Terry Rodgers’ top-5 favourite business books.

Terry Rodgers’ top-5 favourite business books.

Warren Buffett is arguably the most skilled investor of our time and he said reading 500 pages a day was the key to success. “That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest,” he explained. If you want exposure to new ideas, modes of thinking, and a compounded aggregate of diverse knowledge, then reading […]

Staff Picks – Book Lover’s Day 2020

Staff Picks – Book Lover’s Day 2020

We all have a uniquely valuable role in life. But many of us, even if satisfied with that role, often wonder what it would be like to live in a different place, work at a different job, or even be a completely different person. For brief moments, books release us from the constraints of our […]

Nearshoring in the age of COVID-19

Nearshoring in the age of COVID-19

It’s disappointing but not surprising that the Trump administration has extended its ban on H-1B, L-1, and other visas. As this article in The Guardian notes, the administration “cast the effort as a way to preserve US jobs amid the economic downturn”. But when the need for foreign workers arises from a shortage of skilled […]

Metro Vancouver | Socially Distant | Canada Day 2020

Canada Day 2020 will be very different this year due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, but that doesn’t mean the party can’t go on. Head online to see live streams and performances by Canada’s top artists.  Canada Day Together  Government of Canada’s Canada Day celebrations will take place online this year, hosted by Pierre-Yves […]

Essential travel to Canada: Everything you need to know.

Essential travel to Canada: Everything you need to know.

Essential travel to Canada, last updated on June 16th, 2020. According to a Reuters exclusive on June 9, 2020, Canada and the United States are set to extend the ban on non-essential travel to late July [source: Exclusive: Canada, U.S. set to extend border closure to end-July ]. Travel to Canada is restricted, but certain […]

Insurance claims during the coronavirus pandemic

The last thing anyone needs right now is a fire, flood, or other loss event that displaces you from your home during the coronavirus pandemic. As a society, our intense efforts to “flatten the curve” have led to unprecedented and unanticipated physical, social, emotional, mental, and economic consequences. An insurance claim adds an extra layer […]

Housekeeping mini Q&A: coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic edition

Q:             Will you be providing biweekly housekeeping services during my stay? A:             In response to government health advisories, we have discontinued our biweekly housekeeping services until further notice. Q:             Are housekeeping services available during my stay for an additional fee? A:             While residents occupy a property, we will not provide housekeeping […]

Mother’s Day at HighStreet

Today is our day to reflect on the ways in which our relationships with our mothers shaped us into the people we are today. Mothers deserve recognition and celebration every day of the year, but it’s good to have a day dedicated to honouring our mothers. And Mother’s Day is our day to recognize and […]

Covid-19 Health & Safety

The health, welfare, and safety of our residents and team members are paramount to all of us at HighStreet.     HighStreet is accredited with the International Serviced Accommodation Accreditation Process (ISAAP), which means that we have satisfied ISAAP’s more than 250 rigorous quality considerations in addition to meeting all prescribed regulations and best practice […]

We’re in this together.

  We in the corporate housing industry are deeply familiar with the feelings of loss, isolation, fear, and uncertainty that arise when a crisis invades our homes. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to unfold in the coming weeks and months. One thing we know right now is that we’re in this […]

Real Estate Tips for Corporate Housing

Real Estate Tips for Corporate Housing

To take the best advantage of HighStreet’s specialized knowledge, it’s important for real estate investors to know what our future residents need – before they make their investment. You want to maximize your return on investment while minimizing risk but real estate investment properties are not all created equal. Our experience in this niche market […]

BC Supreme Court upholds civil resolution tribunal decision that strata’s move-in fees were unreasonable and significantly unfair

In an appeal from a decision of the civil resolution tribunal, the British Columbia Supreme Court has upheld the tribunal’s conclusion that “certain $100 moving fees charged by the Strata Corporation pursuant to its Bylaws 36 and 4(8) were not reasonable and were significantly unfair.” The supreme-court decision contains comments on: the standard of review for tribunal decisions; applying the […]

Short-term rentals will be legal in April 2018

A short-term rental (STR) is a home, or a room in a home, that is rented for less than 30 days at a time. Starting April 19, 2018, short-term rentals are allowed, based on new rules that City Council approved at the November 14, 2017, council meeting Read more

ABODA by RESIDE Hosts First Annual Partner Award Reception

Seattle, WA – March 7, 2018 – ABODA by RESIDE (ABODA), a leader in global housing management services, hosted its first annual partner award reception during the Corporate Housing Providers Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV in February. On the heels of a record year culminating in the company’s acquisition by Westbridge Capital Ltd., […]