Real Estate

Mar 26, 2013
First Quarter Results: Vancouver's Office & Industrial Real Estate
Sarah Fullbrook

In a press release from last week Los Angeles-based CBRE Group Inc., a commercial real estate services and investment firm, summed up information from their National Office and Industrial First Quarter 2013 Statistical Summary. The focus was Canadian office construction, office and industrial real estate and the complicated question of...

Mar 22, 2013
Tips For Sustainable Development
Gordon Harris

There is a common understanding among people in the sustainable development movement: if we’re going to save the world, we have to do it on a budget. That defies the misconception that being “green” is a luxury available only to the rich—the kind of people who can afford a plug-in electric...

Mar 21, 2013
Retail Real Estate: NAIOP Panel
Sarah Fullbrook

This morning the Vancouver chapter of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association held a panel discussion on B.C. retail real estate entitled "Unconventional Retail—The Unique West Coast Retail Real Estate Market." Lenora Gates, owner of Orange National Retail Group Inc. and president of Gates Real Estate Services Ltd., moderated the discussion...

Mar 15, 2013
Save On Meats Building Sells
Sarah Fullbrook

On February 28, 2013 Anthem Properties Group Ltd. finalized the acquisition of the historic Save On Meats building in downtown Vancouver. The building, at 43 West Hastings Street, was first erected in 1891 and has been the home of restaurateur/entrepreneur Mark Brand's revamped Save On Meats deli and diner since...

Mar 14, 2013
2012 Real Estate Investment Review
Sarah Fullbrook

On March 14th, Vancouver-based commercial real estate services company Avison Young released their semi-annual review of office, industrial, retail and multi-family property sales greater than $5 million in B.C. Despite continued economic trouble south of the boarder, B.C. saw a banner year in 2012 with such real estate investment passing the...

Mar 7, 2013
Commercial Real Estate Sales Hit $5 Billion
Sarah Fullbrook

For the first time since 2009, commercial real estate transactions in Greater Vancouver surpassed the $5 billion mark in 2012, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The REBGV collects data through its real estate operating system, Commercial Edge, which includes all commercial real estate transactions in the Lower...

Mar 6, 2013
Vancouver Real Estate Sales, Prices Down
Jacob Parry

The total number of transactions in February was well below the 10-year average, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The benchmark price for a detached house on the west side of Vancouver fell by 9.2 per cent to $2 million. The benchmark sale price for detached homes in...

Mar 5, 2013
Robert Fung, President, The Salient Group
Sarah Fullbrook

For a city as young as Vancouver, it’s fitting that the man behind much of its most exciting development is a young gun himself. Robert Fung, the 46-year-old president of real estate development firm The Salient Group, was one of the biggest forces in turning Gastown into Vancouver’s hippest neighbourhood...

Mar 4, 2013
Change Coming to Chinatown's Skyline
Sarah Fullbrook

Last week Vancouver’s City Hall passed a motion allowing a sizable increase in the height restrictions to new developments in Chinatown. While much of the area has historically been subject to a 65-foot height cap, the first building to be approved under the new height rules is slotted to be...

Feb 26, 2013
Change Coming to Vancouver's Laneway Housing Program
Sarah Fullbrook

In a bid to increase urban density, Vancouver is looking at expanding its laneway housing program. Launched in 2009, the program has seen 800 permits for laneway houses issued, with north of 500 being built over the past four years. While originally six per cent of single-family housing zones were not...

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