FortisBC rebate programs help building owners...

September 12, 2018

Photo: Scott Ullrich, CEO of Gateway Property ManagementOf all the costs involved in operating a building, space and water heating represent about half of the e...

Adoption of the 2018 BC Building and Plumbing...

September 5, 2018

The 2018 BC Building and Plumbing Code includes most of the 2015 National Code requirements and some variations specific to BC. Some important BC-specific code ...

FortisBC rebate programs help building owners...

April 12, 2018

 Photo: Scott Ullrich, CEO of Gateway Property ManagementOf all the costs involved in operating a building, space and water heating represent about half of the ...

Source: FortisBC

Recent BOMA BEST Certified Buildings

April 9, 2018

Recent BOMA BEST Certified BuildingsPlatinum                             Guinness Tower, Oxford Properties Group                       Marine Building, Oxford P...

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

April 9, 2018

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC):Company:                      ...

BC Budget Update Payroll Tax

February 22, 2018

The “employer health” tax, as it is dubbed by government, requires companies with payrolls over $500,000 a year to pay a 0.98 per cent tax on annual payroll. Th...

City of Vancouver Property Tax Proposal

February 22, 2018

BOMA has been an advocate for split class assessments for some time. As you may know, buildings in high growth areas are assessed at very high residential value...

Message from President Paul LaBranche

February 22, 2018

Your BOMA Board leadership is currently in the process of recruiting a new President and hope to have someone in place by our April AGM or sooner. A copy of the...

‘Economic impact of BC’s commercial real esta...

January 16, 2018

BOMA BC engaged Deloitte to conduct an Economic Impact Study of the BC Commercial Real Estate Sector. The study spanned BC’s Office, Retail and Light Industrial...

‘A partnership to end homelessness in Vancouv...

January 15, 2018

Vancouver’s affordability crisis is keeping many people struggling with mental health, poverty, and addiction in a state of homelessness. Vacancy rates are lowe...

‘A City of Vancouver Property Tax Proposal’ c...

January 15, 2018

Fortunately, it was communicated in the meeting that there are now no plans to bring the proposal to Council for consideration.   Of the proposed changes inclu...

FortisBC offers free program to save money, e...

December 20, 2017

Scott Ullrich, CEO of Gateway Property Management and participant in FortisBC’s Rental Apartment Efficiency ProgramAs CEO of Gateway Property Management, Scott ...

Source: FortisBC

“AnimalKind” pest removal best practices

December 20, 2017

The BC SPCA manages pest issues at the 42 buildings they operate across BC. While prevention is their first choice, despite their best efforts they sometimes st...

Source: BC SPCA.

Rebates make it easier to level up to high ef...

November 13, 2017

Deanna Fourt, director of energy efficiency and conservation for Island HealthWhen it’s time to replace equipment, renovate your building or build a new one, im...

Source: FortisBC

Making rental properties better for tenants a...

October 11, 2017

More than 80 per cent of BC’s rental apartment buildings are older than 35 years, meaning many could benefit from improved energy-efficiency measures; however, ...

Source: FortisBC

‘Keep wildlife and rodents out the “AnimalKin...

October 11, 2017

Experts say that simple features help keep rats and mice out. For example, use door sweeps made of rodent-proof materials, and seal utility openings with escutc...

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

September 11, 2017

 The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC): Company Principal Member ICE Development Ltd...

Source: BOMA-BC

BOMA BC Golf Classic 2017

August 16, 2017

Contest WinnersMens Closest to the Pin Links: Vittorio BradshawLadies Closest to the Pin Links: Jenny StroudLadies Closest to the Pin Resort: Cayley OrmanMens C...

City of Victoria consolidation of the Buildin...

August 15, 2017

To view the proposed Building and Plumbing Bylaw (Appendix D) and the Committee of the Whole Report from June 15, 2017, see below:Report_Update and Consolidatio...

Source: BOMA BC

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

August 15, 2017

 The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC): Company Principal Member Beedie Development ...

Source: BOMA BC

BCSA enhancements to the Electrical Field Saf...

August 15, 2017

Beginning in the second renewal cycle, FSRs will need to confirm completion of up to eight hours of code-related training over the previous three years. FSRs...

Source: BOMA BC

The Key to Elevator Safety in an Emergency

July 21, 2017

In the event of a fire, earthquake or other critical incident, it’s essential that firefighters and emergency personnel be able to quickly gain control over you...

Source: BOMA-BC

The Online Delivery of Facilities Services, c...

June 15, 2017

As the IoT automates processes in buildings, service management, traditionally enterprise-centric, must integrate human and machine processes, across building p...

Source: BOMA-BC

BOMA BC 2017 Award Winners

June 15, 2017

Outstanding Volunteer of the YearLeigh ElliottHealth & Safety AwardJohnson ControlsPINNACLE Award: Innovation categoryTurnLeaf Consulting Inc.PINNACLE Award: Cu...

Source: BOMA-BC

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

May 8, 2017

The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC): Company Principal Member Allied Universal Securit...

Source: BOMA-BC

Building Act Update: BC Energy Step Code

May 8, 2017

The transition to net zero ready buildings by 2032 is a key commitment of the Province’s Climate Leadership Plan.  The BC Energy Step Code only applies to new c...

Source: BOMA-BC

Using the power of the Internet of Things to ...

April 11, 2017

Businesses often approach technology investments with the mantra that more technology will help to increase profits by increasing sales or production. Selling m...

Source: BOMA-BC

Province amends Building Act General Regulati...

March 21, 2017

The Building Act General Regulation came into force June 2016 with an initial list of unrestricted matters. The amendment adds the following items: 1.   Unrestr...

Source: BOMA-BC

Recent BOMA BEST Certified Buildings

March 21, 2017

Gold               815 West Hastings - West Pender Property GroupHighstreet - Shape Property ManagementHSBC Building - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. Si...

Source: BOMA-BC

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

March 21, 2017

The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC): Company: Principal Member: Archie Johnstone Plumb...

Source: BOMA-BC

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

February 9, 2017

The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC):   Company:                                       ...

Source: BOMA-BC

Recent BOMA BEST Certified Buildings

February 9, 2017

Gold               1138 Melville Street - Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP 3480 Gilmore Way - Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP 3605 Gilmore Way - Bentall Kennedy (Canada)...

Source: BOMA-BC

Obituary for Jim Young: Leader of BOMA QBT & ...

February 9, 2017

Always helpful, Jim dedicated hundreds of hours to BOMA Committees. He was a member of the Education Committee for over eighteen years, offering valuable ideas ...

Source: BOMA-BC

Documents needed to complete the EER surveys

January 16, 2017

2016 year-end financial statements (unaudited figures are acceptable); Utility bills (e.g. electric, gas, water), if applicable; Your building lease, which shou...

Source: BOMA-BC

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

December 15, 2016

The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC): Company:                                         ...

Source: BOMA-BC

BOMA and FVRD team up to discuss new regional...

November 25, 2016

“FVRD municipalities with residential diversion programs are achieving strong progress on waste reduction because of the choices people are making at home to so...

Source: BOMA-BC

Message from the Building and Safety Standard...

November 25, 2016

A local authority/local government variation is: A technical building requirement or set of requirements that differs from a requirement in provincial building ...

Source: BOMA-BC

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

October 17, 2016

The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC): Company: Principal Member: Bay Resource Group Len...

Recent BOMA BEST Certified Buildings

October 17, 2016

  Platinum 1508 West Broadway, Vancouver – CREIT Management (B.C.) Limited1185 West Georgia, Vancouver – CREIT Management (B.C.) Limited Silver 6475 Metral Driv...

Source: BOMA-BC

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

September 9, 2016

The following companies recently became members (all of their local staff are considered a member of BOMA BC):   Company:                                       ...

August 22 International Property Measurement ...

August 17, 2016

10:00 - 11:30 am EST Against a background of many differing measurement conventions, the growth of international investment in commercial real estate demands tr...

Funding for energy management system projects

August 17, 2016

Natural Resources Canada and the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines have streamlined a way for industry to access both federal and provincial program funding for e...

Floor Inspection Service

July 11, 2016

The NFCA (National Floor Covering Association) Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is a specifiable floor inspection service that protects building owners from poor...

New Regulations for BC Real Estate

July 11, 2016

Premier Christy Clark announced the government is ending self-regulation for BC’s real estate industry. The Premier said the right to regulate the industry will...

Recent BOMA BEST Certified Buildings

June 13, 2016

Certified                         The Lex - Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP Gold                                       West Oaks Mall – Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP ...

Quick Guide to the Oil Tank Removal Industry

June 13, 2016

Chances are if you live in the Lower Mainland and have purchased or sold a property in the last 20 years, you have heard about the oil tank removal industry. In...