Industrial Space by the NumbersLearn More
- 1.6% vacancy rate for light industrial space in Vancouver
- $26 per square foot average gross lease rate for light industrial space
- 70% of businesses in Vancouver lease space
Introducing the Industrial Concierge Service
The Industrial Concierge Service is addressing industrial space challenges in Vancouver by activating underutilized industrial spaces and simplifying the space sharing process for industrial operators.
Identify Underutilized Spaces
Spaces available in a functioning facility, spaces that are temporarily vacant due to potential redevelopment, and spaces which are used as storage but could be utilized more effectively.
Find Complementary Businesses
Through our partners at Spacelist, our network of businesses, BIA’s and industry associations, industrial research, and impact entrepreneurs.
Make Some Matches
Matches made on basis of space needs, capacity building, opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing, timing, and desires of landowners.
Facilitate Space Sharing Permits & Processes
Engaging CoV Building Services, helping establish governance structures and financing models, and facilitating decision making processes.
Some of Our Work
How We Assist You
VEC’s first Industrial Concierge, Hashir Safi, is responsible for identifying underutilized industrial spaces in Vancouver and simplifying and facilitating the industrial space sharing process. A graduate of the UBC Vancouver School of Economics and UBC Sauder School of Business, Hashir brings a fresh approach to addressing Vancouver’s industrial space challenges.
As Industrial Concierge, Hashir Safi facilitates industrial space sharing projects by finding and activating underutilized industrial spaces; working with businesses and landowners to navigate partnership agreements, leasing terms, and permitting and licensing; engaging service providers to navigate technical space sharing challenges; building governance structures and financing models for these projects.
Aside from space sharing projects, Hashir works with the industrial business community to better understand their biggest challenges, trends affecting their businesses, and to identify opportunities for reducing costs and environmental footprint through resource sharing and taking collective action on environmental challenges.
Contact the Industrial Concierge
Please complete the following form if you have underutilized space or are looking for light industrial space
Further Reading: Industrial Insights Report | Vancouver 2018