New Edmonton Office Space In February the Edmonton office moved and over the last 9 months we have been making the final touches. Last week we got the frosting on the doors and they look amazing.
This year the staff from the Edmonton office wanted to dress up and they definitely did. I even heard if you didn’t dress up, the social committee would dress you. .
While trolling the internet for interesting topics to include in my monthly newsletter, I came across an article on repairs vs. improvements. Depending on what style of investor you are, you may be more prone to one than the other. A repair is necessary for something to continue functioning. If your property is professionally managed then this is something your Property Manager would inform you needs to be done. In some cases, if a needed repair is not completed […]
I would like to announce that Ron Gauvreau has accepted the position of Branch Manager for our Edmonton office. Ron has been with York West Asset Management Group Inc. for 10 year and is well respected by his clients and his colleagues. Previously to working with York West, Ron worked at Telus in Engineering and Management for 27 years. Ron started the role on August 12, 2013. Welcome to Ron as the New Branch Manager in Edmonton Office.
As of August 1, 2013, I am pleased to announce that Magnum and Peter Best has acquired the operation of York West Asset Management Group Inc.. This amalgamation of our two companies will bring added depth and additional services to the company which will translate to greater benefits to our clients. The new entity will be named “Magnum York Property Management Ltd”. Peter Best, Magnum’s current President and Broker will continue his role. As we merge our operations over […]
Keeping your insurance up to date and making sure you have the correct coverage can sometimes seem like an endless task. It is one of those things you might keep thinking about and pushing it off until the next day, but that needs to stop. Alberta summers bring all sorts of crazy weather, from Flash Floods to Tornados and everything in between… Now is the time to check your coverage, make sure you are completely covered and your premiums […]
Lately there has been a lot of talk about rental discrimination from Landlords. I thought this might be an interesting subject to touch on seeing as we have hundreds of applications come through our office every year. We can take pride in being able to say we do not discriminate when choosing a tenant. Some of you may be wondering what exactly is discrimination…? Simply put, discrimination is treating people differently for one reason or another, usually based on […]
Back in November 2011, we switched account software from Yardi Genesis to Rent Manager. Rent Manager had many features we were very excited about but too many to implement immediately. The features around the website especially the web portal was especially exciting. We implemented the web portal within months of moving to Rent Manager, it was a common request from our owners and I think it is the feature we get the most comments on. If you are one […]
The best job for our owners they possible can and I think the owners can see that. It really shows when I see that on average our owners stay with us for over 10 years and 17% of our owners have been with Magnum for over 25 years. That is the same year that Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics. How many companies are you still doing business with for over 25 years? Let alone how many businesses are still […]
Magnum York Tenants Stay With us for Over Three Years A potential client contacted us and asked a variety of questions most of which are pretty standard but she asked one question we haven’t heard before. How long do the tenants rent from you? We knew we had some really long term tenants but what was the average, no one knew. With the help of our property management software we were able to pull data from 2006 to current. Province […]