October 2018
Association News
After several years at Swan-e-Set, it was time to move back to the old home of our golf tournament. Surrey seems to be a more preferential distance for most people. Also new this year were two ATV hole in one prizes, and the addition of several amazing specialty alcohol baskets to the prize draw. Little else changed though, with 288 golfers, free massage, contests and so many fantastic hole sponsors. See who won the contests by clicking 'Read More' below.
View the photos here.

Damian Stathonikos, President of BOMA BC (third from left) and Muneesh Sharma (BOMA staff) met with the Superintendent of Real Estate for British Columbia, Michael Noseworthy, and his staff to discuss the unique needs, observations and perspectives of the commercial real estate industry.

BOMA BC has developed a BOMA BEST Starter Kit exclusively for our members.
Regulatory News
Effective October 1, authority to administer the Safety Standards Act in the electrical and gas technologies on Port of Vancouver lands within the City of Vancouver has transitioned to Technical Safety BC. This is in addition to Technical Safety BC’s pre-existing authority on Port of Vancouver lands over other technologies within their mandate.
Government Affairs

Damian Stathonikos highlighted BOMA BC’s industry priorities to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and made recommendations on how BOMA could work with the province to achieve mutually-important goals ahead of next year’s provincial budget. Read the full submission here.

Events & Education
With municipal elections and government policy on everyone’s minds, we invite you to hear from the Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for TransLink, Honourable Selina Robinson. Hear about new initiatives taking place in her ministry to address important issues for our industry such as affordable housing, property taxes, regional transportation infrastructure and changes to cannabis regulations.
BOMA tested out a new educational format where each of the speakers had just 15 minutes to present, followed by an hour of informal networking/table top Q&A. Each speaker had a high top table at the back of the room, and attendees were encouraged to go directly to the speaker to ask questions. The intent was to initiate conversations and share information between participants. If you're interested in viewing the presentations on Vendor Compliance, Insurance or Environmental Risk click here
Good to Know
If you would like to request a free Property Value Summary from BC Assessment, please read more below for full details. 
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding the public about the Japanese beetle regulated area movement controls in place in Vancouver and the changes that will happen October 15. 
BC Hydro and Power Authority
Event Calendar
Oct 2018
Confined space safety and recognition
Nov 2018
Legionella risk management
QBT Session for building operators. More details to come.
Nov 2018
November Luncheon
Details to come - save the date!
Nov 2018
Distillery Tour (TNP Event)
Private shuttle will take the group to three distilleries. Event includes a tour guide from Canadian Craft Tours, a sample at each distillery and snacks. Registration to open soon.
Nov 2018
Control optimization
Dec 2018
BOMA Christmas Luncheon
Registration opens in November.
National News

2018 National Award Winners 

BOMA Canada is pleased to announce the incredible achievements and leadership shown by their Pinnacle, Earth, TOBY and Net Zero Challenge winners. Local member, Manulife Financial Real Estate, won a Net Zero award in the 'Best in Class' category for 980 Howe. Congratulations to all the winners!

BOMA Canada 2018 Winners

Around the Industry
Source: The Province
More medical doctors will remain in the City of North Vancouver, thanks to Darwin Properties' new 90,000-square-foot office project.
Source: Business in Vancouver
This year, the Downtown Vancouver's office market has seen sales rise to 91% above the five-year average to $3.2 billion in the second quarter – proof that it is a profitable sector for some retired Ontario public employees. 
Source: Business in Vancouver
Surrey is the fastest-growing metro centre in B.C. With 22 per cent of B.C. births in Surrey, the young population is set to claim the title of the province’s biggest city within a generation.
Source: The REMI Network
Amazon's new 450,000-square-foot fulfillment facility will open in 2019 in Delta iPort, a new industrial park on land leased from the Tsawwassen First Nation, which GWL Realty Advisors is developing on behalf of project owner the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
Source: The REMI Network
Growth of mixed-use retail, batteries in energy management, the increased number of restaurants and medical services in retail spaces, and blockchain technology are among the top trends driving the facilities management industry, as identified in the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association’s (PRSM) 2019 Trends Report.