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SFU experts on COVID-19 impact on real estate

May 28, 2020

Melissa Shaw, Communications and Marketing, 236.880.3297,

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp has predicted that home prices in Canada could drop up to 25% due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following experts are available to speak on housing:

Andy Yan, The City Program,

  • Can speak to housing, urban planning and development

Andrey Pavlov, Beedie School of Business, 604.763.3696;

  • Can speak to economic impacts of COVID-19 on real estate

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