EPISODES
  • VCREP #125 | Commercial Real Estate: A Conversation with David Basche, President of Astria Properties

    Cory and Melissa welcome David Basche, President of Astria Properties, to the show.

    With a rich background in industrial and complex real estate projects, David brings a decade of experience in development and acquisitions for one of Canada’s leading real estate developers.

    In this episode, David provides unparalleled insights into the industrial asset class and its dynamic landscape. Delving into the nuances of industrial real estate, he also explores the evolving trends in the office asset class. Including the topic of rezoning; particularly the shift from industry to office, sparked by recent industry trends.

    All of this and more! David Basche unravels the intricacies of the current state of the industry and shares his wealth of expertise. Let's go! 

    40m | Feb 21, 2024
  • VCREP #124 | Are You Canada's Next Entrepreneurs of the Year with Anita Chang of EY

    In today's episode, Cory and Adam welcome Anita Chang to the show. Anita is a Partner with EY, shedding light on the intriguing intersection of entrepreneurship and real estate ventures.

    Anita takes the stage to discuss EY's Entrepreneur of the Year program, unveiling the significance and opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs in the real estate arena. While it may seem like a departure, the parallels become clear as Anita unpacks how entrepreneurial spirit intertwines with strategic real estate investments.

    Tune in to discover the unexpected synergies and potential avenues for entrepreneurs in the commercial real estate landscape. This episode provides a fresh perspective on the dynamic relationship between entrepreneurship and real estate ventures.


    Submit your nomination: https://www.ey.com/en_ca/entrepreneur-of-the-year-canada

    37m | Feb 14, 2024
  • REPOST: VCREP #29: Is Your $500,000 Condo Really Worth a Million Dollars? with Meg Cooney

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

    Do you own a condo in a rapidly developing area that the land might be better suited for an incoming high rise? This week Cory welcomes Meg Cooney, a strata wind-up specialist, to see if your condo might be worth way more than you think to a developer. Meg breaks down what a strata wind-up is, how you can see potentially if you fall within an area that might be a candidate for a wind-up, and how to use this strategy when looking to make your next real estate investment. She also breaks down the percentage of owners that have to vote in favour to list the property, accept an offer, and the court process to follow if not all 100% of owners vote in favour of a sale. If you live or own a condo this is a must listen to not to mention Meg also pulls off double duty on this episode.  

    38m | Feb 7, 2024
  • REPOST: VCREP #27: How an EV Car Charging Station Could Influence Your Investment with Maxime Charron

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

    The world’s richest man is the founder of an electric car company and that could be foreshadowing of what’s to come. This week, Cory and Adam welcome Maxime Charron, President of LeadingAhead Energy, an industry-leading electric car charging solution provider.

    Max talks about how the impact that electric vehicles are having on society is causing more and more developers and commercial landlords to install EV car charging solutions on their properties. Shopping centres, industrial parks, office towers, and parking lot owners are just a few of the groups highly interested in offering car charging solutions to their customers and tenants and are building a business around this. Max discusses where he thinks the business is headed and why gas station companies are also looking at this model.

    Plus, tune in for Cory’s take on which market he would buy into and why!

    58m | Jan 31, 2024
  • VCREP# 123 | Navigating Tenant Defaults with Ric Hayward of Lower Mainland Bailiffs

    This week, Cory and Melisa have Ric Hayward of Lower Mainland Bailiff. Ric guides landlords through the intricate process of handling tenant defaults, offering indispensable insights into how bailiffs can serve as a valuable resource for both parties involved.

    Tune in to gain a comprehensive understanding of what to expect when a tenant defaults and how leveraging the expertise of a bailiff can be instrumental in resolving such situations. Ric covers the ins and outs, providing essential knowledge for landlords looking to navigate these challenges effectively.

    Don't miss out on this episode packed with practical knowledge and insight.

    32m | Jan 24, 2024
  • VCREP #122 | Avoiding the High Interest Rates with Meg Cooney

    Join Cory and Adam this week as they welcome back Meg Cooney, a seasoned Commercial Real Estate Broker from William Wright's Vancouver Office.

    Meg takes center stage to share insights into the world of pre-sale strategies in commercial real estate.

    Whether you're an investor, developer, or simply intrigued by the intricacies of the industry, this episode offers a valuable exploration of pre-sale tactics and market insights with Meg Cooney. Don't miss out on this episode packed with knowledge and strategies!

    36m | Jan 17, 2024
  • VCREP #121 | Charting 2024 with Alan Haigh

    Cory and Melissa kick off 2024 with the return of the insightful Alan Haigh from Impact Commercial. With his finger on the pulse of the real estate landscape, Alan is a trusted guide for navigating market dynamics.

    In this episode, Alan is joining us to provide a roadmap for the year ahead. Amidst market turbulence involving interest rates and inflation, Alan offers clarity on potential rate trajectories, strategies for seizing opportunities during market volatility, and insights to steer investors in the right direction.

    Join us as Alan shares his expertise, charting a course to help navigate the ever-evolving real estate terrain in 2024. Don't miss this episode packed with invaluable insights from one of the industry's trusted voices!





    42m | Jan 10, 2024
  • VCREP #120 | 2023 Rewind: A Look Back at the Year That Was in Commercial Real Estate with Cory Wright

    In this concluding episode of the year, host Matt takes the reins to interview Cory, offering a comprehensive summary of the year's journey through the dynamic world of commercial real estate.

    Together, they explore the transformative shifts within various asset classes, shedding light on how the commercial real estate landscape has evolved. From market events influencing discussions to the evolving topics on the show, Cory provides insights into the changing narratives and their impact.

    This episode is a reflective journey through the past year, encapsulating the essence of the evolving market and setting the stage for what lies ahead.

    Happy Holidays everyone, we will be back fresh in the new year with some new and exciting content!

    51m | Dec 20, 2023
  • VCREP #119 | International Investment Insights with Pete Leung: Unlocking Global Markets

    Join hosts Cory and Melissa for an insightful episode featuring the return of the esteemed "investorpreneur" and international correspondent, Peter Leung, back for a fourth time on the show.

    With an expert grip on international markets, Peter offers exclusive insights that can truly give investors a competitive edge. Explore his surprising viewpoints on the buy-sell dilemma and get ready to be astonished by his current pick for the ultimate investment hotspot.

    Unlock Peter's wealth of knowledge and leverage his global perspective to make informed decisions that propel your investment ventures to new heights.

    Don't miss this opportunity to gain from Peter Leung's invaluable insights, level up!

    49m | Dec 13, 2023
  • VCREP #118 | Unveiling NYC's Commercial Real Estate Landscape, with Bob Knakal

    Join Cory in an exclusive interview with Bob Knakal, a distinguished figure in New York City's commercial real estate scene, boasting an impressive 40-year tenure in the industry.

    In this episode, Bob delves deep into the intricate details of the NYC office market. Gain unparalleled insights into the current vacancy rates, trends, and surprising lease rates for prime retail spaces.

    Prepare to be astonished as Bob unravels the realities shaping the bustling commercial landscape of the Big Apple. This episode is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the dynamics of one of the world's most vibrant real estate markets.

    Don't miss out on this insider's perspective with Bob Knakal!

    36m | Dec 6, 2023
  • 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
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