Business looking to set up in Vancouver should seriously consider Downtown because it is the most popular area, with several neighbourhoods and easy access to the six subway stations running on three SkyTrain lines: the Expo Line, Millennium Line, and Canada Line. A good variety of businesses are found in Downtown, making it a diverse and fast-growing market for upcoming companies.
Like any other large city having a prestigious and recognisable address can be important, Companies looking for a well-known business address should consider West Georgia Street, West Hastings Street or Homer Street. Being in or near prominent high-rises like the Canada Place, World Trade Centre and HSBC are all about the image.
Vancouver provides a wide range of options in terms of space and price (per office):
• Downtown- 95 sq. ft. - 4,000 sq. ft. $850-$5K
• Richmond- 100 sq. ft. - 5,000 sq. ft. $900-$10K
• Burnaby- 100 sq. ft. - 2,000 sq. ft. $700-$2,300
• Coquitlam- 100 sq. ft. - 1,000 sq. ft. $650-$1,500
The prices for serviced office space fluctuate depending on the location and requirements. However, it is worth keeping in mind that these costs usually cover amenities, which may include Internet, meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, reception services, AV equipment and parking.
Executive suites offer flexibility and centre owners pride themselves on staying on top of the latest technology. They are also really embracing co-working, multi-location and hot desking in Vancouver, in a bid to accommodate all of a company’s needs.
Instant offer a great variety of office sizes and solutions, and are able to accommodate most enquiries, from one person through to 100 or more depending on the specifics.
Why choose Vancouver?
Vancouver is an ideal city in which to base your business. As mentioned, it is one of the most liveable cities in the world. And it’s not hard to see why. Stunning vistas, clean air, an abundance of open green spaces merge with a bustling commercial hub and the benefit of being on the Pacific Rim.
Five things you probably didn’t know about Vancouver:
- Stanley Park is a 1001-acre park that borders downtown Vancouver and is 10% larger than New York’s Central Park
- Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver, in 1971
- When opened in 1929, the Marine Building in downtown was the tallest building in the British Empire
- Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1886; the same year that Coca-Cola was introduced and the first petrol automobile was invented
- The Great Vancouver Fire of 1886 destroyed the vast majority of buildings in the newly incorporated city