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Hollyburn launches #WhyWeRent contest

Posted in Communications, Events, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, Newsworthy

Hollyburn launches #WhyWeRent contest

It’s time to sharpen your selfie game for a chance to win a $5,000 furniture package to The Brick AND two months FREE rent, plus other incredible prizes, through Hollyburn Properties Limited’s nation-wide Instagram contest, #WhyWeRent. The property management leader is determined to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding long-term renting as a lifestyle choice, after they recognized an overall increased desire for convenience, affordability, and adventure from residents. This...

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MYGROUP.CA SWEEPSTAKES!

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MYGROUP.CA SWEEPSTAKES!

MyGroup is excited  to offer exclusive discounts on home and auto insurance, PLUS the chance to win 1 of 3 Grand Prizes in this year’s Pick Your Prize Sweepstakes. You could win one of these 3 prizes of your choice: –          $2000 Shopping Spree –          $2000 Spa Package –          $2000 Travel Voucher To enter, simply request a quote on home or auto insurance, either online at www.mygroup.ca or by phone at 1-844-999-7698. Random draws will take place at 9:00 a.m....

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How to Produce Eye-Catching Photography in Multifamily that Attracts Renters

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How to Produce Eye-Catching Photography in Multifamily that Attracts Renters

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. But when it comes to photography in multifamily, a shot featuring the property shouldn’t be that verbose. The right picture with the right angle, the right composition and the right lighting should send the very concise message to prospective renters that this is the place to be. For property management companies on a limited budget who aren’t fortunate to have a shutterbug on the payroll, visual story telling can be difficult. Posting a drab...

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CFAA Rental Housing Conference – Executive Roundtable now set

Posted in Association News, Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legal, Legislation, Maintenance, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Senior Housing, Student Housing, Tax Law, Technology, Tenancy Law

CFAA Rental Housing Conference – Executive Roundtable now set

Join CFAA and landlords from across Canada in Vancouver this May 14 to 16. Hear what other rental housing leaders think is The Future of the Rental Housing Industry. Find out how other companies are solving new problems and seizing opportunities. Early registration closes this week! Book by Thursday, March 29 to save! Read on, or visit www.CFAA-RHC.ca for more information or to register! Education Sessions Sessions include: Economic Update – by keynote speaker Benjamin Tal Deputy Chief...

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Canada’s RioCan Sets Its Sights on High-Value Tenants

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Canada’s RioCan Sets Its Sights on High-Value Tenants

Retail isn’t dead. In fact, it’s key to Canada’s RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust as the REIT tries to grow its way out of the sector’s decline. Canada’s biggest retail landlord expects growth of 2 to 3 percent in net operating income from long-held properties this year, Chief Operating Officer Raghunath Davloor said on an earnings call Wednesday morning. Growth was 2.1 percent last year. While some tenants “have failed to adapt or disappeared, many others are thriving and eager to expand...

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Renters pushed to the 905 as vacancies hit 16-year low: Report

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Renters pushed to the 905 as vacancies hit 16-year low: Report

Tenants eye 905 region as average rent in downtown Toronto hits $2,392 in final quarter of 2017. The squeeze on Toronto-region rentals is approaching strangulation with a constrained supply and climbing rents. Condo rents, which rose 9 per cent across the region in the last quarter of 2017 to $2,166 on average, are pushing tenants out of the downtown and into buildings in the 905 area, according to a report from market research firm Urbanation. Its data on rentals leased through the Multiple...

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Landlords hold all the cards in the rental market

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Landlords hold all the cards in the rental market

Toronto’s low vacancy rate coupled with its rental supply shortage has resulted in bidding wars, and landlords are taking full advantage to squeeze every last penny out of their investments. Potential tenants typically have to present landlords with financial statements, letters of employment, and references, but as many desperate Torontonians are finding out, that’s no longer sufficient. “Nowadays with such fierce competition, we’re seeing a lot more added to the rental package that’s being...

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The Workplace Better Get Ready For Gen Z, The ‘Uber-Millennials’

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The Workplace Better Get Ready For Gen Z, The ‘Uber-Millennials’

They’re reinforcing the movement the millennials started by making employers rethink work, motivation, reward, engagement, commitment and trust. Meaningful and rewarding work is very important to Generation Zs, just like it is for their millennial brothers and sisters. And with Gen Z beginning to enter the workforce, now is the time to prepare so that your business benefits. As a bonus, you’ll likely increase your relationship with — and retention of — millennials. What Gen Zs are...

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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

GTAA – Annual Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament July 10, 10am Woodbridge – The Country Club GTAA Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is being held at The Country Club on July 10th.  With a 10 a.m. shotgun tee off, our members enjoy a full day out on the links, which includes a continental breakfast, courtesy driving range, BBQ lunch, 18 holes of golf, cocktail hour and complete dinner, with tournament awards and prizes. For more details, contact lfisher@gtaaonline.com.   FRPO – Toronto...

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Unleash the Power of Video Marketing

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Marketing, Technology

Unleash the Power of Video Marketing

The capabilities of video in multifamily marketing stand alone as one of the most powerful tools for you and your community. While high-quality photographs continue to be an important aspect of the community evaluation process, the quick, informative nature of video has become increasingly popular among prospective renters. As a property manager, you must take advantage of video in your marketing strategy to effectively communicate with today’s consumers. Proper use of video marketing requires...

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