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Opinion: Verbal real estate negotiations can lead to misunderstandings

Opinion: Verbal real estate negotiations can lead to misunderstandings

A verbal offer is more of a fishing expedition than the type of written and verified agreement that lands a successful transaction, veteran agent says
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