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:

Why pursue development issues?

  • Facilitate unified responses to proposed local or provincial government policies impacting our business
  • Opportunities for meaningful interaction with senior-level municipal staff and management
  • Provide up to date information on business and legislative developments affecting commercial and industrial real estate
  • Professional development opportunities with leading industry experts through the annual Developer's Symposium
  • Solicit and compile statistical information on cost and approval-time trends across 20 municipalities through the annual Cost of Business Survey

News and Documents of Interest

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

Government Relations Update - May 2019

Government Relations Update - October 2018

City of Richmond Bylaw Update - April 2018

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.

Advocacy Update - November 2017

City-wide Development Cost Levy (DCL) Update

Economic Impact of NAIOP Members 2017

False Creek Flats - May 2017

Communication with City of Richmond on DCC Increase - January 2017

Potential Economic Impacts of a CAC on New Office Development in Downtown Vancouver

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.

Long-Term Forecast and Analysis of Metro Vancouver's Industrial Lands - October 2014

Economic Impact of NAIOP Members 2013

Analysis of Metro Vancouver's 2012 Market Readiness of Vacant Industrial Lands Report - June 2013

Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy and Industrial Lands Reports

Real estate groups set sights on liberal development plans - May 2013

By Peter Mitham, Business in Vancouver | View the article 


Economic Impact of NAIOP Members Report - May 2012

Industrial Developers Face Rising Fees - November 2011

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.

Business Vision Quest - November 2011

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.