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TORONTO’S MODULAR HOUSING PLAN IS A GOOD IDEA FAILING IN EXECUTION

Posted in Affordable Housing, Development, Housing, Industry Trends, New Products, Newsworthy

TORONTO’S MODULAR HOUSING PLAN IS A GOOD IDEA FAILING IN EXECUTION

There is nothing more frustrating than to see a good idea ruined by poor execution. The good idea is quickly becomes debased. The good idea for Toronto City Council is building new affordable housing, which, as the profusion of tent cities in parks, ravines and medians demonstrate, is sorely needed. To improve on that good idea the city is using modular housing, pre-built in a factory then transported to the site for final installation. Modular housing can be occupied within four months of...

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EDMONTON WINS PRESTIGIOUS PLANNING AWARD FOR ITS ‘MISSING MIDDLE’ INFILL DESIGN

Posted in Development, Industry Trends, New Products, Newsworthy

EDMONTON WINS PRESTIGIOUS PLANNING AWARD FOR ITS ‘MISSING MIDDLE’ INFILL DESIGN

Edmonton has earned a prestigious planning award for an innovative housing design competition spearheaded to stir up conversation and awareness around middle density housing. The Canadian Institute of Planners honoured the City with an award of merit in the category of new and emerging planning initiatives for its Missing Middle Design Competition at its 2020 Awards for Planning Excellence, which took place virtually on July 8. “The initiative is an excellent example of how good planning can...

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PARCEL MANAGEMENT IN CANADIAN MULTI-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Posted in Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Industry Trends, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Security

PARCEL MANAGEMENT IN CANADIAN MULTI-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

The Lay of the Land: A Solution to the Problem with Canadian Parcel Delivery Management in Apartments and Condominiums  Canada is witnessing an explosion in the number of deliveries to residents in multi-residential buildings. This growth is due to e-commerce (online) purchases and now COVID-19 have pushed some parcel delivery companies to see a 30% surge in volumes in March 2020. While the success of e-commerce has its advantages, problems are arising due to the sheer amount of parcel...

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CHARGELAB OFFERS $0 ELECTRICAL VEHICLE CHARGERS FOR MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS & WORKPLACES

Posted in Industry Trends, New Products, Technology

CHARGELAB OFFERS $0 ELECTRICAL VEHICLE CHARGERS FOR MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS & WORKPLACES

ChargeLab, Canada’s leading EV charging software provider, today announced it is offering eligible multi-family and office buildings EV charger installations for $0 in upfront costs in conjunction with the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP). ZEVIP is a funding program from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), currently targeting multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs), workplaces, and light-duty vehicle fleets. Businesses, condo boards, and property managers interested in...

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RentMoola and BMO announce next generation PAD solution.

Posted in Communications, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Maintenance, New Products, Newsworthy, Payments Processing, Professional Services, Technology

RentMoola and BMO announce next generation PAD solution.

RentMoola has launched its next generation pre-authorized debit payments (PAD) solution designed specifically for the property management industry. In partnership with BMO Financial Group (BMO), RM PAD+ digitizes the pre-authorized debit enrolment for monthly rent payments. The paperless solution eliminates the need for forms and void cheques. It works with any Canadian banking partner and allows the tenant to pay with any payment method, from anywhere. RM PAD+ combines RentMoola’s...

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Limited Time Offer from Enbridge

Posted in Communications, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Interior Building, Maintenance, New Products, Rebates, Suite Renovations, Utility Management

Limited Time Offer from Enbridge

For a limited time, from June 15 – September 30, 2016 Enbridge Gas is offering Novitherm™ Heat Reflector Panels for an increased incentive of $0.40/m3 of gas saved—that’s four times our normal incentive—but you need to act now. To gain deeper energy savings, along with the Novitherm™ Heat Reflector Panels we are offering free low-flow showerheads. It’s a Win – Win. Enjoy two energy savings measures that will improve your bottom line while enhancing the comfort of your...

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Managing Multifamily: How Real-Time Reporting Changed the Game

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Technology

Managing Multifamily: How Real-Time Reporting Changed the Game

Story by: Tim Blackwell  |  Property Management Insider A common thread at the 8th Annual Interface Student Housing conference in Austin in April was the role that technology plays in attracting and maintaining multifamily residents. For three days, a record-breaking 1,200 attendees heard, among many things, interesting perspectives in the Student sector. A number of C-level players discussed the importance of having the right digital tools to effectively run properties on and off campus. It’s...

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What’s New In Social: Video Ad Performance, Algorithm Updates, Live Streaming

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Recreational, Technology

What’s New In Social: Video Ad Performance, Algorithm Updates, Live Streaming

By Leah Mendes & Amir Ellis  |  Property Management Insider It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This weekly series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By creating a strong multifamily social media presence, your property management company is better equipped to engage your online audiences. Here’s what’s...

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How Cloud-Based Technology can Save Maintenance Teams Time and Money

Posted in CMHC, Communications, Health & Safety, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Janitorial, Maintenance, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Restoration, Retrofit, Roofing, Suite Renovations, Technology

How Cloud-Based Technology can Save Maintenance Teams Time and Money

By Tim Blackwell  | Property Management Insider New tool technology is exceeding traditional definitions of improvements to the power tools that build and maintain multifamily housing. High-tech and blue-tooth enabled tools are not only designed to ease the chores of drilling, sawing and affixin’ but also save time and money. Cloud-Based Technology is Making Maintenance Mobile Tools have come a long way since the introduction of the electric motor in the 1880s that made possible today’s...

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The Hottest Trends in Multifamily Outdoor Living

Posted in Communications, Development, Exterior Building, Furnishings, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Maintenance, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Recreational, Restoration

The Hottest Trends in Multifamily Outdoor Living

Story by:  Leah Mendes  |  March 28, 2016 Summer is right around the corner, and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up. New trends are on the horizon in multifamily, and apartment communities are finding new ways to bring the full indoor living experience outdoors. The National Kitchen & Bath Association identified outdoor kitchens and living spaces as the hottest trends in housing today, although it’s been popular for a few years. Americans began enhancing their outdoor living...

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