February 9, 2021
Association News

When Larry Cadorin heard about BOMA BC's recent Christmas event, he was reminded of how 25 years earlier, he met his future wife. It was December 1985, at the Hotel Vancouver where Larry met Rhonda, at the BOMA Christmas Luncheon. While he doesn't recall the exact date, he remembers that Ian Beverage was the executive director of BOMA at the time.

Larry retired from the elevator industry 10 years ago, and Rhonda is retiring this May (from the International Union of Elevator Constructors). Prior to this she worked for Schindler, Western Elevators, the Aquilinis and Western Elevator. Larry worked at Computrol, M.A.D. Elevator Fixture, Dupar Controls, Delco/Eltec Elevators and Roco Distributors.

The staff at BOMA were delighted to hear their story, and look forward to once again hosting events where professionals can expand their network.



If you start working on your award entry now you'll get it completed by the deadline of March 5. 

Full details on the awards program are at

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Jones.

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Events & Education

The event is in limbo with province-wide restrictions on groups continuing indefinitely. The Ski Day Committee remains committed to organizing an event if we can safely do so. Stay tuned for further updates. 

The videos of last year's seminars and QBT sessions are stored on the PMIC website. To access a webinar you already paid for, select "Sign In" and create a password. Taking this step also enables you to engage in the online community. If the session was originally free of charge, or you already paid for it, you'll be able to see a playable video icon. Contact Tracy at if there's a session you'd like access to (it costs $20 per webinar). 

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Good to Know

Source: DVBIA
Early last fall, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) started an initiative called the Trespass Prevention Pilot Project, which allowed VPD officers to take proactive measures in removing trespassers from private properties without the need for service calls or direct involvement from an owner or property representative. This program began as a pilot project which included properties between the 600 and 1200 blocks of Granville Street, along with selected adjacent properties where street disorder and trespassing incidents were most prevalent.

The VPD has been given the green light to enter the next phase of the Trespass Prevention Program, which includes a downtown-wide rollout. Any business or strata in the downtown core is able to register. If you are interested, contact Constable Woods at for additional information.

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Event Calendar
Feb 2021
How to make your HVAC systems pandemic ready with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization
This presentation discusses pathogen transmission within a facility and how to reduce the probability of transmission.
Mar 2021
Managing projects during COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities
This session takes a look at the best projects to take on before occupancy begins to rise, and project constraints and challenges from the viewpoint of a property manager, contractor and consultant.
Mar 2021
Future of the workplace & break out room networking
Stay tuned for details.
Mar 2021
TNP virtual activity
Don't miss the first networking event of the year for young professionals. Save the date!
Apr 2021
Emerging technologies
This session is about the latest building technology, and the ones that are evolving that you should have on your radar.
May 2021
BOMA Awards Gala
Network virtually and find out who won an Award of Excellence!
Jun 2021
How to manage energy in under-occupied buildings
Details to come!
Around the Industry
Source: Business in Vancouver
Even though commercial real estate sales in Metro Vancouver declined in the third quarter of 2020, the dollar volume of sales, led by increased land prices, rose.
Source: BC Local News
PC Urban is proposing a mixed-use commercial and industrial development for the former Galaxy Motors site in Colwood.
Source: Financial Post
Automobile-dominated downtowns are less affected by COVID fallout than transit-oriented ones.
Source: RENX
Proptech is advancing in other ways besides helping office employees work remotely.
Source: Financial Post
As the pandemic subsides, people will return to offices and malls more quickly than most expect, says the head of Brookfield Asset Management.
Source: Western Investor
The new fan uses UV light, which can kill 99.9 per cent of the pathogen that causes COVID-19.
Source: Daily Hive/Urbanized
The federal government has provided more than $25 million to Precision NanoSystems Inc. to create a vaccine biomanufacturing facility.