The top 10 leaders among BC’s building owners and managers: Community service and environmental responsiveness help define success

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How do you determine the top building owners and managers in province with diverse buildings and residents? We looked at customer satisfaction, innovation and commitment to making British Columbia the best province to live and have a business. Sustainability and innovation continue to be the driving force behind property management in an effort to save money and meet the demand of diverse tenants.

This list is alphabetical.

Bee-Clean Building Maintenance

The company describes itself as Canada’s largest janitorial service provider. The 45-year-old business goes far beyond the basic requirements for employee diversity, safety, and operating standards, and has been recognized for its safe and environmentally responsible practices for work ranging from office cleaning to construction clean-up requirements.
“Working with property managers, building owners and facility managers we develop a customized program to suit every aspect of a building’s cleaning needs,” the company says.

Colliers International

Colliers traces its roots in Vancouver to 1898. Today, the global real estate company operates from 413 offices across 69 countries, and is Canada’s largest commercial real estate services firm.

Fusion Security

This 300-person company provides integrated physical and electronic security services in B.C. (with electronic services throughout the country and, for select clients, internationally). It has an extensive community and charitable service contribution program.

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Hallmark Facility Services

This BC-based janitorial service business serves the Lower Mainland from Chilliwack to Vancouver. There’s a focus on quality (including paying workers above-average pay) and environmental standards with solid “green” cleaning practices.

Ivanhoe Cambridge

This Quebec-based developer, a real estate subsidiary of the of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, owns the Oakridge Shopping Centre in Vancouver, undoubtedly one of the most prominent and successful centres in the country (and certainly within BC). Overall, the business has more than $60 billion in assets worldwide,

Manulife Real Estate

Manulife Real Estate owns and manages several prominent and successful office buildings, shopping centres and industrial properties. In fact, within the province, the company has 24 properties totalling 3,623,862 sq. ft.

Oxford Properties

More than 1.5 million people work, shop, live in or visit one of Oxford’s properties. With a mandate to maximize value while prudently managing risk, Oxford invests in and manages real estate assets on behalf of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension plans. By providing quick access to capital, OMERS gives Oxford a significant competitive advantage. The company plans to develop 1,000,000 sq. ft. of rooftop solar projects and procure 100 pe cent renewable electricity by 2025.

PEMAC and Associates

PEMAC and Associates founder Peter MacHardy founded his consulting business in 2014 after a 46-year career spanning administration, project management, property management, occupational health and safety, strategic planning and team building. He is based on Vancouver Island and contributes as a volunteer to community groups and associations.

Somatic HVAC Solutions

Certainly technical knowledge and expertise is vital for this Vancouver-based HVAC and plumbing contractor, but the organization strives to reach a much higher level than conventional in its business and community leadership. The company’s values are simple yet powerful: “Our word is our commitment. We live up to our reputation delivering consistent and reliable workmanship, providing clients peace of mind.”

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