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First Movers Vancouver – 10 Notable Office Leases in Q4 2021

Q4 2021 was a busy quarter in Metro Vancouver with leasing activity (absorption) of approximately 400,000 square feet downtown and 280,000 square feet in the suburbs – an increase since Q3 2021. With this increase in activity, the office market saw its first decline in vacancy since the beginning of the pandemic. Vancouver continues to […]

The Stay Interview – a Secret Weapon in the War for Talent

In this intensely competitive talent landscape, employers in the tech industry are using every tool at their disposal to retain top talent. Exit Interviews Many people have participated in an exit interview during their careers – typically by providing their employer with feedback when they leave a company. With employees reconsidering their jobs en masse […]

Meta Inks Lease Deal for ~589,000 square feet in Austin’s Tallest Tower

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. confirms that they will be taking ~589,000 square feet of new office space in downtown Austin, Texas.  This accounts for the entire commercial component of a mixed use 66-storey tower.  Once complete, the tower known as Sixth and Guadalupe will be the tallest tower in the City. Meta currently has […]

W45 by Rendition: A modern take on post-modernism in Mount Pleasant

Rendition Developments recently submitted their development application to the City of Vancouver for a new office and light-industrial development W45, located at 37-45 West 7th Avenue in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The future 4-storey, mixed-use building will replace a dated commercial building. The project, designed by FRANCL, is inspired by mid-century modern architecture. The development […]

Vancouver City Council Approves AbCellera’s Mount Pleasant Campus

On December 20, 2021 Vancouver City Council unanimously approved rezoning applications from developers Beedie and Dayhu, for AbCellera’s new biotech research campus at 110 West 4th Avenue and 150 West 4th Avenue. Both buildings will host AbCellera Biologics in supporting the company’s rapid growth. City staff provided AbCellera a rare, expedited path of combining the […]

Burrard Exchange at 1025 Dunsmuir Street

Hudson Pacific Properties recently submitted their development application to the City of Vancouver for Burrard Exchange at 1025 Dunsmuir Street.  The future 16-storey, mass timber office building will be the fifth tower located on the Bentall Centre complex. Bentall Centre is currently comprised of four office towers, all completed from the late 1960s to early […]

Hootsuite’s Return to Work in Vancouver

Māk Interiors gave Tech Office a behind-the-scenes look into the recently improved Hootsuite Vancouver HQ, with some key insights on their return to work strategy. Partner Post: written by Amber Kingsnorth of Māk Interiors For a team like Hootsuite with employees in offices around the world, the pandemic offered a chance to rethink their workspace. […]

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 […]

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