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What to expect from the Vancouver housing market

David Allison Residential Market Trends Metro Vancouver Jan. 30 2017
What will the year 2017 hold for real estate and development in the lower mainland? It’s a question that has a lot of us scratching our heads and looking for clues after a 2016 that scorched old Vancouver records and

When science fiction becomes science fact

David Allison Residential Market Trends Metro Vancouver Dec. 22 2016
Duncan Stewart, the Director of Telecommunications, Media and Technology at Deloitte, is predicting the future. With a background in science and investment, Duncan forecasts the impacts of technology across a variety of industries, and his message will change your mind.

Xenophobic NIMBYs

David Allison Residential Development Metro Vancouver Oct. 18 2016
After the announcement of the foreign buyers tax, the Urban Development Institute suggested to the provincial government several ways that they might combat unintended impacts of the tax to the housing market and the economy in general. These included a

Part 3: Technology is going to change everything

David Allison Commercial Proptech National Oct. 3 2016
There’s never been a better moment in the history of commercial real estate in Calgary, or anywhere in the world. And the lessons we can learn from the Calgary marketplace apply regardless of where you live, or even what industry

Part two: Technology is going to change everything

David Allison Commercial Market Trends National Sep. 27 2016
There’s never been a better moment in the history of commercial real estate in Calgary, or anywhere in the world. And the lessons we can learn from the Calgary marketplace apply regardless of where you live, or even what industry

Technology is going to change everything

David Allison Commercial Market Trends National Sep. 19 2016
There’s never been a better moment in the history of commercial real estate in Calgary, or anywhere in the world. And the lessons we can learn from the Calgary marketplace apply regardless of where you live, or even what industry

Interview with Don Forsgren on boomers

David Allison Residential Market Trends National Aug. 25 2016
For my latest book, The Stackable Boomer, we asked Don Forsgren for his thoughts on baby boomers relocating from the suburbs to multi-family housing in urban centres. Don Forsgren serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Intracorp Projects

Interview with Diane Delves on Boomers

David Allison Residential Design National Aug. 18 2016
For my latest book, The Stackable Boomer, we asked Diane Delves for her thoughts on baby boomers relocating from the suburbs to multi-family housing in urban centres. Diane Delves is the President and CEO of Quantum Properties Inc., developing properties

Interview with Cathy Grant on boomers

David Allison Commercial Market Trends National Aug. 4 2016
For my latest book, The Stackable Boomer, we asked Cathy Grant for her thoughts on baby boomers relocating from the suburbs to multi-family housing in urban centres. Cathy Grant is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Intracorp Projects

Segmenting boomers: The pyramid of boomerdom

David Allison Commercial Labour National Jun. 30 2016
In 2015, I wrote a book called The Stackable Boomer. Below is a chapter.  The Pyramid of Boomerdom The segmentation model for Boomers summarized in this post was given to me in rough form by my friend Iain Meredith, who spent

The superhero secret-power of women in real estate

David Allison Commercial Labour National Jun. 18 2016
About a month ago I was asked to attend the UDI Women Celebrating Women event in Vancouver, and to write this story about what I saw there. As a man, I was a little afraid to accept, to be honest,

David Allison speaking at UDI Capital Region lunch

David Allison Residential Investors Metro Vancouver Jun. 1 2016
David Allison will be speaking at the UDI Capital Region Lunch on June 14th, 2016 in Victoria, B.C.

Boomers: The Coles Notes

David Allison Commercial Labour National May. 19 2016
In 2015, I wrote a book called The Stackable Boomer. Below is a chapter.  Boomers: The Coles Notes For those of us not intimately familiar with the Boomers as a demographic, and how to market to them, what follows is a

The nay-sayers are noted

David Allison Commercial Labour National May. 5 2016
In 2015, I wrote a book called The Stackable Boomer. Below is a chapter.  The Stackable Boomer: The nay-sayers are noted While there are plenty of legitimate and respected sources that point to the current and continuing movement of Boomers to Multi-Family

An anti-anti-development rant

David Allison Commercial Development National Apr. 25 2016
I’ll start with a warning that anyone who doesn’t like exclamation marks should stop reading right now. This story makes me angry. It is the inspiration for this anti-anti-development rant and I know my natural tendency towards overusing the e-point

WeLive something new that’s really very old

David Allison Residential Market Trends National Apr. 11 2016
The idea of shared living space is nothing new. But on the other hand, it’s entirely new in the hands of the recent entrants to the market. The disparaging call them “adult dorms” but having survived life in a dorm

Craig Wright, the fascinating economist

David Allison Commercial Market Trends Metro Vancouver Apr. 2 2016
Here’s an opening I never thought I’d write: “I just got to know a fascinating guy. He’s an economist.” Craig Wright, the chief economist of the Royal Bank of Canada, will be in Vancouver on April 21 to deliver a

The suburbs and the sound of crickets

David Allison Residential Strategy National Mar. 17 2016
In 2015, I wrote a book called The Stackable Boomer. Below is a chapter. In subsequent posts on this blog, I will share insights from the book, from our research, and from the developers, architects, planners, designers, authors and Harvard professors

Urban centres will be boomerful

David Allison Commercial Market Trends National Mar. 16 2016
In 2015, I wrote a book called The Stackable Boomer. Below is chapter one. In subsequent posts on this blog, I will share insights from the book, from our research, and from the developers, architects, planners, designers, authors and Harvard professors

Boomers a huge influence on future multi-res

David Allison Residential Strategy National Mar. 5 2016
In 2015, I wrote a book called The Stackable Boomer. Below is the introductory chapter. In subsequent posts on this blog, I will share insights from the book, from our research, and from the developers, architects, planners, designers, authors and Harvard professors

The project sales team is your secret weapon

David Allison Commercial Transactions National Feb. 15 2016
For years now, in the real world outside planning documents, timelines and spreadsheets, the disconnect between sales and marketing has been pronounced and dysfunctional. If you can fix this in your project, it will be your secret weapon. Think of

The whole truth and nothing but the truth

David Allison Residential Strategy National Feb. 5 2016
When it comes to real estate, it’s smart to think like a prospect and ask yourself questions you would want answered before you buy off-plan or pre-sale. As marketers in the digital economy, we must fill in the gaps in

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