A dramatic shift from the conventional office building design, the architecture is different on two sides of the building. The north and west facades of the building are more traditional in shape rising vertically from the main floor level of the building, with the south and east facades of the building rising at an outward angle from the 3rd floor level of the building. This gives the impression of two distinct building designs depending on what direction the building is viewed from.
The architectural focus of the building represents a progressive approach to the traditional office building design, with a subtle shift towards the new lifestyle elements seen in many of the new residential and hotel developments in downtown Vancouver. This design philosophy is carried beyond the unique exterior of the building and into the main floor lobby, elevator cab and building standard washroom finishes.
Managing more than $135 billion of gross assets, BCI is one of Canada’s largest institutional fund managers. Their clients include public sector pension plans, public bodies, publicly administered trust funds, and government operating funds. BCI manages 65 pooled investment funds in all major asset classes with investments in domestic and global markets.
BCI’s investment activities help to finance the retirement benefits of more than 522,000 plan members including university and college instructors and staff, municipal employees, healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, public servants, teachers, and employees of WorkSafeBC, ICBC and BC Hydro. Their investment activities also help to finance insurance and benefit funds that cover more than 2.2 million workers.
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Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of Canada’s largest asset managers with a $153.4 billion portfolio.
QuadReal manages a $37.6 billion portfolio spanning 23 Global Cities across 17 countries. The company seeks to deliver strong investment returns while creating sustainable environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.
QuadReal also manages BCI’s mortgage program.* At $3.6 billion and growing, the mortgage investment portfolio is targeted to fixed-term, construction or mezzanine borrowers with assets or developments in Canada and the United States. QuadReal also has in-house mortgage servicing experience and capabilities.
QuadReal: Excellence lives here.