Jul 30, 2020
Next time the stock market crashes, here’s why you should wait before you sell
Nick Rockel

For students of financial crashes, it was yet another Black Monday. On March 9, partly thanks to fears about the COVID-19 pandemic, global stock markets suffered their worst one-day rout since 2008. Before things began to recover late in the...

Jul 28, 2020
Summer golf getaways to Kamloops, BC
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops From lake shores to cliff sides, Kamloops’ distinct landscapes offer unique challenges for all skill levels. Home to top-ranked courses Tobiano and Talking Rock, Kamloops boasts some of the most unique golf layouts in Canada—eight in total—and with plenty of annual sunshine, amazing conditions and an eight-month...

Jul 27, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $16 million to live a life aquatic in White Rock
Nathan Caddell

Address: 13778 Marine Drive, White Rock Price: $15,800,000 Listing: R2452144 The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 10,743-square-foot house on 67,082 square feet in White Rock The bling: Why White Rock, you ask? Well, where else can you look out from your massive mansion at our neighbours to the south, take...

Jul 24, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Blueberries, glory holes and giving some Slack
Nathan Caddell

Guess who’s back, back again. COVID’s back; tell a friend, but keep your distance while you do it. Yes, the increase in cases in B.C. is troubling. So are the parties in Kelowna and on Vancouver’s Third Beach. As our collective...

Jul 23, 2020
Calling all brands: New contest offers one lucky winner big support to raise its game during COVID
Nick Rockel

Big and small, brands here in B.C. and around the world have been left reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Vancouver-headquartered Very Polite Agency wants to lend a hand. “This time has obviously been very difficult for a lot of companies,” says...

Jul 21, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for...something in South Vancouver
Nathan Caddell

Address: 1324 West 58th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $4,180,000 Listing: R2440890 The skinny: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot house on 9,058 square feet in South Vancouver The bling: You know a house is a winner when the opening line of its three-sentence sell job includes the words “great choice to build a dream new...

Jul 21, 2020
It's a Good Thing: Can the B.C. forestry industry find its footing through technology?
Matt O'Grady

This article was originally published in our April issue, and written before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. Sometimes when you’re looking for the root of a problem, the culprit is clear. With B.C.’s forestry sector, rotten roots could be seen...

Jul 17, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Nice time is over at the provincial legislature
Nathan Caddell

What does “getting back to normal” mean? Well, it means restaurants and bars, haircuts and professional sports. All things we’re seeing now, even if they are altered slightly (haircuts with masks) or dramatically (Major League Soccer—and soon the NHL—with no fans). But if...

Jul 16, 2020
Balfour Pacific: A West Coast Success Story

Balfour Pacific, a Vancouver-based private equity real estate firm, is outperforming the market. Emerging as a top performer in global league tables might be considered a long shot for a Vancouver-based private equity firm investing in U.S. commercial real estate. After all, there are at least 5,000 funds, many based in the U.S., focused on North America. Balfour Pacific managed to do just that. Preqin, the leading source of alternative asset industry data, ranks the firm’s inaugural fund as...

Jul 16, 2020
Supply chain expert Graham Robins talks COVID-19 challenges, getting rejected at the border
Nathan Caddell

Asked how he makes a living, Graham Robins has a pretty simple answer: “Our customers basically pay us to be invisible,” he says of A & A Customs Brokers, the Surrey-based company where he serves as CEO. “They don’t want to deal...

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