Bob Rennie

Knee-Jerk Policies Will Not Cool B.C.'s Red-Hot Housing Market

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods, it said. Since then its approach has gone from "the market will correct itself," to a "bold action plan," to legislating a retroactive 15 per cent tax on foreign ownership.

It Seems Density Doesn't Exactly Equal Affordability In Vancouver

YPNextHome | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Business

Many people are thinking: Vancouver embraced density, so where's the affordability? If last year's speech was controversial for being blunt about how we need to change our housing expectations to live in the city, this year's speech was surprising for another reason -- Bob Rennie insinuated that Vancouver was inevitably going to get too expensive for middle-class people.

It Seems Political Donations Buy Big Results For B.C. Industries

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

According to Martyn Brown, "No corporation, no industry, no union gives the level of money that they give to politicians without expecting special consideration in return, and they do get it." Here's a sampling of what "special considerations" might mean.

Densifying Vancouver's Side Streets is Next Phase in Creating Affordable Housing

Nic Paolella | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Nic Paolella

For decades, new development in this city has been isolated to busy main streets and transit corridors and while these are logical areas for growth, it hasn't created a large enough land supply to meet the demand for housing while also driving the price of land to astronomical levels.

Vancouver Mayor's 'Rampant Speculation' Is Far From The Truth: Realtor

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"I'd be interested to know where the mayor and Bob Rennie are getting their information from."

Vancouver Protesters Call For Action On High Housing Prices

CBC British Columbia | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada

The rally was organized by Vancouverites for Affordable Housing.

Andree Lau

Tax Home Flippers, Not Foreign Buyers: Vancouver Condo King | Andree Lau | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It's not about foreigners. It is speculation we should be concerned about," says Bob Rennie.

What's Behind The Malaise With B.C.'s Local Elections?

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In Vancouver, less than one in five eligible voters re-elected Gregor Robertson in 2011. In Victoria, less than one in six re-elected Dean Fortin. In Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Prince George, less than one in seven elected their mayors.

$163.4 Billion 'Iceberg' Will Tip Vancouver Real Estate

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The future of Metro Vancouver's real estate lies with baby boomers who hold an astonishing $163.4 billion in mortgage-free property, said the city's "...

Memes Mock Vancouver Mayor's $25,000 Lunch

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Some sharply pointed memes are criticizing a "suggested $25,000 per person donation" lunch organized by a prominent condo developer for Vancouver Mayo...

A Blip? Or A Bust?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's property moguls are in a tailspin following this week's federal budget decision to cut off the valuable Immigrant Investor Program that ha...

Vancouver's Property Divide

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's real estate will split into two markets over the next 15 years, and both of them will be financed by baby boomers, a prominent developer s...

WICKED Vancouver Art Gallery Proposal

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Art Gallery could be rebuilt as a "welcome mat" for downtown if one architecture firm gets its way. The gallery has outgrown its space, ...

Vancouver Real Estate: Pillar of Sand and Fog

Sandy Garossino | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Does it strike anyone as odd that Vancouver is the kind of town where we turn to someone called the Condo King for reliable advice on real estate? Apparently not. It goes without saying that Bob Rennie knows Vancouver residential real estate better than anyone, and he is always a terrific interview. Most of us understand at some level that he's not exactly impartial, but few seem to grasp just exactly how his opinions might be coloured.