The Strata Property Agents of British Columbia is an industry association developed to represent the interests and issues of the many strata management companies working throughout the province of BC. The association was established in 2000 and represents dozens of property management companies - specifically residential strata management companies - acting as "agents" for approximately 350,000 strata lot units.
We are an association of qualified companies whom provide residential and/or commercial strata administrative (management) services to strata councils throughout B.C.
SPABC is governed by its own Constitution, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics (see the Ethics Code - Corporate & Individual and the Ethics Code - Individual Commitment), guaranteeing working with a SPABC member will be a professional and enjoyable experience! Our elected Board of Directors oversee and direct the aims and objectives of the association to match the growth of the strata property management industry within BC.
SPABC members strive to reach above and beyond the basic licensing requirements written by the province. Their commitment is acted upon through both company practices and a commitment to furthering the establishment of post-secondary educational programs for future generations of strata property professionals.
Our purpose is to bring BC property management companies together to develop and uphold common standards of performance and ethics; to provide education and research to industry members as well as the general public; and to be a united, effective voice to various levels of government. For individuals looking for information on specific strata matters, please visit our page for recommended sources. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide specific answers to strata unit owners. However, the Links page does contain valuable web-sources of information.
The BC condominium industry is extensive, with more than 28,900 strata corporations consisting of more than 900,000 individual units. This represents property values in excess of $180 billion. The annual funds administered by these strata corporations are in excess of $1.5 billion - consisting of more than a $1 billion of operating funds and one-half billion dollars of contingency reserve funds. Volunteer strata corporations often engage strata agents to assist in the administration and management of funds, physical buildings, and owner requirements.