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Monday, July 25, 2016
Today the provincial government announced that effective August 2nd 2016 an additional 15% Property Transfer Tax (PTT) will apply for purchasers of Metro Vancouver residential real estate who are foreign nationals or foreign-controlled corporations....
Monday, July 25, 2016
Please see the link below to view the letter sent to the City of Vancouver. 
Friday, July 22, 2016
The Canadian Property Tax Association is holding its 50th Annual National Workshop in Vancouver this year.    Final Registration Deadline: August 26th.    The optional pre-Workshop golf tournament will be on Sunday, September 25th,...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The Administrative Report dated July 11, 2016, will be considered by Vancouver City Council at its meeting on:       DATE: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 TIME: 9:30 am PLACE: Council Chamber Third Floor, City Hall   The agenda for the meeting...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Vancouver city planners have unveiled a new strategy to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from new constructions by 2030. "The Zero Emissions New Buildings is really the highest priority and the first most significant action towards our...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Alarmed by double digit increases in house prices in Vancouver (+29.6% y/y) and Toronto (+14.9%), which have sidelined a large number of first time home buyers, a number of politicians and senior bank executives are once again calling on the federal...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
To read the full letter, click on the link below: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Today, the Zero Emissions Building Plan (ZEBP) is being presented to council. The ZEBP targets “to reduce emissions from new buildings by 90% as compared to 2007 by 2025 and to achieve zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030 including intermediary...
Monday, July 11, 2016
Today BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced the Province will allow the City of Vancouver the statutory ability to proceed with a vacancy tax on empty homes. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson proposed the tax as a means to free up rental supply...
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Today, BC’s Minister of Finance said there is “room for improvement” when it comes to housing starts, which supports the government’s initiative to improve affordability through supply. As BC’s largest organization representing the development industry,...
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The Province released the first set of data today resulting from new measures to track the extent of foreign real estate transactions.  The data is drawn from the filings of Property Transfer Tax forms by purchasers of residential real estate in...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
To read the full article, please see the attached PDF.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
To read the full article, please see the attached PDF.
Monday, July 4, 2016
June 30 2016 "Kaye’s demonstrated leadership will ensure that we make developing a building or licensing a business easier in Vancouver,” says Sadhu Johnston, Vancouver City Manager.   Kaye Matheny Krishna will be the new General...
Monday, June 27, 2016
The City of Vancouver has unveiled a new draft community plan for the Grandview Woodlands neighbourhood. The plan, which is a result of extensive community consultation, provides a vision for the area for the next 30 years. Key priorities of the plan are...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Project Delivery Models 2016 Chaired by: Doug Sanders, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP September 27th, 2016    SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, Vancouver, BC Selecting the most appropriate project delivery strategy...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Office of the Mayor                 Vancouver takes next steps on taxing empty homes   Unprecedented 0.6 per cent rental vacancy rate means only...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Please be advised that new inflation adjusted DCL rates, Fixed Rate CAC Targets and Density Bonus contributions are proposed to come into effect on September 30, 2016. Staff will be recommending these new rates to Council on July 27, 2016. The proposed...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Vancouver - Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson today pressed the provincial government to take action against owners of vacant homes, namely through taxation, in an effort to increase rental housing supply. While the Urban Development Institute (UDI)...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Urban Development Institute (UDI) wants to congratulate the Metro Vancouver mayors and the Provincial and Federal governments on their announcement today of $616 million in funding for transit projects across Metro Vancouver.   Today...