Perhaps, it's time to reduce immigration or to increase density?
"Condos and Industry Battle It Out in Vancouver’s Red-Hot Real Estate Boom
... The Port of Vancouver, Canada’s biggest, is being hemmed in as property is snapped up for housing, offices, and even movie sets. The regional port authority estimates the region may run out of industrial land within 10 years. This could push some of the port’s $200 billion in trade to rival gateways if related businesses “can’t get a site or can’t do it in an economic way,” says Peter Xotta, vice president for planning and operations for the authority.
If the region can’t carve out enough nearby warehouse space for businesses using the port, its economy could turn into a “lifestyle bubble” for wealthy retirees and tourists, argues a report prepared for the port authority by the strategy consultants Monitor Deloitte..."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... state-boom
That's a very dramatic graph of our disappearing industrial land.