11/23/18

Media Release: UDI Awards Home, Office and Industrial Builders Across BC

Visionary builders in the home, office and industrial building industry were recognized in front of a sold-out crowd of 800 business, community and government delegates during UDI’s bi-annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency last night. 

Source: Media Release - UDI Awards - Nov. 23 2018

VANCOUVER, BC — Visionary builders in the home, office and industrial building industry were recognized in front of a sold-out crowd of 800 business, community and government delegates during UDI’s bi-annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency last night.

A memorable highlight from the evening featured the newest UDI Hall of Fame inductee, Concert Properties co-founder and Order of BC recipient David Podmore, being honored for his 40 years of community building. David has shaped one of Canada’s most successful and well-respected real estate businesses. David is also a tireless philanthropist who has raised millions for charitable organizations, including the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Master of Ceremonies, Brian Jackson, former City of Vancouver Chief Planner, hosted the awards gala, founded in 1984. Builders were recognized in diverse categories such as design, sustainability, heritage and social housing as well as community amenities built or funded by UDI members, including seawalls, libraries, daycares, parks and community centres.

“This evening is all about recognizing extraordinary innovators and their towering achievements in building design, community amenities, social housing and so much more,” says UDI President & CEO Anne McMullin. “Congratulations to all the winners who can take great pride in this peer recognition for building BC communities for everyone to live, work and play.”

The full list of UDI award winners is below. #UDIAwards2018

A video featuring all the finalists and winners is here: YouTube.

Hall of Fame Inductee: David Podmore, Concert Properties

Maureen Enser Future Leader Award: Virginia Bird, Pottinger Bird Community Relations

Vancouver Sun Readers’ Choice: The Northwest, by Onni Group

Vancouver Skyline: Trump Tower, by Holborn

Best in Show: Strathcona Village, by Wall Financial Corporation

Mixed Use: CentreView, by Onni Group

Ground-Oriented Housing: Hyde Park, by Zenterra Developments

Urban High-Rise: Modello, by Boffo Developments Ltd.

Suburban High-Rise: The Crown, by Beedie

Industrial: AG Professional Hair Care Products Ltd., by Beedie

Commercial/Retail/Office: 565 Great Northern Way, by PCI Developments Corporation

Multi-Phase/Master-Planned Community: Seylynn Village, by Denna Homes

Non-Market Housing: Madrona at Dockside Green, by Catalyst Community Developments Society

Urban Residential: Framework, by Porte Communities

Suburban Residential: South Ridge Club, by Adera Development Corporation

Market Rental: The Duke, by Edgar Development

Innovation: Strathcona Village, by Wall Financial

Best of the Fraser Valley: Willoughby Town Centre, by Qualico Chow & Li

Best of Vancouver Island: The Janion, by Reliance Properties Ltd.

Best of the Okanagan: Central Green, by Mission Group Enterprises Ltd.

Public Art: Eyes on the Street, by Concert Properties

Interview Contact(s): Please contact the winners directly for interviews. For UDI President & CEO, Anne McMullin, contact Cheryl Ziola, Dir. of Communications at (604) 719-2909 or cziola@udi.org