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The Independent at Main


Introducing The Independent at Main, a mixed-use development located at 288 East Broadway in the heart of Vancouver’s iconic Mount Pleasant. With 258 residential units sold-out above the office and ground-floor retail levels, The Independent acts as the ultimate live-work-play space unlike any other building in Vancouver.

The second-floor office space with 17,901 SF and a ground-floor 4,531 SF retail space remain available for lease.

Located in the trendy and spirited Mount Pleasant, the area is surrounded by an abundance of local amenities, services, parks and pathways. Situated between four major corridors (Main Street, Kingsway, Broadway, and 12th Avenue), the future Mount Pleasant SkyTrain stop just steps away will make accessibility easier than ever before. The Independent is also serviced by five major bus routes and the 10th Avenue bike route.

Showcasing architecture as unique and expressive as the neighbourhood itself, the office space features up to 18’ ceiling heights and full-size windows, providing an abundance of natural light and expansive views. Opportunity for prominent signage along Kingsway, as well as signage and a private entrance facing East 10th Avenue. A dedicated office lobby and elevator which can be customized and branded are notable features in this landmark building as well.

For more information on this unique office space, please contact Marco DiPaolo, for all retail inquiries please contact David Knight.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Marco DiPaolo

Executive Vice President | Personal Real Estate Corporation


Marco has 20 years of experience with Colliers, working primarily with the users of real estate.  His unbiased and creative approach emphasizes strategic real estate planning based on the corporate objectives and business needs of his clients.  In his early career Marco’s focus was on the representation of owners and landlords, which enabled him to obtain an intimate understanding of different types of ownership structures, each of which requires a unique negotiating strategy.  This experience, combined with his extensive market knowledge, enhances Marco`s ability to advise his clients and achieve favourable outcomes on lease negotiations and dispositions.

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David Knight

Senior Vice President l Personal Real Estate Corporation


David joined Colliers International in 2011 and is currently a Senior Vice President in the Vancouver office. David’s expertise is in the sale and leasing of retail investment properties. Through his experience and education, David understands the complexities of retail leasing and the sale and disposition of assets in this changing retail landscape.

 David’s insight on current market conditions coupled with understanding his clients’ goals and objectives is invaluable to the marketing and negotiation process. His expertise combined with his excellent relationships, work ethic, and reputation has enabled him to provide his clients with outstanding results.

 David has been recognized as an integral member of the retail brokerage group, ranking first in overall retail production for Colliers Canada in 2018 and top 3 nationally in 2016,  2017, 2019,  2020, and 2021. Additionally in 2018, David received the Colliers Canada’s "Top 6 under 6" Award recognizing the top upcoming colliers commercial real estate brokers across the country and 2020 recieved the  "Deal Maker of the Year" Award  recognizing the broker in the Vancouver office who completed the highest number of transaction that for that year. 

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