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Frank O'Brien

Frank O'Brien is the editor of Western Investor and a senior real estate writer for Business in Vancouver and Glacier Media. A resident of B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, he is always seeking news tips on commercial real estate, resources and timely business topics across Western Canada.

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Recent Work by Frank

Indigenous group seeks control of $300M housing fund

Indigenous group seeks control of $300M housing fund

Funds are part of a new federal $4.3 billion Indigenous Housing strategy to support improvements to First Nation and Metis housing
Cooling off period comes to coldest housing market in years

Cooling off period comes to coldest housing market in years

Effective January 3 ,2023, a B.C. homebuyer has three business day to cancel a sales agreement
Commercial real estate sales fall 46 per cent across Lower Mainland

Commercial real estate sales fall 46 per cent across Lower Mainland

Total Q3 spend down $1.3 billion from a year earlier as multi-family leads with an 86 per cent plunge year-over-year
False Creek Flats leads Vancouver CRE development into 2023

False Creek Flats leads Vancouver CRE development into 2023

New $2.1 billion hospital, office and industrial buildings anchor 450-acre site in East Vancouver
Vancouver home buyers settle into the driver’s seat

Vancouver home buyers settle into the driver’s seat

November sale and price data remains dismal, but Metro Vancouver housing market could be ripe for buyers right now, analysts say
B.C. home sales to fall a further 11.4 per cent in 2023: BCREA

B.C. home sales to fall a further 11.4 per cent in 2023: BCREA

Real estate association forecast says record-setting market is “unwinding”
Vancouver-based Nexii lands NY retail building contract

Vancouver-based Nexii lands NY retail building contract

Fast-growing startup is building a series of retail rest stops along the New York State Thruway using an alternative to concrete – but it has hit legal headwinds in Ontario
High-end Okanagan shrugs off the real estate blues

High-end Okanagan shrugs off the real estate blues

Multimillion-dollar property and land sales continue across the Central and North Okanagan this autumn, despite economic angst
Blueberry River FN launches new resource business in B.C's north

Blueberry River FN launches new resource business in B.C's north

Armed with $65 million awarded following court victory on land claim, small First Nations has formed Blueberry River Resources
Vancouver fends off ‘zombie’ towers spooking U.S. cities

Vancouver fends off ‘zombie’ towers spooking U.S. cities

Core office towers are going dark from Manhattan to San Francisco as employees prefer working from home – but Vancouver has so far dodged the downturn
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