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B.C. Government Shines a Light on Shadow-Flippers with New Regulations

Canada - May 16 2016 Shadow-flipping has been the subject of intense media attention over the past few months, and there has been increasing pressure on the B.C...

Scott D. Smythe, Julia Bennett.


Property Transfer Tax Fairness?

Canada - April 18 2016 In our previous post of February 29 (co-authored by Conrad Rego and Patrick Beechinor) we discussed the implications of the increase in B.C. Property...

Patrick Beechinor.


B.C. Budget: Commercial Real Estate Implications

Canada - February 29 2016 On February 16, 2016, B.C. Finance Minister Mike De Jong delivered the B.C. Budget for the 20162017 fiscal year starting April 1. Many commentators...

Patrick Beechinor.


New Building Bylaw: no more door knobs

Canada - September 15 2014 In September, 2013, Vancouver City Council approved a new 2014 City of Vancouver Building Bylaw. According to the City, the 2014 Building Bylaw 10908...


New CAC guide: climate change?

Canada - May 13 2014 Community amenity contributions (CACs) are a prickly topic for developers. Over the past 10 or 15 years, British Columbia municipalities have...