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Mar 16, 2018
Vancouver industrial, office and luxury retail rents to rise again in 2018: report
By the Editors

A recent report by CBRE Group Inc., a global real estate services firm headquartered in Los Angeles with an office in Vancouver, forecasts another record-breaking year for the city’s lease rates. Last year Vancouver commercial real estate investment volumes hit $11.7 billion, surging 44.9 percent from 2016. Driving that increased activity was unprecedented demand...

Mar 16, 2018
Numerology: Weighing the cost of spring break
Melissa Edwards

That’s how much the average British Columbian in a 2017 Ipsos poll said they expected to lay out for their family over March break—the highest spend in the country, more than 50 percent above the national average. But the big...

Mar 15, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4.5 million for a beach bungalow with bike lanes
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2006 Whyte Avenue, Kitsilano Price: $4,456,000 MLS: R2240293 The skinny: Four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,500-square-foot house on a 3,960-square-foot lot on Kits Point. The bling: Beach house alert! It’s all very well having those stunning views from your $20-million mansion, but when summer comes, you know...

Mar 15, 2018
Watercooler: What's in a car name?
Steve Burgess

What’s a Camry? Is there an English translation of Acura? Is Qashqai a New Delhi game show? How many calories are there in Previa? Should I be concerned if my doctor says I have a severe abdominal Lexus? Car brands are...

Mar 14, 2018
In It To Win It: These four B.C. tech innovators are just getting started
Nathan Caddell

A device that promises to reinvent lifeguarding, an app that makes lone workers safer, a community of renters, a smart bra—what do these B.C. innovations have in common? For one, they all harness the power of technology to make people’s...

Mar 13, 2018
New in-depth website the ultimate resource for business owners
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Up until now, a person involved in a business dispute had to retain a lawyer to get an understanding of his/her rights and obligations and possible actions. There was no online repository that could...

Mar 13, 2018
Matrix: Vancouver's money makeover
Nathan Caddell and Scott Neufeld

Call it Western financial alienation. With Canada’s big banks and traditional finance players headquartered in Toronto, perhaps it’s no surprise that B.C. is home to many of the country’s most promising and disruptive fintech companies. Backed by some sizeable investments...

Mar 13, 2018
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of March 5 to 11
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Mar 9, 2018
AG Hair named one of Canada's best-managed companies
By the Editors

For the second year, Vancouver-based AG Hair is on the list of Canada’s best-managed companies. In its 25th year, the Best Managed Companies program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums, and recognizes exceptional Canadian businesses with revenue of over $15 million. AG...

Mar 9, 2018
Poll: Small business tax changes
By BCBusiness

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is proposing changes to small business taxation, including limiting the ability of a business owner to pay less tax through so-called income sprinkling to family members; restricting the use of small business corporations for making passive investments such as buying and selling shares of other...

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