Real Estate

May 24, 2022
Pacific Trader: A pure play on America's travel revival
Michael McCullough

The stock: It’s surprising that Vancouver, where so many fortunes have been made in real estate, is home to so few real estate investment trusts (REITs). The reigning elder statesman of this very small bunch is American Hotel Income Properties...

May 19, 2022
Meet B.C.'s New Real Estate Regulator - BC Financial Services Authority

Buying or selling real estate is a big investment. For some individuals, it’s the biggest financial decision of their lives. For businesses, securing real estate in a location that meets both customer and business needs can be crucial for success.

May 17, 2022
Big Fat Deal: $9.6 million to swing on the chandeliers in UBC
Nathan Caddell

Address: 1764 Allison Road Price: $9,630,000 Listing: R2676826 The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 6,218 square foot house on 13,800 square feet near UBC. The bling: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? We found her! Right here, playing a piano in the foyer for some reason.

May 17, 2022
Will Vancouver's Broadway Plan pass?
Nathan Caddell

If you’ve heard about the City of Vancouver’s upcoming Broadway Plan, you’ve likely already decided what side you’re on. The 30-year plan will effectively seek to build a “second downtown” along Vancouver’s Broadway corridor and build housing and retail around...

May 5, 2022
Offices at 2 Burrard Place
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + 2 Burrard Place In the heart of downtown Vancouver, steps from restaurants, convention centres, parks, galleries and luxury shopping, 2 Burrard Place—the final tower in this state-of-the-art full city block precinct—is ready to welcome you. The development comprises three exclusive...

Apr 26, 2022
This new 32-storey office tower in downtown Vancouver will give employees room to breathe
Rushmila Rahman

The former Canada Revenue Agency building in downtown Vancouver is levelling up from 15 storeys. The first major post-pandemic construction project in the city’s financial district, the 1166 West Pender building had been occupied by a single tenant since 1968. Now...

Mar 30, 2022
Pacific Trader: Can Wall Financial build its way back?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Its properties literally have a high profile in the Vancouver skyline, but Wall Financial Corp. (TSX:WFC) is a public company that behaves like a private one in many respects. It publishes the bare minimum of disclosure on its corporate website. Ukraine-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Wall, who co-founded...

Mar 24, 2022
Land Values: False Creek Flats and neighbouring Mount Pleasant are Vancouver’s hot new real estate zones. Not everyone is thrilled
Frances Bula

Walk around Seattle’s South Lake Union these days, and it feels like it’s exploding with new life and development. The once-industrial zone is now a hodgepodge of shiny, futuristic office towers that house 21st-century businesses ranging from Amazon to biotech...

Mar 23, 2022
It’s a Good Thing: District energy gains new converts in our warming world
Matt O'Grady

Cities represent something of a climate paradox. On the one hand, they’re the answer to global warming: more efficient land use (think up, not out) means fewer people commuting, and more land for the farms and forests that sustain us. On...

Mar 17, 2022
Vancouver keeps its title as Canada’s most expensive city to rent: report
By the Editors

Renters in B.C. and across the country, we wish we had better news for you. For Canadian properties listed on in February, the average monthly rent was $1,820, according to the latest National Rent Report from and Toronto-based Bullpen Research & Consulting.

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