March 12, 2019
Association News
Eighty-three people registered for Ski Day; 27 more than the previous year. Two coaches drove to Whistler for a day of mountain and village activities. 
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Events & Education



Thank you to Mark Gallagher at Armstrong Fluid Technologies for coming out from Toronto to do an educational session for building operators on March 6.

Good to Know
BOMA BC presented a cheque to the Vancouver Resource Society (VRS). Partial proceeds came from last year's Golf Classic and Christmas Luncheon. BOMA is glad to be able to support a charity that helps improve the lives of both children and adults with disabilities. Photo (L to R): Damian Stathonikos (BOMA BC President), Murray Hamilton (VRS), Greg Last (BOMA BC Chair). 
Thirty percent of all Canadians consider accessibility when deciding which businesses to visit. Is your building accessible? The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program is the first of its kind to create a consistent universal rating system that measures meaningful access in the built environment from the perspective of people with mobility, vision and hearing disabilities.
  Second from left: Michael Glassco, Sterling IAQ Consultants; Warren Smithies, Martello Property Services.

Did you know that BOMA BC relies on more than 100 volunteers each year to participate on committees and at special events? Pictured here are two of the 11 members who represented the association at our BUILDEX Vancouver tradeshow booth.

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Event Calendar
Mar 2019
Energy Efficiency Incentives Session
EfficiencyBC is BC’s online hub to access information, incentives and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emission in new and existing buildings. Join BOMA as we explore energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction strategies and actions for Class B and C buildings.
Apr 2019
BOMA Annual General Meeting
All BOMA members are welcome to attend BOMA BC's Annual General Meeting. Registration to open later this month.
Apr 2019
BOMA April Luncheon
Topic and speaker details to come. Save the date!
May 2019
BOMA Awards Gala
Help your colleagues and clients celebrate their successes at the 2019 BOMA Awards Gala! Save the date.
Jul 2019
BOMA Boat Cruise
Join your colleagues for laid-back networking aboard the Magic Spirit as we take in Vancouver's beautiful coastal scenery.
Aug 2019
BOMA Golf Classic
Two hundred eighty-eight golfers will be playing on the Ridge and Canal courses. Don't miss this fun Shotgun Texas Scramble!
National News
The BOMA Canada Net Zero Challenge recognizes the leadership of owners, developers, designers, and/or managers of buildings which demonstrate significant progress along the path towards net zero energy and/or carbon. The purpose is to help industry and move the market towards net zero energy and/or carbon.

Awards will be presented in three categories: Best In Class, Innovation and Most Improved. Recipients will be recognized at the BOMA Canada National Awards Gala on September 11 during BOMEX 2019 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Around the Industry
Source: Real Estate News Exchange
Darwin Development is making the North Shore Innovation District a priority. The development will include several commercial and light industrial components in addition to 1,120 homes.
Source: Real Estate News Exchange
Mission Group has updated its plan for the Bernard Block community in Kelowna, including the addition of two buildings with one designated as a commercial development.
Source: Mortgage Broker News
Montreal-based Fiera Properties has purchased the 707,809-square-foot 13-building Airport Executive Park in Richmond from Sun Life Financial, a deal worth $208 million.
Source: Western Investor
There may be lower vacancy rates in Metro Vancouver, as well as the highest industrial lease rates in Canada, but slowing retail sales growth has the BC Real Estate Association expecting a “flattening” of commercial and industrial markets this year.
Source: Vancouver Sun
Regions in the Lower Mainland are seeing industrial real estate vacancies being scooped up quickly, not leaving many options open for businesses looking to relocate.
Source: Vancouver Sun
One of the city’s most popular public art pieces may have a new commercial development as a neighbour, but the news is concerning to art enthusiasts.
BOMA BC recently launched the BOMA BC Building Tune-Up Program aimed to help members find low-cost energy and emissions savings through adjustments or minor upgrades to building automation systems. In partnership with NRCan, we have funding available to offer free recommissioning assessments for BOMA members.

For more information, including building eligibility requirements, program details and application form, please use the link below.