Frank O'Brien

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...

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