Jim Sutherland

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 2

May 3, 2011
Histories of Vancouver's Private Clubs

Capilano Golf and Country Club In 1930, during a spot of economic trouble expected to quickly recede, Vancouver entrepreneur A.J.T. Taylor paid the municipality of West Vancouver $20 an acre for 6,000 acres of land running from the Capilano River to...

May 2, 2011
Examining Vancouver's Private Golf Courses

As Shaughnessy readies to host the only Canadian stop 
on the 2011 PGA Tour, the 
state of Vancouver’s private golf clubs will come into focus. Surprisingly, it’s not a bad-looking picture. It’s July and the RBC Canadian Open is underway at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club when you happen to overhear a conversation between a host-club member and an equivalent from a prominent American club.

Jan 5, 2011
Architecture of the Vancouver 2010 Games

Report card time! Nine architecture experts review Vancouver 2010's contributions to the city – and the impression the structures made. For the 2010 Olympics, Vancouver made a conscious decision to eschew big-deal architecture in favour of sustainability, both economic and environmental (and, sure enough, there were definitely no iconic Bird’s Nest Stadiums or Water Cubes).

Jan 4, 2011
B.C. Architects Without Borders

It’s October and David Thom 
is talking about the globalization of the architecture business. It’s an appropriate topic because the managing partner of IBI Group is strolling down a street in London, where the firm recently acquired Nightingale Associates, the...

Sep 8, 2010
Terry Hui: the man who built Concord Pacific

The moment he steps into a meeting on the 10th floor of Concord Pacific’s Pender Street headquarters, Terry Hui professes embarrassment. The windows look north toward Burrard Inlet, the North Shore mountains and, coincidentally, Jimmy Pattison’s suite of offices in...

Jul 7, 2010
B.C.'s Rising Real Estate Stars

Only in B.C. would a past Playboy model, 
a former teen heartthrob and scads and scads 
of ex-NHLers try for a second career in 
real estate development. As many of them are finding out, it's not as easy as it looks.

May 5, 2010
Golf Resorts in B.C. in 2010

2010 should be a better year for B.C. golf operators. 
In some parts of the province, it will have to be a lot better
. The North American golf industry is enduring a nightmare nine. Corporate golf has been devastated by shrinking...

Mar 3, 2010
Boom Times for B.C. Gold

Boom times are back for B.C.’s gold producers and indeed the whole precious metals sector. With it, too, some familiar faces and stories from the past. In 2007 when Kinross Gold Corp. bought out Vancouver-based Bema Gold Corp., it looked like a takeover of a type only too familiar in B.C. “I guess we are a victim of our own success,” Bema founder and CEO Clive Johnson told the Financial Post’s Diane Frances at the time. But who was the victim?

Jan 6, 2010
The Economists

Five of B.C.’s leading financial thinkers reflect 
on the Year from Hell – and what we can expect in 2010 
(hopefully, something better…) Will this go down as the era of the economist? Especially in recent months, we’ve hung on their...

Sep 7, 2009
The Bulls/Bears Real Estate Guide

Economists? What do they know? So-called industry experts? Forget about it. For the real dirt on which way the market is heading, you’ll need to start digging for answers in some unexpected places. What the Bulls & Bears Say About 1. Months...

May 6, 2009
Lights Out: B.C.'s Struggling Golf Resorts

Oh sure, you’re on your game during this dream tour of B.C.’s new crop of high-end resort courses. Too bad the clubs are scrambling to stay in business, or even to open for it. Your overwhelming thought while getting ready to swing for the pin at the 15th on Ucluelet’s Wyndansea Oceanfront Golf Resort: “I can’t wait to see what kind of shape John Daly’s in when he gets to this hole.”...

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