Tillyard Management Inc., commercial Property Management specialists, administers Harbour Centre in the heart of downtown Victoria. Located at 910 Government Street, it borders Broughton Street on the north, Courtney Street on the south, and Wharf Street on the west. Built in 1975, this five storey structure covers an entire block and is roughly 165,000 square feet in size. It houses government agencies, corporate offices, and retail tenants. It is also home to a renowned Garden Terrace which overlooks Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Experienced Property Management is necessary for the long-term success of any commercial property. Tillyard Management Inc.’s dedicated team of professionals has a hands-on approach that successfully provides innovative solutions to meet the demands associated with real estate investment and ownership. Our services range from lease negotiation to capital improvement plans, along with many other services. Our Facilities Management services are an integral part of providing superior service. We have designed our day-to-day management of waste, electrical systems, plumbing, etc., to be both cost effective and environmentally sustainable.
At Harbour Centre, we have worked hard to increase the building’s efficiency, use fewer resources, and contribute to the greening of Victoria’s built environment. We constructed the garden terrace in 2011, which has contributed to Victoria’s green roof system, and in 2012 we utilized several incentives to update the lighting system. The results of the latter improvements were startling: In a sample gathered for an energy audit in 2014, Harbour Centre had the lowest energy use intensity among similar buildings. In fact, its energy intensity was 37% lower. We have also decreased water usage by 33%, from 2010 to 2014. A 2012 BC Hydro report estimated that, because of the improvements we made to the lighting system, we might be saving our clients as much as $42,000 a year in costs because of the lighting upgrades, alone.
We are proud to say that these efforts have resulted in the prestigious BOMA BESt® Level 2 designation. This was the result of an ongoing and concerted effort to ‘go green’ and achieve management excellence in environmental and energy performance.