Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Mehran Saadat

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Position at MEQ: Regional Manager - Saskatoon Grew up in: Dubai, UAE & Halifax, NS Education: Master of Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Causes I support: Canadian Diabetes Association, UNICEF Canada, Let’s Fight Racism, Solar Nova Scotia Favorite food: Chelow Kabab,...

My journey with Mainstreet Equity Corp.

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Time simply flies when you’re working with MEQ. I’ve just completed one year as a Leasing Agent and it has truly been an enriching experience. Not least of which is that I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the rental market here in Canada. When I joined the team I thought I was going to be...

Mainstreet: Working to end homelessness in Calgary

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Having worked for The Mustard Seed for a year I do understand and appreciate the essential services they provide within our city. I’m glad that Mainstreet, as a landlord, works with all of the various organizations that exist to assist our neighbours in their times of need, in the many different c...

Apartment Balcony Gardening Ideas

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On visits to our buildings I am frequently frustrated, surprised and disappointed that so many balconies are being used for storage, collection of unwanted things, and even garbage disposal. I come from a country where people take great pride decorating even the smallest balconies with plants, pa...

5 Easy ways to make your apartment look new to you

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Have you been living in the same apartment for a while, and want to make it look different without incurring too much cost? Here are some great ideas to make your apartment feel like you just moved in – on the cheap! Move your Furniture around This is the easiest way to put a whole new spin...

Mainstreet Equity Corp.: Diversity in the workplace

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Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a Canadian company with an employee base as diverse as Canada itself. As a valued employee of Mainstreet I am proud to be part of a team that includes people from all different ethnic, religious, geographic backgrounds, each one bringing their own unique perspective and ...

10 characteristics of being a good apartment neighbour

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Being a good neighbour flows from the golden rule: Treat others as you'd like to be treated! The peace of mind that comes with knowing you are surrounded by people who are there for you is priceless. Make sure you are a behaving like a good neighbor by displaying the following characteristics:...

BRRRRR… It’s Cold Outside! How to winterize your apartment & what not to forget

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Yes, it’s here folks – winter is with us. Although, lucky for us, it was a bit of a slow start, unless of course you love the snow! In the apartment business, every year I witness many unfortunate losses, many of which could have been prevented! Here is what you need to remember: Ensure t...

Concerned About Calgary’s Rental Market?

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The latest Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) rental market survey (released November 2nd, 2015) indicated that the apartment vacancy rate in Calgary increased to 5.3% in the month of October. Year-over-year, this represents a substantial increase from the 1.4% vacancy rate reported in O...

Mainstreet and Edmonton lose character apartment block built in 1918 to fire

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Over the past 17 years, Mainstreet has bought approximately 300 buildings consisting of over 10,000 rental apartments. I inspect most of the rental apartments prior to Mainstreet purchasing them, but there is only one building deeply registered in my mind. The building was built in 1918, nearly 100 ...