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Next downtown office development wave facing headwinds

Next downtown office development wave facing headwinds

Developers can no longer count on pent-up local demand that recent office projects have enjoyed
Ideal franchises to attract corporate refugees

Ideal franchises to attract corporate refugees

In part 3 of our series by franchise expert Norm Friend, a closer look at the best franchise fits for former professionals
Weekly Buzz: New government housing measures and major B.C. infrastructure

Weekly Buzz: New government housing measures and major B.C. infrastructure

Western Canada’s top commercial real estate stories, featuring changes to the capital gains tax and rapid leasing of the Exchange building
Detailing the ‘new’ principal residence tax exemption

Detailing the ‘new’ principal residence tax exemption

We will all have to be far more diligent in reporting the sale of our private homes because of much closer scrutiny by the CRA, says William Cooper of Boughton Law
Most vulnerable homebuyers will pay the price for government intervention

Most vulnerable homebuyers will pay the price for government intervention

First-time homebuyers and modular-home owners are victims of Ottawa’s misguided attempt to rein in a runaway housing market by restricting access to insured mortgages
Weekly Buzz: Recreation rundown and Metro Van housing start decline

Weekly Buzz: Recreation rundown and Metro Van housing start decline

Western Investor's media content roundup for the week of July 17 to July 21, 2017, featuring top stories on Western Canada’s commercial real estate market
Should you buy or lease premises for your business?

Should you buy or lease premises for your business?

There are pros and cons to both options, and much to consider when choosing either, as M&A advisor Arthur Klein explains
Supply constraints on industrial market spark creative development

Supply constraints on industrial market spark creative development

Necessity is the mother of invention in terms of land use for industrial space, says Curtis Scott of Colliers International
Weekly Buzz: Bank of Canada interest rate hike and U.S. investment

Weekly Buzz: Bank of Canada interest rate hike and U.S. investment

Western Investor's media content roundup for the week of July 10 to July 14, 2017, featuring top stories on Western Canada’s commercial real estate market
Are Vancouver’s property taxes killing independent businesses?

Are Vancouver’s property taxes killing independent businesses?

Sky-high rents are pushing out small businesses from central locales because of landlords’ ability to pass on rising taxes, argues Neil Hamilton