Vancouver

single-use coffee cups

REMI Network

UBC ditching single-use coffee cups, plastic food ware

UBC Vancouver will soon have less garbage to clean up across its campus.
Rain City Strategy

REMI Network

Vancouver adopts new Rain City Strategy

Vancouver recently approved an ambitious green rainwater infrastructure initiative called the Rain City Strategy.
retail vacancy rates

REMI Network

Retail vacancy rates reach historical low

The Canadian retail market remains robust according to JLL's Mid-Year Retail Outlook.
Gen Z friendly cities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Gen Z friendly cities foster a rising cohort

The study assesses and scores 110 prominent international cities on 22 indicators deemed to support and/or influence the age cohort born between 1997 and 2012.
tourism momentum

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tourism momentum tests Toronto and Vancouver

A new index of tourism-related economic development potential in 49 global markets plots Toronto and Vancouver among nine cities that are experiencing pressure from a growing influx of leisure attraction seekers.
energy management

Canadian Property Management

Canadian cities fertile for tech job growth

The rankings reflect CBRE's assessment of each market's competitive appeal based on 13 variously weighted indicators that collectively present a picture of employment trends and other factors helping to attract and sustain a tech labour force.
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REMI Network

Ottawa emerges as luxury real estate hot spot: report

The report provides an outlook for major Canadian luxury markets such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, and Muskoka & Collingwood.
Chuck Hudson Pacific

Canadian Property Management

Blackstone eyes Bentall Centre for the long term

Vancouver's iconic Bentall Centre is set to have prominent new ownership.
co-working centres Spaces Granville

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Deloitte Canada to be sole tenant of Spaces Granville

Deloitte Canada recently reached an agreement to become the sole tenant of Spaces Granville, the new Vancouver outpost of co-working office space.
home prices affordability Q4-2018

CondoBusiness

Housing affordability to erode further in 2019: RBC Economics

This year is unlikely to provide substantial housing affordability relief, reports the latest Housing Trends and Affordability report from RBC Economics.
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REMI Network

Office vacancy rates drop across Canada in Q3

Total office vacancy has dropped across Canada's six largest urban markets, Colliers reports. Newly released results for the third quarter of 2018 suggest pre-leasing commitments from banks and tech companies for new premises in the Toronto and Vancouver markets underlie the growth.
Canada's big three cities

Canadian Property Management

Canada’s big three cities affirm net zero goal

The mayors of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are among leaders of 19 major world cities aspiring for net zero carbon emissions across their urban building portfolios by 2050.
Tarion

CondoBusiness

National housing starts trend down in July

The national trend in housing starts declined slightly to 219,988 units in July 2018, down from 221,738 units in June 2018, according to CMHC.
new condo sales Urbanation CMHC

CondoBusiness

National housing market remains highly vulnerable: CMHC

Canada’s overall housing market remains highly vulnerable, mostly due to evidence of overvaluation and price acceleration, finds CMHC.
investment in Vancouver

Canadian Property Management

Q2 office vacancy space figures released

Figures for office vacancy space in Q2 of 2018 have been released. The report revealed positive absorption rates for most of the major markets in Canada.
empty homes tax

CondoBusiness

Vancouver home sales slide 35.1 per cent in May

Home sales in Metro Vancouver continued to decrease in May 2018, reports the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).
Clayton Community centre Surrey

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Passive House poised for institutional uptake

Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects.