The Passion Project: Playgrounds| Omer Aziz

https://youtu.be/o2wROle8uV0 Omer Aziz is a professional engineer who crossed over to become a Human Resources (HR) Executive. His passion is in helping people achieve their peak potential. We all want to be more efficient, to be smarter about managing our time, and finding better ways to work. Omer Aziz has a unique way of managing … Continue reading The Passion Project: Playgrounds| Omer Aziz

The Passion Project: Rules to Creativity| Omer Aziz

https://youtu.be/Yqsas_mCzhc Omer Aziz is a professional engineer who crossed over to become a Human Resources (HR) Executive. His passion is in helping people achieve their peak potential. Omer believes there are rules to creativity. The first time he learned of this was through a book called “The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative … Continue reading The Passion Project: Rules to Creativity| Omer Aziz

The Passion Project: Finding My Superpower| Omer Aziz

https://youtu.be/VZyeCiJ2Jtg Omer Aziz is a professional engineer who crossed over to become a Human Resources (HR) Executive. His passion is in helping people achieve their peak potential. Omer has read over 2,000 non-fiction books. His favorite genres are psychology and business. One particular book changed his life outlook - “Executive Odyssey: Secrets for a Career … Continue reading The Passion Project: Finding My Superpower| Omer Aziz

The Passion Project: Career Progression in HR| Omer Aziz

https://youtu.be/EGxmx3He54c Omer Aziz is a professional engineer who crossed over to become a Human Resources (HR) Executive. His passion is in helping people achieve their peak potential. Unlike most human resource executives who follow a linear path, Omer did not initially pursue HR. “I remember having a conversation with my father. It took me weeks … Continue reading The Passion Project: Career Progression in HR| Omer Aziz

PropTech: Smart & Connected Buildings

Proptech is becoming a new buzzword in the realm of commercial real estate. I attended an event last week to listen in on a panel discussion between the industry leaders and real estate startups who are already disrupting the industry. Proptech is an area of digital transformation in the property industry leveraging technology to address inefficiencies … Continue reading PropTech: Smart & Connected Buildings

The Passion Project: Overcoming The Struggle of Public Speaking| Yves Massicotte

Watch the video HERE. We all have our own glass ceiling, the one we create that stops us from reaching our full potential. Yves had a glass ceiling too : speaking in front of a camera. Not only did Yves overcome that fear, he went over and beyond to form his public persona today. The … Continue reading The Passion Project: Overcoming The Struggle of Public Speaking| Yves Massicotte

The Passion Project: Starting a Travel Vlog | Yves Massicotte

Watch the video HERE. Yves traveled extensively across Canada as his career unfolded as a radio reporter, television reporter and eventually producer of historical vignettes. He has experienced the hustle and bustle of city life, awe-inducing waterfalls, and historical towns within Ontario. Through travelling we learn about history, why certain town are built the way … Continue reading The Passion Project: Starting a Travel Vlog | Yves Massicotte

The Passion Project: What is a Career? | Yves Massicotte

Watch the video HERE. Yves, who has had successful careers as a journalist, radio show host, tv host, and producer has a unique view on career, “I think a career is something that’s with you all the time. 9 to 5, that’s a job. If you really love what you are doing, you don’t stop … Continue reading The Passion Project: What is a Career? | Yves Massicotte

The Passion Project: Documentary Film Making| Yves Massicotte

Watch the video HERE. “Documentary film is about people’s lives. Getting into their mind, getting into their routine,” says Yves, a filmmaker, producer, director, and writer. Throughout his career, Yves has featured a range of individuals : monks, animal rescuers,  deaf people. “I don’t think I necessarily have a style that could go like wow … Continue reading The Passion Project: Documentary Film Making| Yves Massicotte

The Passion Project: The Power of Image | Yves Massicotte

Watch the video HERE. As a content producer, director, and writer, Yves spent twelve years of his career interviewing filmmakers, actors, and actresses all over the world. Out of the numerous interviews, there is one that influenced Yves deeply. It was an interview with a Belgium filmmaker. Part of his film was shot in Flanders. … Continue reading The Passion Project: The Power of Image | Yves Massicotte

Moment to Moment

On a bright, sunny, clear, brisk morning, I am walking towards the subway station with my backpack and my bag of thoughts. As I stand in front of the subway gate, just a few feet away from the entrance, a musician starts his daily performance. His hands dance across the keyboard and his feet tap … Continue reading Moment to Moment

The Passion Project: The Love of Image | Yves Massicotte

Watch our video HERE. According to career change statistics, the average person will change careers 5 to 7 times during their working life. Yves is currently on his 4th career change. Yves’s career started with his love of language. “My parents always thought it was very important to speak proper French and later my father … Continue reading The Passion Project: The Love of Image | Yves Massicotte

The Passion Project: Little Moments of Pleasure | Yves Massicotte

Watch the video HERE. The 60s was a period of change. Quebec’s population hit a plateau while the rest of Canada's steadily increased. Waves and waves of immigration shortly followed and the population became increasingly diverse. As a child, these events unfolded one by one before Yves' eyes. At first it took some resistance to … Continue reading The Passion Project: Little Moments of Pleasure | Yves Massicotte

Real Estate in 2030: Five Emerging Technologies That Will Shape The Future of Real Estate

For years, bricks-and-mortar have been our image of the building and construction industry. We are now observing gradual changes taking place. The digital revolution has definitely muscled its way onto buildings the way it has for almost every other sector. Technology advancement in both software and hardware are growing rapidly. What seems to be holding … Continue reading Real Estate in 2030: Five Emerging Technologies That Will Shape The Future of Real Estate

Keep on Dreaming

Every night of our sleeping lives, we wander through an alternate dimension of reality. In our dreams, we feel intense fear, sorrow, joy, and rage. We commit crimes; we suffer tragedies; sometimes we experience the greatest joy; sometimes we fly; sometimes we die. Dreams are some of the most private things that we can ever … Continue reading Keep on Dreaming

The Passion Project: An Interview with Yessi Arifin | UX Designer

Yessi Arifin is a User Experience Designer with a big heart. She speaks about her passion and personal values. “You know, sometimes I don’t really know how I got to where I am. I just make stuff up as I go along. I feel like there was a period in my life where I was … Continue reading The Passion Project: An Interview with Yessi Arifin | UX Designer

The Passion Project: Email Marketing Specialist | Dian Razak

Please click HERE to watch our video. ... Dian Razak explained to us, “Email marketing is the act of sending newsletters, updates, and messages about the company to a group of people through email.” As a subcategory of digital marketing, email marketing is present in all industries — big and small. On a bigger scale, … Continue reading The Passion Project: Email Marketing Specialist | Dian Razak

The Passion Project: An Interview with Dian Razak | Email Marketing Specialist

... Dian Razak is an Email Marketing Specialist at KPMG with lots of great tips to share. Please click HERE to watch our video. What kind of background do you need to go into email marketing? You don’t need much background or experience to go into email marketing; just as you don’t need a background … Continue reading The Passion Project: An Interview with Dian Razak | Email Marketing Specialist

Leasehold Improvements: Trends Toward Sustainability

The entire nation has become increasingly environmentally conscious. To maintain our standard of living, we must address the important challenges of environmental sustainability: how can we meet our present demands on the environment without compromising the future generations? Sustainability has become a target goal to reach harmony in the human ecosystem where we can pursue … Continue reading Leasehold Improvements: Trends Toward Sustainability

Leasehold Improvements Site Condition: Mould

Unexpected finding of mould growth can be a major roadblock for construction projects, throwing off the schedule and budget due to added labour, remediation cost, and delayed completion dates. What is Mould? Mould is a microorganism commonly found in nature. Mould spores are present in the atmosphere. It can carry itself into a building through … Continue reading Leasehold Improvements Site Condition: Mould

Leasehold Improvements Site Condition: Asbestos

Asbestos is a name for a group of popular building materials that was used from 1950s to 1990s. Asbestos was often added to other materials to enhance the overall insulating, long-lasting, and heat resistance qualities. Common applications include spray fireproofing, mechanical insulation, linoleum, flooring tiles, drywall compound, vermiculite, and cement pipes. From past commercial fit-outs, … Continue reading Leasehold Improvements Site Condition: Asbestos

Leasehold Improvements: How to Relocate Tenants for Construction

Leasehold Improvements are customized alterations to a rental space for a tenant’s specific needs. These include changes to floors, partition walls, ceilings, custom furniture and lighting, among others. Tenants will be required to vacate areas for construction. One of the challenges of leasehold improvements is in tenant relocation. It is important to meet with the … Continue reading Leasehold Improvements: How to Relocate Tenants for Construction

Leasehold Improvements: How to Handle Unforeseen Site Conditions

The challenge with building a tenant leasehold improvement project is that you can run into unforeseen site conditions more frequently due to the fact that the performance of the interior is not only affected by elements of the interior but also the exterior. The overall building condition and the existing structure are often overlooked. Structural … Continue reading Leasehold Improvements: How to Handle Unforeseen Site Conditions

Leasehold Improvements: How to Minimize the Impact of Construction on Commercial Tenants

As with any construction project, leasehold improvements come with their unique constraints. Most leasehold improvement projects are located in a highly populated environment where construction must occur within a fully occupied building. How the project team handles tenant impact can make or break the project. This involves addressing the increased noise, odour, dust resulting from … Continue reading Leasehold Improvements: How to Minimize the Impact of Construction on Commercial Tenants

Leasehold Improvements: Cutting, Coring, and Drilling (Base Building Structural Work)

Cutting, coring and drilling of concrete is a necessary part of the interior fit-out construction when the project requires new plumbing and electrical penetrations such as sinks or floor monuments. If not conducted properly, it can result in damages to the building structures and conduits. Inadequate preparation can also lead to worker injuries due to … Continue reading Leasehold Improvements: Cutting, Coring, and Drilling (Base Building Structural Work)