Frank O'Brien

Smaller retailers lead exodus from Vancouver

Empty storefronts a reflection of higher rents, suburban lure for small and mid-size retailers

Vancouver mortgage defaults plunge as home prices increase

Delinquency rate in Vancouver near historical low as Ottawa tightens mortgage access

Green Space: How sweet it is

North Vancouver firm turns wood byproducts into a taste sensation

Green Space: Future fuels

British Columbia’s top universities and a private Vancouver company take different routes in search of a sustainable fuel of the future

Pre-sale condo action cools

More than 580 buyers also trying to sell their contract assignments

Sunshine Coast residents oppose development plans

Some new house subdivisions are going forward but hotel, multi-family projects face mounting headwinds from local protestors

Increases in Vancouver office costs tower over Manhattan’s

Downtown occupancy costs up 16.1% this year, the largest increase in North America

Land sales dominate Lower Mainland property markets

Fraser Valley sees a surge of residential and industrial land speculation despite cooling property markets

Most blame foreigners for high home prices in Vancouver

Perception may be trumping reality in the city’s waning market