New Page for “Leased Condos”

All the condos and suites that have been leased through Downtown Suites Ltd. since January, 2011, are now listed on a unique page at our website.

This list can give you an accurate idea of the kinds of suites and condos Downtown Suites manages, with most recent rental rates indicating the current market. We work closely with owners to ensure that the current rental market is reflected when setting the leasing fee for suites and condos. You may notice that the price per square foot varies considerably from suite to suite. This is due to many variable factors such as building amenities, view and location.

The many other suites also in our portfolio, including some very long-term rentals, are not listed here as they were leased before 2011.

  • Click the image or link here to check out our Leased Condos.
  • Contact Nicholas Meyer ( for a confidential assessment of the rental potential of your suite or condo.
Vancouver Rental Market: Spring 2011

Nicholas Meyer of Downtown Suites gives a comprehensive overview of the current rental market for this season.

More on why you need professional management…

Here is a story that was recently circulated by a colleague of ours. They were managing a suite and after hours on a weekend they received a call that there had been a leak (this in itself is a fairly common scenario) Normal procedure was followed, a restoration company was dispatched to clean up the mess and to take stock of the situation and determine if extra measures needed to be taken (i.e. removing carpets, furniture or having to remove some dry wall if it had become to wet). Once inside the technician discovered that the suite was being used as a meth lab!!

The police and the fire department’s HAZMAT team had to be dispatched to dismantle the lab. The City advised the unit could not be occupied until completely rebuilt. I am advised the strata owner will be afacing a cost extimate of over $100k on top of this will be fines from the Strata and other legal consequences.

Unfortunately, a thorough background check of the tenant had not been done, he had paid in cash for his monthly rent and damage deposit.

At Downtown Suites we full understand that the most important part of the rental process is doing a through background check of our applicants. All prospective tenants are interviewed and their references, employment information and past rental history are thoroughly examined. All applicants have to be finally approved by me after the office has done its due diligence.

We cannot be too careful, once the tenant moves in they have “rights” and cannot easily be moved out and if there is cause as in the above scenario there can be a huge amount of damages.

Also, we always inspect our suites on an annual basis and if there is any cause for concern very frequently.

Remember, the Supreme Court has ruled that the strata owner is responsible for the strata deductible (I have heard of situations now where the deductible is over $100k!) if it is deemed that the occupant was responsible for the incident.

At Downtown Suites, we are on call 24/7/365 and will take great care of your investment for you. Our fees are very reasonable, think of us as an extra insurance to give you peace of mind. And yes, our fees are tax deductible.

Unfurnished Apartments for Rent

We manage unfurnished suites in downtown Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Our unfurnished rental suites range in price from budget and economy to deluxe and luxury and are located in all neighbourhoods: Beach Crescent, Marinaside, Yaletown, Coal Harbour, Gastown, False Creek North, English Bay, Robson St. The West End, Fairview, False Creek and Kitsilano.

View our listings of currently available unfurnished apartments.

More about our rental process:

  • We are licensed property managers and all rent monies are held in trust.
  • All of our suites are well maintained and should there be any repairs required, we attend to them promptly.
  • Our tenancy agreements are governed by the Residential Tenancy Act of BC and we use the approved forms.
  • Unless otherwise noted all tenancies are for a minimum of one year’s lease. We require a minimum of two personal references and prospective tenants are required to agree to our obtaining a credit reference.
  • Once approved, a deposit of one half month’s rent is required from the applicant.
Our Property Managers

DSC_0082Our property manager and leasing agent are  here at their desks in the busy Downtown Suites office.

Yaletown and Coal Harbour View Suites

918 Cooperage Way - exterior#2503-918 Cooperage Way

In Vancouver’s Yaletown
$2,750 per month, 1,202 sq. ft.
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Developed by Concord Pacific; Brand new, never lived in!

1139 West Cordova - view#902-1139 West Cordova St.

Waterfront Luxury in Coal Harbour
$6,500 per month; 2,400 sq. ft
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Truly exceptional suite – over $4million value!!

For more info, contact us at Downtown Suites.

2 Bedroom Suites in False Creek North and Kitsilano
View at 1500 Hornby

#1710-1500 Hornby

False Creek North/English Bay
$2,100.00 per month, 1,212 sq.ft.
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Enjoy the beautiful water views of Granville Island & English Bay from your living room.

Townhome W 11th

#2-1954 West 11th Ave.

$2,350.00 per month, 1,113 sq.ft.
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Enjoy Kitsilano living in this charming, modern townhome.

For more info, contact us at Downtown Suites.

From West End and Gastown to Coal Harbour

These featured rental listings include a sweet West End studio, a cool Gastown suite, and a spectacular Coal Harbour view suite. Click on the address below each photo to find out more.


1707 – 1251 Cardero Street

440 sq ft., $1000/month

Perfect little studio suite in the West End has great south facing views toward False Creek. Just a block from the beach on a quiet tree lined street.



201- 28 Powell

800 sq.ft. 1 Bedroom, $1375/month

Located in Gastown, near Gassy Jack Square, Tinseltown Shopping centre, Chinatown, T&T Grocery, Skytrain, and the seabus stations!



#3101 – 1189 Melville

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1200 sq. ft. $2500/month

Spectacular views for this suite at the Melville: North West exposure with great views of the mountains and the marina. One of the best buildings in Coal Harbour!


At Downtown Suites we manage hundreds of unfurnished suites, ranging from basic downtown studios to luxurious waterfront penthouses. Go here for all currently available listings.

Mid-February Featured Rental Listings

At Downtown Suites we manage hundreds of unfurnished suites, ranging from basic downtown studios to luxurious waterfront penthouses.(Link through the address for more info.)

4402 – 1128 W Georgia at the Shangri La


1604 – 1188 West Pender St in the Sapphire Building


1710-1500 Hornby (Prestigious 888 Beach Avenue)

To see more available suites and to arrange a viewing, see our full listing of Unfurnished Suites.

Estate Home in Shangri La

Applications are being considered for the best Estate Home in Shangri La! 4402 – 1128 W. Georgia

Fabulous views to north east and south including Coal Harbour and the mountains to the north

Monthly Rent: $6950, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2500 sq. ft.
Absolutely SPECTACULAR ESTATE HOME in the Shangri La Tower on the 44th floor.
This is the only floor with 10′ ceilings and only two suites on this floor!
Estate homes have exclusive entry through the lobby of the Shangri La hotel
Fabulous marble bathrooms, granite counters and much more
Enjoy the use of the complimentary BMW car service as available in downtown

Great amenities and, of course, hotel service from the world renowned Shangri La Hotel.

More on Shangri La – link here for the developer’s site, and check out the webcam from the top floor!

Click here for more info on this suite.

Downtown Suites manages a wide variety of unfurnished suites, ranging from basic downtown studios to luxurious waterfront penthouses.