Vancouver, B.C. － At the 30th anniversary of its biennial awards on Wednesday night, November 26th, the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region (UDI) announced the winners of the 2014 UDI Awards for Excellence.
“The UDI Awards are the premier form of peer recognition for B.C.’s real estate development industry,” said Anne McMullin, President and CEO of the Institute. “This year’s record number of exceptional submissions had the jury deliberating at length to identify the top achievers for each category.”
The winning projects and their respective development teams were awarded based on sustainable building and landscape features, innovative design, marketing success, as well as integration with transit and community context.
More than 700 people attended the black tie gala, celebrating achievements across a range of categories that included Best Heritage, Best Affordable, Best Urban Infill and Best in Show among the honours. In addition, four distinguished industry leaders, Keith Beedie, Milan Ilich, Robert H. Lee and Joe Segal, were inducted into the UDI Hall of Fame, while the Maureen Enser Award was presented to Wesgroup Properties’ Beau Jarvis. The night also revealed the winner of The Vancouver Sun Readers‘ Choice Award for Best Residential High-Rise as Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia by Delta Land Development.
“These prestigious Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of developers who help shape our vibrant, liveable communities,” said Ms McMullin. “Congratulations to the well-deserved 2014 UDI Awards for Excellence winners.”
2014 UDI Awards for Excellence Winners:
Best Heritage: 564 Beatty Street, Reliance Properties
Best Outside the Box: Victoria Public Market at The Hudson, Townline Group of Companies
Best of the Okanagan: West Harbour Resort, Troika Developments
Best of Vancouver Island: Union, Anthem Properties
Master Planned Community: River Green, Aspac Developments
Best Affordable: The Standard, BlueSky Properties
Best Urban High-Rise: The Mark, Onni Group
Best Suburban High-Rise: MetroPlace, Intracorp Projects
Best Mid-Rise Residential: Kits360, Intergulf Development Group
Best Low-Rise Residential Vancouver/North Shore: SAIL, Adera Development
Best Low-Rise Residential Richmond/Burnaby/Vancouver Island: Storybrook, Ledingham McAllister Properties
Best Low-Rise Residential New Wesminster/Delta/White Rock/Surrey/Langley: Saltaire, Ledingham McAllister Properties
Best Ground Oriented Multi-Family: Mason&Green, Polygon Homes
Best Single Family/Duplex: Hampstead at Silver Ridge, Portrait Homes
Best Urban Infill: Rolston, Rize Alliance Properties
Best Commercial/Retail/Office: 1025 Robson, Westbridge Capital Group/West Coast Projects
Best Mixed Use: The Prescott, Wesgroup Properties
Best Environmental Innovation: Private Residences at Hotel Georgia, Delta Land Development
Best Industrial: FedEx Freight at PacificLink, Wesgroup Properties
Best in Show: 564 Beatty Street, Reliance Properties
UDI/Vancouver Sun Readers’ Choice Award (for Best Residential High-Rise): The Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia, Delta Land Development
Maureen Enser Award: Beau Jarvis, Wesgroup Properties
UDI Hall of Fame Inductees
Keith Beedie, Beedie Development Group
Milan Ilich, Progressive Group of Companies
Robert H. Lee, Prospero International Realty
Joe Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation
Please visit www.facebook.com/UDIBC for photo album of all winners.
The Urban Development Institute is the premier industry body representing over 650 of British Columbia’s leading residential, commercial, industrial and institutional developers. The real estate development industry in B.C. generates a total GDP contribution of approximately $17 billion and supports over 220,000 jobs for the Province each year.
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