Welcome Sony Pictures Imageworks by Granville Street

We can officially roll the out the red carpet for Sony Pictures Imageworks. They are the first of the building tenants to take occupancy of the Cadillac Fairview’s new AAA class office space at 725 Granville Street (above the new Nordstrom – scheduled to open September 2015). Sony Pictures Imageworks will occupy the entire 5th floor of the building which has 17-foot ceilings and offers 73,000 square foot floor plates - a unique feature not currently available in the downtown core.

Microsoft will join Sony Pictures Imageworks at 725 Granville later this year on the 6th and 7th floors. Law firm Miller Thomson will take occupancy of 48,000 square feet of office space on the 4th floor in early 2017.

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The Nordstrom Effect by Granville Street

 Photo from the  Huffpost

Photo from the Huffpost

Granville Street went through an incredible transformation leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics and another exciting transformation is upon us. This fall, the new Nordstrom flagship store will open. The building, formerly the white goliath Sears building, is now a glass beauty that will house three floors of retail space, the head offices of Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Vancouver offices of Microsoft and law firm Miller Thomson.

“I think the area is changing,” said Sherman Scott, a Colliers International retail broker. “Nordstrom is definitely having a big impact, a positive impact”.

Granville Street is a unique street because of its multiple uses. It’s a transit hub, an outdoor shopping mall, and an entertainment district. It also includes 40 listed heritage buildings and a number of office spaces. Despite its many uses, many closed businesses and for-lease signs speckle the street. 

The opening of Nordstrom will have positive impact on the current closures. “Directly across from Pacific Centre (Nordstrom), there are absolutely no vacancies,” Scott said. We are excited for the Nordstrom effect to ripple up the street.

See you on Granville!