It's no secret downtown Vancouver has been slower than its pre-COVID form but is it as bad as other cities? This week, Cory welcomes Nolan Marshall, the newly appointed CEO of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (BIA) to discuss what is next for downtown Vancouver and how things have fared over the pandemic. Nolan joined our city from New Orleans where he experienced the devastating floods of Hurricane Katrina and played a role in the rebuilding of one of America's great cities. With people hopefully returning to the office in larger numbers come 2022 and the reopening of Rogers Area and other large venues, how is downtown preparing for the increased activity and what fun and exciting stuff is planned for 2022? Nolan paints a picture of the challenges ahead, but shares a lot of excitement planned and you might be surprised by his view on the office market downtown. As we look to better times ahead, Vancouver could have the perfect man in place to lead downtown through the end of the pandemic and return to normal...but before Nolan lets us go, he shares his best commercial real estate advice that won't disappoint!
We discuss the start of the Fall market, the ongoing impacts of interest rates and inflation, the top areas for investment in the Lower Mainland and the province, and the type of thinking required to make lasting moves in real estate.
Back in action! Cory and Melissa have returned to the studio. This week we are joined by Jeff Hancock who specializes in land development and is joining us all the way from the William Wright Kelowna office.