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TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS UNDER COVID-19

Posted in Association News, Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Technology

TECHNOLOGY TIPS FOR RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS UNDER COVID-19

Over Zoom, CFAA recently hosted a panel addressing “Technology Updates for COVID-19 and beyond”, with different perspectives, under the skilled moderation of Darren Henry, of National Efficiency Systems. Dean Holmes from QuadReal represents a large owner-manager. Paul Smith from DMS is a fee manager with 60 separate clients, who have different tastes in reporting and technology use. Heather Brady from Yardi brought the perspective of a leading technology supplier. The initial COVID-19...

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES WITHIN EACH CITY: RENTAL ISSUES UNDER COVID-19

Posted in Association News, Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Student Housing

A TALE OF TWO CITIES WITHIN EACH CITY: RENTAL ISSUES UNDER COVID-19

Thanks to COVID-19, rental demand has followed two different paths. Rental demand is down for high-end apartments in the downtown core of Canada’s major centres; whereas, so far, it is largely stable in suburban markets and in secondary and tertiary markets, except for those markets dependent on universities which have not returned to live instruction. Those observations come from the Operations Roundtable held as part of CFAA’s Fall 2020 webinar series. The panelists were Ruth Buckle, Senior...

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INVESTMENT PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION SAYS RENT CONTROL DOESN’T WORK

Posted in Affordable Housing, Association News, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Rent Control

INVESTMENT PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION SAYS RENT CONTROL DOESN’T WORK

The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia says rent control is not the solution to HRM’s lack of affordable housing. Kevin Russell is the group’s executive director, and tells News 95.7’s the Todd Veinotte Show, research around the world shows rent control doesn’t work. “It stifles investment in investment properties for residential units… and when rent control is in a jurisdiction investors pull out and move to another jurisdiction and this...

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WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO MAJOR RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS SEE TODAY?

Posted in Association News, CMHC, Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES DO MAJOR RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS SEE TODAY?

Rental housing providers currently face many risks and challenges, as well as having various opportunities. What follows are key insights provided at the Executive Roundtable held as part of CFAA’s Fall 2020 webinar series. The panelists on the Executive Roundtable were: Philip Fraser, President & Chief Executive Officer at Killam REIT; Anthony Lanni, Executive Vice President, Residential, at QuadReal; David Horwood, Vice President at The Effort Trust Company; and Glen MacMullin, Chief...

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BENJAMIN TAL’S INSIGHTS INTO THE ECONOMY UNDER COVID-19

Posted in Association News, Coronavirus, Finance, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

BENJAMIN TAL’S INSIGHTS INTO THE ECONOMY UNDER COVID-19

This year, COVID-19 has presented rental housing providers with many challenges. It will present us with many more. What follows are key insights Benjamin Tal provided, as he led off CFAA’s Fall 2020 Webinar series, which is replacing CFAA-Rental Housing Conference 2020. Benjamin Tal is Deputy Chief Economist at CIBC Capital Markets, a noted commentator on the Canadian real estate markets, and a big believer in purpose-built rental housing. Here are some of the highlights Benjamin provided. In...

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CFAA RENTAL HOUSING AWARDS 2020 – WINNERS AND FINALISTS

Posted in Association News, Events, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

CFAA RENTAL HOUSING AWARDS 2020 – WINNERS AND FINALISTS

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the CFAA Rental Housing Awards 2020! CFAA thanks the judges, everyone who entered the Awards Program this year, and the Awards Presentation sponsors. This program could not take place without your interest and support. Rental Housing Provider Awards Rental Housing Provider of the Year – Under 7,500 Units Winner:               Shiplake Properties Shiplake Properties’ COVID-19 response program went above and beyond to help residents with rent,...

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CFAA PRESENTS: BENJAMIN TAL

Posted in Association News, Events, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

CFAA PRESENTS: BENJAMIN TAL

Benjamin Tal is the Deputy Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets. Well-known for his ground-breaking published research on topics such as labour market dynamics, real estate, credit markets, international trade and business economic conditions, Benjamin not only contributes to the conversation, but frequently sets the agenda. Benjamin’s presentation will be on the economy, and what Canadian rental housing providers can expect for the next 12 months, due to COVID-19. WEDNESDAY MAY 27,...

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CFAA AWARDS PROGRAM IS STILL ON

Posted in Association News, Coronavirus, Events

CFAA AWARDS PROGRAM IS STILL ON

As the CFAA Awards Program is conducted completely online, it will continue for 2020, despite COVID-19 concerns. However, we understand that many people are working from home, and may not have access to all the files they need to complete their applications. As a result, we are extending the deadline for applications to Monday, May 4. Additionally, as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, this year’s Rental Housing Awards WILL NOT include an Awards Dinner. Winners will still be...

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CFAA-RHC 2020 WILL NOT TAKE PLACE LIVE FROM JUNE 8 TO 10, 2020

Posted in Association News, Coronavirus, Events, Newsworthy

CFAA-RHC 2020 WILL NOT TAKE PLACE LIVE FROM JUNE 8 TO 10, 2020

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 situation, and in the best interest of our staff and attendees, CFAA has decided to cancel CFAA-RHC 2020 in Halifax from June 8 to 10, 2020. CFAA is looking into alternate options, such as on-line content and webinars, that would still allow us to bring you the valuable information from our education sessions, speakers and sponsors. Stay tuned for further updates! We expect that CFAA-RHC 2021 will take place in person and will follow the usual format. More...

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REIC Member Cheryl Gray, CPM® Named 2020 IREM President

Posted in Appointments, Association News, Communications, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

REIC Member Cheryl Gray, CPM® Named 2020 IREM President

 The Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) celebrates the installation of Cheryl Ann Gray, CPM® as 2020 IREM President. Cheryl, who is the first Canadian and first non-U.S. individual to become IREM President, was inaugurated during the 2019 IREM Global Summit in San Francisco last week. “This is exciting news for Canadian property and asset managers as well as members of the Institute, as we see dedicated professionals in our community recognized on a global scale,” says REIC CEO Stephen...

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