Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative (SPRE)

Head quartered in Vancouver, Canada, SPRE is a group of funders and investors including government who engage with and invest in social purpose real estate. The SPRE Collaborative is not a funding program, landlord or building operator. We are a Collaborative in which each member is interested in working strategically with one another to be more effective, expanding their impact helping mission-driven organizations with their real estate needs. SPRE works to mitigate the effects of the real estate market on non-profit and social enterprise organizations and focuses its efforts on capacity building, research, policy and partnership development. We seek to:

  1. To support, enhance and increase social purpose real estate assets that meet community needs
  2. To build the capacity of mission driven organizations and the social purpose real estate sector
  3. To leverage social and financial capital in support of social purpose real estate
  4. To strengthen the SPRE Collaborative to maximize impact and reach

Collaborating Organizations

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

Central City Foundation


 Real Estate Foundation of BC


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CIRES Canadian Heritage

Renewal Partners


     City of Vancouver

City of Vancouver:
Cultural Services

Social Policy & Projects 
​ Affordable Housing


City of Richmond:
Arts, Culture & Heritage Services
Community Social Development