June 8, 2021
Association News
BOMA BC held its virtual awards gala on May 21, presented by Grime Fighters Service Group. Congratulations to all our local winners, with a special acknowledgement of Oxford Properties Group on winning three awards!
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Events & Education
It's been a long time since BOMA has been able to host members at an in-person event. Here's a snapshot of what we're planning, and ideas for the near future.
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Good to Know
Source: OPEN Technologies
Building Benchmark BC, a voluntary pilot program led by a dozen British Columbia local governments, is helping commercial real estate leaders get out in front of the transition to energy efficient, lower carbon buildings. Donovan Woollard explains how and why signing up today could head off big headaches tomorrow.
Source: DVBIA
The State of Downtown examines the people, places, businesses and industries that contribute to Downtown Vancouver’s economy and vibrancy. The 2020 edition highlights the impacts of COVID-19, the response by various sectors and levels of government and provides recommendations for downtown’s economic recovery.
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Event Calendar
Jun 2021
How to convey land acknowledgement at your property
Chief Ian Campbell, hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation, will speak about what land acknowledgements are, and how building owners can celebrate culture at their properties.
Jun 2021
A day in the life with analytics-powered maintenance
This presentation will lay out a practical approach to implementing a condition-based maintenance program leveraging Analytics and automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics.
Aug 2021
BOMA Golf Classic
Once we have information from the golf course on the format of the event we'll send out the registration form. For now, save the date!
Sep 2021
Boat Cruise
We’ve booked The Spirit, a sprawling vessel of three levels with massive outdoor space. The perfect place for a welcome back celebration!
Around the Industry
Source: REMI Network/Canadian Property Management
With the vaccine rollout progressing, now is the time to consider how a return to work will look and how office buildings will change in the future.
Source: Carbon Lighthouse
Carbon Lighthouse, a cleantech leader focused on impact and revenue-generating decarbonization  solutions for commercial real estate, has shared results of a new survey that reveals the surprising extent to which millennials' priorities around health, wellness and safety will affect economic recovery and growth.
Source: Times Colonist
Mid America Venture Capital, which has proposed a new commercial development off West Coast Road in Sooke, says the major retail and office centre is the right response to the growing community’s needs.
Source: BIV
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the breaks on a booming office sector in Vancouver. Now the industry is preparing for a post-pandemic boom.
Source: BIV
The record-high prices for land and building materials are cooling the residential retail market, providing a perfect opportunity for rezoning land as commercial or industrial.
Source: REMI Network
“Enhancing cleaning, disinfection and communication is critically important within real estate at a time when health and safety is top of mind.”
Source: Western Investor
The BC Real Estate Association’s Commercial Leading Indicator index, which tracks economic measures affecting the industry, rose in the first quarter of the year, up 15 per cent compared to the same time last year.