Frank O'Brien

Soaring industrial land prices define a strong sector

Metro Vancouver industrial selling way above assessed value as deals top $100 million a month, but rising subleases may give spec developers pause

Creditor protection extended for flagship timber tower

Developers of a landmark heavy-timber condo tower in Vancouver have had protection extended as creditors seek $46.7 million

Landlords squeezed as insurance premiums skyrocket

Premiums for B.C. multi-family rental buildings have soared as much as 100%

New ‘blank canvas’ concept cuts Vancouver condo price

With only kitchen and bathroom completed, buyers expected to finish rest of the space

Office development aimed at luring remote workers back

Incentives include natural ventilation, wellness studio, short-term leases

B.C. commercial real estate index plunges

Leading indicator of commercial real estate fell for the fourth quarter in a row for the second-worst performance in more than two decades

Developers hope to reclaim downtrodden DTES

Developers, altruistic buyers spend big in bid to fix city’s most broken neighbourhood

B.C. projected to lead West in post-COVID economic recovery – under ideal circumstances

If a vaccine is discovered and if there is no virus second-wave lockdown, B.C. projected to match the nation and lead the west into a post-pandemic recovery

Vancouver’s new downtown office towers on track

Despite leasing slowdown, industry confident that all 15 new office towers will proceed in Vancouver’s core and complete by 2024

Canada sees July home sales hit highest level in history

Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg post double-digit increases as Canadian home sales rebound due to record low mortgage rates and pent-up demand