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Sooner or Later, What’s Old is New Again – Innovative Real Estate Development Projects in Vancouver

Unique Office Redevelopment Projects and Urban Infill Sites are Increasingly Common In March 2021, Vancouver’s Director of Planning approved Uptown Property Group’s application for ~157,000 sq.ft. of new office space at 619-625 West Hastings Street. What makes this project particularly unique is that the new tower will be attached to the east façade of the […]

First Movers Toronto – 8 Notable Office Leases in Q3 2021

In the first installment of our quarterly update on notable office leasing activity in Toronto, we’ve highlighted the First Movers over the past quarter – companies who made a commitment to move, sublease, expand their footprint or renew their leases. The downtown Toronto and GTA office markets remain relatively soft due to the effects of […]

First Movers Q3 2021 – 10 notable office leases in Vancouver

In the first installment of our quarterly update on notable office leasing activity in Vancouver, we’ve highlighted the First Movers over the past quarter – companies who made a commitment to move, expand their footprint or renew their leases. Q3 2021 was a busy quarter in Vancouver for leasing activity. Most large commercial real estate […]

Progress at Main Alley – M2 at 114 East 4th Avenue

Tech Office recently visited Westbank’s “M2” building of the Main Alley tech campus at 114 East 4th Avenue and Quebec Street.  Construction of the 8-storey mixed use building is progressing well and nearing completion. Main Alley Campus The M2 building represents the second instalment at Main Alley, a new creative economy campus that spans an […]

Development Update at 950 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tech Office recently visited Bonnis Properties’ development at 950 Granville (consolidated as 950, 958 and 968 Granville St.)  Demolition of the site is underway to begin the construction of the first phase’s four-storey concept. As reported by Urbanized earlier this year, a six storey concept of the building (if approved) could have a density of […]

Vancouver Centre II – The New City Centre

Great West Life Realty advisors (GWLRA) and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s (HOOPP) design of VCII caters to tenant needs along with COVID-19 considerations. Construction is well advanced at Vancouver Centre II (VCII) located at 733 Seymour Street. Developed in partnership with GWLRA and HOOPP, VCII is more than 50% leased to companies that include […]

161 East 4th Avenue – The Workshop

The Workshop by boutique developer Mondivan Group has been reported as almost fully leased with their recent finalization of negotiations with a large local company. Mondivan Group, in partnership with Perkins + Will architect, is nearing completion of the ~56,500 square foot office and light industrial building. The project, referred to as “The Workshop”, is […]

New Lease and Construction Update at The Stack by Oxford Properties

Oxford’s newest development at 1133 Melville Street in Vancouver will continue their legacy of building world class buildings, with market-leading amenities. Construction at 1133 Melville Street – the soon to be tallest office building in the city of Vancouver – is moving along swiftly; the project is expected to ‘top-off’ in late 2021 with tenants […]

LaSalle College – Canada’s #1 Game Design School – Breaks Ground on their Future Campus in Vancouver

LaSalle College Vancouver hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last week for their new campus on Kaslo Street in Vancouver, steps from the Renfrew SkyTrain Station. As one of the leading art and design schools in Canada, LaSalle offers a variety of media arts, graphic design, culinary and film programs to their students. In 2021 they were […]

Salesforce bought Slack last week. What will happen to Slack’s global offices?

In late-2020 Salesforce made headlines by announcing they would acquire Slack for nearly $28 billion USD; last week they completed their acquisition. While the tech community awaits news about the integration of the businesses, the real estate community is eager to see what will happen with Slack’s global offices. An unintentional success story A homegrown […]

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