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New residential report shows need for more than 129,000 skilled workers

With Canada’s home renovation industry continuing to grow, new construction holding steady, and an aging workforce with many people nearing retirement, Canada’s residential construction industry will need more than 129,000 new...
Apr 27, 2015

Dropping oil prices negatively impacting Canadian real estate returns: Colliers

The recent and substantial drop in oil prices, while welcome news for drivers at the gas pumps, is having an adverse and negative impact on Alberta’s real estate market, only beginning to be realized, yet Canada remains one of the...
Apr 17, 2015

On the international stage, construction industry needs overhaul to bolster productivity: Economist

A new report published today by The Economist Intelligence Unit says the construction industry internationally needs a major overhaul if it is to bolster its declining productivity. Rethinking productivity across the construction industry: The...
Apr 15, 2015

SNAPSHOT: energy use in the Canadian retail food and beverage sector

It’s no secret that there is fierce competition in Canada’s food and beverage retail sector. Increasingly, energy efficiency is recognized as a solid approach to increase profits and improve a store’s bottom line....
Apr 6, 2015

Canada's first 2030 District launches in Toronto

With an ambitious plan to tackle climate change, Toronto joins eight progressive cities in announcing the first 2030 District outside of the United States. Encompassing the downtown core from Dupont Street to Lake Ontario, and the Don Valley to...
Mar 31, 2015

As tech surges but oil slumps, Canada's office market is caught in the middle: CBRE

Tech companies are the bright spot in an otherwise subdued office market. They are changing traditional office formats and garnering attention from the next generation of employees. While landlords are building 18.6 million sq. ft. of new...
Mar 26, 2015

Inbound investment into Asian real estate set to double in 2015

While the flow of outbound capital from Asia will accelerate this year, it is inbound capital that will take a "quantum leap" in 2015, according to a new white paper from Colliers International.
Mar 26, 2015

Multifamily construction spikes as developers refocus on rental housing: CBRE

Canada’s multifamily apartment market may be entering a period of change, albeit minor, according to new research by CBRE Limited. For much of the last 40 years, demand for rental housing has been remarkably consistent, while on the...
Mar 18, 2015

Is Canadian housing overvalued? Not likely, says Fortress

Fortress Real Developments today released their semi-annual Market Manuscript. Now issued for the third time, this Market Manuscript focuses on “dispelling the persistent myth that Canadian housing is overvalued,” and the (lack...
Mar 9, 2015

GTA to lead Ontario construction growth in 2015, other regions express less certainty

Growth within Ontario's construction industry and its correlating job creation is expected to occur at significantly different rates across the province in 2015, according to the annual Construction Confidence Indicator, released today by the...
Mar 3, 2015

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