PI Financial Chooses Vancouver Centre II for its New Headquarters
November 14, 2019
Vancouver, BC; November 14, 2019 – GWL Realty Advisors announced today that PI Financial Corp is the latest company to select Vancouver Centre II (VCII) as its new headquarters. PI Financial will occupy 40,000 square feet in the tower, bringing VCII to 48 per cent leased. Following on the signings of B2Gold and Kabam, PI Financial is the third home-grown Vancouver success story to select VCII as its headquarters.
PI Financial is a leading independent investment dealer providing investment products and services for individual, corporate, and institutional investors.
“GWL Realty Advisors is thrilled that PI Financial has chosen Vancouver Centre II,” said Geoff Heu, Vice President, Development – Western Canada, GWL Realty Advisors. “VCII has attracted companies from a wide cross-section of industries, including tech, mining, and financial services. Given VCII’s location at the heart of downtown and and its direct connection to two transit lines, it’s not surprising these companies are choosing to locate here.”
“PI has been proudly headquartered in downtown Vancouver since 1982 and becoming an anchor tenant in this exciting new development reaffirms our commitment to this city,” said Jean-Paul Bachellerie, Chief Executive Officer, PI Financial Corp. “The new development aligns well with our client-focused values, providing an attractive and accessible environment for our many clients in British Columbia and beyond, and a dynamic new space for our talented staff. Our offices will be a reflection of our brand, and we look forward to welcoming clients to our new headquarters soon.”
VCII is moving quickly towards its next construction milestone and will reach street-level grade towards the end of this year. The tower, located 733 Seymour, is on track for 2021 completion.
VCII offers its tenants access to first-class amenities, including the 29th Floor Skyline Rooftop Deck; a state-of-the-art fitness facility and yoga studio; and end-of-trip cycling facilities. The project is targeting LEED Platinum certification and is registered with the International WELL Building Institute™. VCII’s Wired Certification will ensure it has the digital infrastructure to address the advanced technology needs of today and the capacity to upgrade to meet future needs.
VCII is located squarely in the middle of Vancouver’s central business district with a direct connection into the Canada Line and in close proximity to the Expo Skytrain Line. GWL Realty Advisors is developing VCII on behalf of owners: Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, The Great-West Life Real Estate Fund, and London Life Real Estate Fund. www.vancouvercentre.com.
GWL Realty Advisors Inc. is a leading North American real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional clients. GWL Realty Advisors Inc. manages a diverse portfolio of office, industrial, retail and multi-residential assets as well as an active pipeline of new development projects. In the United States, the Company provides real estate advisory services through its wholly owned subsidiary, EverWest Real Estate Investors, headquartered in Denver, Colorado.