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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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Earlier this month, AFRODAD's Jason Braganza was invited to participate in the IMF and European Commission's annual African Fiscal Forum, where Finance Ministers, heads of international agencies, and development partners discussed ways to support African economies through the pandemic. In this podcast, Braganza says countries need more fiscal space…
 
Corporate market power has been on the rise in recent decades, but a new IMF study shows the pandemic has strengthened price markups for dominant firms and increased the concentration of revenues among the biggest players in sectors such as technology and pharma. The Brookings Institution and Bruegel hosted a conversation with Kristalina Georgieva,…
 
BC is ahead of its vaccination schedule and set for a summer of love but what does that mean for the larger BC economy and the red-hot real estate market? Does a return to “normal” mean a more “normal” latter half of 2021 for the real estate market or do we continue to burn ultra bright? Central 1 Credit Union’s Chief Economist Bryan Yu joins Adam …
 
Bold & thoughtful real estate predictions? Today's episode is full of 'em! Cameron McNeill (Executive Director) and Ryan Lalonde (President) of MLA Canada join Matt & Adam (Brothers) to talk about the state of Vancouver's real estate & pre-construction market on the cusp of the Spring. What will happen to Vancouver real estate prices when the borde…
 
At a time when many potential Vancouver real estate buyers were trigger-shy, Todd Talbot was pulling the trigger on multiple purchases... and, his confidence has paid off. Todd sits down with Matt and Adam to discuss his investing trajectory over the past few years, including some big wins, some mistakes along the way, and some pro-tips for anyone …
 
There are talented people everywhere, with ideas that could make the world a better place to live in. But what does it take for a promising young innovator to reach their full potential? In this podcast, IMF economist Ruchir Agarwal says global scientific output could be more than 40 percent higher if talented youth around the world had equal oppor…
 
Economists have long studied economic migration between rich and poor countries, but India's large population and significant divergence in per capita incomes between its rich and poor states make it an interesting case study on the implications of economic migration within a fast-growing emerging economy. In this podcast, economists Prakash Lounga…
 
So you think your real estate portfolio is big? QuadReal, a Global Real Estate Investment Group headquartered in Vancouver currently has 10,000 residential suites across Canada and a portfolio of over $171 Billion. Yes, Billion! Shawn Gilligan heads up Research and Strategy for QuadReal's Canadian Division and joins Matt & Adam today to discuss rec…
 
The pandemic has proven in no uncertain terms that people and institutions need to adapt to change. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva was invited by the Albright Institute of Global Affairs at Wellesley College to discuss how the Fund is adapting to the current needs of the global economy and the extent to which the institution has had to …
 
With bidding wars, record low interest rates, frustrated buyers & ecstatic sellers, where does the Vancouver Real Estate Market go from here? RBC Senior Economist, Robert Hogue, sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss the Canadian economy at large, super-charged demand for housing, and the biggest risks facing Vancouver buyers and sellers. Which Cana…
 
Global disparities between women and men have narrowed over the twentieth century but despite the strong evidence of the benefits of closing the gender gap, progress has been slow in many parts of the world. Dr Alice Evans has studied women movements across the globe and written extensively on the topic. She was invited by the IMF Africa Department…
 
What does it take to build a legacy in real estate? Colin Bosa, CEO of Bosa Properties, has the answer. After five decades of shaping urban skylines, the Bosa family has earned a reputation for quality, integrity & community. But this is not only a story of real estate development in an ever-changing city and market, it’s a story about humble begin…
 
With the great strides in financial technology in recent years, the lower data processing costs and fees associated with investing in the stock market should have led to broader increases of household wealth. But in this podcast, economist Roxana Mihet says while fintech has reduced barriers to access and held out the promise of gains for all, it m…
 
Sometimes discussions on the future of Vancouver, our city’s real estate prices, and urban planning are too pie in the sky. Not today! Director of Livable City Planning, Michael Mortenson, sits down with Adam & Matt for a grounded conversation on all things Vancouver real estate, breaking down pro formas, discussing city housing policy, and highlig…
 
This last year has been the year of all things “unprecedented”. Add one more to the list: an historically low interest rate environment that has helped turbo-charge the Vancouver real estate market. But is building wealth through real estate as simple as going on a shopping spree in 2021? One of Canada’s top, investment-focused Mortgage Brokers Kyl…
 
Many things can happen within the global financial system to disrupt financial stability, and the pandemic is testing most of them. Fabio Natalucci heads the IMF's Global Financial Stability Report, which analyses trends in the world economy and looks for potential vulnerabilities. The latest update identifies the uneven distribution of vaccines ac…
 
Artificial intelligence and robots are revolutionizing production processes across the globe, but what countries stand to gain most from these new technologies? Economists Andy Berg and Chris Papageorgiou are coauthors of a new study that suggests the so-called AI revolution may widen the gap between rich and poor countries. Transcript Read the blo…
 
What will happen to B.C. Strata Insurance rates this year and are strata fees set to spike? For these burning questions, there is no one better to talk to than Tony Gioventu, Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners Association of B.C. We cover the state of condos in the Lower Mainland, from insurance to deferred maintenance, with a focus …
 
Last week we covered Vancouver Real Estate Market Predictions for 2021 and now this week we are turning our attention to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Market and beyond. Scott Brown, President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss the surprising real estate boom of 2020 and what 2021 holds for the Fr…
 
We just wrapped up one of the most uncertain & unpredictable years in our lifetime...unless, of course, you were born before 1918! So, what comes next? Sheepish with your predictions? Not today's guest. Chief Economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Association, Brendon Ogmundson, sits down with Adam & Matt to talk about the future of real est…
 
Original episode posted: April 4, 2018 Everyone knows that markets are cyclical, but how do they work and where are we at in Vancouver? Harvard Extension School Instructor Teo Nicolais sits down with Matt & Adam to detail the 4 stages of a real estate cycle and how it relates to the Vancouver real estate market. This episode is a must for those int…
 
Since the Industrial Revolution began more than 250 years ago- the world has produced enough wealth for every one of its 8 billion people to live comfortably. Yet, over 40 percent live in poverty, with most of the wealth being held by an increasingly narrow slice of the population. Binyamin Appelbaum says rising inequality is weighing on growth and…
 
Tourism, hospitality, and other contact-intensive sectors with higher shares of female workers came to a dead stop shortly after Covid-19 infections started to spread. But as the labor market readjusts to the new work environment, a new study using real-time data on job listings reveals women–across all sectors, continue to drop out of the workforc…
 
Looking for a simple plan to retire from real estate? We’ve got you covered! In keeping with our ever-growing list of top-tier real estate investors, Colorado investors Jenny Bayless and Chris Lopez sit down with Adam & Matt to discuss a concrete plan for how real estate investing can get you out of your day job - for good. Take this job and retire…
 
The global pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and is widening the gap between white-collar workers who can work from home and those who don’t have the skills or resources to participate in a digitally-driven economy. And with robots and automation on the rise, COVID-19 appears to have ushered in a new normal for the global wo…
 
Problem: how do we make Vancouver an affordable and sustainable city by 2060? Solution: well, you'll have to listen to today's guest. Patrick Condon, Professor at UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture, author, and former city planner, joins Adam & Matt to offer some thought-provoking solutions to the challenges facing our city. And, n…
 
Covid-19 has shown the important role that data and statistics play in assessing the disruptions caused by the pandemic–economic and otherwise–and implementing measures to mitigate its impact. The IMF's Statistics Department brings together leading thinkers in the world of data in its annual Statistical Forum. This year, Ian Goldin was invited to g…
 
People are working from home, restaurants have moved to delivery, clothing stores are selling online, but England has just approved a vaccine; so what does this mean for commercial real estate in Vancouver and B.C.? This week, Managing Broker of William Wright Commercial & VREP Commercial Correspondent, Cory Wright, joins Adam & Matt to discuss the…
 
Want to build wealth through real estate investing? Look no further than today's episode with legendary real estate mogul, David Greene. As Co-Host of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, Best-Selling Author, and Top-Producing Real Estate and Loan Broker, David breaks down his strategies, systems, mindset, and no-nonsense approach for achieving t…
 
Austin Yeh is 25 years old and has 20 rental properties. Yes, you read that correctly. And get this: he still lives at home and his first property was purchased only two years ago! In this week’s action-inspiring episode, Adam & Matt sit down with Austin to unpack his investing philosophy, discuss market opportunities and buying strategies, and off…
 
Despite long-standing warnings from scientists about the risks of a pandemic, the world was simply unprepared for this one. Ulrich Volz says the same is true for climate change. Volz is the director of the Center for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London and in this podcast, he says many countries will find themselves in a permanent cris…
 
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