Peter Mitham

Vancouver seniors housing costly; trades shortage intensifies

  Seniors market tightens “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child,” runs the old saying, and for renters in Vancouver, they likely paid rents...

Industrial space squeeze shifts companies, people out of Vancouver

  Industrial shift Yours truly beds down each night in an apartment five floors above a popular tea shop, but the ground-floor zoning also permits a brewery and other light manufacturing...

Retail isn’t going away, but its game plan is changing drastically

  Backfill workout Retail real estate might be one of the most dynamic sectors these days, with multiple channels competing for consumer attention, several paying options and a host of delivery...

Partners sought for Flamingo Hotel redevelopment in Surrey

  Flamingo dance Tien Sher Group is drafting a new chapter in the redevelopment of Surrey’s storied Flamingo Hotel. A month ago, Avison Young principals Bal Atwal and Mehdi Shokri circulated a...

More signs point to a real estate sales slowdown in the province

  Breathing space Several reports in the last week point to investors seeking breathing room, which means a break, if not a brake, for the market. On the commercial side, Altus Group reported that...

Government regulations adding to real estate market costs

  Trade-off B.C. Ministry of Finance property transfer data for the 16 months through April 2018 indicate that foreign buyers favour Richmond, Burnaby and Port Moody, with foreign nationals active...

Richmond rebound

Residential construction all along the Canada rapid transit line is steadily transforming downtown Richmond from a strip of shopping malls into an urban core with cosmopolitan flair. Part and parcel...

Shared space: Co-working providers are changing how tenants lease space

Co-working space has been available in Vancouver for more than a decade, but the past two years have seen providers reshape the local office market with new options that – depending on your...

Most B.C. homeowners are coping with high debt burdens

How high? The arguments in favour of higher mortgage rates include a couple of old chestnuts: one, that higher rates will cool house prices by making borrowing costs higher and cooling demand, and...

Building systems aim for smarter, greener management

Cost efficiency helping drive move to incorporate technology in building operations