From its headquarters in Vancouver, QuadReal has become one of Canada’s most renowned development firms. As a branch of the British Columbia Asset Management corporation, the company has been responsible for developing properties in seventeen countries around the world. QuadReal is driven by two twin goals: to deliver quality returns for its investors, while also providing livable and sustainable communities for the people it serves.
QuadReal has implemented one of Canada’s most comprehensive sustainability plans. The company recognizes the benefits of designing and constructing environmentally-friendly buildings, and is an active user Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). By using GRESB to measure a building’s performance, QuadReal is able to continuously improve a building’s sustainability performance relative to its competitors. As a result, the company has been behind the LEED certification of 70 new buildings since 2010. QuadReal also prides itself on both recognizing industry trends and adapting to them. It has designed its communities to be more pedestrian-friendly, with ground-level retail and improved streetscapes. In addition, the company maintains collaborative relationships with top urban designers and architects, as well as fostering an open dialogue between itself and local community residents and organizations.
Oakridge. On the site of a mall parking lot, Quadreal plans to construct an entirely new urban district. A truly mixed-use development, Oakridge will offer residents a large variety of shopping and dining options. From Oakridge-41st Station, the Canada Line offers direct service to both Downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport.
SODO. Located just south of Downtown Calgary, SODO offers easy access to the shops, restaurants and other amenities of the Stephen Avenue Walk. In addition, several CTrain stations are within walking distance, as are the recreational trails along the Bow River. Inside, available building amenities include an outdoor terrace, barbecue areas and a fitness centre.