Housing Matters: The Vancouver Real E...
The cost of housing is a hot topic of conversation wherever you go in Metro Vancouver. In this podcast, we explore real estate trends in the region and the impact of development on life and affordability in Metro Vancouver, interviewing everyone from those who build our homes to politicians, planners, housing advocates and researchers.
News & Politics
Government & Organizations
Exploring the YIMBY movement
Stuart McNish talks to Sonja Strauss, a leader in the YIMBY movement, which stands for Yes in my Back Yard. She says, that as neighborhoods grow, non-residents who want to see improvement in housing quality should speak up and say, yes, that type of...
25 min
Real estate prices put squeeze on businesses
Elizabeth Model of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association and Charles Gauthier of the Downtown Vancouver Business Association talk about the impacts of high real estate prices.
38 min
Alternatives to traditional housing available i...
An expansive discussion on co-ops, co-housing, tiny homes, and other alternatives to traditional affordable housing available in Metro Vancouver.
52 min
Transport 2050 shaping the region
TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond and Michael Ferreira of Urban Analytics join host Stuart McNish is this week's discussion. 
37 min
B.C. real estate a hardening target for crime, ...
UBC professor Tsur Somerville and B.C. Attorney General David Eby join host Stuart McNish to discuss steps the provincial government is taking to address money laundering in real estate.
41 min
Seattle eyes development through social justice...
Host Stuart McNish is joined by Seattle City Director of Planning Samuel Assefa for a wide-ranging conversation about his city's vision to ensure livability, affordability and equitability.
32 min
Is Metro Vancouver housing market a bubble read...
Vancouver realtor Paul Eviston, Surrey realtor Mir Khan, and Vancouver Housing Market Collapse founder Bill Ferguson join host Stuart McNish to talk about the health of the Metro Vancouver housing market. 
50 min
Can Vancouver council sustain push for new rent...
Vancouver Sun columnist Dan Fumano and  David Hutniak of Landlord B.C. join host Stuart McNish to discuss the ups and downs of Vancouver city council's push to build more rental housing. 
48 min
Focus on foreign buyers comes with consequences
Vancouver Sun columnist Douglas Todd and realtor Gary Wong join host Stuart McNish to discuss the impact foreign buyers have on Vancouver real estate prices and how they contribute to their communities as taxpayers and consumers spending in the local...
35 min
Can adding amenities to new builds grow communi...
Scott Brown with Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing and Brad Jones of Wesgroup join host Stuart McNish to discuss how new developments must include amenities to attract buyers.
37 min
Introducing Down to Business
Coming April 24: There hasn’t yet been a podcast dedicated to a wide range of Canadian business stories. We want to change that. Down to Business is a new podcast devoted to what you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30...
1 min
Accessible housing development rises with Silve...
Executive Director of SAFERhome Society Stan Leyenhorst, The Right Fit’s Paul Gauthier, and Murray Hamilton, who represents the Vancouver Resource Society join host Stuart McNish to discuss the need for accessible units in new housing developments....
40 min
Are federal interventions in the housing market...
Aragon Properties development manager Luke Ramsay,  Rob Regan-Pollock, vice president of the B.C. chapter of the Canadian Mortgage Broker's Association, CEO and president of Sotheby's Canada Brad Henderson, and UBC Sauder School of Business...
63 min
Examining activity in Fraser Valley market
Mission Mayor Pam Alexis, Don Campbell of Real Estate Investment Network, and Kelowna-area realtor Clayton Diebert join host Stuart McNish to discuss trends in the Fraser Vally real estate market.
46 min
Building homes on underutilized government and ...
City of Vancouver senior development planner Chuck Brook and McKinsey Global Institute director Dr. Jonathan Woetzel join host Stuart McNish to discuss ways to best develop housing on underutilized government and private lands that are already paid for.
36 min
The ins and outs of writing an offer to purchase
Real Estate Council executive officer Erin Seeley and real estate lawyer Bruce Woolley join host Stuart McNish to discuss the process of writing an offer to purchase and acceptance of that offer.
21 min
Pros and cons of the speculation and vacancy tax
Josh Gordon and Andrey Pavlov join host Stuart McNish to debate whether the speculation and vacancy tax is working as intended or if the tax is punishing British Columbians. 
34 min
Metro Vancouver faces industrial land crisis
Heather McNell of Metro Vancouver, Chris MacCauley of CBRE, and Vancouver Sun reporter Derrick Penner join host Stuart McNish to discuss pressures on industrial land in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.
33 min
Metro Vancouver real estate market can't be tax...
President and CEO of the Urban Development Institute Anne McMullin and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Sustainable Development Michael Geller join host Stuart McNish to discuss measures taken in the B.C. NDP budget to impact the housing...
30 min
Digging deep into the speculation and vacancy tax
Beedie School of Business professor Andrey Pavlov and lawyer Wes Mussio join host Stuart McNish to discuss the new British Columbia real estate speculation and vacancy tax.
31 min
Solutions to Metro Vancouver’s rental housing c...
Housing Matters host Stuart McNish speaks with Hani Lammam from Cressey Developments, Vancouver City Councillor Jean Swanson, and Tom Davidoff a professor at the Sauder School of Business about ways to create rental housing supply to meet demand...
36 min
Can government fix Metro Vancouver's housing af...
Housing Matters host Stuart McNish speaks with B.C. Minister of Housing Selina Robinson, opposition critic Sam Sullivan, and Vancouver Sun columnist Dan Fumano about how different levels of government can best intervene to find solutions to Metro...
49 min
Metro Vancouver real estate market projections ...
We take a look back at what happened in 2018 and we're going to try and look into our crystal ball to see what might be happening in 2019. Our guests today are Michael Ferreira of Urban Analytics and Vancouver Sun reporter Joanne Lee-Young.
34 min