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May 24, 2019
Five questions with Ballet BC artistic director Emily Molnar
Felicity Stone

1. You assumed control of Ballet BC when it was near bankruptcy. What drew you to it? Throughout my career, I was fascinated about what makes someone do what they do. I was looking at leadership from a very early age, and I was watching how we coached, how we worked with individuals and...

May 23, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $19.4 million for a frat pad at UBC
Fiona Morrow

Address: 5771 Newton Wynd, Vancouver Price: $19,380,000 Listing: R2369003 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 11,501-square-foot house on a 30,000-square-foot lot at UBC The bling: You’re as young as you feel, right? We know you spent your youth working your way up the net worth ladder...

May 23, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lendesk founder and CEO Alex Conconi
Felicity Stone

It figures that Alex Conconi would take an interest in real estate matters. First, he lives in Vancouver, where property issues are top of mind. And second, providing services to realtors runs in the family. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Robert, Alex became a mortgage broker. In 2011, father...

May 23, 2019
Don't Scam Yourself By Ignoring a Legitimate Demand

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green &Mutala LLP Scams based on social engineering are commonplace in both the corporate and personal world. They are also becoming increasingly sophisticated and difficult to spot. These types of scams are typically carried out over email—although they...

May 22, 2019
The Post Demographic, Instalment 5: Give a Damn Vancouver draws a charitable crowd
David Allison

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Warren Schindler and Martin McNish, two young men who give a damn. I know they give a damn because, along with a few friends, they have launched a unique philanthropic organization called Give...

May 21, 2019
How to retain and grow your rock star employees
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, branding expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. Across North America today, we’re facing...

May 21, 2019
The Future of Work: Here's to our robot overlords
Ryan Stuart

LlamaZoo’s newest product sees the forest for the trees and the trees for the forest. The visualization tool uses terabytes of data about a planned logging site from satellite and aerial imagery, geographic information and infrared surveys to create a 1:1 digital replica of the area—down to the placement and height...

May 21, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of May 13 to 19
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

May 16, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Notes on a (B.C. Legislature) Scandal
Nathan Caddell

Welcome to another edition of the BCBusiness Report Card. If you thought Victoria Day was going to keep us from assigning arbitrary grades to people and things around the province, you’re sadly mistaken. Nothing, not even a boil-water advisory in Tofino, where...

May 15, 2019
Canada’s hot luxury real estate spots: report
Felicity Stone

Housing prices are rising in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, but it’s a different story in the West: Vancouver and Victoria are now buyer’s markets, and B.C. prices are expected to stabilize, according to the new Canadian Spring Market Report from global luxury real estate firm Engel & Völkers. In March, Metro...

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