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Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) members have been building, developing, and renovating Canadian homes for generations. We are sharing the extraordinary contributions CHBA members make in their communities every day through our ongoing #CdnBuilt for Generations campaign. Here are a few recent stories. To read more stories follow our hashtag or visit blog.chba.ca/category/giving-back.   Solmar Development Corp. donates $15 million to...
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By Wendy Moir, CEO and Registrar, Home Construction Regulatory Authority Like any business, home construction can be done well, or it can be done poorly. And like most businesses, the secret to longevity and success is keeping your customers happy. Good builders know this and understand what it means to operate competently and ethically. Many local homebuilders’ associations have adopted...
With Dean Leesui, Partner, MNP Digital Services Real estate and construction businesses are slowly embracing technology to improve operations, safety, revenue and more. This informative Q&A with MNP Digital Leader Dean Leesui talks about why and how you should keep going on the digitalization journey. Residential construction companies have relied on a strong, experienced team to execute manual, labour intensive processes...
Although construction activity across Canada slowed in 2023, particularly in the homebuilding industry, there will be a need to recruit tens of thousands of workers over the next 10 years due to an anticipated uptick in work and increase in industry retirements of Baby Boomers.
In the vibrant heart of Toronto, a city renowned for its dynamic real estate market and iconic skyline, our team at Gladstone Media recently undertook a campaign that blurred the lines between reality and satire, while casting a spotlight on a critical urban issue: The Toronto housing crisis. "290 Bremner Blvd. – The residences of the CN Tower," initially conceived as an April Fools' prank, evolved into a compelling narrative to foster dialogue on the availability of quality, affordable housing in our beloved city.
The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with strikes and other unavoidable delay events over the last four years, has put the Unavoidable Delay provisions in the Addendum under a microscope and stretched the efforts of developers and lawyers to come to grip with a process that was never equipped for either a pandemic or multiple events, nor brought off to handle many other types of unavoidable delays that should be covered.
By Emily Fielden, Policy and Communications Analyst, CHBA As Executive Vice-President of Urban Capital and President of Spotlight Development, Taya Cook and Sherry Larjani find themselves as part of only a few women sitting in top leadership positions in the residential development industry. Cook, who worked her way up the ranks at Urban Capital for 20 years, now oversees many of...
By Evan Andrade, CHBA Economist Reaffirmed last September, CMHC estimates that Canada needs 5.8 million new housing units by 2030 to restore nation-wide affordability. The numerous barriers holding back construction must be overcome to accommodate the pace of residential construction required to approach this target. CHBA’s Housing Market Index (HMI) aims to help achieve a healthier supply balance by assessing...
By Natasha Rombough, Director of Marketing and Communications, CHBA Information comes fast at all of us, from multiple sources, and is often just as quickly forgotten. We’ve never had more outlets for reaching people, but cutting through the noise is increasingly a challenge – one that you no doubt also face in your business. How do you get through to...