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Apartment building boom in Edmonton area will add 5,000 rental units

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Apartment building boom in Edmonton area will add 5,000 rental units

By BILL MAH, Edmonton Journal Apartment buildings are sprouting up across Edmonton at a rate not seen in recent memory. There are 46 apartment developments under construction in the region, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE. Those projects will add about 5,000 new rental units to the market. “An average year prior to the building boom would have been 1,000,” said Bradyn Arth, an associate with CBRE’s national apartment group Edmonton office. The last time Edmonton saw similar...

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CAPREIT expands into new markets

Posted in Broker Listings, Media Releases, Newsworthy

CAPREIT expands into new markets

Charles Mandel | Property Biz Canada In the past few months, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Trust (CAP.UN-T) has moved into three new markets: Dublin, Ireland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. “We continue to increase the size and scale of our property portfolio, having already exceeded our annual target of acquiring between 1,500 and 2,000 suites and sites this year,” Thomas Schwartz, the REIT’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “More importantly, with recent purchases...

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FRPO IS PLEASED TO INTRODUCE YOUR NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

Posted in Appointments, Association News, Communications, Housing, Media Releases, Newsworthy

FRPO IS PLEASED TO INTRODUCE YOUR NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

SCOTT ANDISON has been named President & CEO of the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) as of January 20, 2014. Previously, Scott was with Cushman & Wakefield (Canada) where he was the national practice leader for commercial property tax. He brings extensive government relations, board management, and association leadership experience gained through progressive positions throughout his career. He has held senior director and CEO positions with provincial and...

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A POPULARITY CONTEST

Posted in Communications, Marketing, Newsworthy

A POPULARITY CONTEST

12 Super Social Tips   |   By Erica Rascón, YARDI Social media is an integral part of today’s consumer relations and marketing. As such, it pays to be on top of your social media game. A few tips will make your outreach efforts easier and more effective. 1. Create a user-friendly handle. Keep your username short and free from fancy characters. Users shouldn’t have to flip through multiple screens on their QWERTY keyboards just to @, # or follow you. Those seconds (and characters) are precious!...

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Tools help tenants see themselves in apartment

Posted in Industry Trends, Interior Building, Marketing, Newsworthy, Suite Renovations

Tools help tenants see themselves in apartment

When looking at a new apartment, it can be difficult to imagine yourself living within the bare walls and empty rooms. By: Jennifer Brown Homes When looking at a new apartment, it can be difficult to imagine yourself living within the bare walls and empty rooms. Will your furniture fit? Is it too big? How much space will be left for entertaining once everything is in place? For some property management companies, reaching a specific demographic means employing tools that engage prospective...

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‘Hoarding coalition’ to be led by Windsor Fire and Rescue

Posted in Fire Safety, Housing, Interior Building, Janitorial, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Waste Management

‘Hoarding coalition’ to be led by Windsor Fire and Rescue

Windsor’s fire department on Wednesday announced a new strategy to deal with hoarding. Fire chief Bruce Montone says hoarding is a safety and health concern. Montone says there is more public awareness of hoarding today, due to reality TV shows such as Hoarders. In a media release, Windsor Fire and Rescue said “a trend of increased cases of hoarding has developed in Windsor.” In Windsor, different groups have been dealing with the problem on their own. Those groups will join...

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Apartment Grow-ops!

Posted in Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Insurance, Interior Building, Janitorial, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Suite Renovations

Apartment Grow-ops!

Oh No! I Have A Marijuana Grow-Op In My Rental Property! Chris Saracino I don’t really, but what better way to get your attention? As landlords, most of us have heard of that old urban myth. You know the one… a guy who knows a guy, who’s a landlord, who suddenly finds out that the perfectly nice couple who had been renting out the house were in fact running a marijuana grow-op. There are variations on the story as well, sometimes it’s a crack house, sometimes it’s a meth lab. This story — in...

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IESO releases electricity stats for Ontario in 2013

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IESO releases electricity stats for Ontario in 2013

Independent Electricity System Operator Releases 2013 Ontario Electricity Data Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) today released 2013 statistics for electricity supply, demand and price in the province. “Ontario’s electricity data for the past year reflects what we are seeing day-to-day on our Control Room floor – lower demands, increased local generation and an overall greater reliance on base supply,” said Bruce Campbell, President and CEO...

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KPMG STUDY: Ontario’s Apartment Industry contributes $18.3 Billion to the economy

Posted in Association News, Housing, Newsworthy, Professional Services

KPMG STUDY: Ontario’s Apartment Industry contributes $18.3 Billion to the economy

***Report highlights the rental housing industry’s contribution to jobs, tax revenue, infrastructure investment and GDP
*** Don Mills – Ontario’s rental housing industry contributed over $18.3 billion to the province’s GDP in 2012, while supporting 147,000 full-time jobs and generating $7 billion in tax revenues to governments, according to a new report released today by the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO). The report, along with a summary of highlights titled,...

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Places4Students.com Celebrates 10 Years in Business & New Website!

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Places4Students.com Celebrates 10 Years in Business & New Website!

December 2013 marked the 10th Anniversary for Places4Students.com and the launch of their redesigned website!  The company’s concept began with four years of extensive market research. The first version of their website was launched in December 2003. Since then, over 100 college and university campuses throughout North America have partnered with the service to provide off-campus housing solutions for their students, alumni and faculty. The first partner school to join Places4Students.com was...

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