Frank O'Brien

Big players muscle out mom-and-pop storage firms

Self-storage a target for big companies, real estate investment trusts

Few foreclosures reflect Metro homeowner tenacity

Most distressed sales believed linked to family issues, not sales and price declines

Is home-alone trend contributing to housing crisis?

The number of Canadians living all alone has more than doubled in a generation and is now the most common and least affordable form of habitation

Foreign-buyer tax playing havoc with B.C. farmland

Levy has driven prices up while stunting sales of farms where the owner lives on the property

First ‘smart window’ office tower opens in Vancouver

Sunglasses-like glazing can be controlled by an app

High lease prices driving Metro Vancouver’s industrial innovation

Developers hope to stack and pack sites to keep lease, strata costs under control

Proceeds of Surrey land sale to go to charity

Lot bought for $25,000 50 years ago now worth $7.6 million

‘WTF’ factor driving Metro’s industrial innovation

Developers hope to stack and pack sites to keep lease, strata costs under control

No disciplinary action under dual agency ban

But new rules still “awkward”

Investors cashing in on B.C. trailer park buys

Manufactured home parks deliver affordable housing option