June 11, 2019
Association News
Above: QuadReal Property Group and their Building Operations Team Award for Broadway Tech Centre.
BOMA BC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Awards Gala, held on May 30 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.  
This year's golf tourney is on Thursday, August 15 at Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey.
Individuals and teams have until the end of day June 24 to complete the online golf registration. It is fine if names are missing. To submit two foursomes, use the 'Add a Person' button at the bottom of the form to enter the second team. The draw for golfers takes place on June 25. People who were on the waitlist last year and didn't golf will be given priority.
If your registration is drawn, you'll receive a confirmation/invoice email.
Follow link below for full details.
Registration for the BOMA Boat Cruise opened June 5 and just two days later, 120 tickets had been sold. This year's theme is Adventure at Sea. There will be music, food, drinks, a prize for best costume and optional activities including a treasure hunt. 
Legionella: Addressing the Risk
PACE Chemicals
Centers for Disease Control states, “9 in 10 investigations show almost all Legionella outbreaks were caused by problems preventable with more effective water management.” Cooling season is upon us! Learn more about Legionella and how to implement an effective water treatment program for your building’s cooling tower.
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Government Affairs

It's not too late to apply to be part of The City of Vancouver's pilot program, intended to reduce your wait time at the Service Centre for commercial renovation (field review application) submissions. The Fast Intake Track (FIT) Pilot allows identified high-volume applicants for commercial Field Review permits to leave their applications with us to process upon successfully passing screening without further waiting for an ECO submission intake.  


Bartlett Tree Experts
City Elevator Ltd
Events & Education

BOMA's event for emerging professionals took over the upstairs section of Grandview Lanes on Commercial Drive. The event was followed by food at St. Augustine's. With 40 attendees, it was one of this group's largest turnouts. 

Attending events is the first step in getting our young professionals involved in the broader commercial real estate industry. To add them to the Young Professionals database, send their name and email address to Sarah at  

Rebates help save money, energy and emissions
FortisBC - Electricity
Whether you’re replacing old heating equipment or are planning to develop or renovate a building to meet new energy performance standards, FortisBC has rebates on high-efficiency boilers and water heaters as well as custom incentives for optimizing building controls. If your properties include apartment buildings, you can also get water-saving upgrades and an energy assessment at no cost from the rental apartment efficiency program.
Find FortisBC rebates for your building at
Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems Ltd
Event Calendar
Jun 2019
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
A panel of experts will share their insight and experience on how best to plan and accommodate for electric vehicle charging stations. We'll hear about electrical requirements, the different types of charging stations and more.
Jun 2019
BOMA BC's new recommissioning program for buildings
BOMA BC recently launched the Building Tune-Up Program – a recommissioning program exclusively for members. The program provides 100% of the cost to conduct a detailed assessment of operational energy conservation measures, a further fixed value to implement the measures, and the full cost to verify the measures.
Jun 2019
Greater Victoria Chapter Annual Golf Tournament
If you do business on the island don't miss the Victoria Chapter's golf tourney at Olympic View Golf Club.
Jul 2019
BOMA Boat Cruise: Adventure at Sea
Join 200+ colleagues for food, drinks, music and activities aboard the Magic Spirit on this 2.5 hour harbor cruise.
Aug 2019
BOMA Golf Classic
Don't miss this fun Shotgun Texas Scramble – 288 golfers will be playing on the Ridge and Canal courses!
National News
BOMA Canada is excited to announce year II of the Net Zero Challenge, supported by Natural Resources Canada and sponsored by Bullfrog Power.

The deadline for new entries in BOMA Canada’s 2019 Net Zero Challenge is July 15 in all three award categories: Best in Class, Most Improved and Innovation. Winners will be announced on September 11, 2019 at the BOMA Canada National Awards Gala held during BOMEX 2019 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 9-11, 2019.
Around the Industry
Source: Vancouver Sun
The former Sears site in Metrotown Burnaby will be home to the new 65-storey Concord Pacific Metrotown development, which, once completed, will be the tallest tower in the region.
Commercial real estate investment has been weak in the first few months of 2019, but new information from Altus Group indicates that the office market is experiencing growth.
Source: BetaKit
BrainBox AI, a Montreal-based company, plans to launch a new product combining deep learning, cloud-based computing and algorithms to support self-sustaining commercial buildings. The company's goal is to redefine building automation and be a leader in the green building revolution.
Source: The New Daily
The needs of office employees are changing. An architecture specialist shares how office designs may look in the future.
Source: Canadian Property Management/REMI Network
As corporate tenants look for ways to make it easier for employees to return to work after maternity leave, they are requesting on-site daycare centres more and more.
Source: Urbanized Van/Daily Hive
A new mixed-use development on 22 acres of land will feature a new stadium and more housing options at the southwest corner of the University of British Columbia campus.