Peter Mitham

Cannabis facility returns to market; farms face logistics challenge

Rolling back Colliers International brokers Alan Johnson, vice-president of the firm’s Unique Properties Group, and Bianca Gilbert have resumed marketing of the BlueVault Organic Marijuana Ltd....

Church sale opens door to much-needed townhouse project

Peaceable transaction More than two years after it first hit the market, Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Sophia Street and East 15th Avenue has finally sold. The deal closed at the end of October,...

Government taxes, farmland policies bite B.C. property owners

Soft drop “Vancouver Sees Massive Drop in Commercial Tax Rate in 2019” was the dramatic subject line of the email from the Toronto communications firm charged with putting out the word about the...

Rental demand will require construction of 30,000 units: researcher

What’s needed? Two years ago, the BC NDP campaigned on a pledge to deliver 114,000 affordable housing units within a decade. The housing crisis has hardly improved since then, with prices and rents...

Mission deal highlights hot Fraser Valley industrial market

Mission record Avison Young reports that the Fraser Valley has become the Lower Mainland’s “most active industrial market,” with 105 sales worth $185 million in the first half of 2019. This...

Vancouver is back on top as development, housing strengthen

Back on top Vancouver is back on top as Canada’s key investment market, according to the 2020 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute. Toronto...

Solving housing issues promises big rewards for Vancouver

Out of house This spring’s annual count of Vancouver’s homeless residents identified 2,223 people living on the street or in shelters. This was up 2% from 2,181 people in 2018. The blight on the...

Developers hoping small solutions help solve larger housing issues

Forgotten buyers? One of the primary concerns in Vancouver affordable housing crisis discussions is how rising prices have left first-time homebuyers behind. Prices were always rising that much...

Network of co-working spaces extends beyond Lower Mainland

Beyond the coast IWG Canada is broadening its network of co-working space beyond the Lower Mainland, with the opening of locations in Kelowna and Victoria. Well known in the Lower Mainland for...

Industrial-strength brew added to Fraser Valley development

Hopping east There were nods to the purity of the local water when Molson Coors announced in August 2016 that it would build its new brewery on a 36-acre parcel in Chilliwack, epicentre of B.C.’s...