Cascadia helps government and industry tackle big problems. As local experts in economics, operations, and technology, we offer clients momentum to achieve change.
The Cascadia team has extensive experience supporting cities, transit authorities, ports, and industry to advance major projects and implement solutions to complex challenges. Our team has a core skillset in operations science, economic analysis, financial modeling, and capital program development, and tends to support projects requiring government and industry partnership.
Cascadia's clients include:
Having worked with some of Canada's leading companies, our team has an extensive understanding of operational science to improve productivity, lower cost, and ultimately satisfy customers.
Cascadia has worked with government, marine terminal operators, rail companies, trucking companies, shipping lines, and cargo owners to improve the efficiency and stability of local ports.
We help local government gain momentum for important projects, consulting with a diverse range of local stakeholders to identify the best ideas and drive change.
Our team has a proven track record supporting multi-stakeholder review of transit investments, and providing financial analysis and planning support to advance transit projects.
Quadreal: IT Strategy and Systems Implementation
Cascadia is currently supporting QuadReal in their transition from a new property management firm to one of the worlds largest with nearly 1,000 employees and $26 billion in assets under management over the course of two years. QuadReal was created by bcIMC as an in-house property management firm. Cascadia is currently supporting the
onboarding of Great West Life’s bcIMC commercial portfolio and continues to support
the residential and retail transitions from Bentall Kennedy and Realstar.
Policy Analysis for Short-Term Rentals
With the City of Vancouver, Cascadia analyzed the impact of short-term rentals (i.e. via AirBnB, VRBO, etc.) and supported the development of a policy framework focused on protecting long-term rental housing stock and neighborhood fit, while enabling supplemental income for Vancouver residents.
Strategic Planning for Local Infrastructure Investments
With the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, Cascadia worked with regional partners to develop an alternative funding formula and analyze potential funding sources which could be used to support local infrastructure investments. The alternative funding formula was endorsed by the Mayors’ Council in 2015.
Capital Planning for $7.5 Billion in Transportation Investments
With TransLink and the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, Cascadia completed a capital review of a $7.5 billion transportation and infrastructure plan. The team aggregated data across 33 projects to analyze costs, revenue, and savings and determine funding requirements over a 15-year period.
Operations Analysis for Port Metro Vancouver and Private Partners
With Port Metro Vancouver, Cascadia supported a series of strategic planning exercises reviewing operations in relation to policy objectives. The team’s work included consultation with private sector infrastructure partners to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and stability of regional operations.