OPINION PIECE: DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

We are living in a rapidly changing world. Although some of the concerns we’ve had in the previous generations are still relevant, pressing and very real new problems are quickly creeping up. Despite having the technology, we are not directly putting ourselves close enough to the problem to see it. Complex issues such as global…

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Adding Value to Your Building

It’s no longer a secret that utility costs are rising steadily in Toronto. Let’s say that your condo association can’t effectively manage this crippling trend – what are you going to do? Most importantly, what are some meaningful things that you can do now? One of the best ways to cut costs for your condo…

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Helping property managers and stratas find the best local professional services

Procuring services is a critical activity among property managers and condo associations in their day-to-day operations. Finding high quality service providers, communicate with them, managing all of the quotes and related documentation, and negotiate the best price require significant time and resources. FIRMOGRAM is an online service-oriented marketplace that is focused specifically towards solving this…

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Property assessments in BC show big increases in 2015

Property owners in British Columbia this week will be receiving their property assessments for 2015 and many will see significant increases. Single-family properties grew on average by 15-25% while strata property value increases were in the range of 5-10%. Because of the relatively moderate increase in the strata market, stratas and property management companies in the…

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Start 2016 off right with free access to FIRMOGRAM platform

As an online service-oriented marketplace, FIRMOGRAM is the smartest and fastest way to connect with highly qualified local and national service providers. Commercial or residential buildings are seemingly always in the need of professional services, whether it’s weather-proofing a building roof, installing a new security system, performing real estate appraisals, or building a web portal….

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