One silver lining amid the COVID-19 pandemic is how individuals and organizations are coming together to help each other and offer support where they can.
The real estate industry is no different, with many industry bodies and companies creating invaluable hubs of online resources to help investors, landlords, property managers, developers, contractors and others during this challenging period.
These resource hubs include elements such as free webinars, videos, articles, reports, useful links to government resources and information, and much more besides.
Here’s our pick of some great industry sites to click on during the pandemic.
Urban Development Institute - Pacific Region
The UDI has three super-handy hub pages. One is dedicated to COVID-19-related updates for the development industry, one to non-industry resources such as government help, and one for municipal updates for the industry across the Lower Mainland.
Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN)
HAVAN has a one-stop hub page that is constantly updated, where you can find all the relevant advice regarding development and construction in British Columbia.
Canadian Home Builders’ Association
Also for the building industry, the CHBA has a dedicated COVID-19 resource hub, but you can only access the good stuff if you’re a CHBA member.
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Although not a dedicated COVID-19 page, much of the REBGV’s news page is currently taken up with important news and information about the real estate market as it relates to the pandemic.
Real estate services and software firm Altus Group has one of the best COVID-19 hub pages we’ve seen, with a host of links to useful resources, as well as FAQs and province-specific information.
Real estate consultancy JLL Canada has an awesome COVID-19 resource hub page with a wealth of useful articles and advice.
CBRE’s National Apartment Group & Investment Properties Team has a COVID-19 resource hub page geared towards multi-family landlords, investors and property managers.
Avison Young has a COVID-19 hub page with industry and research updates targeted towards helping the commercial real estate industry.
The global commercial real estate brokerage has an impressive COVID-19 resource page with excellent articles and webinars.
Cushman & Wakefield
Another commercial brokerage with an excellent hub of online articles specifically about operating during the pandemic.
Commercial brokerage Goodman Commercial’s Market Insights page has a lot of COVID-19 related content right now, including free webinars and video recordings of those webinars.
B.C. Real Estate Association and Real Estate Council of B.C.
If you’re a realtor, the BCREA and the RECBC both have a great COVID-19-specific resource hub page for you.