July/August 2018

In this issue

Jul 20, 2018
Is B.C.’s building frenzy putting the property market on a boom-bust trajectory?
Steve Saretsky

Is this a case of be careful what you wish for? As a historic housing boom gripped B.C., where the average sale price has doubled since taking a minor dip in 2008, real estate developers preaching the virtues of more supply urged municipalities to cut red tape and allow widespread densification. The wait is over: after years of moaning and...

Jul 19, 2018
B.C-made cocktails in a can
Felicity Stone & Aleena Deandra

BARE ESSENTIALJust 100 calories, Nude Vodka Soda, based in Vancouver’s Olympic Village, combines triple-distilled vodka, sparkling water and natural fruit flavours: strawberry kiwi, cucumber mint, classic lime or peach CLASSIC TWISTStarting with its Queensborough dry gin, Surrey’s Central City Brewers + Distillers offers two carbonated, naturally flavoured options: Twst in lime, cucumber and mint; blood orange and elderflower; and orange peel...

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 February before buying fellow Burnaby player Concord Security Corp. a month later. Concord had been one of Paladin’s main rivals...

Jun 29, 2018
Top 100 2018: 1 to 50
Peter Mitham

You’ll see plenty of familiar names in our our 29th annual ranking of B.C.’s largest companies by revenue. But heavy hitters are just part of the province’s economic success story 2016 rank: 1Chief Executive: Darren Entwistle Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 13,304,000 2016: 12,799,000 % change: 3.9 2016 rank: 3Chief Executive: Donald Lindsay Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 12,048,000 2016:...

Jun 29, 2018
Top 100 2018: 51 to 100
Peter Mitham

You’ll see plenty of familiar names in our our 29th annual ranking of B.C.’s largest companies by revenue. But heavy hitters are just part of the province’s economic success story 2016 rank: 53Chief Executive: Fiona DaltonRevenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 915,7742016: 888,853% change: 3.0 2016 rank: 56Chief Executive: Jason CohenourRevenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 898,731 c2016: 815,556 c% change: 10.2 2016 rank: 54Chief Executive: Mark CollinsRevenue by...

Jun 29, 2018
Top 100 2018: The Big Get Bigger
Peter Mitham

Since the subprime mortgage disaster of 2007 and the fall of Lehman Brothers Holdings in October 2008 unleashed the financial crisis upon the world, British Columbia has prided itself on economic stability and diversity. Shaken by the Great Recession, B.C. tacked with the winds of change to forge trade ties with Asia and become a safe haven for global investors.

Jun 29, 2018
Top 10 Industries by Sector
Peter Mitham

B.C.'s Top 10 companies by revenue in finance; manufacturing + transport; tech + science; natural resources; real estate; and charities Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 5,644,0002016: 5,472,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 2,900,000 e2016: 2,854,186 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 2,070,0002016: 2,079,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 1,370,2192016: 1,445,857 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 879,5462016: 787,805 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 530,5972016: 450,292 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2017: 1460,594 c2016: 369,158 c Revenue by fiscal...

Jun 29, 2018
Top 100 2018 Index
Peter Mitham

Rank 2017: 69 Rank 2017: 90 Rank 2017: 96 Rank 2017: 67 Rank 2017: 74 Rank 2017: 58 Rank 2017: 36 Rank 2017: 5 Rank 2017: 16 Rank 2017: 13 Rank 2017: 87 Rank 2017: 85 Rank 2017: 97 Rank 2017: 53 Rank 2017: 17 Rank 2017: 54 Rank 2017: 9 Rank 2017: 41 Rank 2017: 43 Rank 2017: 63 Rank 2017: 83 Rank 2017: 26 Rank 2017: 47 Rank 2017: 72 Rank 2017: 88 Rank 2017: 79 Rank 2017: 86 Rank 2017: 57 Rank 2017: 98 Rank 2017: 76 Rank 2017: 4 Rank 2017: 11 Rank 2017: 40 Rank 2017: 92 Rank...

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