Concert Properties
Blueprint eNews - May 2011 Edition

President's message:
Forgoing paper for pixels

Three years ago Concert committed to making economic, environmental and socially sustainable practices an integral part of every consideration, decision and action. To that end, we are proud to announce our commitment to delivering our longstanding Blueprint newsletter in an exclusively digital format.

Instead of printing and mailing out our newsletter semi-annually we will now send out a streamlined email version on a monthly basis. This will allow us to save paper and deliver more timely news to our readers.

We hope you enjoy this new format and as always, we welcome your feedback. To keep up to the minute on all of Concert's activities, you can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Compelling Views. Extraordinary Prices.

Salt, Concert's latest development in downtown Vancouver is coming this June. Located in the emerging Downtown South neighbourhood – the 'last frontier' of downtown – Salt represents one of the first opportunities to purchase in this up-and-coming area.

With over 125 of the 194 homes priced from $295,000 to $495,000 Salt offers an extraordinary opportunity at a price that we may never see again. Most homes range from 475 to 934 square feet and include 1 bedroom to 2 bedroom plus den, while the Sky Collection offers 2 bedroom plus den sub-and-penthouses from 934 to 1,378 square feet.

Designed by Bingham Hill Architects in collaboration with Richard Henry Architect, this slender and striking residential highrise will offer panoramic views stretching from False Creek and English Bay to the North Shore Mountains.

To ensure you have an early chance to purchase prior to the public opening in June, please register at www.SaltCondos.com.

Going for gold in selecting new CFO

We are excited to announce our most recent development – the appointment of John McLaughlin as Chief Financial Officer.

For over a decade, John served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC). He played an integral role in making Vancouver's 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games one of the most successful in Olympic history. For his tireless efforts, he received the highest honour possible from the International Olympic Committee – the Olympic Order.

Prior to his involvement with the Olympics John held senior finance positions with Norwesco Packaging, a not-for-profit organization and the event that put Vancouver on the map – Expo 86.

John takes the reins from Dan Jarvis who served Concert exceptionally well as Vice-Chair and Chief Financial Officer  we were very fortunate to have benefited from Dan's unwavering support and commitment over the past two years. While Dan will technically be returning to retirement he will still be lending Concert his expertise on special projects from time to time.

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Concert crowned at 2011 BILD Awards

The best of the building industry were crowned at the 2011 BILD (Building Industry and Land Development) of Ontario Awards and Concert was coronated twice.

The Berczy, Concert’s terraced 13-storey midrise in the heart of Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood took home the awards for Best Social Media Campaign and Best Sales Team.

"As our first foray into Toronto's condominium market  and our first experience with adding social media to the marketing mix  we are extremely proud to have been recognized by BILD for our sales and marketing efforts at The Berczy," said Brian McCauley, President, Concert Properties Ltd. "We are thrilled to have brought Concert's long-standing tradition of excellence in design, construction and customer service to homebuyers in Ontario and we look forward to continued success."

Now in its 31st year the BILD Awards recognize the builders, designers as well as the sales and marketing professionals that bring developments to life in the Greater Toronto Area.

Concert's first employee retires after 21 years

When Clark Davies joined Concert in early 1990 he was one of the first non-management employee of the then small Vancouver-based company. Over the past 21 years Clark has watched the company grow from relatively humble beginnings into a diversified real estate enterprise with 175 employees and activity in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

Clark led Concert's project accounting department responsible for controlling costs on all of Concert's developments up until his retirement last month. Not only did Clark have a reputation for reliability, accuracy and conscientiousness around the office he was also known for his willingness to go the extra mile.

While we are sad to be losing one of our biggest cheerleaders and most dedicated employees we wish Clark an active and fun retirement with his loving wife Meta and three grown daughters.


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