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The Bay Building at 674 Granville Reimagined

HBC releases preview of plans to add 1 million square feet of office space to downtown Vancouver, targeting major tech sector tenants. Streetworks Development, the property development division of HBC, has released initial plans to redevelop The Bay store building in downtown Vancouver at 674 Granville St.  Information available to date regarding the redevelopment has […]

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 […]

45 West 7th 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, 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 application […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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