Coronavirus Update July 4, 2020

Coronavirus Update July 4, 2020

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July 2, 2020

After the unconventional Wednesday Canada Day where celebration was canceled and fireworks are viewed online, we are back to our normal Thursday. To date, Canada has 104,643 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases and 68,217 of the cases has recovered. Number of deaths stood at 8,681.

B.C reopening in phase 3 where residents can travel within B.C and other provinces more rather than being encouraged to stay home. We are moving closer to a new normal and more businesses reopen as preventive measures are in place. Ontario is moving to their stage 3 reopening very soon as cases remains contained. A larger capacity gathering is likely to be permitted as movie theatre are re-opening with limited capacity to ensure social distancing between their audience.

B.C Housing has continued to provide rental assistance for two additional months up to August 31, 2020. Employment in Canada has decreased by two percent points. We are 2/3 back to our employment level prior to March lock down.

Our neighbours in the South is not doing so well and the border closure between Canada and the United States has extended to the end of July. The daily cases of COVID-19 surpass 50,000 in the United States. Some restaurant went back to closure as the risk of contamination increased. The U.S has the highest number of cases around the world clocking at 2.7 million and a second lockdown might happen.

  • India’s cases of coronavirus are exploding with a total 600,000 confirmed cases.
  • China is reporting new cases and spreading wildly in Beijing.
  • South Korea has 54 new confirmed cases and continuing to spread.
  • United Kingdom is lifting quarantine rules for 75 countries.

Yoyoe Lu

Founder and managing principal

Yoyoe is the founder and managing principal of Claridge. She was ranked one of Vancouver’s top real estate agents. Currently, Yoyoe is our strategic mind leading the team to success. Her affiliation with industry professionals put her ahead of our competitors. Yoyoe is also part of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver, Canadian Homebuilders Association, Urban Land Institute and Urban Development Institute.

Ashley Osborn

Development Site and Investment Specialist

Ashely is our lead land and investment advisor. He has been consistently featured in the annual top 100 real estate deals of British Columbia ranking. With over $15 billion worth of domestic and international real estate investments under his belt, Ashley is one of the top agents in the province. His 20 years of real estate and financial experience make him a master in negotiation and acquisition.

Patricia Wong Chong

Investment and Leasing Specialist

Patricia is our investment and retail leasing advisor. Her experience in brokerage and market research analysis has helped her comprise over $550 million in commercial real estate transactions. Patricia is responsible, detail-oriented, and professional. Her strong work ethic and positive attitude have led her to surpass all her competitors.

Schumann Li

Land Assembly & Residential Specialist

Schumann is a top-producing realtor in the Lower Mainland with more than 30 years’ experience. Over the years, Schumann hasn’t just garnered awards, but the trust of countless customers. Her clients continually refer to her outstanding professionalism, work ethic and poise.

Wendy Kaip

Sales Associate

Whether it’s decoding city policies, strategizing relocation plans, home sellers looking for a trustworthy advisor to unlock their property’s maximum potential- Wendy is here to help every step along the way.

Prior to real estate, Wendy spent over a decade in the mining industry with her attention to detail, keen negotiation skills, extensive network and strong reputation for getting the deal done, bringing endless value to her current real estate clients.

Whether you are thinking about selling to a developer, or have more questions about commercial real estate, Wendy invites you to connect, to see how she can utilize her expertise and team to help create value and maximize your real estate goals.

Simon Chan

Managing Broker

Simon is the managing broker of Claridge Real Estate Advisors Inc. His expertise has helped our agents resolve many difficulties. Not only is Simon knowledgeable with real estate legislation, but he is also very detail orientated. With Simon on our team, our agents are confident to conduct businesses and will always get the support they need to ensure they’re not walking on dirty water.

Frank Zhou


As the analyst of the company, my key job is to help brokers to find marketable clients and locate feasible development sites by collecting and analyzing up-to-date market transaction data and conducting target market and property-level research. Meanwhile, I am also in charge of maintaining the company’s property database to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness and continuously upgrading the level of knowledge by staying up to date with hot topics, and market trends, and incorporating findings into everyday work. Before joining the company, I worked for CR Group as a real estate investment manager, focusing on capital raising, equity and debt financing, acquisition and renovation. I hold 2 master’s degrees, one in Housing Management and the other in Economics.