We support thriving, equitable and inclusive local economies and communities by curating a balanced portfolio of commercial spaces.


A commercial lease and property management social enterprise.

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The people steering and working at CIRES are industry professionals.

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CIRES holds a Head Lease with BC Housing on its initial portfolio.

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Who Are We?

CIRES is a social enterprise designed to operate a balanced commercial property portfolio that leases space for uses that will ensure affordable goods and services are available to low-income residents.

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We are hiring
Monday, August 22, 2022

CIRES currently has an immediate need for a Finance and Operations Administrator. Join our small and dynamic team! 

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First ever paid prescription fentanyl program launches in Vancouver
Monday, April 11, 2022

A first-of-its-kind program is making powdered fentanyl available by paid prescription in Vancouver.

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Street Market Unfairly Blamed for Break-Ins, Say Advocates
Friday, December 17, 2021

'The real problem is poverty,' supporters say, after police sting and media depict the Downtown Eastside market as being rife with stolen goods. 

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