The NAIOP Vancouver Government Relations Committee is a collective voice advocating on municipal and provincial policies that affect the commercial real estate industry. We communicate, monitor and take action to continue to ensure the voice of NAIOP Vancouver is heard and the needs and interests of our membership are being addressed.
The Government Advocacy Update is provided to inform you of the potential policy changes and the actions NAIOP Vancouver is taking. The key issues we are currently focused on include the following:
NAIOP Vancouver strives to provide the most relevant and up-to-date information regarding issues and developments which may affect or be of interest to our membership and the business community.
On this page you will find the Government Relations Update and reports from municipalities as well as links to website articles and other useful documents.
Government Relations Update - August 2019
Click here to see the full August 2019 update to Government Relations
Click here to see the full October 2018 update to Government Relations.
The City of Richmond is proposing an annual update to the Development Cost Charged Imposition Bylaw to reflect the current year's inflationary increase of 2.2%.
Click here to learn more.
NAIOP Vancouver Advocacy Update - November 2017
NAIOP retained Altus Group Economic Consulting to provide an assessment of the economic benefits of downtown Vancouver’s office sector and the potential negative impacts of the application of Community Amenity Charges (CACs) to office re-zoning developments in downtown Vancouver.
Read the full report here.
View the report
By Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | View the article
The Vancouver Sun interviewed NAIOP Vancouver's Development Issues and Government Relations Chair, Graeme Silvera. The article, published November 14, 2011, looks at the rising fees faced by developers in the Lower Mainland. View the article.
This Business in Vancouver article discusses the effectiveness of the Vision Vancouver council in implementing initiatives to promote Vancouver's business competitiveness over the past three years. NAIOP Vancouver's Cost of Business Survey is referenced. View the article.