REALPAC Partner White Papers


COVID-19 Response: Opening Idle Facilities

COVID-19 has been an unprecedented event creating business, social and economic challenges, with many businesses idling facilities or reducing production capacity as a result. Our objective is to help our clients avoid risk to the physical plant during resumption of operations. Any CDC and WHO directives take precedent and should be followed. Our checklist offers a guideline for restarting an idle facility. 

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Return to the workplace



As all levels of government begin to take steps toward re-opening the country and restarting our economy, planning for the return to a physical workplace is quickly becoming a top priority for many organizations. With the guidelines for the pandemic continuing to evolve daily, there are many considerations, stages and factors employers need to assess in order to properly develop a robust action plan which can ensure the health and safety of their workforce.

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Digital transformation in real estate



We are all familiar with the story of the Three Little Pigs: three pigs set out into the world to build their own home, each choosing a different material to do so. While all are successful in constructing a home, the strength and longevity of each one is vastly different. While the house made of straw appeared from the outside to be just as superior as the house made of sticks, in the end, the house made of bricks proved to have the greatest competitive advantage.

While we (being human) can understand that bricks are infinitely superior to straw or sticks when building a home, there are some key lessons to be learned. When thinking about your business, and how technology is driving immense change to our institutions, do you want to be the organization made out of straw or the one made out of bricks?

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REITs: New opportunities to benefit the Canadian economy




While REITs are already popular among Canadian investors - combining reliable returns with strong governance - if investors had more options to invest in real estate, more private wealth could be channeled into different areas of the Canadian economy. Grant Thornton Canada discusses in their report, REITs: New opportunities to benefit the Canadian economy.

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