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July 11, 2018

International immigration spikes as British Columbia continues global reputation

At Abana Capital, one of the reasons we believe so strongly in investing in BC real estate and development is because of the province’s global attractiveness. A strong economy, growing…
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July 10, 2018

Market Snapshot for Q1 2018: What’s driving real estate investment?

Market Snapshot for Q1 2018: What’s driving real estate investment? With 2018’s first quarter behind us, it’s time to take a look at how certain industry, policy and political events…
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July 5, 2018

Trends in BC real estate to focus on reinvention and rethinking

The recent release of PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report reveals that Canadian real estate is shifting into a place of reinvention, something that is crucial to building sustainable…
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June 25, 2018

West Vancouver to embrace urban housing, population increase

The District of West Vancouver – one of the only municipalities in the lower mainland with a declining population – is set to embrace new forms density. After two years…
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June 22, 2018

B.C. Government aims to discourage real estate fraud with new transparency act

To increase transparency and combat tax evasion through real estate, the B.C. government is launching new disclosure laws for property owners. The new Land Owner Transparency Act, which is currently…
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June 20, 2018

Vancouver’s Indomitable Luxury Market

“Home prices in Canada’s luxury real estate market have remained remarkably resilient when you consider the economic headwinds that serial government interventions have created,”.
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June 11, 2018

Real Estate Investment Trends in 2018

According to Colliers International, as record high prices cannot achieve enough yield based on cash flow projections for built assets, land sales will be the highest traded asset class as…
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June 4, 2018

What Cities Need Now: 10 insights from the 2018 Land & Development Conference

As a real estate investment firm, our work at Abana Capital is shaped and influenced by development trends, particularly those that respond to human needs, like transit access, growing job…
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April 28, 2018

Annual Vancouver Real Estate Forum

Informative sessions at the 25th Annual Vancouver Real Estate Forum, attended by the most prominent Real Estate investors, developers, lenders and market makers. Consensus amongst panelists and keynote speakers and…
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March 21, 2018

Role of Risk Capital in Building Great Cities

“Construction depends upon risk capital that investors bring at the early planning stages when buildings and neighborhoods are nothing more than sketches on a piece of paper. They invest -…
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March 19, 2018

New Tax Impacting Affordable Rental Construction

Private Equity Funds such as Abana, pension funds and other institutional investors like nothing more than to invest in revenue rental properties in major Canadian metropolitan areas such as Vancouver.…
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March 14, 2018

Latest Teranet Housing Price Index

In February the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index(tm) retreated 0.1% from the previous month, following December and January rises that had interrupted a downtrend. It was the first…
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March 12, 2018

Implications of New Taxes in BC: An open letter to Finance Minister from UDI

The recently announced 2018 provincial budget has been received with sharp criticism from an industry that provides 233,000 jobs in BC and contributes $23B to BC's annual GDP.  NDP government…
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February 9, 2018

Real Estate Market Divided

We at Abana Capital have always held the view that the issue of foreign investment and its impact must be considered holistically and within the broader context of the economy…
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January 25, 2018

Housing Market Speculations

ARE FOREIGN BUYERS AND INVESTORS REALLY HURTING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET? While the Vancouver housing debate continues to rage on, the media and politicians are quick to blame foreign investors,…
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January 18, 2018

Affordability Crisis in Vancouver

Latest academic analysis from leading experts supports Abana’s consistent view on affordability issues in Vancouver. According to Professors Somerville and Davidoff of the University of British Columbia, the affordability crisis…
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December 21, 2017

The Marson

The aging population and a changing lifestyle, facing prospects of an empty nest syndrome and high maintenance on large single-family homes, is creating increasing demand for smaller multifamily condos or…
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December 28, 2017

Housing Market

Despite popular belief, foreign ownership does not play a major role in Vancouver’s ever-increasing housing prices as suggested by the latest CMHC report. Statistics Canada and CMHC (Canada Mortgage and…
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December 12, 2017

Terrace Port Moody

Abana Capital invests in “Terrace”, a flagship 156-unit residential complex, with unique architectural design and unparalleled views of the Burrard Inlet, developed by Atti Group. With distinct features, large balconies,…
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November 16, 2017

Vancouver Home Sales Booming this October

In this article, Joannah Connolly describes a 15% increase in home sales this October much above the 10 year sales average. Buyers are jumping to buy homes before the new…