February 15, 2023
Association News
Join us in Victoria, BC and hear from Royal BC Museum's CEO, Alicia Dubois, about the current state and vision for the museum, its role in Downtown Victoria and opportunities for redevelopment.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
Many roles in the Commercial Real Estate industry are in need of qualified candidates — how can we meet the constant demand? 
Join our speaker panel from BCIT, VCC and UBC Sauder for a discussion on Real Estate education programming and workforce entry preparedness. Gain insight into course curriculums, student demographics, enrollment figures and how prospective employers can successfully support a student's transition from college to career.
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST, 250 Howe Street, Vancouver BC
Don't miss our March Luncheon in Surrey, BC with TransLink CEO, Kevin Quinn. Kevin will share our region’s grand ambitions for transportation and livability over the next decade.
Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST, Civic Hotel, Surrey, BC
What happened last quarter in Vancouver, and what are the market watchers saying? Find out in our latest quarterly major market office report!

Featuring Q4 2022 Office Market Reports from:
•  Colliers
•  CBRE Canada
•  Cushman and Wakefield
•  Avison and Young

•  The Suburban vs. Downtown Market
•  The Stack and Vancouver Centre II
•  Vancouver’s tech industry
•  New tenant preferences
We're excited to announce TNP Book Club's third title and first book of 2023: BYOB: Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss written by the Creator and CEO of 02E Brands, Brian Scudamore!
Until February 24th, purchase a hardcover copy of Brian's book from BOMA's website for just $10! (Book and pricing available to all BOMA members)

Sponsored by Bee-Clean Building Maintenance
We had eight new members join the Association between December and January. Please join us in welcoming them to BOMA BC!
Regulatory News
Source: Daily Hive Urbanized

The Vancouver City Council approved B.C. Children’s Hospital’s proposal to build the $222 million Centre for Children and Youth Living with Health Complexity at 3580-3644 Slocan Street.
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Events & Education
Safety should be the cornerstone of every workplace. Learn ways to be aware of risks and keep the people that work in, around and on your building safe.
Source: Daily Hive Urbanized

Fire Station 8 opened on Simon Fraser University’s main campus in Burnaby, which will serve as its headquarters until the permanent station is built.
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Good to Know
Source: Real Estate News EXchange

The Vancouver Centre II office tower opened in downtown Vancouver and currently has a 62 per cent occupancy rate in the 145,000 square foot building.
Source: REMI Network/Canadian Property Management

A recent survey found that a majority of British Columbians supported single-purpose commercial venues for cannabis consumption, like cannabis lounges.
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Event Calendar
Feb 2023
(SOLD OUT!) BOMA February Luncheon: Advancing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST | Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC
Feb 2023
BOMA BC Victoria Chapter Luncheon: Royal BC Museum
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST | Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria BC
Feb 2023
(SOLD OUT!) Existing Building Commissioning Essentials
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM PST | 1035 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC
Feb 2023
(Waitlist) TNP Breakfast Club #3
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PST | Hydra Estiatorio at EXchange Hotel, Vancouver BC
Mar 2023
QBT Session: Prime Contractor Responsibilities
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST | 1035 West Pender Street + Zoom
Mar 2023
(Waitlist) BOMA Ski Day
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM PST | Whistler, BC
Mar 2023
Building Real Estate's Workforce: Panel Session
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST | 250 Howe Street, Vancouver BC
Mar 2023
March Luncheon: TransLink - Shaping the Next Decade of Transportation in Metro Vancouver
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST | Civic Hotel, 13475 Central Avenue, Surrey BC
Mar 2023
Case Studies on Electrification
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT | 200 Granville Street + Zoom
Apr 2023
BOMA Annual General Meeting
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT | The Roof, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver BC
Apr 2023
BOMA April Luncheon
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT, The Roof, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver BC
May 2023
Climate Mitigation & Adaption Strategies
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT | 200 Granville, Vancouver BC + Zoom
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National News
Source: Daily Commercial News

The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy announced that there were 3,402 business insolvencies in 2022, up 37.2 per cent from 2,480 in in 2021.
Source: REMI Network/Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Around 40 per cent of Canada is currently experiencing “abnormally to exceptionally high drought conditions,” and facility managers in these areas will have to take steps to conserve water.
Around the Industry
Source: REMI Network/Canadian Property Management

Property assessment appeal filings are jumping from $30 to $300 for commercial and industrial property owners in British Columbia.
Source: REMI Network/Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The 2022/2023 flu season began earlier than usual and saw higher case numbers, which facility managers can learn from to better prepare for future flu seasons.
Similar to BOMA Memberships, Corporate Sponsors help fund our events, initiatives, and programs throughout the year. Their contributions allow us to continue promoting and advancing the commercial real estate industry in British Columbia.

Learn more about this year's Corporate Sponsors by visiting the link below.