David Hutniak

Portage Place

Canadian Apartment Magazine

B.C. Budget 2023 takes action on housing issues

B.C. Budget 2023 promises to invest in new purpose-built rental housing with measures intended to stimulate construction and provide support for renters in need.
student housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Student housing in a post-COVID world

Despite being one of the fastest-growing destinations for international students, Canada needs more student housing. A new report from Alignvest suggests the PBSA market is poised for growth.
rent repayment

Canadian Apartment Magazine

BC announces rent repayment framework

With the ban on evictions poised to lift September 1, B.C. has announced a rent repayment framework for those owing past money due to COVID-related income loss.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Cannabis in the multi-residential living space

On October 17, the new Cannabis Act will officially take effect, and no one is more alarmed about the pending challenges than landlords and tenants.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rebuilding the rental housing industry

Apartment professionals ponder the uncertainties of the rental housing industry, including the critical steps needed to cultivate new supply.

Construction Business

LaBranche legacy entrenched in BOMA BC

Wrapping up a 25 year tenure with the Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia, soon-to-retire president, Paul LaBranche, characteristically looks through the lens of his organization's strategic plan to assess what he has accomplished.


B.C. residential development land takes tax hit

The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes.