-use community.
New Canadian context for real estate education
A newly released textbook packages universal principles and domestic context into one 500+-page compendium devised to impart a grounding in real estate fundamentals, transactions and the multidisciplinary oversight of income properties.
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.

Stricter rules ahead for GTA apartment owners
Toronto city council has approved a plan that will impose stricter rules on apartment building owners, but may inadvertently lead to higher rents for tenants.
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