• VCREP #117 | Revitalizing the Office Class, with Dan Smith

    Join Cory and Melissa in this engaging conversation with Dan Smith, the driving force behind commercial leasing at Reliance Properties. In this episode, Dan takes center stage to delve into the pulse of the current commercial real estate market.

    Tune in to discover Dan's insights into the potential resurgence of the office asset class. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors driving this anticipated comeback and the reasons behind the shift. . Don't miss out on this discussion with Dan Smith! Lets go!

    37m | Nov 29, 2023
  • VCREP #116 | The Best Real Estate STOREYS with Eric Wainwright

    Cory and Melissa are back! This week is a insightful conversation with Eric Wainwright, managing director for STOREYS.

    STOREYS covers and reports on the Toronto housing market. Being a leader in publishing digital content, Eric unpacks his thoughts on the current market, interest rates to challenges developers are facing and more!

    Great conversation in a jam packed episode to get you caught up to date, and to give you some knowledge on where the market could be heading. Let's go!

    51m | Nov 22, 2023
  • REPOST: VCREP #11 | The Fastest Growing Commercial Asset Class in Canada? with Pat Wood

    *Disclaimer: This podcast was originally recorded and aired in July 2021*

    Ever wonder about that 5' x 5' self storage unit that you rented for $110/month to store all that crap you never use?

    This week Cory and Adam welcome Pat Wood, formerly one of the, if not THE authority in self storage appraisals and consulting to discuss why this asset class has seen a huge run in the past couple of years. Pat breaks down what the self storage asset class is, why there seems to be so many popping up as of late, and what investment angles exist if you wanted to partake in the success of this booming industry. He sheds some light on the science behind the self storage business and why some locations work much better than others, plus what other types of business are now being paired up with self storage to offer a diversified investment option.

    Anyone want a cash wash before you drop off your items to your self storage unit?? After this episode, you will never look at that overpriced storage locker the same way ever again!

    50m | Nov 15, 2023
  • VCREP #115 | VCREP's Best Investment Markets for 2024 with Rod MacKay

    It's time to reveal the top 5 commercial investment markets for 2024! Join Cory Wright and Rod MacKay, from William Wright's Vancouver office, as they again break down the most promising opportunities for the year ahead.

    The criteria remains clear-cut: these markets offer above-average returns with significant potential for increased net operating income, paving the way for substantial equity gains. Get ready to take notes!

    39m | Nov 8, 2023
  • REPOST: VCREP# 66 | Where Do You Invest When Interest Rates and Inflation Rise? with Peter Leung

    *Disclaimer: This podcast was originally recorded and aired in September 2022*

    They’re back! After a couple of weeks hiatus, Cory got even fatter and almost drowned in the Pacific Ocean, while Matt was busy adding even more abs to his already chiseled stomach thanks to F45. But the boys are now back, and to kick off the second half of the season is none other than international commercial real estate investor Peter Leung!

    As the world continues to cope with rising inflation and interest rates, Peter tells us how his portfolio is (or isn’t) affected and what markets have bounced back quicker than others. Peter also discusses what BC markets he likes and where he is looking to grow his holdings. In this ever-changing investing environment, this is an episode you will want to tune in for.

    51m | Nov 1, 2023
  • VCREP #114 | The 5 Best Cities to Invest In for 2024, with Frank O'Brien

    As we step into the fall, anticipation builds for the unveiling of the Western Investor's top five cities to invest in for the year ahead. We're excited to welcome back Frank O'Brien from the BIV Media Group, the editor behind the insightful Western Investor reports.

    Cory and Melissa tap into Frank's wealth of expertise to present the prime cities for commercial real estate in 2024. This year's list brings some intriguing newcomers, offering a diverse range of opportunities.

    Listen in for an engaging discussion on the future of commercial real estate investment, guided by one of the industry's most trusted voices. Lets go!

    40m | Oct 25, 2023
  • VCREP #113 | Is Vernon the Next Kelowna? with Shelby Kostyshen

    Cory and Melisa connect with Shelby Kostyshen, a distinguished commercial real estate expert from the William Wright Commercial Kelowna office.

    Shelby takes the reins to shed light on Vernon, a city that's recently seeing a uptick in growth. Could Vernon be the next Kelowna?

    Shelby unpacks specific asset classes that mirror the trends unfolding in Kelowna. Whether you are a seasoned investor or simply intrigued by emerging markets, this episode offers an inside perspective on the potential transformation of Vernon. Let's go!

    Here is a SECURE LINK to donate to Jayden Lee's 100 Mile run for BC Children's Hospital. 

    39m | Oct 18, 2023
  • VCREP #112 | All-In On Purpose Built Rentals: Insights from Byron Chard

    In this highly-anticipated episode, hosts Cory and Adam welcome back a fan-favorite guest, Byron Chard, the President & CEO at Chard Development Ltd.

    With his finger on the pulse of the industry, Byron provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the commercial real estate market.

    Tune in as Byron sheds light on the recent GST changes affecting purpose-built rentals. What do these changes mean for investors, and how are they impacting Chard Development's strategies? This episode is a must-listen for both seasoned investors and those keen on staying informed about the ever-evolving real estate landscape.

    Here is a SECURE LINK to donate to Jayden Lee's 100 Mile run for BC Children's Hospital. 

    50m | Oct 11, 2023
  • VCREP #111 | Navigating the Current Commercial Real Estate Landscape, with Jon Switzer

    In this week's episode, hosts Cory and Melissa are joined by a past-guest and fan-favorite, Jon Switzer friend of the show over at Impact Commercial.

    Jon's deep involvement in the industry provides a unique perspective on the current market trends and movements. As a hands-on expert, Jon shares invaluable insights into the commercial real estate landscape, offering listeners a comprehensive view of the present and a glimpse into the future. Tune in for an informative conversation that promises to shed light on the ever-evolving world of commercial real estate.

    Lets go!

    Here is a SECURE LINK to donate to Jayden Lee's 100 Mile run for BC Children's Hospital. 

    48m | Oct 4, 2023
  • VCREP #110 | Interest Rates and What's Next with Doug Porter of BMO

    Back by popular demand, Cory and Matt welcome back Doug Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Economics at BMO Financial Group.

    Doug provides unparalleled insights into the current landscape of interest rates and offers a crystal-clear view of what lies ahead. Will the trend continue its upward trajectory, or are we on the brink of a shift?

    Delving into the heart of economic forecasts, Doug addresses the pressing question on every investor's mind: What's next? Gain valuable perspectives on potential scenarios, from inflation to monetary policy shifts.

    For anyone looking to navigate the financial landscape with confidence, this episode is a must-listen. Stay informed, straight from the experts.

    Here is a SECURE LINK to donate to Jayden Lee's 100 Mile run for BC Children's Hospital. 

    41m | Sep 27, 2023
  • VCREP #109 | Maximizing Profits: The Power of Property Management with Heidi Shortreed of Vedderbrook Properties

    In this episode, hosts Cory and Matt are joined by a true expert in the field, Heidi Shortreed from Vedderbrook Properties. Heidi unveils the secrets to unlocking hidden profitability within your real estate ventures through the strategic use of property management.

    Tune in as Heidi shares her invaluable insights on how a seasoned property manager can be the key to turning your building into a revenue-generating powerhouse. She doesn't stop there; Heidi delves into a variety of commercial asset classes, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the diverse investment options available.

    Heidi reveals with us the insider perspective on acquiring a property sans a property manager, and how this unconventional approach can lead to substantial benefits in the long run.

    This episode is a must-listen for any savvy real estate investor looking to take their portfolio to the next level. Join us as we uncover the strategies and tactics that can elevate your real estate game. Another episode for the books.

    44m | Sep 20, 2023
  • VCREP #108 | How Do the Kelowna Fires Affect Your Commercial Investments, with Jeff Hancock

    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.

    Jeff is here to discuss from first hand experience the repercussions and effects the recent forest fires have on the local market over there. These annual occurrences have become a part of life for this vibrant Okanagan city that has over the past few years has become a bubble for real-estate development.

    Jeff also unpacks a comprehensive overview of the commercial real estate landscape in Kelowna. This episode might be compact, but it's packed with the latest, need-to-know information. Lets go!

    32m | Sep 13, 2023
  • REPOST: VCREP #28 | Why You Should Invest in Canada's Next Big City with Anita Huberman

    *Disclaimer: This podcast was originally recorded and aired in November 2021*

    Ever wonder what makes Surrey so attractive for both business and families? This week, Surrey's Board of Trade CEO, Anita Huberman, joined Matt and Cory to discuss Canada's next big major city and driving forces behind it. If Surrey was not on your list of places to invest in, it should be now after listening to this episode! Anita breaks down all the economic drivers behind the massive growth of BC's second largest city and what makes it attractive for so many developers. She also shares which areas of Surrey are next to boom and may not be in the forefront of the public's eye just yet, which always makes for a great investment opportunity. Anita also shares some interesting stats when it comes to the age demographic of Surrey (hint: you haven't yet missed the boat to invest in this booming city). Stats show Surrey is on pace to become BC's largest city or municipality by 2040. Whether you're talking about industrial, office, retail or multifamily, Surrey is a place that should be high on everyone's investment list!

    43m | Sep 6, 2023
  • REPOST: VCREP #8 | How to Buy the Perfect Investment Property with Thomas Wieckowski from Campbell and Pound Commercial Appraisers

    *Disclaimer: This podcast was originally recorded and aired in June 2021*

    Ever wonder how an appraiser or bank views your purchase? This week Cory welcomes Thomas Wieckowski to break down the appraisal process, how to value risk, and how a bank views your property. A must-listen-to episode if you are thinking of buying or have purchased commercial real estate to ensure you get the best value for your dollar. Thomas sheds some great insight for your next commercial purchase and what to consider during the offer process!

    51m | Aug 30, 2023
  • REPOST: VCREP# 7 | Commercial Real Estate's Top Tax Tips with John Juranyi

    *Disclaimer: This podcast was originally recorded and aired in June 2021*

    What tax benefits does commercial real estate offer, Want to buy a commercial property and avoid paying property transfer tax? Cory and Adam welcome John Juranyi from Davidson & Company Accountants to discuss tax tips and benefits of owning commercial real estate. John provides in site on how buy the shares or company vs the commercial asset to avoid property transfer tax and ways to defer capital gains on the sale of commercial real estate. A must listen to episode for everyone who owns or looking to own commercial real estate.

    47m | Aug 23, 2023
  • VCREP #107 | Vancouver Island’s Best Development Markets with Santanna Portman

    Join hosts Cory and Melissa as they welcome Santanna Portman, a seasoned Commercial Sales and Leasing Specialist at William Wright.

    Santanna brings her wealth of expertise to the table, diving deep into the vibrant commercial landscape that defines Vancouver Island.

    She offers invaluable insights and perspectives on the current state of the market, shedding light on key trends, emerging opportunities, and the evolving dynamics that shape this ever-changing landscape.

    Another insightful episode into the life and the market on the Island. Let's go!

    Here is a SECURE LINK to donate to Jayden Lee's 100 Mile run for BC Children's Hospital. 

    38m | Aug 16, 2023
  • REPOST: VCREP #15 | How to Buy Commercial Real Estate with 0% Down with Jon Switzer

    *Disclaimer: This podcast was originally recorded and aired in August 2021*

    Are you a successful business owner? Or maybe a business owner who has been able to provide a living for your family but hasn't yet found financial freedom through your business?

    This week, Cory and Matt welcome Jon Switzer, an owner occupier financial specialist, who shows business owners how to unlock their revenues enabling them to become their own landlord and in some cases with as little as 0% down including closing costs. Most businesses in Canada are small businesses, 50 employees or less, and you would be surprised to hear how a lot of these businesses have the financial ability to buy their real estate vs leasing it. Jon highlights how banks view your business, the do's and don'ts when you're looking to purchase real estate for your business, and simple mistakes business owners make that could cost you an opportunity to become your own landlord.

    This is a must-listen episode for all business owners or those inspiring to be business owners one day!

    47m | Aug 9, 2023
  • VCREP #106 | The Office Market Is Coming Back with Kevin Johnston

    Cory and Melisa are back with an incredible episode featuring Kevin Johnston, President at Strand. Prepare for an in-depth discussion as Kevin takes center stage to share his expert perspectives on the market's current landscape, interest rates, and the latest developments coming from Strand.

    Kevin unpacks the opportunities and challenges that shape Vancouver's real estate scene. From market trends to the impact of interest rates, the excitement doesn't end there—we also dive into the office asset class, which seems to be bubbling under the surface with potential.

    Discover the cutting-edge projects that Strand has in the pipeline, providing a glimpse into the future of Vancouver's architectural marvels. If you're a real estate enthusiast or an investor seeking to navigate the dynamic Vancouver market, this episode is a goldmine of valuable insights.

    Let's go!

    36m | Aug 2, 2023
  • VCREP #105 | Is the Office Market the Best Investment? With Meg Cooney

    This week, Cory and Melissa have back on the show past-guest-fan-favorite Meg Cooney, a seasoned Commercial Real Estate Broker at our William Wright Vancouver Office.

    We have the spotlight on commercial office space and this week Meg is taking a deep delve into transformational approach that draws people back to offices without enduring long commutes. This isn't just a discussion about office spaces; it's a blueprint for redefining the future of our communities.

    If you're curious about the potential of commercial real estate, the reinvention of office spaces, and strategies for thriving in this dynamic market, this episode is a must-listen.

    43m | Jul 26, 2023
  • REPOST: VCREP #16 | Is Kamloops BC's Next Big Real Estate Market to Invest In with Bryan Pilbeam

    *Disclaimer: This podcast was originally recorded and aired in August 2021*

    Ever wish you could go back in time and buy as much Vancouver real estate as you could in 2003? It may not be too late....to buy into what could be BC's next real estate market set to boom: Kamloops. This week, Cory and Matt welcome Bryan Pilbeam, Vice President of Invictus Properties, to discuss everything Kamloops including Bryan's latest commercial project set to regenerate downtown Kamloops, The Hive. COVID19 has made working remotely the norm and has allowed both employers and employees to relook at where they call home and cities like Kamloops are right ready to boom.

    Learn what industries are thriving and what's next for one of BC's largest Okanagan towns. Plus, Bryan breaks down the difference between Kelowna and Kamloops and you would be surprised with how much they differ.

    Enjoy the first of a four-part mini series highlighting some of BC's best investment opportunities outside of the Lower Mainland.

    50m | Jul 19, 2023
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