The Five Stages of Subleasing Commercial Premises

The Five Stages of Subleasing Commercial Premises

There are times in your business cycle when things shift. These shifts can happen for many reasons, a pandemic, an economic downturn, an economic upturn, competition, health, a merger, retirement, etc. We work with clients who need to grow unexpectedly and clients who could downsize and reduce costs. Perhaps your firm is somewhere in between, […]

Technology’s Critical Role in Commercial Real Estate During COVID-19

Technology’s Critical Role in Commercial Real Estate During COVID-19

The global pandemic of 2020 has left its mark on almost every market and industry imaginable. While industrial real estate in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland is experiencing troubles of its own during this time, it hasn’t all been bad news. All things considered, the sector seems to be weathering the storm relatively well. Consider […]

5 Myths of Land Assembly

5 Myths of Land Assembly

Everyone has heard crazy stories about land assembly in Greater Vancouver. From extra money paid to holdouts to owners expecting their land value to triple in five years. Read More & Watch Video

Weathering an Unanticipated Crisis as a Tenant

Weathering an Unanticipated Crisis as a Tenant

Over the past month, we have watched as businesses are forced to deal with an unprecedented crisis. If you have ever done a SWOT analysis of your business, you run different models and analyze different threats and results. What if sales fell to 50%, what if the competition cut their prices, or your biggest competitor […]

ApartmentBlocks Successfully Lobbies High Density in Oakdale

ApartmentBlocks Successfully Lobbies High Density in Oakdale

We are very pleased with the decision of Council and planning to take the recommendations and feedback of their community under advisement when bringing forward an Official Community Plan Update. Seeing this level of initiative from leaders to engage public consultation in a constructive and informative way paved the path for a well laid out […]

New Westminster and Port Coquitlam Fight Against Climate Protection by Restricting Property Owners from Upgrading their Buildings, says New Data

New Westminster and Port Coquitlam Fight Against Climate Protection by Restricting Property Owners from Upgrading their Buildings, says New Data

By Brandon Harding, Vice President New Westminster and Port Coquitlam fight against climate protection by restricting property owners from upgrading their buildings, says new data. A study released by FortisBC shows how minor improvements can lead to reducing emissions by the equivalent of 43,000 gas-powered cars. “The basic upgrades alone reduce domestic hot water energy […]

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

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 versed in following detailed guidelines that have been implemented to organize new developments in a way that is both suitable for the community and economically viable based on those guidelines. Our council doesn’t have experience in the development, construction, or building field and […]

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 with in a standard lease. Missing a critical clause can […]