Jul 16, 2018
Green building initiative launches in Vancouver

The October civic election is destined to result in a new-look city council running Vancouver, but it’s still been business as usual for Mayor Gregor Robertson and his team. For example, Robertson will be on hand on Wednesday (July 18) to announce a partnership between the city and ZEBx, the Zero Emissions Building Exchange. By...

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Jul 16, 2018
The 2018 Top 100: Two of the province's major real estate fixtures aren't what you'd expect
Nick Rockel

Sooner or later, anyone with designs on the U.S. hotel market will get to know a small Vancouver firm called American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP). Last year AHIP was the No. 3 buyer of stateside hotels after U.S. investment giants Starwood Capital Group and Blackstone Group, purchasing $750...

Jul 16, 2018
Your True Success Starts with a Conversation

BCBusiness + ThroughConversation Everyone feels down or anxious now and then. But if depression, anxiety, or a short temper are sapping you of energy and drive, making it difficult to function and keeping you from living your life to the fullest, it’s...

Jul 13, 2018
BCB Weekly Roundup: Greyhound's anatomy
Nathan Caddell

Each week, BCBusiness gives you an update on some of the stories turning heads across the province. Like the many people no longer being served by Greyhound buses, here’s what we couldn’t ignore this week. Earlier this week, Greyhound Canada, a subsidiary of British...

Jul 13, 2018
Top 100 2018: Winners & Losers
Nathan Caddell

Revenue Change: 53.5%Net Income: NANet Income Change: NA Last year Paladin became the nation’s largest private security firm. The Top 100 newcomer got there by acquiring two of its biggest competitors, Ottawa-based Marcomm Systems Group Inc. and Edmonton’s Contava Inc., in...

Jul 13, 2018
Due Diligence is Essential as Property Assessments Fluctuate

BCBusiness + Martello Property Services As commercial property valuations climb, small business tenants may face an increased property tax bill that has been passed on by their landlord. They have the option of either relocating or struggling to afford rent in the...

Jul 12, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a monochrome mansion in East Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2458 Yale Street, Vancouver Price: $4,350,000 Listing: R2285200 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 3,755-square-foot house on a 4,135-square-foot lot in Hastings-Sunrise The bling: Tired of city streets? The relentless traffic? The whole being trapped in the daily grind with the great unwashed? Does just being outside make you feel...

Jul 12, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Ad exec Frank Palmer has a colourful past, present and future
Felicity Stone

In many executive offices, the desk dominates the space. Frank Palmer’s is in a corner, facing a wall of windows overlooking downtown Vancouver. A thick three-ring binder of colour printouts sits on a coffee table between two couches. Genial and...

Jul 12, 2018
It's Wise to Invest in Your Company's Biggest Asset: Your Employees

BCBusiness + Montridge Advisory Group Ltd. As demand for qualified talent increases, an increasing number of businesses become trapped in a recruiting rivalry to attract the best and brightest professionals. In order to stand out and make your company more attractive to...

Jul 11, 2018
The Need for Speed: High-speed internet makes its way to the province's outskirts
Jessica Natale Woollard

Self-driving cars. Augmented reality glasses. Surgeries performed remotely.Fifth-generation wireless connection is coming, and with it technologies that are the stuff of science fiction. With broadband speeds estimated to be 100 times faster than the current 4G service, 5G is poised...

Jul 11, 2018
Kelowna's Tech Hub is Taking Off

BCBusiness + Lawson Lundell LLP It’s no secret that the technology sector is rapidly changing the prosperity of the Okanagan in general and Kelowna specifically. Once famous solely as a mecca for wine production and summer fun, the region today is home...

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