Margo Harper

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Jul 15, 2014
Vancouver Companies Abandoning Downtown for Gastown: Report

Demand for unique, character workspaces—fuelled by Vancouver's booming creative industries—continues to shake up the market in Metro Vancouver and challenge landlords holding older, traditional office space, according to a new report from Colliers International. Headlining Colliers's Q2 report are two notable deals by Microsoft and Sony Pictures Imageworks for more than...

Jun 18, 2014
Real Estate Boom Projected For Vancouver's West End

Vancouver's West End is on the verge of a dramatic real estate revival sparked by density brought on by a recent community plan, according to a real estate industry report to be released Thursday. According to the Colliers Spring 2014 LandShare Report, which analyzes sales, rezoning and development applications in all...

Jun 6, 2014
Limitless Growth Debated at Slow Money Conference

The founders of Sole Foods are audacious enough to grow persimmons, quince and Meyer Lemon in containers on two acres of blacktop at the traffic-choked intersection of Main and Terminal in Vancouver. In five years, Sole Food co-founders Michael Ableman and Seann Dory have transformed a few planter boxes in...

May 7, 2014
Medical Marijuana Hopefuls Gather to Learn the Biz

The first GreenRush Financial conference for those hoping to cash in on a multibillion-dollar marijuana industry was a rousing success, says its brainchild and key organizer, Harry Barr, president and CEO of Next Gen Metals. "Nex Gen is one of the first Canadian public companies to recognize the green rush and...

May 2, 2014
Mining Industry Fights Back Against Environmentalists

A call has gone out to companies with mining projects and proposals in northwestern B.C. to attend an urgent meeting on the afternoon of May 8th at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver. On the table is the formation of an "advocacy-action Coalition" to work with governments, First Nations...

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