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TECHNOLOGY AND CAPACITY EQUAL CONVENIENCE

Posted in Industry Trends, Laundry, Newsworthy, Technology

TECHNOLOGY AND CAPACITY EQUAL CONVENIENCE

When your property keeps residents on-site on laundry day, everyone wins. However, reaching this goal isn’t just about providing a clean laundry room. Regardless of their age, your residents engage with technology every day. Even that morning cup of coffee they purchase down the street is likely ordered and paid for before they even leave your property. Bottom line: if you are forcing residents to carry quarters to your common laundry room, you’re missing an opportunity for revenue and there’s...

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MATCHMAKING WEBSITE AIMS TO HELP WOMEN FIND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Posted in Affordable Housing, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Technology

MATCHMAKING WEBSITE AIMS TO HELP WOMEN FIND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

A new website aims to help women find affordable housing in Ottawa’s red-hot real estate market by linking them with other women to either rent or own a home. Like online dating, Nest Egg Canada matches those with similar interests, hobbies, income and demographics — women then decide if they would like to proceed to meet their match. The goal of the site is to help defray costs of housing for single women by sharing a living space, according to co-founder Catherine Landry, who also owns...

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TURN YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM INTO AN AMENITY TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN RESIDENTS

Posted in Industry Trends, Laundry, Newsworthy, Technology

TURN YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM INTO AN AMENITY TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN RESIDENTS

It’s easy to forget sometimes that the rental housing business is competitive. Renters come and go. But maybe they don’t have to! If you view your market as competitive, it becomes easier to look at your own property with new eyes. Are you positioning the property to not just attract new residents, but also providing the services and environment to retain them? If the answer is no, it’s time for a refresh. One area that can pay dividends in attracting and retaining residents is the laundry...

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NOW IS THE TIME TO LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR A BETTER, SAFER EXPERIENCE

Posted in Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Laundry, New Products, Technology

NOW IS THE TIME TO LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR A BETTER, SAFER EXPERIENCE

We are all ready to move on from COVID-19. However, one need only step outside and see the number of masks people are wearing or see the numbers on the nightly news to be reminded that we’re not there yet. So, the bottom line is we are all quite concerned with safety and will be for the foreseeable future. The question for those in the multi-housing world of apartments and condominiums is what steps can you take in the laundry room to ensure residents feel safe? One simple way to turn the...

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HOW TECH CAN HELP YOU STREAMLINE YOUR WAY TO A LARGE PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

Posted in Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Technology

HOW TECH CAN HELP YOU STREAMLINE YOUR WAY TO A LARGE PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

Starting small and building a property empire: that’s the dream for many landlords across the world, whether they’re investing in commercial buildings or securing their futures through residential rental opportunities. Fortunately for prospective landlords with the capital to get started, technology has afforded them a number of ways to streamline this process, helping them to build a large property portfolio faster than ever before. Let’s take a look at how tech can help you streamline your...

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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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PROPERTIES, PROPERTY MANAGERS MUST ADAPT TO RENTER NEEDS, CHANGES

Posted in Industry Trends, Interior Building, Newsworthy, Payments Processing, Technology

PROPERTIES, PROPERTY MANAGERS MUST ADAPT TO RENTER NEEDS, CHANGES

Renters are changing, and the properties and property managers of the future are going to have to be increasingly flexible to adapt to evolving renter needs, says Buildium in its 2020 Renters’ Report. Property managers are already starting to see the trends: They must adapt to more roommates, different household types, pets, and other changes that focus on renter needs. Also, higher-income renters who are professionals have become more common, along with seniors. Less about granite...

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RHB TV – INTERVIEW WITH PETER ALTOBELLI OF YARDI CANADA AND PROVINCIAL REOPENING PLANS

Posted in Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Media Releases, Newsworthy, Technology

RHB TV – INTERVIEW WITH PETER ALTOBELLI OF YARDI CANADA AND PROVINCIAL REOPENING PLANS

An interview with Peter Altobelli of Yardi Canada on technology, post COVID-19. We also cross Canada to cover provincial reopening plans. Watch Now

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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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DATA SECURITY HAS BECOME A PRESSING ISSUE FOR THE CRE SECTOR

Posted in Security, Technology

DATA SECURITY HAS BECOME A PRESSING ISSUE FOR THE CRE SECTOR

There’s an ever-growing volume of commercial real estate industry business being conducted online. Terrabytes of documents and data get swapped and more sensitive information than ever is archived in cloud storage. Such information provides juicy targets for hackers and identity thieves, making data security a growing issue for the sector. “There is a thriving, active criminal market for data, for systems, and to ransom and control and extort from companies,” says Jonathan Fairtlough, managing...

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