Survey Launch, October 23, 2012
The Real Estate Institute of BC and the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative are pleased to announce a research project to benchmark the real estate rates, terms and conditions in which the social purpose / not-for-profit / cultural sector functions in Metro Vancouver.
Whether by month-to-month rents, longer-term leases or ownership, this sector is extremely challenged to hold property within Metro Vancouver's highly priced and limited real estate environment. Though the social purpose / not-for-profit / cultural sector underpins much of the social and economic fabric of our society, there is no real data on the real estate scenarios under which they operate. The sector continues to struggle with affordability, suitability of space and the tenure ability to retain real estate assets for long-term use.
This online survey is being hosted by a leading professional research firm, Mustel Group, working with CitySpaces Consulting Ltd. All responses are strictly confidential and privacy protected. Your identity will not be revealed to the study sponsors and results will be reported in aggregate or unidentified comments.
Survey results will be used to inform future policy development and make the case for supporting social purpose real estate in Metro Vancouver.
If you are an artist, cultural organization, not-for-profit or social purpose business or organization, you are invited to complete the survey at: http://www.socialpurposerealestate.net/ Those who complete the survey will be entered to win a free iPad.
RENT - LEASE - OWN is sponsored by the Real Estate Institute of BC and the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative with funding by the Real Estate Foundation, City of Vancouver (Cultural Services & Social Development),Vancity Foundation, and Vancity Credit Union.