The Operating Cost (Gross-Up) Clause

The Operating Cost (Gross-Up) Clause

Why is the Landlord insisting that they can increase costs they will recover as part of their additional rent? Generally, leases are drafted to protect Landlords, and it may be a challenge to know what you can negotiate and what you may have to live within a standard lease. Missing a critical clause can be […]

How the Government Makes Housing More Expensive

How the Government Makes Housing More Expensive

Featuring Brandon Harding on Podcast: The UnReal Estate Show by Keith Roy Keith Roy, Keith and Associates March 31, 2019 We’re quick to judge landlords, developers and owners of multi-family properties here in Vancouver when in reality we need these people if we’re going to solve the housing crisis. With each new tax and each new restriction, […]

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

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

The battle between affordability and economic feasibility is reaching a climax as landlords are being demonized by tenants and the city continually deflects blame onto property owners. Tenants who do not want to pay market rent for their rental units are crying Wolf in an unjust world that does not allow them to live in […]

Why There Are Unprecedented Premiums on Retrofitted Apartment Buildings

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 rental buildings; however, soon this will be a word only used for history. With Vancouver poised to set up regulations stipulating strict tenant relocation policies, a court decision allowing tenants to come back into their renovated suite at the previous […]

In Review: BOMA 2017 Office Standards

In Review: BOMA 2017 Office Standards

It has been one year since the release of BOMA 2017 Office Standard, the dominant standard that defines how to measure and calculate the rentable area in office buildings in Canada. Today, we’ll go over the various changes made in the 2017 edition and the overall impact it has on the calculation of rentable square […]

$644,000 in Additional Costs PER HOME?

$644,000 in Additional Costs PER HOME?

How the city of Vancouver has been masking taxes on residents for decades For years news headlines and conversational topics have largely revolved around the increased cost of living in this beautiful city. As discussed in previous papers of mine the land constraints have forced new housing starts sky high in terms of design and […]

Just Sold: Professional Landscaping Company

Just Sold: Professional Landscaping Company

We have recently sold another successful business! This business sold for full price in under 6 months. What led to such a fast & successful transaction? The Seller: Sellers had prepared their business well having all their systems & processes documented. The Broker: Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) included a comprehensive valuation and business description for […]