Frank O'Brien

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...

Self-storage sector demand moving upmarket

Lock-and-leave investment attracts bigger players and a push for high-end units

Vancouver versus Toronto: a tale of two office sectors

Key differences between Canada’s two hottest markets

New small-space flex offices push $1,000 a square foot

Metro’s high-tech sector driving demand for new office-industrial strata projects

Meet ‘Henry,’ the new money target for condo builders

High-earning – but ‘not rich yet’ – young adults seen as prime demographic

Stay-home seniors skew retirement home outlook

More than nine out of 10 plan remain in their own homes during retirement – but some may not be by choice

Vancouver luxury property market ranked world’s worst

International survey says home price plunge has cooled city’s allure for investors

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