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Will Vancouver real estate prices increase or decrease in 2022? This is the burning question that fuels many conversations - and today's episode! And who better than BCREA Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson, who specializes in macroeconomic forecasting, housing market analysis, and econometric modelling! What factors are driving the current state o…
 
Nature is often missing in economic models, but in a study commissioned by the UK government, Partha Dasgupta examines the economic benefits of biodiversity and the costs of losing it. Dasgupta is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, and his 600-page study titled the Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review sets out…
 
Does buying pre-construction make sense for homeowners and investors right now? The short answer: that depends. President of Key Marketing, Cam Good, and VP of Operations Nick Campbell sit down with Adam & Matt to discuss the number of factors that every potential buyer should consider before pulling the trigger on pre-construction. Where are the c…
 
There's been a shift in the economic understanding of climate change of late. Climate action, once believed a trade-off to economic growth, is now seen by many economists as an opportunity to drive innovation and increase efficiency. After almost a decade at the World Resources Institute, Andrew Steer is now President and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fun…
 
If you don’t know Dr. Ann McAfee you should and chances are you have benefitted from her life’s work. Vancouver’s first ever Housing Planner in 1974; the Co-Director of Planning with Larry Beasley, implementing plans now famously known as Vancouverism, in the 1990s; more recently a consultant to international cities in countries as varied as Austra…
 
When it comes to cooperation, humans and chimpanzees still have much in common. Perhaps that's not surprising given humans share over 98 percent of our DNA with chimps. But in a recent article in Finance and Development, economist Ruchir Agarwal argues the 2 percent genetic difference propels humanity’s success, but also its potential for disaster.…
 
As climate change looms ever larger, most economists agree that a carbon tax would go a long way toward reducing emissions. But carbon taxes and related policies often face deep political constraints, and many are looking at sustainable investing as a way forward. Economist Divya Kirti is coauthor along with Dalya Elmalt and Deniz Igan of a working…
 
Imagine you had behind-the-scenes access to data showing exactly what buyers were looking for in Vancouver based on 6 Million+ inquiries? Now imagine how this could help predict Vancouver's next hot neighbourhoods. Finally, stop imagining because this week we made this a reality and did the work for you! Simon Bray, President of REW.ca, joins Matt …
 
Special Drawing Rights (SDR) are international reserve assets and used as the accounting unit for IMF transactions with its member countries. Earlier this month, in a historic multilateral response to the pandemic, the IMF board of governors approved a new SDR allocation of $650 billion, the largest in the institution's history. Ceyla Pazarbasioglu…
 
If you invest in Vancouver or Toronto, you already know that finding cash flow positive properties is tough. And, more than likely, you are currently addicted to the cap gain. But what if there was a way to have your cake and eat it too? Real estate investor and stock/options trader, Cody Yeh, joins Matt & Adam to offer a holistic approach to build…
 
Big changes are coming to BC’s building code in 2022 that will transform the way we value homes. Doug Langford, President of JDL Homes, joins Matt & Adam this week to outline the BC Energy Step Code and our province’s path to net-zero building by 2032. What changes are imminent? Will building costs skyrocket? And what does this mean for home prices…
 
Jeff Poh is not our typical guest. He is not a celebrated politician or university economist. He hasn’t built a condo tower or bought an investment property a month for years at a time. Jeff Poh is probably a lot like you: a bright person somewhere in their middle years with some investment wins and some losses under their belt. Jeff sits down with…
 
Inclusion doesn't just happen; it takes policies that intentionally serve the very specific purpose of ensuring inclusion. That is the focus of Rohini Pande's work these days as the Director of Yale's Economic Growth Center. Pande is one of the most influential development economists of her generation, always looking for ways for the poor to increa…
 
Metro Vancouver is projecting 1 million new residents by 2050 (an average of 35,000 newcomers every year!), so what does this mean for emerging urban centres, job creation, housing affordability, transportation, and the environment. This week, Sean Galloway, Director of Regional Planning and Electoral Area Services for Metro Vancouver, joins Matt &…
 
60 percent of the working-age population worldwide operates in the informal sector. A new book titled The Global Informal Workforce, Priorities for Inclusive Growth uses IMF research to study the causes and effects of the high levels of informality in economies across the globe. The book covers interactions between the informal economy, labor and p…
 
Want to be a real estate investor? Then stand on the shoulder of this giant! Real Estate Investor, Thomas Beyer, immigrated to Canada with $1,000 in his pocket and turned it into an impressive $80,000,000 – and in a shorter period of time than you think! This week he joins Adam & Matt to share his secrets, his love affair with real estate, and how …
 
Here’s a resume many of us wish we had: twelve properties acquired in twelve months, 100+ doors and counting and best-selling authors… oh right, and they are retired (before they turned 40, we might add!). This week, real estate investors, Dave and Melanie Dupuis, join Adam & Matt to reveal their best investment tips, share their biggest mistakes, …
 
Capacity development is one of the IMF's best-kept secrets. Strong institutions are key to a country's long-term development, and a third of the IMF's operating budget goes toward helping governments build the institutional capacity they need to fulfill their development goals. Oral Williams heads the IMF Regional Capacity Development Center for An…
 
After the past 18 months, it’s hard to imagine that Vancouver real estate could go on another run, but there are some undeniable demand forces at play and today’s guest thinks the verdict is already in. Pilothouse’s President, Vince Taylor, joins Matt & Adam to put Vancouver real estate in a broader context and outline why home values are set to ex…
 
No country has been spared the effects of changing weather patterns but developing countries–and island states, in particular, are facing the brunt of climate change while not having contributed to its root causes. Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, and Madagascar's Finance Minister, Richard Randriamandranto, joined IMF Managing Director Kris…
 
After listening to Jon Stovell, one thing will be clear: this guy loves Vancouver. As the CEO and President of one of Vancouver's premier developers, Reliance Properties Ltd., Jon has engaged the city for decades and has a lot to say: on the problems of Vancouver, the future of Vancouver, and current real estate opportunities hiding in plain sight.…
 
What is happening in the Vancouver real estate market? Professor Tom Davidoff, Associate Professor and Director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at Sauder School of Business, joins Matt & Adam to cover all things Vancouver real estate. Is the Vancouver real estate market cooling? Will interest rates rise? What does inflation me…
 
With public finances stretched to the limit and the pandemic making things worse by the day, new IMF research looks at innovative ways to get the private sector more involved in financing Africa's development needs. Economist Luc Eyraud led the research. In this podcast, he says while fixing the business environment is a good place to start, someti…
 
The Bloomberg Economics Dashboard just listed Canada as the second frothiest real estate market in the world in its “bubble rank”. Uh oh…we’ve been here before. But Is this time different? Mortgage Broker and owner of the Greene Mortgage Team, Kyle Green, joins Adam & Matt to discuss the key indicators for bubbles and what the current indicators me…
 
There will be no durable end to the economic crisis until enough people around the world are vaccinated against Covid-19 and its variants to put the health crisis behind us. Economist Ruchir Agarwal and IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath have joined forces to come up with a plan that would make that happen. In this podcast, Agarwal says the return o…
 
The New York Times' Economics Reporter Conor Dougherty's book, "The Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream" charts the history and politics of the West Coast housing crisis and its dire consequences. Sound familiar and highly relevant? You are not alone. It was a Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020, a New York Times Boo…
 
When the apartheid regime ceded power following South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, the economy was in shambles. Debt service costs as a share of GDP were crippling. Trevor Manuel—a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle and appointed minister of finance—revamped the budgeting process and set a stringent deficit reduction target. By …
 
Opportunities only emerge when you know where to look. Anyone that understands Vancouver knows that the feeling of a neighbourhood can transform block by block but how should that inform your real estate decision making? Developer Jeremy Waldman & Project Marketer, Ben Amzaleg, sit down with Matt & Adam to discuss how their deep local knowledge of …
 
There are all sorts of excuses for not achieving your real estate goals - no time, no money, no stomach for today's prices. Well, today's guest has overcome all these obstacles and with staggering results: 260+ doors in under 10 years! Real estate investor, Adrian Pannozzo, sits down with Matt & Adam to chart his trajectory from police officer to r…
 
Covid-19 has left government budgets across the globe scrambling for revenues and having to reassess their tax and spending policies. For some countries– especially those in conflict areas, spending on defense eats up precious resources that could otherwise go toward other forms of public spending like education, health and infrastructure. In this …
 
Society has long debated the morality of debt. In ancient times, debt was viewed in many cultures as sinful, with lending at interest especially repugnant. These concerns continue to influence perceptions of lending and the regulation of credit markets today. Nikita Aggarwal is a research associate at the Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford University's I…
 
Did you meet your financial goals in 2020 and the first half of 2021? We know one guy who did and his logic and strategies provide a blueprint for investing in any market. Mark Ting, Guide to Personal Finance (CBC's On the Coast) and Partner at Foundation Wealth, sits down with Matt & Adam to chart an epic year of investing. Find out what Mark thin…
 
Have you ever felt like you wish you had a better financial education? Do you know people in your life who could benefit from hearing no nonsense, useful Canadian centered (we mean centred!!) financial advice? Past guest and recent author, Doug Allan, joins Adam and Matt to bring this podcast back to the basics when it comes to financial literacy (…
 
New IMF research shows that women with young children, mothers, particularly less educated ones, have been the most adversely affected group during the pandemic. Chrystia Freeland is Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and its first-ever female Finance Minister. In this podcast, Freeland and IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, discuss policies …
 
Do you want a birds-eye view of British Columbia’s various real estate ‘hot spots’ but only have an hour or less? Are you a fan of loaded questions? In either case, we have you covered! CEO & President of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing, Scott Brown, sits down with Adam and Matt for a wide-reaching conversation about real estate in British Colum…
 
Before the pandemic hit, 80 percent of corporate wealth was held by the top 10 percent of large companies richest in intangible assets like data, software, and intellectual property. In this podcast, Rana Foroohar says the concentration of wealth and power among Big Tech firms has grown exponentially over the course of the pandemic. Foroohar is Glo…
 
The Vancouver real estate market has been 'en fuego', but the verdict is still out on the balance of 2021 with early signs of potential cooling. Past guest, Finance Professor Andrey Pavlov, sits down with Matt & Adam to parse this unique moment in our real estate market and discuss the Canadian economy at large. What does excessive government stimu…
 
Every major urban centre has its fringe but how should that inform your real estate goals? Who better to explain than a leading development company who un-fringes the fringe! Anyway, enough about fringe. This week, Chard Development's President & CEO, Byron Chard, sits down with Matt & Adam to talk up-and-coming areas in Vancouver and Victoria and …
 
While there are signs of a recovery in advanced economies, sub-Saharan Africa is still in the throes of an unprecedented health and economic crisis. The second wave of COVID-19 infections was worse than the first and countries are bracing for more, while access to vaccines is scant at best. Most African countries will be struggling to vaccinate ess…
 
S'il existe des signes de reprise dans les économies avancées, l'Afrique subsaharienne est toujours en proie à une crise sanitaire et économique sans précédent. La deuxième vague d'infections au COVID-19 était pire que la première et les pays se préparent à plus, alors que l'accès aux vaccins est au mieux limité. La plupart des pays africains auron…
 
Is post-pandemic Canada set to for sky high inflation? And what does that mean for the economy, interest rates & the real estate market in our immediate future? Carlton Professor and BNN regular Ian Lee joins Adam and Matt to discuss the alarming number of forces that could upend the value of a dollar in Canada, set prices for all things higher, an…
 
Debt levels in many countries were high when the pandemic hit. But today, global public debt is reaching 100 percent of GDP. In this podcast, we hear a panel discussion about the very real danger for some countries of falling into a debt trap. The seminar was held during the 2021 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings and featured IMF Managing Director, Kr…
 
As the Kelowna housing market continues to sizzle, we continue our two part series on the future of the region with today's guest: Kelowna's Long Range Policy Planning Manager, James Moore. With unchartered demand for housing combined with rising house prices and a plummeting vacancy rate, how will Kelowna handle the pain points familiar to cities …
 
Global prospects are looking better one year into the pandemic, albeit highly uncertain. The latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) places growth at 6% for 2021, compared to 2020's unprecedented contraction of -3.3%. But recovery is by and large vaccine-dependent and the lack of access to vaccines is making recovery hard to imagine for some countries,…
 
While emerging markets suffered huge portfolio outflows at the beginning of the pandemic, the latest Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) shows capital flows have returned and the outlook continues to improve, partly because of low interest rates in countries such as the United States. The new report takes a close look at the possibility of ris…
 
More than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, signs of a recovery for some countries are slowly beginning to emerge. But in her customary curtain-raiser speech ahead of next week's virtual IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said high uncertainty is one of the greatest dangers facing the global economy. Go to IMF…
 
The Kelowna Real Estate Market is hotter than Matt in his Victorian bathing costume on Gyro Beach, so how can you get involved and where is the city and the market heading? Mission Group's CEO Jonathan Friesen joins Matt & Adam this week to discuss why Kelowna is one of the most exciting real estate markets in the country. Where are the best areas …
 
2020 was a record-breaking year for housing markets in many countries- including the US, but for the commercial real estate sector, it was a completely different story. Lockdown and containment measures severely affected economic activity, pushing down commercial property transactions and prices in cities around the world. A new analytical chapter …
 
Public policy plays an important role in the recovery from the pandemic, but private sector innovation and agility can make a big difference on many counts. In this episode, Alphabet and Google CFO Ruth Porat talks with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and David Miliband, Chief Executive Officer of the International Rescue Committee, on G…
 
Revisiting Michael Ferreira’s State of the Union UDI address has become an annual event on our podcast. And, in the first half of 2021, what better time to reflect not only on the year it was in 2020 but also where the Vancouver real estate market is heading in 2021? This week, Principals Michael Ferreira & Jon Bennest from Urban Analytics join Ada…
 
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