This image may be republished, 1075 Nelson Street in Vancouver was one of two adjoining properties that were sold for C$60 million to a consortium of investors pulled together by Sun Commercial Real Estate. At right (pictured with performers at a Suncom party) is the firm's former vice-president Julia Lau, who boasted on Facebook that the shares in the site had been sold in "7,200 seconds". Photo: Ian Young / Facebook

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This image may be republished, 1075 Nelson Street in Vancouver was one of two adjoining properties that were sold for C$60 million to a consortium of investors pulled together by Sun Commercial Real Estate. At right (pictured with performers at a Suncom party) is the firm's former vice-president Julia Lau, who boasted on Facebook that the shares in the site had been sold in "7,200 seconds". Photo: Ian Young / Facebook
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Ian Young

Ian Young

Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.