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NEW PLAN FOR HALIFAX DEVELOPMENT WITH TWO SKYSCRAPERS NEARLY 30 STOREYS HIGH

Posted in Development, Exterior Building, Newsworthy

NEW PLAN FOR HALIFAX DEVELOPMENT WITH TWO SKYSCRAPERS NEARLY 30 STOREYS HIGH

Haligonians will soon get a chance to weigh in on a revamped plan for two massive skyscrapers developer Peter Rouvalis hopes to build near Spring Garden Road. The Promenade is a mixed-use complex that will cover eight properties along Robie and College Streets. Newly updated designs for the project call for a 28-storey plus penthouse tower and a 29-storey plus penthouse tower, stretching approximately 90 metres high, sitting atop a shared podium. The entire development will feature 577...

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MEET THE CANADIAN SCION WHO JUST SCORED $300 MILLION FROM BLACKSTONE

Posted in Finance, Newsworthy

MEET THE CANADIAN SCION WHO JUST SCORED $300 MILLION FROM BLACKSTONE

Last week, a group of investors led by a Blackstone affiliate agreed to make a $300 million preferred equity investment in Tricon, a publicly traded Canadian firm with a major presence in the U.S. rental market. The deal is a huge boon to Tricon, which will help shore up its balance sheet and gain a brand-name partner. The deal is also a boon to Tricon’s CEO, Gary Berman, whose father, David, cofounded the business in 1988. “We went public as a very small company” in 2010, Gary Berman says....

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PROPERTY INVESTORS TAP MOBILE HOME PARKS FOR COVID-ERA RETURNS

Posted in Coronavirus, Finance, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

PROPERTY INVESTORS TAP MOBILE HOME PARKS FOR COVID-ERA RETURNS

Real estate investors have turned to single-family rental homes, warehouses and even movie studios while the pandemic makes it harder to put capital to work in more-traditional types of commercial property. Mobile home parks are also getting a look. More than $800 million worth of the parks changed hands in the second quarter, up 23% from a year earlier, according to a report by commercial real estate firm JLL. Total commercial-property purchases declined 68% to roughly $45 billion in the same...

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HOW HIGH-RISES CAN MOVE TOWARD ZERO WASTE

Posted in Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Waste Management

HOW HIGH-RISES CAN MOVE TOWARD ZERO WASTE

Multi-residential buildings often have pitiful rates of recycling and composting. For example, in Toronto, high-rise residents divert an average of 27 per cent of their waste from the landfill — less than half the 65 per cent diversion rate for people who live in houses. But getting most of the way to zero waste is possible for high-rise dwellers, as Toronto’s Mayfair on the Green has shown. The condo building in the Malvern neighbourhood in the city’s east end has more than 1,000...

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES EXTENDING RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Posted in CMHC, Coronavirus, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES EXTENDING RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Northwest Territories government is extending the Transitional Rent Supplement Program until the end of November. The program provides between $100 to $500 a month to residents with low to modest income whose shelter costs are unaffordable. “The Transitional Rent Supplement Program is a good resource for those residents struggling to pay their rent, not working or working less. In these times of economic uncertainty, it is critical that we continue to look for ways to support our residents...

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LAST CHANCE FOR CEBA IS TODAY – AUGUST 31, 2020

Posted in Coronavirus, Finance, Newsworthy

LAST CHANCE FOR CEBA IS TODAY – AUGUST 31, 2020

As of today, the last date to apply for a Canada Emergency Business Account loan is today. What does CEBA offer? For those corporations and businesses which qualify and apply, CEBA provides a loan of up to $40,000. The loan comes from your bank, but is guaranteed by the federal government. No interest is charged until December 31, 2022. If the loan is repaid by then, 25% of the loan is forgiven (usually $10,000). If repayment is not made by December 31, 2022, the loan begins to bear interest...

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CAPREIT EXPANDS PRESENCE IN WESTERN ONTARIO

Posted in Industry Trends, Media Releases, Newsworthy

CAPREIT EXPANDS PRESENCE IN WESTERN ONTARIO

Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“CAPREIT”) (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today that it has waived conditions and agreed to purchase a portfolio of two properties in London, Ontario and Sarnia, Ontario aggregating 301 residential suites. CAPREIT has agreed to pay $50.0 million for the two properties, funded by CAPREIT’s cash and cash equivalents, and will subsequently be partially financed by new CMHC-insured mortgages. Occupancy currently stands at 98.3% with only five...

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BRITISH COLUMBIA 2020 AND 2021 RENT INCREASES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Media Releases, Newsworthy, Rent Control, Rental Rates

BRITISH COLUMBIA 2020 AND 2021 RENT INCREASES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

2020 Rent Increase: 2.6% 2021 Rent Increase: 1.4% 2020 Rent Increases Rent Increase Notices served in December 2019 would have had an effective date of April 1, 2020. In late March there was a Ministerial Order which delayed these increases and any future increases to the end of the Provincial State of Emergency. Through a change to the Residential Tenancy Regulations, this new effective date was changed from the end of State of Emergency to December 1, 2020. This change means that any rent...

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TORONTO IS FINALLY STARTING TO ENFORCE ITS OWN SHORT TERM RENTAL RULES

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

TORONTO IS FINALLY STARTING TO ENFORCE ITS OWN SHORT TERM RENTAL RULES

Next month, nearly three years after city council voted to crack down on Toronto’s booming (and largely-unregulated) Airbnb market, government officials will at long last start enforcing their own hard fought-for short term rental rules. The city announced the news on Tuesday, warning all Toronto residents who rent out their homes for less than 28 days at a time that they’ll need to register as short-term rental operators by the end of this year. “Beginning September 10,...

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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL BRING FORWARD LEGISLATION TO FREEZE RENT IN 2021

Posted in Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Legislation, Media Releases, Newsworthy, Rent Control, Rental Rates

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL BRING FORWARD LEGISLATION TO FREEZE RENT IN 2021

The Ford government says that it will bring forward rent control legislation so that the “vast majority” of tenants do not face increases in 2021. Under existing legislation rent increases on units that had not been previously occupied prior to November, 2018 are capped, roughly at the rate of inflation. The maximum allowable increase this year was supposed to have been 1.5 per cent but on Friday afternoon a spokesperson for Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark confirmed that...

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