Skip To Content


Apr 05 2023

APEBC Webinar: Winds of Change: How Cyclical and Structural Factors Are Reshaping the Outlook for the Office Market

Structural changes that were occurring in the office market and accelerated by the pandemic including the growing adoption of hybrid work, in tandem with the risk of recession will have a direct impact on office properties. Carl and Paul will discuss the potential impacts both in terms of fundamentals and valuations for Canada and Vancouver, specifically.

carl gomez headshot Chief Economist and Head of Market Analytics, CoStar Carl Gomez

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 appointed Chief Economist and Head of Market Analytics for CoStar Group in November 2020 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 formally Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy for QuadReal Property Group. Before that, Carl worked at Bentall Kennedy, a leading real estate investment management firm as Senior Vice President & Chief Economist.

Carl continues to be a nationally recognized speaker and media commentator on financial issues and real estate related developments, with his views having appeared in the Globe & Mail, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and CBC News among others.

Carl began his career in Vancouver where he held the position of B.C. Regional Economist with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). He also occasionally lectured on demographic based forecasting methods at Simon Fraser University. 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. Carl has been an active board member for the Toronto Association of Business Economists and is a part time lecturer at Schulich Business School.

Paul Richter Director of Market Analytics for Western Canada, CoStar Paul Richter

Paul Richter joined CoStar in early 2021 as Director of 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 Vancouver-based, research and market analyst with 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 the nature of the surrounding area.

Event Details

Apr 05, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am PST

Event Registration

Public Attendee List

  • Crystal Arnburg
  • Antonia Prlic
  • Aaron Aerts
  • Jasmine Batalla