October 12, 2021
Association News
While online meetings and webinars certainly have benefits, there seems to be no substitute for connecting face-to-face, especially with those in your industry. Over the last few weeks, we have had the opportunity to offer a diverse collection of events, including a few exciting in-person events. In case you missed them, here is a recap!
BOMA BC is excited to announce the launch of our new Climate Action Program. This program encompasses many of the elements you already know and trust, such as BOMA’s Total Waste Management Program; BOMA’s e-Energy Training Program and BOMA U-Track; plus, it features several new services and offerings such as: BOMA’s Building Decarbonization Tool and BOMA BC’s Leap Forward Award.
Amid a rain-soaked week, we managed to find a pocket of sunshine for our Mardi Gras-themed Welcome Back Boat Cruise!
Has your building experienced significant energy savings (+/- 25%) within the past year or two? If so, BOMA BC wants to hear why and how you did it!


A big congratulations to BOMA BC members, QuadReal Property Group and Wesgroup Properties, for their wins at the 2021 BOMA International Awards in Boston, Mass.!
Their buildings, 745 Thulow St. (QuadReal) and 1128 Hornby St. (Wesgroup), joined five other Canadian BOMA winners over the weekend for seven awards in total — go Canada go!

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Regulatory News
On Sept. 21, Vancouver City Council voted for staff recommendations on permitting and licensing procedures for commercial renovations to go to a public hearing. These new pilot policy changes intend to significantly reduce the impacts to building owners and small businesses from a change of use and allow for more flexibility when adding a demising wall.
Government Affairs
Source: REMI Network
The provincial government’s sales tax rebate on certain building/facilities management and operations essentials has been extended for another six months.
Bartlett Tree Experts
IntercomLux Management
Events & Education
We're excited to invite you to our TNP Book Club launch and our first in-person TNP Event since February 2020!
Network with young professionals in your industry and hear from author Laura Sukorokoff as she breaks down her latest work, It's Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Break Up" With Their Managers and What to do About It.
Even if you have not read this book, this event will provide valuable insights and actionable takeaways that you can put into action at your workplace — and beyond! 
We are thrilled to announce that our much-anticipated Christmas Luncheon will be back and in-person for 2021!
While we are still in the planning phase, we can share the following details:

Date: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM PDT
Location: BC Ballroom, Hotel Vancouver - 900 W Georgia St., Vancouver
Posh party: While the luncheon's theme is still top-secret, it will require dressing up to the nines!
Don't delay: Seats will be limited this year — we will send out a notification as soon as registration opens.
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Good to Know
Source: FortisBC
FortisBC will be reopening its Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) program to natural gas customers, as of Oct. 15, 2021. FortisBC was able to secure new RNG supply over the last two years, providing natural gas customers with a carbon-neutral energy option.

Questions? Please contact Ian Mitchell, Key Account Manager at FortisBC, at or at 604-592-8237.
Source: Security Magazine
“When it comes to building properties that attract top tenants, technology plays a key role. Today’s CRE tenants want the latest and greatest, but new technology also comes with increased risks and costs, especially in the hyper-connected Internet of Things (IoT)-driven world we live in.”
Source: Business in Vancouver
Recent data shows that the commercial real estate sector in Metro Vancouver should be preparing for recovery, but the BC Real Estate Association says that’s far from reality.
Source: BC Business
BC Business looks at why industrial real estate keeps booming, where B.C. residents will work post-pandemic, how COVID-19 changed housing patterns, and what First Nations’ rise as developers means for them and for the province's shelter shortage.
Modern Niagara Vancouver Inc.
Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems Ltd
Event Calendar
Oct 2021
TNP Book Club : It's Not Them, It's You
Join us at the Social 7 Lounge in Vancouver for our very first TNP Book Club event!
Nov 2021
Metro Vancouver’s Waste Reduction & Recycling Toolkit
Zoom Webinar.

Save the date, details to come!
Nov 2021
November Luncheon
Network with peers and learn from experts in your industry.

Save the date, details to come!
Dec 2021
BOMA 2021 Christmas Luncheon
Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 - 11:30 AM - 2:30 p.m. PDT
BC Ballroom, Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St., Vancouver

Save the date, details to come!
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National News
Source: Western Investor
"Soon to become Vancouver’s largest office tenant, Amazon expects its workers to spend at least three days in the office each week, bucking a tech-industry trend."
Around the Industry
Source: Daily Hive/Urbanized
The second phase of the development at Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre within the City of Burnaby will be significantly bigger than the first phase.
Source: REMI Network

The list of winners of the 2021 CAGBC Awards includes MEC Vancouver, which won the award for New Construction.
Source: Real Estate News EXchange
Starlight Investments and AIMCo have purchased a fully leased 18-storey office building at 1138 Melville St. in Vancouver. The building is BOMA BEST Silver certified.
Source: Business in Vancouver
“Victoria has one of the smallest commercial real estate footprints among major Canadian cities, but it kicks far above its weight in the metrics that define a market giant.”
Source: The Chilliwack Progress
In fast-growing Chilliwack, a large property purchase by Denciti Development could spur even more growth for the city.
Source: Castanet
Vancouver developers are looking to make their mark in Kelowna thanks to the area’s land potential.