November 12, 2019
Association News
Over 850 tickets sold in under one week for BOMA BC's largest event of the year. There are more prizes than ever before, including a VIP experience for Cirque du Soleil's Luzia, Canucks tickets and a $6,000 vacation.
Fire Prevention Training
FireWise Consulting
Candle use increases during the winter months and is a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. In the USA fire departments respond to an estimated 11,640 homes structure fires that were started by candles which caused 126 deaths, 953 injuries and $438 million in direct property damage. Keep your occupants educated and safe.
Download this free resource ready for circulation here. FireWise that saves lives.
Regulatory News
The BC Energy Step Code is a performance standard designed to drive steady increases in the energy performance of new buildings. It is not a stand-alone code, but a part of the BC Building Code. Local governments in the province may use it, if they wish, to incentivize or require a level of energy efficiency in new construction that would exceed the minimum requirements specified in the BC Building Code.
Government Affairs
Read the transcript from October 22nd when the Hon. Shirley Robinson is pressed for action to help small businesses with property tax concerns. 
Bartlett Tree Experts
City Elevator Ltd
Events & Education

Two New Professionals groups toured Rogers Arena simultaneously, one group focused on the suites while the other had an operational tour. Afterwards, the event opened up to the rest of the membership for dinner, drinks and a Canucks game (we won!).

BOMA thanks the Canucks organization for providing a large suite in The Sports Bar free of charge.

View photo album here.

Members Claude Nobauer and Randy Felty with Mark Thompson.  
Members Claude Nobauer and Randy Felty with guest speaker,
Mark Thompson.

The October Luncheon drew a crowd of 144 people who heard architect Mark Thompson, talk about the changing face of the office building landscape. Mark, who is with Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, talked about the type of amenities that tech companies want, provided an overview of upcoming developments, and densification around transit hubs.

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
Good to Know

CleanBC is a government strategy that sets a pathway to a cleaner, better future. That future includes new job and training opportunities for you, your family and your community. As the clean economy grows, training needs to keep up and jobs need to be accessible in all corners of the province. What's your vision for the future workforce? How do you envision being ready for the jobs of the future? Provide your feedback by November 29

This message is from the Governance, Engagement, and Corporate Services Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

UGM is one of the charities that BOMA BC supports. Please read this message from them to learn more about what is happening to our neighbours, and how your company can help. 
Curtis Personalized Health Management ltd
Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems Ltd
Event Calendar
Nov 2019
BOMA November Luncheon
Register for our last keynote luncheon of 2019 where we'll be hearing about changes to the Labour Relations Code.
Nov 2019
TNP Networking Night
Get your game on with colleagues and new connections over ping pong and board games at Back and Forth Bar.
Nov 2019
Victoria Chapter Christmas Luncheon
Registration is open for the Victoria chapter's annual event.
Dec 2019
BOMA Christmas Luncheon (Vancouver)
Get on the wait list in case spots become available.
National News

If you are interested in being a speaker or part of a panel when BOMEX comes to Vancouver next fall, click here for details. The education themes are Sustainability, Resilience/Risk management, Building a team today for tomorrow, and Emerging technologies. New ideas are welcome.

The deadline for session proposals is January 31.

BOMEX is BOMA Canada's building excellence summit where people come to learn, meet exhibitors, make new connections, and celebrate national award winners.

Around the Industry
Source: Mortgage Broker News
The amount of returned products is one of the lesser-talked-about drivers of industrial real estate demand. A report from GWL Realty Advisors suggests that by 2023, sales from e-commerce in North America are forecasted to grow by an additional USD$497 billion.
Source: T&D World

A new white paper from Navigant suggests that energy, technology and service providers must be innovative when it comes to the buildings sector. If they don’t adapt, their businesses could be left behind.
Source: Vancouver Sun

Several real estate companies are partnering with local First Nations to develop commercial and residential space in Vancouver, Burnaby and West Vancouver.
Source: Mirage News
The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at University of Waterloo has released a comprehensive report outlining 20 measures that commercial real estate owners and managers can implement to enhance flood resilience.
Source: Canadian Forest Industries

Sales are surging for timber suppliers thanks to B.C.’s early adoption of the drafted 2020 National Building Code. The code encourages the use of encapsulated mass timber in mid-rise construction.
Source: Western Investor

Nexii Building Solutions Inc., a Moose Jaw construction startup focused on creating low-carbon building materials, has opened a head office in Vancouver. The company is turning heads in the real estate and construction industries.