Vancouver

Passive House affordable housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Passive House affordable housing project underway in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has approved a new Passive House affordable housing development for Brightside Community Homes Foundation.
multifamily assets

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Preference for multifamily assets signalled

Under COVID-19-induced pressure, investors, lenders and public markets are signalling a preference for multifamily assets. The asset class was the top attractor of investment dollars in Canada’s commercial real estate market during the first half of 2020.
COVID-19 brings fresh commercial office watchwords to the forefront

Canadian Property Management

Commercial office watchwords attuned to COVID

Market analysts typify a second quarter uptick in downtown sublet activity as a spurt, not a glut. However, they project the trend is likely to continue.
Most downtown office markets still seeing few impacts from COVID-19

REMI Network

Q2 leaves most downtown office markets unscathed

Second quarter vacancy rates and rent trends provide a first look at Canadian commercial real estate markets during widespread COVID-19-triggered business shutdowns.
office-using sectors show relative resilience in COVID-19 job loss scenarios

Canadian Property Management

Office-using sectors show relative resilience

There is plenty of uncertainty and little consensus on the economic outlook for Canada and the United States. It is becoming clear that it will not be a V-shaped recovery, and it is more likely to be uneven and prolonged.
Vancouver

REMI Network

Vancouver ranks as most walkable city in Canada

Vancouver topped a list of Canadian cities ranked as most walkable in 2020, according to new data from company Walk Score.
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.

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

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.

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.