Vancouver real estate: REITs announce $292 million purchase of 15 rental apartment buildings

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 22:57:46 +0000

Vancouver-based Hollyburn Properties Ltd. has owned and managed some of these concrete, midrise and woodframe apartment properties for decades.

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Daphne Bramham: Vancouver faces both a humanitarian and existential crisis

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 02:58:10 +0000

Analysis: Vancouver’s core is at risk of becoming like New York City’s in the 1970s — a place abandoned by everyone except for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged who have nowhere else to go

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Douglas Todd: The hollowing out of Vancouver’s west side (Part 2 — the ‘weird place’)

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:29:39 +0000

Analysis: The relatively few people who can afford west-side houses tend to be satellite families, says researcher Andy Yan

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Restaurants cut hours, close in downtown Vancouver, hopeful for return of workers

Credit to Author: Susan Lazaruk| Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 18:00:45 +0000

With no sports on big screen TVs, no tourists or seasonal events, and no office workers to attend lunches and parties, restaurants that usually ring up big holiday sales in December are instead shutting up shop

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Douglas Todd: The hollowing out of Vancouver’s west side (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 04:31:58 +0000

Analysis: From online shopping to skyrocketing commercial property values, higher taxes and rents, UBC’s ‘city’ growth, gentrification and yes, the pandemic, many factors are at play

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Vancouver real estate: Shift on to big corporate landlords of apartment buildings

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2020 01:57:12 +0000

Large funds are interested in buying apartment buildings, but housing advocates have concerns

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