Concert Recognized as One of the Best Companies to Work for in BC

November 27, 2009

Concert is pleased to announce that the company has been recognized by BCBusiness magazine as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in BC” for 2009.

Vancouver, BC, Canada – Concert is pleased to announce that the company has been recognized by BCBusiness magazine as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in BC” for 2009. The company ranked 4th in the ‘More than 100 Employees’ category. This and related stories appear in the December 2009 issue of BCBusiness magazine, available on newsstands and at

“Since our inception 20 years ago, our people have always been what makes Concert a Developer with a difference”, said David Podmore, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Concert Properties Ltd. “Concert has built a team through trust, hard work and a culture of cooperation. We are honoured to have been recognized by the members of that team as one of the Best Companies to Work for in BC.”

In December 2006, Concert was ranked 19th in the list of top 25 Best Companies to Work for in BC. Since then, the company has implemented significant improvements including a revitalized “fun committee”, flexible work hours, car sharing, a reduced fare transit program and maternity and compassionate care leave top up programs. Concert has formalized and prioritized a sustainability policy and promoted from within to create a more balanced management team.

“Receiving the title in 2006 was both a great honour and a valuable learning experience, providing an opportunity to take a critical look at our corporate culture, policies and benefits”, said President, Brian McCauley. “We are thrilled to have received such positive feedback for these efforts and look forward to the opportunity to continue to grow and improve.”

The list of “Best Companies to Work for in BC” is compiled for BCBusiness magazine by MindField Group. Results are based on multiple choice surveys administered to both employers and employees with responses grouped into the four broad categories of talent systems, employee engagement, leadership dynamics and organizational culture. Employee input determines 70 percent of the final score, the employer survey determines 20 percent and the employee participation rate counts for 10 per cent.

More than 96 companies from across British Columbia were shortlisted during this year’s “Best Companies to Work for in BC” competition.

About Concert Properties
Concert is an award-winning diversified real estate enterprise involved in developing and acquiring commercial and industrial properties, rental housing, multi-family condominium housing, seniors living communities, and resort developments in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

For media inquiries contact:
Heather Harley
Telephone: 604.602.3713

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