Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative (SPRE)

SPRE Core members:

The SPRE Collaborative works to inspire and enable BC not-for-profits and social enterprises to create resilient, inclusive and connected communities.

Founded in 2009, SPRE is a group of funders and investors including government focused on improving the situation for non profits and social enterprises struggling in BC’s real estate markets. SPRE itself is not a funding program, landlord or building operator, rather,  a Collaborative in which members work together on strategies to assist not-for-profit and social enterprise organizations with their real estate needs.

Each SPRE Collaborative member has its own unique focus, approach and program offerings. All members work to build community assets on their own, provide granting programs or enable space for community through unique partnerships and investments--creating a blend of real social, environmental and financial returns. Click on a member’s logo below to learn more about their organization.

SPRE Associate Members: 

SPRE is delighted to welcome the Real Estate Institute of BCTerra Housing, Cause & Affect and CapacityBuild Consulting as Associate Members. Associate Members are BC based organizations/agencies and businesses interested in supporting social purpose real estate and SPRE, who do not fit the definition for CORE member (funder/investor), but actively work toward SPRE purposes. Associate members include but are not limited to members of the architecture, development, planning, real estate and non-profit management sectors.

For more information and to become a SPRE Collaborative or Associate member, please contact us!


 Real Estate Foundation of BC

BC Housing Logo
CIRES              Canadian Heritage

        Renewal Partners



     City of Vancouver

City of Vancouver:
Cultural Services

Social Policy & Projects 
​ Affordable Housing