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Vancouver’s plan for False Creek Flats falls short

Cori Howard Commercial Development Metro Vancouver May. 30 2017
The False Creek Flats area of Vancouver is the last bastion of opportunity for creating a diverse mix of industrial and residential space in the heart of the city. Bordered by the burgeoning tech hub of Mount Pleasant and by

B.C. is proof foreign buyer tax won’t cool hot housing prices

Cori Howard Residential Taxes National Apr. 21 2017
As the Ontario government begins implementing regulatory measures to improve affordability, news in B.C. is that our tax-induced housing correction is over. This just seven months after the B.C. government introduced a 15 per cent tax on foreign nationals buying

Is there room for public art in industrial buildings?

Cori Howard Commercial Design National Sep. 28 2016
It’s become an institution across Canada for many new residential developments to include public art components. These Community Amenity Contributions or CACs, mandated by the city, often lead to extraordinary permanent art like the rotating exhibit outside the Shangri-La Hotel

Five reasons to buy a Calgary commercial condo now

Cori Howard Residential Transactions Calgary Aug. 10 2016
Are you leasing an office or warehouse space in Calgary? With interest rates at all time lows, now might be a good time to think about buying into your own commercial condo. Commercial condos are an increasingly popular choice for

What’s behind the commercial condo boom in Vancouver

Cori Howard Commercial Market Trends Metro Vancouver Jun. 27 2016
The prevalence and popularity of owning your own business space has been in the news lately. That’s because growth of commercial condos is trending in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. Whether it’s buying an existing or custom-built warehouse or office space,

Buying your own office – Why it’s worth it now more than ever

Cori Howard Commercial Investors National Jun. 14 2016
In Vancouver, there’s a lot of talk about our dwindling industrial land supply. Hemmed in by mountains, ocean, the Agricultural Land Reserve and growing residential demands, the city is struggling to provide enough office and warehouse space for new and

The rush to build on spec in B.C.

Cori Howard Commercial Development Metro Vancouver Jun. 1 2016
Chris MacCauley has been a commercial real estate broker in Vancouver for more than a decade. I recently sat down with CBRE‘s senior VP and NAIOP‘s president to chat about the big picture, market conditions and the future of CRE in Vancouver. Howard: How would you

Q& A with Brent Sawchyn

Cori Howard Commercial Development National May. 18 2016
Brent Sawchyn is a principal with PC Urban, a leader in Vancouver’s commercial and residential real estate scene. The firm has a visionary approach to re-imagining old industrial buildings and converting them into new developments that provide higher density and

Why commercial real estate projects need video

Cori Howard Commercial Development National Apr. 27 2016
Getting media attention for commercial and industrial real estate developments can be pretty tough these days. In a world of shrinking media and mass layoffs, there are fewer and fewer news outlets writing about real estate in Canada. Getting media

PC urban re-imagines Vancouver industrial

Cori Howard Commercial Redevelopment Metro Vancouver Apr. 5 2016
Industrial land supply is – and always will be – the biggest issue facing commercial real estate developers in Vancouver. A study released in December by Port Metro Vancouver found the current supply of trade-enabling industrial land in the Lower

Going against the grain works for Wesgroup

Cori Howard Commercial Development Metro Vancouver Mar. 16 2016
Most developers take the same approach to mixed-use developments – build the residential and the new homeowners will bring in the retail. Vancouver-based developer Wesgroup decided to take the opposite approach – with much risk – and it worked. For

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