Advocacy Ramps Up
CBRE VP industrial properties Chris MacCauley spoke to us about the report he authored with NAIOP that addressed the future squeeze on available industrial land throughout Metro Vancouver if changes aren't made. The task now is to get policymakers the data to make educated decisions regarding the future needs for industrial land and how that relates to a local economy facing challenges in the future and a population base that is expected to increase significantly over the next 20 years. Next steps being pursued, says Chris, is getting NAIOP, UDI and ULI together on Oct. 22Ã to talk policy persuasion. "We need to find a balance for the land needs of all our economic drivers [especially agriculture, the port, manufacturing and distribution] in the province," he tells us.