Recreation Home for Asia's Rich and
Mainstream media is predicting a crash for the Vancouver real estate
market yet we find it incredulous that the so called 'experts' are
professionals with no strong ties to the purchasing power of the world's
Wouldn't you want to
live in a city with fresh air, fabulous restaurants, and healthy
lifestyle, and just a plane ride away - several flights daily on the
shuttle from Vancouver to Asia, Europe, the
U.S.? We have several friends waiting to come
into the market. Perception is everything.
example, a small group got together to attend the Madonna concert in
Then straight to YVR to catch the 3
am CX back to Hong Kong and back in time for a long weekend on the
other side of the pond. Disneyland with the kids right after
We are a global bunch.
Lucky enough to have the opportunity.
Downtown Vancouver is built
out, save and except a few small pockets
No one is more proud of James
We have been friends and professional colleagues for decades and can
reminisce when the skyline of Vancouver looked quite a bit different.
He is creating the new Nordstroms in Downtown
Vancouver >> MORE
Canadian Metropolitan Lands who own the
lands which are the 'dead space' of the former Expo lands propose a
30-storey square building with up to 2,000 residential units that appears
to create a window from BC Place to the waterfront.
The proposal includes 350,000 square
feet of commercial, retail and office space, as well as a community centre
with a daycare for 69 children, a sports science centre and an ice rink
that the Vancouver Canucks would use as a parttime training arena.
According to the application, the
development would add 363 metres of seaside walkway on the north side of
False Creek with bike paths between Coopers' Park and the foot of Georgia
About 4,500 metres of civic plaza on
the waterfront would provide public space for concerts, neighbourhood
gatherings and art shows.
What's happening at the centre of town -
At the centre of the city, right where the LRT
connects Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver's exclusive Westside
residential location, half way to Downtown Vancouver
Why do we like the life in Vancouver so much?
Where else can one go for a walk with
the dog in Pacific Spirit Park? Much thanks to fellow yogi
Leanne Chan for this photo and the shot above of Vancouver from
Vancouver and New York are the yogi
centres of North America and attracting the very best teachers.
Atop the Choprah Meditation Centre in
Downtown Vancouver at dusk
It does, however rain here a lot...get
the Ark ready!!
But as a city to invest from and live the
clean healthy lifestyle, no place in the world beats Vancouver.
The westcoast is a fabulous time zone for the global investor.
Fresh air, affordable and world-class skiing at Whistler [5,200
vertical feet!!!] closeby. Hmmm...no wonder so many invading
the neighbourhood! We need to be mindful to coexist
Here's yet another person raving about
the Chinese food in Canada -- the Boss
at Huawei Canada
Now back to that investment question --
Vancouver (above) or ???
Oh, and Uniqlo is coming to Vancouver in 2013. >>
Vuitton opened a maison store in the city already and we noticed that
Holt Renfrew has staffed up with Asians.
But has anyone noticed that Lane
Crawford's website includes Canada now?! The fashion
quotient in the city should technically step up a bit.
In any event, we seeing bigger money
wanting to come into this crowded investment market.
Just have to wait for the government to clarify
their foreign investment rules.
Curious that Canada
does not track foreign investment so hard to go by press