June 17, 2022
Association News
On May 26, nearly 300 members and staff filled the ballroom at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel for the BOMA 2022 Awards Gala presented by SerVantage Services Group! 

View the award winners and photo album below!
Our newest committee and group, Women BOMA, held their first event last week: 'Building Character,' sponsored by GDI Integrated Facility Services!
Source: BOMA BC

"BOMA BC has been working with the Clean BC to provide input into the development of a decarbonization strategy for the commercial real estate sector. In preparing this work, we undertook a survey to better understand the current status of our real estate member’s energy reduction and decarbonization plans and projects, along with what they consider to be their motivations and greatest barriers to achieving results at their properties."
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Regulatory News
Source: BOMA BC

"Starting in 2025, the City of Vancouver will require commercial parking lots with 60 or more stalls to provide 26.6 kW of EV charging power (this is equivalent to four Level 2 chargers)..."
Source: BOMA BC

"On May 17, 2022, Vancouver City Council passed regulations to set annual carbon pollution limits for existing commercial buildings. (Come to the BOMA BC June Luncheon on June 23, 2022, to learn all about the new regulations directly from the City!)."
Government Affairs
Source: BOMA BC

"On May 30, 2022, BOMA BC met with BC’s Minister of Finance, the Honourable Selina Robinson for a wide-ranging discussion on important issues impacting the commercial real estate industry."
Source: BC Goverment News

Premier John Horgan, along with the BC Goverment have cotninued to delivery on committments to put people first and building a stronger province. 

"A new oil and gas royalty system was introduced, putting the interests of British Columbians first and eliminating the largest fossil fuel subsidy in B.C. Along with eliminating other outdated and inefficient subsidies, these changes will give British Columbians a fair return and allow the government to invest more in their priorities, such as improving services, bringing down costs, and tackling carbon pollution."
As part of ongoing Employment Lands and Economy Review (ELER) implementation, staff have now developed a series of resource guides to support commercial tenants with real estate decision making and relocation planning.
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Events & Education
Stop, collaborate, and listen: The Cruise is back, 90's edition!
That's right - it's time to pump up those Reeboks, put on your plaid and do the running man for the BOMA's 90s Boat Cruise presented by Community Fire Prevention!

We still have two sponsorship spots available! 

Sponsoring The Cruise is an excellent way to showcase your company while supporting the industry!

For more information, please get in touch with our Senior Manager, Events & Member Services, Kiomi Lutz, at

Source: Tremco

"For building owners and managers with high performance goals, eliminating gaps, cracks and holes in the building envelope is the first simple step toward improving building performance and reducing energy costs."
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Good to Know
Source: Construct Connect

"....two parties signed a memorandum of understanding. Under the three-year agreement, signed by WKNTC chiefs, BC Housing and David Eby, the minister responsible for housing, at the B.C. Legislature, BC Housing and the WKNTC will work together by sharing best practices and knowledge to create a Nation-specific housing management and maintenance plan."
Source: Storeys

"Industrial has been one of hottest commodities in Canada for several years now with high demand and low vacancy, because rents keep increasing the valuations keep increasing,” she said. “That is compressing cap rates, but a lot of investors are taking a long-term view of these and they continue to be great assets to invest in.”
Source: BOMA BC

"Last year, the City of Vancouver undertook a Fire Sprinkler Permit Process review to better understand the barriers, delays and obstacles that applicants face when applying for a fire sprinkler permit. BOMA BC asked for member feedback, and several members participated in the review."
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Event Calendar
Jun 2022
BOMA June Luncheon: Permit Project - Updates to GHG regulations and the permitting process
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT | The Roof, Hotel Vancouver; 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Jun 2022
Budget Updates to Benefit Building Owners and Understanding Property Tax Recovery
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT | 200 Granville Street, main floor meeting room, Vancouver
Jun 2022
BOMA Victoria Chapter Mixer: Bump, Set, Spiked!
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT | Rooftop, Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
Jul 2022
BOMA 90's Boat Cruise presented by Community Fire Prevention
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM PDT | Boarding & embarking at Westin Bayshore Marina 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Aug 2022
Golf Hole Sponsorships (BOMA Golf Classic)
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PDT | Northview Golf & Country Club 6857 168th St., Surrey
Aug 2022
BOMA Golf Classic (Registration Opens Soon!)
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PDT | Northview Golf & Country Club 6857 168th St., Surrey
Aug 2022
TNP: Nooner At The Nat! (Save-The-Date!)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT | Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
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Around the Industry
Source: Remi Network

"Through our collaboration with partners and providers, we are working to make sure all people in Vancouver and across British Columbia have access to stable housing,” said Wilson Miao, Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre. "These types of investments are necessary for healthy and sustainable communities.”"
source: CBC

Although upgrading and repairing current building more expensive, Tourism Minister Melanie Mark attempted to win over a skeptical public Wednesday on plans to rebuild the Royal B.C. Museum by outlining the business case for the $789-million project
Source: Remi Network

"All types of buildings are at risk for water damage, but it is predominantly high-rise buildings....when the construction crew shows up on Monday morning, there can be millions in damages, setting back the project months – but with the proper system in place, the water can be immediately shut off, averting much of the loss."