There's the V1488 on Pandora which is still asking $1650-$1750 for a 1-bed with parking, and the building is fancier with more amenities than Yello. The cheaper 1-beds on Yello are also pretty small at 495 sqft, and they get more expensive as you go up in floors. From what I remember, a 540 sqft mid-floor unit was $1450, so with parking $1625.
I also looked up the Hudson buildings, and they just charged $1510 for a 12th floor 620 sqft unit with parking at the Mews and $1525 for a 560 sqft unit at Walk One, also with parking. Aaand for whatever it's worth, when I was first browsing for a place last month there were a decent number of new-ish condo studios and junior 1-beds sized at 450-490 sqft for ~$1250-1350, sans parking.
So I think Yello did charge what should be expected from a new rental downtown that's not exceedingly lavish.
I appreciate that insight Kev!
After looking at floor plans of both V1488 and Yellow on Yates I would not say that V1488 is fancier. They are both probably on a similar level. I actually prefer Yellow overall. The cabinetry at V1488 and finishing's look so-so. With that said I must disclose that I have not been to either show rooms, and you have!
Yellow on Yates is by far in a more superior neighbourhood. It's closer to the core and not on bad reputation Pandora. However, I am looking forward to what appears to be a revitalization of upper Pandora given all the stellar developments that are currently happening.
You must take into consideration that location, location, location is definitely worth something. The location of Yellow is the best of all three areas/developments that you mentioned. I would also expect a premium for a Chard building. Although appears Chard is slapping their name on anything nowadays, so that may change. Even Bosa differentiates itself from its mid level rental developments (Bluesky). You'll notice that they don't put Bluesky on there high end rentals. Check out 1108 Pendall in Vancouver!