NEWS

  • ‘Industrial condo space sprouts in Victoria’ by Globe and Mail
    May 3, 2021

    Cory Wright speaks on the strata industrial space in Victoria and its low vacancy rate.

  • William Wright Review – Strata Windups in BC
    March 18, 2021

    Have you ever heard of a strata windup in BC? What are they and how can they be beneficial to low density strata buildings now located in high density areas? Let Meg Cooney, Seamus Bailey and Liam Simpson break down the process and how homeowners have benefited by strata windups.

  • William Wright Review – What’s Behind Canada’s 4th Fastest Growing City | Kelowna, BC
    February 13, 2021

    Want to know why Kelowna was just named the 4th fastest growing city in Canada? Let our Kelowna office Team Leader Jeff Brown outline the growing fundamentals of the greater Kelowna area, why investors and business owners are relocating and expanding to this highly desirable marketplace, and why we think this is a sure bet market to buy into in 2021.

  • William Wright Report – Q4 2020
    February 11, 2021


    With 2020 in the review mirror, and the economy still in the throws of the COVID-19 pandemic, it begs the question, what can we expect for 2021 in commercial real estate? Get the latest and most updated William Wright listings, reports, recent transactions and more in our quarterly report.

  • Western Investor January 2021 Cover Story
    January 6, 2021

    Cory Wright’s outlook from the street forecasts retail leap in 2021 highlighting Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna.

  • VREP EPISODE 252 | Opportunities in BC’s Commercial Real Estate Market with Cory Wright
    December 17, 2020

    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 strengths and weaknesses in the commercial real estate market and highlight some HUGE opportunities. How’s the retail market? Can you get a deal on an office space? And has Covid19 had an impact on BC’s red-hot industrial market? Cory discusses these questions and which regions he sees opportunity for growth. Whether you are interested in commercial or residential real estate, this episode will not disappoint!

  • William Wright Property Management
    November 30, 2020

    Wright Commercial is pleased to announce the launch of William Wright Property Management. William Wright Property Management is a commercial management company offering retail, industrial, office, multifamily and strata management services for private investors, corporate owners and syndicators. Our clients benefit from our highly specialized, dependable and fiduciary portfolio managers, creating stress free commercial ownership. With creativity and vision, we create truly unique strategies maximizing property value to reach our clients long term goals.

  • William Wright Commercial opens first BC Okanagan office is downtown Kelowna

    BC’s Thompson Okanagan region has seen continued growth in the commercial real estate sector over the years and this has attracted BC’s fastest growing commercial brokerage. William Wright Commercial Inc is set to open their fifth commercial brokerage office this January in beautiful downtown Kelowna. The continued emergence of Kelowna over the last few years has it well positioned to continue to be one of BC’s fastest growing communities and William Wright Commercial wants to become the benchmark for commercial brokerages in BC’s Thompson Okanagan.

  • William Wright Report Q3 2020
    November 7, 2020

    Get the latest and most updated William Wright listings, reports, recent transactions and more in our quarterly report.

  • William Wright Review – Old Town District in Victoria, BC
    October 27, 2020

    The Old Town District is one of Victoria’s oldest areas within the downtown core and includes historic Chinatown, which is one of the city’s most revitalized and up and coming neighbourhoods. Let Connor Braid from our Victoria office tell you all about the development boom that is underway and the areas most desired buildings to be a part of in the coming years. This is a can’t miss opportunity as Old Town presents to both tenants and investors alike.

  • William Wright Review – Harris Green District in Victoria, BC
    September 15, 2020

    The Harris Green district is one of Victoria’s fastest growing markets and will become one of the city’s most dense areas once completed. Let Harry Jones from our Victoria office explain all the exciting opportunities that are coming to the Harris Green area.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REPORT Q2 2020
    August 1, 2020

    Read the latest on each asset class broken down by our New Westminster team affected by COVID-19. Q2 Report out now.

  • Ahead of the Curve
    July 13, 2020

    Our latest BC Business exclusive article goes in-depth on how the company runs in a boutique styled commercial brokerage model.

  • William Wright Review – Impacts of COVID-19 in Commercial Real Estate
    July 4, 2020

    COVID-19 was unpredictable and took the commercial real estate and the world by storm. Through this, some asset classes have been affected more than others. Let Amrita and Meg from our Vancouver office bring you up to speed on what’s happening and who has been affected.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REPORT Q1 2020
    May 1, 2020

    What options do Landlords and Tenants have during COVID-19 if rents are in issue? Get your answers in our latest Q1 2020 report.

  • William Wright Review – What Advantages Does Professional Property Management Bring?

    William Wright is pleased to introduce William Wright Property Management. A professional management division of William Wright Commercial offering management services for all commercial assets classes. Allow Seamus Bailey to explain the benefits of having a professional management company manage your properties and how you can maximize your ROI through management services of your commercial portfolio.

  • COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) & THE VANCOUVER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET WITH CORY WRIGHT
    February 14, 2020

    Adapt and overcome. If you agree with that statement, you will likely agree with the overall mindset of today’s guest and with his thoughts on the commercial real estate market. This week, Cory Wright, Managing Broker at William Wright Commercial, joins Adam & Matt to highlight the commercial market pain points and which industries and property types will falter and those that will emerge stronger than ever before.

  • VICTORIA 2020 — A LOOK INTO WHAT ALL THE HYPE IS ABOUT

    William Wright Commercial is excited for our expansion to Vancouver Island in early 2020. With all the hype surrounding the Greater Victoria area, 2020 is projected to set both sale and leasing records. A detailed report in where to invest in places such as the Harris Green District and the Old Town District markets.

  • BY THE NUMBERS 2019 REPORT
    January 17, 2020

    With the Victoria office coming our way in the new decade, 2019 was another prosperous year with $243,600,000 in successful closings. The William Wright team has grown to 21 members and we’re excited to continue the growth into the new year. Read more about our highlights in our By The Numbers 2019 report.

  • MEDIA RESOURCES
    December 5, 2019

    Have questions? Reach out to sales@williamwright.ca for general inquiries or ada@williamwright.ca for marketing inquiries.

     

     

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – RETAIL CANNABIS MARKET IN GREATER VANCOUVER, BC
    November 15, 2019

    Ever wonder how to get a legal Cannabis retail license in BC? How will this affect the retail market landscape? Let Dave from our Vancouver office tell you all about it in this month’s latest William Wright Review on the cannabis retail market in BC.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REPORT Q3 2019
    November 4, 2019

    Get the latest and most updated William Wright listings, reports, recent transactions and more in our quarterly report.

  • WE’RE EXPANDING TO VICTORIA!
    October 21, 2019

    After 7 years and 3 Lower Mainland offices later, William Wright Commercial is extremely excited to announce our first Vancouver Island office located in beautiful downtown #Victoria opening February 2020. Our temporary office is located at 403-535 Yates Street and our permanent office will be ready at 1-845 Johnson Street in Christmas 2020. More details to come. See you soon Victoria!

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – GREATER VICTORIA IN BC
    October 16, 2019

    What city in Canada is home to the fastest growing university, one of the fastest growing population and has the same residential rental as Vancouver? Look no further then Victoria located on beautiful Vancouver Island. If a less than 1% vacancy rate for residential rentals, 1.7% industrial vacancy rate, University of Victoria enrolment up almost 40% since 2014, office vacancy at records low doesn’t get you excited than let Matt Everitt and Connor Braid of our Victoria office tell you more.

  • VREP EPISODE 188 | IS VICTORIA THE NEXT VANCOUVER? WITH RICK HOOGENDOORN & CORY WRIGHT
    September 21, 2019

    Newly wed and nearly dead? Not anymore! With a burgeoning tech sector, thriving universities, and a growing Millennial population, Victoria has transformed into a hip and thriving city. Residential Realtor and Victoria developer Rick Hoogendoorn and top Commercial Broker and investment advisor Cory Wright sit down with Adam & Matt to detail the opportunities in both commercial and residential real estate. Is this current market the calm before the storm? Where and what are the best investment opportunities? And how does the Vancouver market inform what will happen next on the island? This isn’t your grandma’s Victoria!

  • THE BEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN BC WITH CORY WRIGHT

    Cory Wright, Managing Broker of William Wright Commercial discusses the investment opportunities in the commercial real estate market in Victoria, BC.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – MICROBREWERY MARKET IN BC
    August 23, 2019

    Once frowned upon in BC, the microbrewery boom is now the center point for developers and tourism in some cities. Let Matthew Everett walk you through where to find the best craft beers and provide you with some insight that is driving this market segment and why this is having a driving effect on commercial real estate

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – ABBOTSFORD MARKET
    July 29, 2019

    Abbotsford is the third largest metropolitan area in BC and has seen over 6.1% population growth since 2011 to over 180,000 residences. In 2018 the City of Abbostford adopted 8 new Official Community Plans and it is BC’s second fastest growing economy. Lease rates have grown by over 20% since 2017, seen a huge increase in commercial construction, and has vacancy rates less then 2% for most asset classes. Edwin Astafanus from our Fraser Valley office will tell you all about it and why the demand continues to increase in the Abbotsford marketplace while supply remains limited.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REPORT Q2 2019
    July 6, 2019

    Get the latest and most updated William Wright listings, reports, recent transactions and more in our quarterly report.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW- BC’S MULTIFAMILY MARKET
    May 21, 2019

    Ever wonder what is driving the less then 1% residential vacancy rate for apartments and multifamily buildings? Why investors continue to invest money into this sector year-after-year? Will Hall, multifamily specialist at William Wright Commercial, will tell you why this asset class is so desirable and where the market has come in the last decade.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – LOWER LONSDALE

    As North Vancouver becomes more and more of a destination location for young professionals and families alike, see what is driving the Lower Lonsdale market place and what is driving the commercial demand for both leasing and sales

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REPORT Q1 2019
    April 30, 2019

    Get the latest and most updated William Wright listings, reports, recent transactions and more in our quarterly report.

  • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE – HEAVY INDUSTRY, SMALL BUSINESS & INVESTORS
    April 16, 2019

    In December of 2018 Global News released an article stating that total national Canadian wealth hit $11.415 trillion in the third quarter, and at $8.752 trillion, real estate made up a 76-per-cent share of that figure. This staggering statistic made it clear to us that we need to have episodes that are focused on real estate, and being that we are a heavy industry show, we need to zero in on commercial real estate. Cory Wright, Founder and CEO of William Wright (a boutique style commercial real estate company) laid out in a clear way the reality of how commercial real estate works, the challenges, and the misconceptions people have…

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – MAPLE RIDGE & PITT MEADOWS
    April 15, 2019

    Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have seen huge growth in every way from population to demand for commercial properties. Let Greg Mitchell explain why investing in Maple Ridge should be on your list of areas of considerations.

  • WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE WILL HURT YOU WITH CORY WRIGHT
    April 10, 2019

    Commercial real estate is telling an interesting story but are you listening? It is one full of compelling characters, with names like Amazon & Microsoft, and set against a backdrop of low vacancy, increasing demand, and exciting investment opportunities. Owner/Broker Cory Wright of William Wright Commercial Real Estate Services sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss the state of the commercial real estate market and what it means for the future of residential real estate. Tune in to find out Cory’s top areas for investment, where novice investors should look to buy, and why commercial real estate may be the canary in the residential coal mine. “Whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop” – Arsenio Hall

  • HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN VANCOUVER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE WITH CORY WRIGHT

    Are you leaving money on the table by focusing only on residential real estate? Cory Wright, Owner/Broker of William Wright Commercial Real Estate Services, joins Adam and Matt to discuss the ins and outs of commercial real estate in Metro Vancouver. Understand the basics, the best investment opportunities, and how to add value in any market – all in under 45 minutes. This one will not disappoint!

  • VANCOUVER’S OFFICE MARKET 2019
    March 18, 2019

    As Vancouver’s office market hits record low vacancy rates, ever wonder who is leasing up all the space? Let Nathan Armour of William Wright Commercial explain where the market is in Q1 2019, where it’s heading and who is taking up all the offices in the downtown core of Vancouver’s red hot office market.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – INDUSTRIAL MARKET OVERVIEW
    March 1, 2019

    Ever wonder why industrial properties are in such high demand for both leasing and sales? Stathis Savvis one of our industrial specialists will tell you why.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REPORT Q4 2018
    February 7, 2019

    Get the latest and most updated William Wright listings, reports, recent transactions and more in our quarterly report.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT REVIEW – NEW WESTMINSTER

    Every month we feature a topic about a something in the commercial real estate industry that we think our clients should know about. Whether that’s a booming market place, an up and coming trend in our industry or a new OCP recently adopted into a growing market that our clients can capitalize on. Please enjoy our first episode featuring New Westminster and why commercial real estate is so sought after in this community

  • BY THE NUMBERS 2018 REPORT
    January 5, 2019

    2018 was the year of office expansions and a milestone of surpassing over $180,000,000 in successful closings. William Wright Commercial opened two new offices in New Westminster and Fraser Valley with a total of three offices in the Lower Mainland. Read more about our highlights in our By The Numbers 2018 report.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL LAUNCHES NEWLY EXPANDED NEW WEST OFFICE
    November 28, 2018

    William Wright Commercial is please to announce we have launched our newly renovated and expanded New Westminster office located at 350 – 522 Seventh Street in the rapidly growing Uptown district. The expanded New West office further strengthens the company’s foothold on the Royal City market and surrounding communities.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL OPENS FRASER VALLEY OFFICE
    August 22, 2018

    William Wright Commercial is excited to announce the opening of our newest office in the Fraser Valley. We look forward to expanding our services throughout the Lower Mainland. This office will be lead by our Senior Broker Zuber Jamal, Managing Broker Cory Wright, as well as Broker Roy Kennedy

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT OPEN NEW WESTMINSTER OFFICE
    January 18, 2018

    As a proud member of the New West Chambers of Commerce William Wright Commercial is pleased to announce the opening of our second office located in the Royal City, New Westminster. Lead by Team Leader Will Hall and Stathis Savvis William Wright Commercial looks forward to building a team of local professionals to service the New West, Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam markets.

    William Wright Commercial has successfully leased more then 8,000 SQFT in the New Westminster Professional Building in last 120 days to anchor tenants such as local MLA Judy Darcy and Billard Architecture and expansion to current tenant such as world renowned Dr Pollock of Pollock Clinic.

    Recenty New West sales include 625 5th Ave $10,200,000, 55 Dufferin Street $1,700,000, 30 Royal Ave $1,700,000 and 513 7th Street $2,000,000.

    We look to continue to build our business in the New West market with the oping of our newest office in the Royal City.

    We believe our clients benefit from having boutique offices in various markets with localized professionals, with local knowledge, offering local advice rather than trying to build a team from a Vancouver address to service the Lower Mainland.
    — Will Hall, Team Leader New Westminster

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL ATTENDS GROUND BREAKING CELEBRATION FOR NEW FRASER VALLEY OFFICE
    June 20, 2017

    Matt Everitt of William Wright attends the ground breaking ceremony put on by Spire Developments for the new Spire Professional Center Langley were William Wright’s upcoming Fraser Valley office will be located. The office is scheduled to open in Spring of 2018 as continued expansion into the Fraser Valley area to service the rapidly growing market place and continue grow our existing market share. The new office will service Langley, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Mission, Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and White Rock.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL’S ANNUAL CLIENT CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
    December 8, 2016

    William Wright Commercial would like to thank everyone for attending our Client Christmas Celebration at La Terrazza. It was an honor to have you all in attendance and we would like to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to come and join us. It was a big success and because of your generosity we managed to overflow our box with jackets and toys for the children. On behalf of the William Wright Helping Hands Foundation and all those who benefit from your caring, thank you so much for your support.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL THANK OUR CLIENTS
    June 10, 2016

    William Wright Commercial would like to thank all of our clients who attended our Client Summer Celebration and brought a new unwrapped toy to support the William Wright Helping Hand Foundation. All the toy raised will be match toy-for-toy by William Wright Commercial and donated to the Vancouver Christmas Bureau to help support kids in need.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL LAUNCHES HELPING HANDS FOUNDATION
    March 17, 2016

    William Wright Commercial is pleased to announce the launch of our William Wright Helping Hands Foundation to support under privileged kids in the Metro Vancouver area. The foundation will help raise needed items from clothing to cash for various groups and charities in need of support to help give back to under privileged kids in our various communities.

    “Children shouldn’t suffer when they come into the world and we feel as a public business that has the opportunity to be in front of hundreds if not thousands of people a year that it is our job to do our small part to give back to people who many not be a fortunate as some of us” — William Wright Commercial Team

    The William Wright Helping Hands Foundation kicks off at our Client Summer Celebration June 9th, 2016

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE NICE VICE CREAMERY SECURES THEIR FIRST BRICK AND MORTAR LOCATION
    August 27, 2015

    • William Wright Commercial is please to announce vegan ice cream sensation secures their first brick and mortar location at 1022 Mainland Street in Yaletown, Vancouver. Nice Vice is Vancouver’s first ever 0% dairy, plant-based micro creamery. You’ve probably seen us driving around town in our cute Nice Vice Van – selling premium, dairy-free vice cream to the purists of Vancouver.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL SUCCESSFULLY LEASES THE REMAINING COOMBS DEVELOPMENT CORP’S VANCOUVER RETAIL
    August 25, 2015

    William Wright is pleased to announced the remaining retail opportunities presented by Coombs Development Corp in Vancouver have been successfully leased. New construction retail opportunities located at 2323 Cambie Street and 3958 Main Street Vancouver have both been leased by Pepper Lunch Canada and the August Market respectively.

  • WILLIAM WRIGHT COMMERCIAL PARTNERS WITH COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL AND SPIRE DEVELOPMENTS FOR VEDDER POINT SHOPPING CENTER
    June 15, 2015

    William Wright Commercial is pleased to partner with Colliers International and Spire Developments for Spire’s most recent purchase Vedder Point Shopping Center in Chilliwack, BC.

    Join Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Horton’s, and Bank of Montreal at Vedder Point located in the heart of Sardis along Vedder Road. Vedder Point, formerly The Village at Sardis, currently consists of 70,000 SQFT retail and office space with future expansion to grow the shopping center to over 100,000 SQFT with up to 30,000 SQFT of new retail and office opportunities. Approximately 25,131 vehicles per day pass along Vedder Road, north of Stevenson and approximately 2,010 vehicles along South Sumas Road. The shopping center offers substantial storefront parking with 279 surface parking stalls and 62 underground stalls below building B. The center is focused on convenience and is easily accessible both along Vedder and Higginson/Stevenson Road.