Market Overview

August 5, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM


The market overview will cover the performance of the investment and leasing markets across each of the asset classes in the Greater Vancouver market. An economic overview will precede an in-depth breakdown of market drivers while identifying key transactions and specific meaningful activity. A brief introduction to the CoStar platform will wrap up the meeting.



With over twenty years of business experience, Carl Gomez is a well-known Canadian economist and respected investment professional specializing in real estate. He was recently appointed Chief Economist and Head Market Analytics for CoStar Group and is responsible for working strategically to accelerate the brand’s growth momentum in Canada and to build and manage a team of high performance, senior-level talent across the country.

Carl was formerly Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy at QuadReal Property Group where he oversaw portfolio strategy, research and strategic market analysis for the company from both the fundamental and capital markets perspective.

Prior to that he was the SVP & Chief Economist of Bentall Kennedy, where he was responsible for leading Canadian research initiatives. He has also previously held senior economist positions specializing in real estate and financial market analysis at TD Bank Group, the Royal Bank of Canada and CMHC.

Carl holds an M.A. in Financial Economics from the University of Victoria, and an Honours B.A. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario. He is currently on the board of directors for the Toronto Association of Business Economists and is also a sessional instructor at the Schulich School of Business where he teaches real estate economics.  Carl and his wife Elizabeth, currently live in Oakville, Ontario with their daughter Savannah.




Paul Richter joined CoStar in early 2021 as Director Market Analytics for Western Canada. With over 20 years in the Canadian real estate data industry, his focus has been on directing research teams that track markets across all asset types and in the creation of innovative data products.

Paul is a well-known, Vancouver based, research and market analyst that has a deep knowledge of the industry and is regularly called upon to provide market commentary to his clients and in the press. His work has provided the opportunity to understand the industry from multiple perspectives including brokerage, appraisal, and a tech start-up.

Before his time at CoStar, Paul worked at RealNet Canada Inc., where he was responsible for building and leading a team of research analysts across the country. Paul, and his family, are long time residents of UniverCity, atop Burnaby Mountain, where they enjoy living near the forest and nature of the surrounding area.


Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th of August.


REIBC acknowledges the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia