It’s that time of year! The bi-annual Commercial Real Estate Awards are set for May 17th at The Fairmont Waterfront, and we couldn’t be more excited to recognize those who have excelled in the industry during 2017.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, the NAIOP Vancouver and Business in Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence celebrates quality and performance, innovation and creativity, teamwork and collaboration, as well as community and environmental awareness.
From Best Industrial Development to Best Investment Transaction, we’ll be presenting on a diverse range of industry achievements.
In 2016 we had an impressive line-up of winners. In case you missed it, here are three developments that took home the top award:
Best Mixed-Use Development: Marine Gateway by PCI
Located on the Canada Line, Marine Gateway combines 820,000 square feet of residential condominiums, rental housing, an office building, retail, and public space. This new neighbourhood centre provides convenient and walkable retail, services, and amenities to the local community and transit users.
Best Retail Development: McArthurGlen
A unique shopping oasis near the YVR airport, McArthurGlen has more than 70 retailers that range from affordable fashion to luxury brands. This includes designers like Coach, Hugo Boss, and Polo Ralph Lauren, to Nike, Gap, and Sketchers. Accessible by the SkyTrain, it’s become a popular destination for outlet shopping amongst locals and tourists. In fact, it’s set to expand another 240,000 square feet, adding 35 new retailers by 2019.
Best Office Development: MNP Tower by Oxford and CPPIB
The 35-storey MNP Tower is a striking glass office tower in Vancouver's Coal Harbour district. The mission of the project was to create a landmark, sustainable 'AAA' boutique office building that capitalized on its central location, spectacular mountain and water views, and sensitive contextual relationship to the Marine Building, which is considered one of Vancouver's most significant heritage buildings.
Most notably, it was the first WELL Certified project in Western Canada, achieving a high degree of energy efficiency and sustainability, with virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions and a LEED Gold Core and Shell designation.
With such an impressive list of winners, we can’t wait to unveil who will take home this year’s top honours! To see a full list of award categories and nominees, visit our website for full details. Be sure to purchase your ticket before they sell out!