Frank O'Brien

Prices hold steady as B.C. recreational real estate sales collapse

Foreign-buyer ban, new short-term rental regulations and high interest rates slash B.C. vacation property sales by up to 50 per cent

Facing the ‘F’ word in Vancouver’s housing market

Foreclosures had been kept at bay by bargain hunters, but deep price discounts are now exposing a rising risk of defaults across Metro Vancouver

Sales 'surprise' at uber-luxury Curv condo tower in Vancouver

The tallest Passive House project in the world and among the most expensive condos ever built in Vancouver, the tower has seen 90 per cent of the first offerings snapped up

Cracks appearing in B.C.’s industrial real estate fortress

Asset sales fell 42 per cent quarter-to-quarter as high costs scuttled deals, vacancy rates edged up and construction hit a record high in Canada’s strongest industrial market

Industrial action defines Metro Vancouver’s suburban markets

While office vacancies rise to 7.8 per cent, just 1.4 per cent of industrial space is empty in the suburbs surrounding Vancouver

How new rental GST waiver is easing the impact of higher lending rates for developers

CMHC-insured rental construction loan rates have doubled in the past year, so waiving the goods and service tax seen as a boon for rental developers

Rezoning bid presented for Army & Navy site in Vancouver

Revised rezoning application calls for 11-storey office tower and a 19-floor residential tower with 900 mostly non-market rental units on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Metro Vancouver's early September housing data signals market shift

Greater Vancouver listings are increasing as sales are slowing, according to mid-month numbers from the real estate board

Metro Vancouver suburbs gain commercial strength as downtown wanes

Across the West, it is more than lower costs and ample parking that is driving tenants out of downtown

Kootenay multi-family portfolio sale shows lure of B.C.'s small markets

Investor snapped up six buildings with a total of 242 rental suites for less than $97,000 per door, a fraction of comparable prices in Metro Vancouver