Frank O'Brien

Landowners await payday in Port Kells

Fourteen years after the City of Surrey released a land use plan for 1,008 acres (408 hectares) in Port Kells south of the Trans-Canada Highway, and seven years since much of the land was designated...

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...