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Possible housing slowdown could trigger real estate jobs exodus

Posted in Appraisal, Communications, Development, Employment, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Professional Services

Possible housing slowdown could trigger real estate jobs exodus

Multiple observers have warned of a performance drop for the Canadian residential real estate market looming just beyond the horizon, a development that might prompt a mass exodus among the thousands of workers (from agents and home stagers to construction workers) that have entered the sector over the past few years. In turn, this could prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back as the loss of a large number of skilled professionals might lead to even further industry slowdown—and an...

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CCI Group Inc. is now McIntosh Perry

Posted in Communications, Milestones, Professional Services

CCI Group Inc. is now McIntosh Perry

Two Award-Winning Firms Completes Merger to Form One of the Largest Privately Held Engineering Firms in Canada TORONTO – CCI Group Inc., a national team of respected building science and environmental engineering experts, and McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. (MPCE), a multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in Eastern Ontario, today announced that the merger of the two companies has been completed. The new company, called McIntosh Perry, has more than 500 professional and technical...

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Home Capital Was Hours Away From Collapse: Report

Posted in Appraisal, Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Legal, Legislation, Newsworthy, Professional Services

Home Capital Was Hours Away From Collapse: Report

There was no end in sight to the crisis at subprime lender Home Capital this week, with the bank warning the run on its deposits casts doubt on its ability to continue operating. Home Capital has seen 94 per cent of the deposits in its savings accounts disappear in recent weeks, as depositors fled the bank following allegations from the Ontario Securities Commission that management misled investors about mortgage fraud within its broker network. The situation is bringing unwanted negative...

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What is the ‘ransomware’ WannaCry worm and how does it spread?

Posted in Communications, Insurance, Legal, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Security, Student Housing, Technology

What is the ‘ransomware’ WannaCry worm and how does it spread?

Malicious software called ‘ransomware’ has forced British hospitals to turn away patients and affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica as part of a global outbreak that has affected tens of thousands of computers. What is WannaCry – also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry? HOW DOES IT WORK? WannaCry is a form of “ransomware” that locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you cannot access them anymore. HOW DOES IT SPREAD?...

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Your Tenants Rely on Safe Electrical; Why it Can’t be Ignored

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Newsworthy, Professional Services

Your Tenants Rely on Safe Electrical; Why it Can’t be Ignored

Story by: Scott Saint For property managers across the province, tenant safety is a top priority that should never be compromised. And the first step to ensuring electrical safety is hiring the right person for the job. When exploring options to complete a new installation, renovation or repair work, it’s often easiest to get a referral from a trusted source. But when it comes to electrical work, a referral shouldn’t always be taken at face value. All electrical work that’s done for hire —...

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CFAA Awards – Your National Showcase

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Exterior Building, Finance, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legal, Legislation, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Restoration, Senior Housing, Student Housing, Technology, Tenancy Law, Utility Management

CFAA Awards – Your National Showcase

The clock is ticking down to the close of CFAA’s second annual Rental Housing Awards Program.  Applications in all categories are due on Monday, May 1, by 12 midnight PDT. The CFAA Rental Housing Awards Program was started in 2016 to create a stage on which to celebrate excellence in rental housing across Canada. The winners are announced at the CFAA Awards Dinner, which takes place annually after the first day of sessions at CFAA Rental Housing Conference. That is to take place this...

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Jenny Affe, recognized by Human Resources Director Magazine

Posted in Communications, Events, Industry Trends, Marketing, Media Releases, Professional Services

Jenny Affe, recognized by Human Resources Director Magazine

Jenny Affe, Vice-President of Human Resources for Greenwin Inc. is recognized in HRD’s annual HOT LIST, which brings together an impressive group of 30 top achievers in the HR profession. Catch Jenny’s profile...

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Ontario allows victims of sexual or domestic violence to end tenancy early

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Legal, Legislation, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Tenancy Law

Ontario allows victims of sexual or domestic violence to end tenancy early

Story by: Martin Rumack Effective Sept. 6, the Ontario government implemented changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2006, which impacts both landlords and tenants in an important – and perhaps surprising – way. What has changed? The Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2016, amends the legislation to benefit tenants who are victims of sexual or domestic violence, by allowing them to abridge the normal rules around giving notice to end a lease, as a means of facilitating their...

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Ontario Government Announces an Energy Retrofit Incentive Program for the Rental Housing Sector

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Rebates, Retrofit

Ontario Government Announces an Energy Retrofit Incentive Program for the Rental Housing Sector

On May 25th, 2016, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Honourable Ted McMeekin, and the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Glen Murray, announced a new Energy Retrofit incentive program that will provide up to $400 million in rebates or grants for private residential apartment buildings for the purchase and installation of energy efficient technologies such as boiler replacements and lighting retrofits. This announcement is part of the government’s Climate Change Action...

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Adapting Your Workforce to a Changing Rental Housing Industry

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Adapting Your Workforce to a Changing Rental Housing Industry

Story by: Tim Blackwell  | Property Management Insider Just as renter demographics and styles of apartment living have changed in recent years, so has the makeup of employees and personnel for property managers, owners, and developers. This has called for more creative ways to recruit and train staff to manage today’s assets. As the economy has rebounded, so has the workforce. At the root is a transforming workforce that is affecting not only the apartment industry but all walks of business....

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