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Techspace Quarterly

Curious about what’s been happening in Vancouver tech? Who’s making moves and what topics are trending? We bring you the industry’s top highlights every quarter so you can stay in the loop! Check out our most recent newsletter here. Join our mail list to get the latest industry stats, market trends, and insights about Vancouver’s technology community.

Canada Office Figures Q2 2022

Canada Office Figures Q2 2022

Canada Office Figures Q2 2022 Office market steading, with Vancouver and suburban markets leading the recovery. Office market conditions are steadying following a challenging first quarter. With omicron concerns now largely abated, Vancouver and suburban markets are...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2022

Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2022

Market HighlightsVacancy rates for all office product classes throughout Metro Vancouver dropped 10 basis points (bps) quarter-over-quarter to 6.9% in Q1 2022. This is the second consecutive quarterly decline since vacancy peaked at 7.4% in Q3 2021.Following...

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2021 Tech-30

2021 Tech-30

2021 Tech-30 Vancouver landed in the #3 spot out of 30 markets in our newly released 2021 Tech-30 report. The report measures the tech industry’s impact on North America’s job and office markets. The tech industry has continuously made a positive impact on our job and...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2022

Vancouver Office MarketView Q2 2021

Market Highlights Vacancy rates for all classes of office product in Metro Vancouver increased 60 basis points (bps) to 6.9% in Q2 2021. New office inventory introduced to the market this quarter contributed to the increase in vacancy in the downtown core. In...

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Scoring Tech Talent 2021

Scoring Tech Talent 2021

Scoring Tech Talent 2021 The Scoring Tech Talent report is a comprehensive analysis of labour market conditions, costs, and qualities for highly skilled tech workers. The top 50 markets in the U.S. and Canada were ranked according to their competitive advantages and...

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Top 10 Predictions for the Future of Workplaces

Top 10 Predictions for the Future of Workplaces

How the future of work looksThe pandemic has significantly altered how and where business is carried out. As COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax, our research team highlights 10 predictions for the future of workplaces!1. Remote work is here to stay. Due to the...

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Downtown office boom fueling residential demand?

Downtown office boom fueling residential demand?

Our very own teammate, Andre Alie Day, was recently featured in an urbanYVR interview with Shawn Brown, a Vancouver residential broker at West Haven Group. The two discussed downtown Vancouver's current office tower boom and how it could affect residential real estate...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Market HighlightsThe vacancy rate for all classes of office product in Metro Vancouver inched up 10 basis points (bps) from Q4 2020 and now sits at 6.3%. Nearly half of all this vacant product is located within the Downtown market.Compared to Vancouver’s Downtown...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Vancouver Office MarketView Q4 2020

Market Highlights Metro Vancouver office vacancy increased for the third consecutive quarter to 6.2%, up 280 basis points (bps) from the 2019 year-end total Downtown vacancy rose by 120 bps in comparison to Q3 2020 (now 5.8%), returning to levels last seen in Q2 2017...

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Scoring Tech Talent 2022

Scoring Tech Talent 2022

Scoring Tech Talent 2022The Scoring Tech Talent report is a comprehensive analysis of labour market conditions, costs, and qualities for highly skilled tech workers. The top 50 markets in the U.S. and Canada were ranked according to their competitive advantages and...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2022

Vancouver Office MarketView Q4 2021

Market HighlightsVacancy rates for all classes of office product in Metro Vancouver decreased by 40 basis points (bps) to 7.0% in Q4 2021 2021. Even though 543,000 sq. ft. of new office inventory was introduced this quarter, nearly three-quarters were pre-leased prior...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2022

Vancouver Office MarketView Q3 2021

Market Highlights Vacancy rates for all classes of office product in Metro Vancouver increased 50 basis points to 7.4% in Q3 2021. Over 600,000 sq. ft. of new office inventory introduced this quarter contributed to the increase of vacancy in the market. Suburban...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Vancouver Office MarketView Q2 2020

Market Highlights Metro Vancouver experienced a substantial increase in overall office vacancy to 4.6%, 70 basis point (bps) more than in Q1 2020. Downtown vacancy grew for the first time in years, now at 3.3%, largely attributed to sublease supply soaring as firms...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2020

Market Highlights Market conditions in Metro Vancouver remained tight on the heels of a record low average vacancy in Q4 2019, with a marginal 10 basis points (bps) increase to 3.9% in Q1 2020. Downtown vacancy contracted by 10 bps quarter over quarter settling at...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Vancouver Office MarketView Q4 2019

Market Highlights The Metro Vancouver office market finished 2019 with a record low vacancy rate of 3.7%, a 10 basis point (bps) decrease quarter-over-quarter and 190 bps year-over-year. Vacancy in the Downtown core fell 10 bps from Q3 2019, a bellwether of continued...

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2018

A Strong Finish to 2017 sees suburban markets tightening as downtown reaches capacity…

BC’s robust economy was again one of the strongest performers across the country.

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2021

Vancouver Office MarketView Q4 2017

A Strong Finish to 2017 sees suburban markets tightening as downtown reaches capacity…

BC’s robust economy was again one of the strongest performers across the country.

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Vancouver Office MarketView Q1 2022

Vancouver Office MarketView Q3 2021

Market Highlights Vacancy rates for all classes of office product in Metro Vancouver increased 50 basis points to 7.4% in Q3 2021. Over 600,000 sq. ft. of new office inventory introduced this quarter contributed to the increase of vacancy in the market. Suburban...

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Canada Office Figures Q2 2022

Canada Office Figures Q2 2022

Canada Office Figures Q2 2022 Office market steading, with Vancouver and suburban markets leading the recovery. Office market conditions are steadying following a challenging first quarter. With omicron concerns now largely abated, Vancouver and suburban markets are...

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2020 Tech-30

2020 Tech-30

Vancouver snagged the #1 spot for the second consecutive year in our newly released 2020 Tech-30, a report that measures the tech industry's impact on North America's job and office markets. The tech industry has continuously made a positive impact on our job and...

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CBRE’s Reopening Playbook

CBRE’s Reopening Playbook

Are you working on your office reopening strategy? CBRE Vancouver was the first North American office to reopen and we are proud to share our CBRE Reopening Playbook to provide assistance and help set the standard for our current workplace reality. To strategize our...

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Scoring Tech Talent 2020

Scoring Tech Talent 2020

The Scoring Tech Talent report is a comprehensive analysis of labour market conditions, costs and qualities for highly skilled tech workers. The top 50 markets in the U.S. and Canada were ranked according to their competitive advantages and appeal to both employers...

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2020 Tech Trends

2020 Tech Trends

In celebration of a new decade, we're taking a closer look at 14 tech trend predictions from CBInsights. 2020 will be a big year for all facets of technology, particularly in health tech, business optimization, and political agendas. 1. We see broader and deeper...

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How Workplace Experience Can Boost Employee Engagement

How Workplace Experience Can Boost Employee Engagement

There has been a focus on employee workplace experience like never before especially with the increased attention on employee wellness and a competitive job market. What has your workplace implemented to stay ahead of the game? Our new research reveals that to improve...

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2019 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent

2019 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent

In CBRE's 2019 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent report that ranks 20 cities on competitive advantages and appeals to tech workers and employers, Vancouver moved up a spot to take the 3rd position. Cities were ranked based on three tech industry indictors in success:...

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2019 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards

2019 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards

Congratulations to all the companies that were recognized in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 50 Awards! The High Technology Facilities Group is proud to be a returning sponsor. To support the program, we had the privilege to be part of the interview process. It was insightful...

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The Great Resignation’s Impact on Office Users

The Great Resignation’s Impact on Office Users

The Great Resignation’s Impact on Office UsersMore U.S. workers are leaving their jobs than ever before, and job openings exceed willing workers—a trend dubbed the “Great Resignation” in headlines. What does this mean for office occupiers, and what can they do to...

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