Western Investor

First Nations gatekeepers in Lower Mainland real estate

The three First Nation bands that now own 90 acres of prime real estate in Vancouver’s Point Grey – where an acre of land can costs north of $20 million – have not released plans for the site. The...

Vancouver mall transactions lead retail investment property sales

The volume of Canadian retail investment property sales for 2017 is expected to hit a 17-year high, with $5.3 billion in transaction volume already reported for the first half of the year. Eight...

Real estate developers pay to keep Metro Vancouver transit projects on track

Developers have anted up to start and complete Metro Vancouver transit plans, which are seen as “crucial” to the local economy – and real estate sales. At the Marine Gateway Canada Line station in...

Coquitlam, Burnaby industrial set records

With some of the largest residential and retail developments underway, Burnaby and Coquitlam are headlined as among the hottest housing markets in Metro Vancouver – but the record-setting industrial...

MUJI to open flagship store on Robson December 2

Japanese retailer MUJI plans to open its second Metro Vancouver location – and the company’s largest location outside of Asia – on Robson Street December 2. The brand will occupy 14,507 square feet...

Valemount ski resort delayed until 2020

Construction of a ski resort near Valemount B.C. that was green-lit last year with a completion date of Christmas 2018 is expected to continue into 2020. The provincial government approved the...

Greens call for ban on foreign ownership of farmland

Fraser Valley farmland is approaching $50,000 per acre, and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is calling for the provincial government to ban foreigners from buying farmland in a bid to cool a...

Brentwood Mall plan expanded

Shape Properties unveiled more details about its ambitious plans November 12 for its Brentwood Mall site in Burnaby, part of a Brentwood Town Centre master plan that received civic approval in...

Commercial real estate report: Windows of opportunity: City’s largest reglazing project

$7 million refit of One Wall Centre’s double-pane glass follows condo tenants’ complaints