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Frank O'Brien

Frank O'Brien is the editor of Western Investor and a senior real estate writer for Business in Vancouver and Glacier Media. A resident of B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, he is always seeking news tips on commercial real estate, resources and timely business topics across Western Canada.

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Recent Work by Frank

High-end Okanagan shrugs off the real estate blues

High-end Okanagan shrugs off the real estate blues

Multimillion-dollar property and land sales continue across the Central and North Okanagan this autumn, despite economic angst
Surrey, Langley on track for tightest office market in Metro Vancouver

Surrey, Langley on track for tightest office market in Metro Vancouver

As the new SkyTrain Surrey-Langley extension begins construction, office demand is outstripping new supply at both ends of the line
Serial immigrant investor lands Tsawwassen Mills megamall

Serial immigrant investor lands Tsawwassen Mills megamall

Weihong Liu, who arrived in Canada eight years ago, now owns three of the biggest shopping malls on the B.C. coast
62-floor One Burrard Place opens in downtown Vancouver

62-floor One Burrard Place opens in downtown Vancouver

Exclusive soirée marks completion of $500 million project as tallest residential tower in the city.
Vancouver leads nation in new office towers opening

Vancouver leads nation in new office towers opening

Growth of hybrid work raises demand for top-tier downtown space as employers entice workers back to the office
Strata-lot market expands as RV sales explode across Canada

Strata-lot market expands as RV sales explode across Canada

A huge increase in recreational vehicle owners has expanded a niche selling rather than renting RV camping spots
Canada’s fastest-growing region flexes real estate muscle

Canada’s fastest-growing region flexes real estate muscle

The best evidence of the strength of the Thompson-Okanagan is the large land developments launching this year
New strata projects meet Victoria industrial demand

New strata projects meet Victoria industrial demand

PC Urban stakes seven-acre Langford site as regional vacancy rates hits near zero
Fire insurance hard to find for B.C. wildfire zone homebuyers

Fire insurance hard to find for B.C. wildfire zone homebuyers

Buyers being denied coverage for homes in hard-hit Interior areas.