Frank O'Brien

Industrial demand drives land prices sky-high

Sales cresting over $120 million per month as developers battle for space

Top two B.C. real estate investment towns are up north, third near Lower Mainland

The top two spots, according to BIV’s sister publication Western Investor, in B.C. for real estate investors in 2019 are in the northwest part of the province, which is ground zero for the biggest...

Property taxes drive Vancouver retailers to the wall

Dulux Paints the latest city retailer to fall victim to soaring property tax bills

China buyers back hunting for Vancouver homes

Searches through up 130% from the second quarter

Housing downturn will last another four years, analyst says

Eitel Insights predicts that Vancouver’s current housing slump won’t bottom until 2020

Landlord investors face bidding wars in Kitimat

Residential real estate investors hoping to make a quick buck in Kitimat are running into veteran property owners who are jacking up prices as the largest private investment in Canadian history...

Small First Nation steps up with industrial land

PoCo reserve parcel of 110 acres could help loosen Metro Vancouver land squeeze

OMERS cashes in and builds as Vancouver’s office market hits record

Downtown Vancouver’s white-hot office market – where sales soared 91% this year above the five-year average to $3.2 billion in the second quarter – is proving a profitable sector for some retired...

Surrey LRT collides with higher land values

Hope for affordable housing along Surrey’s new light-rail transit (LRT) line route has collided with land banking and speculation that have driven residential land prices up 100% in the past two...

Renovator offers cash reward for hiring tips

Up to $1,000 bounty offered for carpenter, supervisor