DTZ Victoria has new brand
DTZ Victoria Real Estate Ltd., formerly DTZ Barnicke Victoria Ltd., has changed its name and overall appearance in a rebranding program as part of a merger involving its parent company.
Last December, multi-national public company UGL Limited completed the acquisition of DTZ Holdings plc, adding DTZ’s brokerage and advisory services to UGL’s global property services, construction and asset management platform. The DTZ and UGL combination is one of the world’s largest full-service providers of property services, with more than 47,000 personnel operating in 208 offices in 194 cities around the world.
“After more than 50 years since the name Barnicke rose to prominence in Canadian commercial real estate circles, this really marks the end of an era for one of the true industry giants, Joe Barnicke,” said Rick Pettinger, managing broker of the DTZ Victoria office. “We have always been proud to be associated with the legendary Barnicke name, but moving forward as part of a combined UGL and DTZ global services powerhouse is a phenomenal opportunity for our team and, most importantly, better for our clients.”
On the Island, clients will see the new blue DTZ signs as they replace the existing red DTZ Barnicke versions site by site. The DTZ Victoria office will also launch a new website — dtzvictoria.com.
“This is a big initiative for our Victoria office,” said vice- president and partner Randy Holt. “We have always had the benefit of our national website, which will continue, of course, but having our own website will really enhance our presence on the Internet.”
Founded in 2001 by partners John Hayes and Rick Pettinger, the Victoria office now includes a team of nine, including seven full-time licensed professionals. The newest addition is Dave Bornhold. He was most recently with D.R. Coell and Associates and was previously in Vancouver with the B.C. Assessment Authority’s North Vancouver office.
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Government seeks mowers
The federal government is looking for contractors to mow grass on five Vancouver Island military properties at an estimated cost of $622,000 per year. Public Works and Government Services has issued a tender for the work. It closes Jan. 31. A successful bidder would sign a two-year contract with the option of one more year, bidding documents state. Grass cutting at Dockyard-Naden is expected to cost $147,000. The cost at the Armouries, Work Point and permanent married quarters would be $116,000. The Colwood, Albert Head and Rocky Point lands are estimated to cost $162,000, with the ammunition depot at Rocky Point at $100,000. Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges in Nanoose costs are pegged at $87,000.
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Rural network starts website
A bilingual website has been created to offer a variety of services to rural businesses, citizens and groups in Canada. The Rural Opportunities Network, ruralnetwork.ca, was launched in October by the Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology at Royal Roads University in Colwood. RRU worked in partnership on this project with Biopterre, the Institute for Culture and Ecology, FORREX, INFOR, Untamed Feast and the Canadian Model Forest Network, with funding from the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
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