Thousands of years before it was incorporated as a city in 1886, the region now known as Vancouver, British Columbia served as a home to a broad cross section of people. The area’s proximity to a wealth of natural resources, and the fact that it’s situated at the mouth of a major river next to the Pacific Ocean made it an ideal trading gateway to the East. In the latter half of the 20th century, a revitalized Canadian immigration policy made Vancouver, with all its pristine beauty, a magnet for newcomers.
Today, Vancouver is the most populous metropolitan area in Western Canada and the third most populous in Canada. This is due to a number of favourable characteristics, including its natural beauty, mild climate, ethnic diversity, liveability, a prosperous economy (including tech, tourism and trade), excellent education opportunities and proximity to the U.S. border. Indeed, Vancouver seems to be well on its way to becoming on par with other cities such as London, New York and Hong Kong. However, Vancouver has geographic factors which limits the growth of housing and commercial locations.
At Claridge Real Estate Advisors, our Vancouver commercial real estate advisors have an innovative vision for Vancouver’s future. As business and demand for housing here continues to grow, our Vancouver land assembly advisors are devoted to Land Assembly for the greater good. This means the transformation and brokering of properties around all of Metro Vancouver that might otherwise be underutilized. By optimizing the limited real estate that we have in Metro Vancouver, we believe Vancouver can comfortably expand with plenty of room for commercial, townhouse, mixed-use and multi-family homes for years to come. As a company, we’ve been doing it since 2013 and have an excellent track record that includes more than 60 assembled sites