Real Estate

May 6, 2013
The Vancouver Skyline in Five Years
Sarah Fullbrook

The Vancouver downtown skyline is changing—and fast. With highrises like the 29-storey residential tower on Beach Avenue and the 63-storey hotel and residential building at 1151 West Georgia Street already approved, development is surging upwards with no sign of slowing down. Immigration is on the rise, American retailers are moving...

Apr 30, 2013
City Approves Plans to Relocate Vancouver Art Gallery
Jacob Parry

Council unanimously approved a long-term lease for the Vancouver Art Gallery for a portion of Larwill Park, a city-owned site at Georgia and Cambie, on the condition that the VAG raises $150 million for the project by the spring of 2015. Currently the location of an Easy Park lot, the...

Apr 25, 2013
Port Coquitlam Gets Multi-Million Dollar Development
Sarah Fullbrook

Yesterday the mayor of Port Coquitlam, Greg Moore, unveiled plans for one of the city’s newest developments, the Fremont neighbourhood. Bordering the Pitt River, the Fremont neighbourhood will consist of three parts: a residential community that will have over 650 homes, a mixture of townhomes and apartments; a business park with...

Apr 23, 2013
Vancouver's Luxury Real Estate
Sarah Fullbrook

Last week Sotheby's International Realty Canada released a report on Canadian luxury real estate sales and purchases. Vancouverites who continually sputter at the cost of housing in their city won't be surprised to find that Lotusland was one of four urban markets on the list, along with Calgary, Toronto and...

Apr 18, 2013
Transit in Surrey and Vancouver
Sarah Fullbrook

This morning NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association held a moderated panel discussion on the state and future of transit oriented development in Greater Vancouver. Moderating the discussion was program director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University, Gordon Price. On the panel were Jean Lamontagne, general manager of planning...

Apr 15, 2013
University Endowment Lands Development
Wade Grant

In recent months, the Musqueam Indian band has been consulting with community residents and interested stakeholders about our redevelopment plans for a parcel of land known as Block F. Situated on the University Endowment Lands (UEL), this 22-acre parcel was part of the 2008 Reconciliation Agreement between the Musqueam Indian...

Apr 10, 2013
Real Estate Forum: Transit Oriented Development
Sarah Fullbrook

Yesterday the Vancouver Convention Centre played host to this year’s annual Vancouver Real Estate Forum. The one-day conference included talks from some of the city’s most accomplished real estate professionals who provided insight into where they think Vancouver’s much-discussed real estate market is headed. One such session focused on transit-oriented development.

Apr 4, 2013
Vancouver Real Estate Market Stabilizes
Sarah Fullbrook

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s most recent account of the previous month’s residential real estate sales and listings activity points to an increased stabilization of the local market. While sales did decrease in March 2013 by 18.3 per cent since March 2012, the new listings added to the...

Apr 3, 2013
Tax Changes for Real Estate Sales
Leah Bach

Goodbye HST, hello PST and GST. Oh, old friends—I am not particularly happy to see you again. While I appreciate the money I’ll be saving at the Cactus Club, I’m not thrilled with having to explain the nuances of your return and our now complex relationship. PST: HST was easy, with 12% Slapped...

Mar 28, 2013
Sandra Wyant: The REBGV's New President
Sarah Fullbrook

Last week Sandra Wyant was appointed as the new president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver for the 2013-2014 term. With more than 20 years of experience in B.C.’s real estate market, Wyant will be looking to bring her brand of professionalism to the industry association. BCBusiness caught...

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