It’s NAA Throwback – 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition

            With more than 9,200 attendees and 448 exhibiting companies, the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition was certainly one for the record books. We Connected, Learned and Grew. However, just because the conference is over doesn’t mean the instruction and training have to end. The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) is once again proud to present its REWIND program, offering on-demand access to the unparalleled instruction that has quickly become a hallmark of NAA Conferences. Turn back the clock to Las Vegas and take advantage of more than 50 PowerPoint-synced audio and video recorded sessions from the 2015 NAA…

Service Animals and potential legislative changes

Good Morning, I have been asked by the Department of Justice to share some information about Service Animals and potential legislative changes with Residential Tenancies stakeholders. The Department of Justice is looking for input on the definition of various service animals, especially from those most affected by the definitions. Below if some information regarding a discussion paper and how individuals can provide their input. A discussion paper is now available for input on the definition of service animals, training and identification standards, and penalties for breaking laws that protect service animal users. There are many ways people can access the…

Green Expectations: Sustainability is a Sought After Amenity for Apartment Communities

Waste Management RBH Magazine – Week of July 20, 2015 Posted in Industry Trends, Utility Management, Waste Management There is no question that our world is changing, and creating a domino effect on any and all industries. And the multifamily industry is no exception. The green tint of sustainability has enveloped the world, and companies and governments are heeding the calls for a better environment in which we work and play. The multifamily industry has made significant strides to limit the uses of natural resources and offer eco-friendly living experiences, much to the satisfaction of younger renters who may even…

Council OKs land-use amendment for Burnside office space

SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY STAFF REPORTER sborden@herald.ca @CH_BordenColley July 22, 2015 – The Chronicle Herald Halifax Regional Council voted 14-2 Tuesday to amend a land-use policy to allow more office and retail developments in the Burnside Business Park expansion area. Before the amendment, the policy reserved the lands for only light industrial and logistics uses. Staff recommended that council approve the amendment to the municipal planning strategy to allow greater flexibility of use within the park expansion. Councillor Gloria McCluskey (Dartmouth Centre) was one of the councillors who supported the change during Tuesday’s public hearing. ‟I really don’t have a problem…