September 28, 2018
This week, the provincial government bowed to pressure from tenant organizations. Without any economic or impact study, the government announced formally its intention to roll back the previously mandated rent increases of CPI plus 2% (equating to 4.5% for 2019) to CPI only. This politically expedient, rushed announcement comes in ahead of the BC Rental Task Force Recommendations Report scheduled for November, whose contents we await with some trepidation.
By David Goodman, Vancouver Sun
September 20, 2018
As Metro Vancouver residents gear up for municipal elections, the single most galvanizing issue all voters and politicians can relate to — yet seldom agree on — is housing, especially rental housing.
September 17, 2018
As Metro Vancouver’s residents gear up for municipal elections, the single most galvanizing issue all voters and politicians can relate to, yet seldom agree on, is that of housing—especially rental housing.
Steve McLean, Property Biz Canada
November 11, 2017
The number of multi-family rental apartment transactions in Metro Vancouver dropped by 23 per cent through the first nine months of 2017 while the overall dollar volume for deals jumped by 35 per cent.
Tanya Commisso, Western Investor
October 24, 2017
A new report shows a 23 per cent decrease in Metro Vancouver apartment sales and cautions that municipal intervention may hinder the proposed new supply
Multi-family sales have slowed by a third year-over-year, possibly signaling a shift in investor sentiment, according to a new report by HQ Commercial’s the Goodman team.
Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail
September 8, 2017
“Vancouver is now in catch-up mode.”
It’s a slow-motion catch up, cautions commercial realtor David Goodman, author of the 35-year-old Goodman Report newsletter.
Mr. Goodman specializes in the marketing of rental apartment buildings and condo development sites, and he makes a point of tracking new rental building numbers. While there’s been momentum over the past five years, with the exception of New Westminster, the region has a long way to go, he says.
Cornelia Naylor, Burnaby Now
September 6, 2017
Housing data shows the city lags behind its neighbours when it comes to creating and protecting secured market rentals
Peter Mitham, Business In Vancouver
Aug. 1, 2017, midnight
Winding down strata properties might be a new phenomenon, but spare a thought for co-operative housing arrangements.
Geoff Kirbyson Western Investor
June 21, 2017
Our pick of the most lucrative commercial sectors to invest in across major Western Canada markets
April 19, 2017
Response to Vision Video: http://www.votevision.ca/renters
With less than a month remaining before the upcoming provincial election, Vancouver’s Mayor Robertson has climbed aboard his party’s soapbox in a recent Vision-sponsored video.