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Opinion: Multi-generational landlords need asset and property managers

Opinion: Multi-generational landlords need asset and property managers

Many Canadian multi-family rental portfolios were built 50 to 60 years ago and now must prepare for a new generation of family owners
OPINION: Vancouver’s Broadway Plan: opportunities and the unknown

OPINION: Vancouver’s Broadway Plan: opportunities and the unknown

More than half the properties along Broadway will need to be assembled to meet the minimum frontage required for redevelopment under the plan
OPINION: Spare us the stupid ideas to fix the housing problem

OPINION: Spare us the stupid ideas to fix the housing problem

No, a cooling-off period, teeny-tiny houses, punitive taxes or $500,000 suites for the homeless won’t create more affordable housing in British Columbia
'Our people were terrorized': Coastal GasLink releases new details, images of attack on worksite

'Our people were terrorized': Coastal GasLink releases new details, images of attack on worksite

The company building the Coastal GasLink pipeline across Northern B.C. has released new images and details about a violent attack on a worksite near Houston.
OPINION: Government red tape strangles Red Seal training

OPINION: Government red tape strangles Red Seal training

The following op-ed by Chris Gardner examines the February 14 trades announcement by the B.C. NDP Government.
OPINION: Sorry, Dr. Bonnie, but we’ve got to let ‘er rip

OPINION: Sorry, Dr. Bonnie, but we’ve got to let ‘er rip

After two years of cowering under pandemic restrictions it is time to change direction and face this thing head-on
OPINION: Leveraging land into income-producing real estate

OPINION: Leveraging land into income-producing real estate

Investing in specific land can be a great way of protecting oneself against inflation and devaluing of cash
OPINION: Vacant office towers could become vertical farms

OPINION: Vacant office towers could become vertical farms

Could acres of empty office space in Canada, particularly in Alberta, be reinvented as vertical farms? Edmonton-based associate commercial broker Bronwyn Scrivens explores the concept.
CRE OUTLOOK 2022: REITs solid for selective investors in 2022

CRE OUTLOOK 2022: REITs solid for selective investors in 2022

A US$379.4 billion ‘wall of capital’ is competing for returns in global real estate markets and real estate investment trusts are the preferred route for institutional investors
CRE OUTLOOK 2022: A banner year coming, despite some bruises

CRE OUTLOOK 2022: A banner year coming, despite some bruises

If you walk around downtown Vancouver it feels like things are back to normal. But inside many office towers, it’s different, with floor upon empty floor