Market Insight

Local research, along with the input of our regional teams, produces intelligence that conveys historical and future predictions in quarterly reports, annual reviews and customized reports covering market trends, significant transactions, and local economic and demographic data.

Research plays an integral part in near-term decision-making and long-range planning for our tenants. Investment trends, local activity and lease rates are key in understanding the best course of action in your relocation or expansion plans.

Here are a few of our latest reports:

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Dear Vancouver Council, You don’t have Development Experience, Planning does… and that is okay

By Brandon Harding, Vice President Vancouver has a diligent planning department that is well...

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The Operating Cost (Gross-Up) Clause

Why is the Landlord insisting that they can increase costs they will recover as part of their...

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Buyers’ Edge Sharpens in Multi-Family Rentals

By Terry Harding, Senior Vice President As read on Western Investor’s 2019 Investor’s Guide to...

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How the Government Makes Housing More Expensive

Featuring Brandon Harding on Podcast: The UnReal Estate Show by Keith Roy Keith Roy, Keith and...

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BC Assessment Charges Market Rent – So Why Can’t Landlords?

The battle between affordability and economic feasibility is reaching a climax as landlords are...

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New Westminster Proposes Business Licensing Restrictions Against Renovictions

New Westminster’s City Council has put forward a motion to try and curb major capital overhauls...

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New Multi-Family Assessments Could Lead to Higher Rents Across BC

Recently LandlordBC spoke of assessed values of rental buildings, which in turn could render into...

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Why There Are Unprecedented Premiums on Retrofitted Apartment Buildings

The term renoviction has become the coined term for any major capital improvements on purpose-built...

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In Review: BOMA 2017 Office Standards

It has been one year since the release of BOMA 2017 Office Standard, the dominant standard that...

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Worst Timing in Vancouver’s History to Bring in ‘Vacancy Controls’

Rent controls already force Vancouver landlords to follow strict rules, but this is not enough for...

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$644,000 in Additional Costs PER HOME?

How the city of Vancouver has been masking taxes on residents for decades For years news headlines...

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Just Sold: Professional Landscaping Company

We have recently sold another successful business! This business sold for full price in under 6...

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Marion Van Keken-Rietkerk Advises Baby Lock® Canada in Sale to Tacony

After nearly 70 years in business, Mason Sewing Machine Company Ltd. dba as Baby Lock® Canada was...

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Three Businesses Successfully Sold!

The M&A market in British Columbia has been very active this in the first half of 2017 and the...

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The Line Between Industrial & Office Space Becomes Blurred

Over the past few months I’ve had more inquiries regarding industrial listings and/or properties...

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Shared Spaces: What Are They & How Are They Affecting The Market?

What Are They & How Are They Affecting The Market? Packaged office is a concept that’s been...

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Going Once… Going Twice… Not Sold..?

We have seen a new phenomenon rising in 2016 that is taking the sale of apartment buildings into...

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Vancouver is Shrinking

The Supply/Demand of the Development Market Understanding the price of your investment can be...

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Multi-Family Prices in Vancouver Redefine “Stratospheric”

Six-suite Kitsilano rental building, built in 1947, sold this in July for $750,000 per suite. -...

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Metrotown Development Plan

The Calm Before the Storm Over the last couple of years the real estate pot has been bubbling in...

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