Frank O'Brien

Concord sweetens mix in Surrey office options

Condo developer blends high-tech workspace into residential towers as office vacancy rate falls to eight-year low

Regulatory overkill cited as housing outlook goes negative

‘Combined effect of tighter mortgage guidelines and higher interest rates has been larger than previously estimated,’ says Bank of Canada

Property taxes floor Burnaby tile maker

On January 8, less than a week after receiving the assessment notice for his 41-year-old tile manufacturing business in Burnaby, Kim Hauner called his 100 staff members together to break the bad...

‘Policy-driven’ residential slump could be short and shallow

Regulations and tougher mortgage rules trump economic fundamentals

Gig economy could spawn Vancouver ‘micro-lease’ office

Hong Kong company eyes city for short-stay startups seeking temporary working spaces

Empty homes are fraction of City of Vancouver estimate: report

Vancouver claimed there were nearly 25,000 empty homes, but only 2,538 owners are subject to its empty-homes tax

Politics cited as prices of Metro rental buildings fall

Landlords fear arrival of new policy that could make it harder to raise rents

Canadians stressing out about finances: report

Canadians don’t need the federal government to provide a stress test for borrowers – many are creating their own financial stress and Vancouverites are leading the nation. The percentage of...

Landlords the winners as Metro Vancouver housing sales slump

With a near free-fall in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia housing sales will plunge 23 per cent this year, according to the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), and the projected 2019 recovery will...