Peter Mitham

Metro land deals claim a greater share of investment sales in Q2

Land’s share rises While the tally of investment sales greater than $1 million in Metro Vancouver has dropped significantly this year, the second quarter saw a greater volume of land...

Seattle draws developers, but Vancouver rekindles Chinese interest

Twenty years ago, a partnership between West Vancouver’s Don Milliken and Seattle’s Vulcan Inc. – the development company of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen – set the stage for 2200 Westlake in...

Asian grocer’s Canada expansion push starting in Vancouver

Canadian expansion Asian grocer Sungiven Foods Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Xiamen Sungiven Foods Holding Ltd. of Xiamen, China, is expanding to Canada. Sungiven opened its Canadian head office in...

Collaboration is helping ease the Lower Mainland space crunch

Teaming up Amazon.com Inc. is a major player in the Vancouver real estate market, leasing chunks of office space downtown and committing to space for 3,000 workers in the redeveloped post office...

Fraser Valley opportunities attract Metro Vancouver industrial

Abbotsford strata surge Six new projects planned for West Abbotsford will boost the amount of strata industrial space in the local market by nearly 80%, according to Frontline Real Estate Services...

Vancouver’s office construction sector setting a torrid pace

Towering intensity Vancouver office construction ranks among the most intense in North America, according to a new Colliers International report. On the one hand, the amount of office space in...

Residential, purpose-built rental sales plummet from a year ago

Residential turmoil Release of June housing resale data last week by the Canadian Real Estate Association provoked mixed reactions. On the one hand, RBC Economics headlined its analysis of the...

Strong demand, short supply keep office, industrial on full boil

World leader The latest figures from CBRE Ltd. give Vancouver’s downtown a credible claim to being the hottest office market in the world, and most certainly North America. A mid-June report...

Lower property assessments set to raise Greater Vancouver taxes

Valuation day With the first half of the year done, the number crunchers will be busy sorting the data for initial insights on the market with a view to figuring out where the second half will take...

Inclusive city visions and vertically challenged industrial storeys

Inclusive and complex Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart geeked out – to use his term – with a PowerPoint presentation to Urban Development Institute members on June 13, outlining his vision for the...