+ Equitable Group Inc. completed its acquisition of Bennington Financial Services Corp.
+ GOA announced its 2019 STEP (summer temporary employment program); application deadline for employers is Feb. 8th
+ Imperial Oil are outsourcing property management services at they’re Canadian Head Office complex in Quarry Park; CBRE won the contract
+ Morrison Hershfield Group Inc. agreed to merge with CCG Facilities Integration
+ new trends to watch in commercial real estate in 2019 according to Propmodo: mobility changing ways we travel are affecting property use cases and value; new sources of data and more sophisticated methods can change the way we understand property value; new data recording technologies have created ways to share ownership of property; space-as-a-service to work or live packaged as a service to focus on flexibility and end-user benefit; branded spaces – landlords will pursue closer relationships with building occupants; partnerships and collaborations providing more ways to access current property data; flexible design will help property stakeholders to work together during the entire building lifecycle thanks to new tools and techniques; technology is allowing increased transparency into development options including the new opportunity zones; sensors – technology advances give ‘big brother’ the ability to monitor and understand what is happening in the physical world. These are ‘early stage’ trends; whether they’ll have staying power or last as long as the hula-hoop is questionable. WeWork and similar models are the flavour of the week on space as a service but not sure it will change the world. Sensors – that’s the big one to watch …
+ Petrus Resources Ltd. announced its 2019 CapEx Budget is $8.0 million
+ Pipestone Energy Corp. completed its reverse-takeover of Blackbird Energy Inc.
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