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Featured Businesses: Property Newsletter

Having just relocated ourselves to a new office on Admirals Road, we thought it would be a great time to feature some of our amazing clients working in real estate!

Radar Hill first started out doing websites mostly for realtors, and since then we have worked with hundreds and hundreds of clients in the property industry – with far too many to list here. However here are some of our clients who are related to property, from real estate agencies to housing developments to builders.

If you want a personal introduction to any of the businesses featured here, or need a realtor, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we can help make that happen!


Property Management

RICHMOND PROPERTY GROUP

After over 40 years of experience in commercial real estate, Jean McKay founded Richmond Property Group Ltd. in 2004. They remain a locally owned and operated property management specialist licensed under the Real Estate Act of British Columbia, offering an unparalleled level of excellence of real estate services for their clientele.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, RPG provides the very best in proactive management, from commercial property management, strata management, facilities management, and property maintenance.

Go to www.richmondproperty.ca for a firm that offers individual, flexible and customized packages of services meeting the highest standards of care, experience, and attention to detail.

SOUTH ISLAND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

A family enterprise, Robert Pearson established South Island Property Management Ltd. through Boorman’s in 1985 and bought the company in 2015. Throughout their 30 plus years in operation, they have made their mark in Victoria by consistently providing quality customer service and delivering results

Providing full management services for residential, commercial and mixed-use strata corporations, they recognize that the selection of a property management company is a very important decision for existing and prospective clients. Earning and maintaining client trust and confidence is their number one priority.

Go to www.sipmltd.com for a management company that prioritizes timely communication, ethics, and integrity.

NAI VICTORIA

Victoria’s premier Property Management Company, NAI also provides key integrated services that pair with their leasing strategies, creating a holistic approach that will generate the most value for your investment.

In order to provide an exceptional service to you, NAI maintains healthy relationships with tenant representation brokers as well as professional organizations, both local and national. By maintaining these relationships it allows them to leverage these contacts to provide maximum exposure of your asset and generate more opportunities for closing the next transaction.

NAI Victoria provides full commercial real estate services by offering individual, customized services and solutions to buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and developers. Visit www.naivictoria.ca for more information.

NEWPORT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Newport Property Management is a local company that provides high-quality residential and commercial rental management in the Greater Victoria area. Their portfolio of properties under management includes single-family homes, individual condominium units, multi-family rental buildings, and commercial rental buildings. It is their mandate to provide careful management and to maintain their properties to a high standard. Newport has aimed to provide personal service on a team basis and has been highly successful in achieving this since its establishment in 1994.

Go to www.newportrentals.ca for a company that has 24-hour on-call maintenance contractors and always ensures a high standard of quality and professionalism.

PEMBERTON HOLMES STRATA MANAGEMENT

With over 25 years of combined experience, agents at Pemberton Holmes are a proven professional, efficient, and client-focused property management team on Vancouver Island. They offer professional sound guidance, clear and concise communication, and support to strata councils to ensure smooth operational effectiveness. Properties under their management portfolio include Condominiums, Townhomes, Bare Land Strata's, and Multi-Type Section Stratas, being of existing established properties and brand new construction.

Go to www.stratamanagers.ca if you need client-focused strata agents.

CORNERSTONE PROPERTIES

Established in 1987, Cornerstone is a family-owned company with comprehensive property management expertise. They are entrusted by investors of commercial projects, multi-family residential buildings, and Strata Corporations, and manage in excess of $2.25 billion of Real Property.

With a shared commitment to providing excellent client service in a caring, dynamic environment, they emphasize a team approach in assisting clients with their management needs. Several staff members personally have stakes in a Strata Corporation as they feel this gives them an additional edge in understanding your Strata’s needs and the challenges that Stratas can be faced with. Visit www.cornerstonepmvictoria.com to see how they can help manage your property.


Real Estate Agencies

VICTORIA REAL ESTATE BOARD

The Victoria Real Estate Board is an association of more than 1,400 REALTORS® who work and live in the communities of Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands. The Board provides its members with the tools and education they need to provide the best possible service to their clients. Founded in 1921, VREB has been a key player in the development of standards and innovative programs aimed at enhancing the professionalism and community standing of Realtors.

Go to www.vreb.org for all of Victoria’s real estate info.

JONESCO REAL ESTATE

JONESco Real Estate Inc is an independent family-owned company in Victoria founded by Helen Jones in 1987. In 2000 she was joined by her son and business partner Roger Jones, and over the years, they have expanded as more real estate associates have joined the firm. As a part of this expansion, the area they serve has widened from Greater Victoria to other parts of Vancouver Island.

Go to www.jonescompany.net for a family-run real estate company that is devoted to their clients, covering everything from residential sales to property management.

HOLMES REALTY

Holmes Realty Ltd. was established in 1999 when Michele Holmes branched off from her larger company. Her desire was to operate a smaller, more intimate business with a deep focus on client care. Holmes Realty has since become a leader in Victoria real estate and is recognized for operating with the highest ethical standards. Within their team of real estate professionals, there is an agent who matches each unique client’s profile and needs.

Go to www.holmesrealty.com to have a real estate firm that puts the emphasis on you and has a sterling commitment to client service.


New Buildings and Lots

AMBLESIDE PROJECTS

Ambleside Projects Ltd. Is a privately held group of companies with over 20 years of residential and commercial development experience across Western Canada. Together, they have developed the Ambleside Park community in Smithers, which has beautiful natural surroundings of green spaces and creeks. This multi-phase development will offer a total of 105 single family building lots when completely built out, and all of these lots are generous in size and designed to accommodate a variety of housing types.

Go to www.amblesidepark.ca to see where you can have your dream home today.

TOTANGI PROPERTIES

Totangi Properties Ltd. is rooted in their family’s long history on Vancouver Island in BC’s forestry and fishing industries. With a company history of managing land and forests, they maintain a close connection to the community by applying a careful long-term approach to the work they undertake in their development and home building projects. Totangi is committed to working with their clients, communities, and the land to create outstanding projects and homes with lasting value.

Visit www.totangi.ca for a company that has been managing land and property development since 1968.

TURNER LANE DEVELOPMENT

Established in 1999, Turner Lane Development is one of Vancouver Island’s leading land development and management firms, with experience delivering long-term project sustainability and profitability. They offer a wide portfolio of services, including land development and redevelopment strategies, concept and master planning, site servicing and construction planning, and marketing.

See www.turnerlane.com for a highly successful company that has a trusted network of local consultants and contractors.

THE SLOPES

Welcome to The Slopes at the Lake - where there are building lots for sale just minutes from the town of Lake Cowichan and the lake itself. These properties range in size from 8,000 sq. ft. to 11,000 sq. ft.

These lots are all fully fitted for sewer and water management lots and look out onto panoramic views of this area of staggering natural beauty. Close to shopping facilities and a variety of recreation options, and within an easy 20-minute commute to Duncan and one hour drive to Port Renfrew, these lots make the most of an opportune location.

If you are looking for a location to build your dream home, look no further than The Slopes At The Lake, with its combination of convenience and captivating beauty. Visit www.the-slopes.ca to see for yourself just how amazing of an opportunity this is.

WESSEX PROJECT MANAGEMENT

At Wessex, they aim to provide their clients with a one-stop, comprehensive project management service. They assemble a team of highly skilled consultants chosen to suit each project, then manage the project from concept to completion. The Wessex team proactively identifies and mitigates the project risks and liabilities associated with real estate development projects. Their project managers expertly coordinate projects, relying on collaboration and their wealth of experience to make accurate decisions for you.

See www.wessexmanagement.com for a full-service highly skilled firm devoted to the real estate development community.

WEBB WORLD DEVELOPMENTS

Webb World Developments Inc. offers land development solutions that maximize the natural assets available to end purchasers through methods designed to protect the environment and assist landowners in achieving their financial goals. Their homes offer controlled developments, excellent buildings, detailed exteriors, and the security of full warranties.

Visit www.webbworld.ca to find out more about how they can help ensure the sustainability, security, and profitability of your project.

PARADISE HOMES

Paradise Homes was founded in 2001 by two local businessmen, Rod LeClaire and Gary Brown, both of whom strove to create a higher quality of home for buyers to move into. Working effectively in tandem, they have been building exceptional housing ever since.

Paradise Homes is an all-inclusive real estate development firm that works from beginning to end on its projects. They purchase and rezone the land (where necessary), service the project, then build out and sell their own product, all in-house. All spurred on by a desire to continue to provide innovative housing that is well-built and designed to meet current housing needs.

Go to www.paradise-homes.com to see their current projects.

PARHAR GROUP

For over 35 years, the Parhar Group has been one of Vancouver Island's most trusted home builders. They are a family-owned and operated business committed to the uncompromising principles of the company founder Balbir Parhar. They are successful because every member of the Parhar Group team shares a strong concern for their community, a dedication to ethical business practices, and a passion for excellence.

Go to www.parhargroup.com for a business that specializes in market-driven real estate development and consultation, and has established a reputation for providing valued expertise on land use.

ARROW LAKE WATERFRONT PROPERTIES

The Waterfront at Arrow Lakes offers luxury lakefront living in British Columbia. Their chalet-style condo living is steps away from the water and is completed by a modern marina. This high-quality development is ideally positioned for a wide range of leisure activities including boating, fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, golf and skiing. The site is 15 minutes from Castlegar and only 10 minutes from Syringa Creek Provincial Park, close to everything you need, yet far enough away to provide the tranquility and solitude you crave.

Go to www.thewaterfrontatarrowlakes.com and see how achievable lakefront living can be.


Retirement Homes

CHERISH AT CENTRAL PARK

Cherish at Central Park is an intergenerational community catering to ages 55 and upwards, where everyone is free to participate at a pace that suits them, contributing whatever they can.  Cherish is there to help people help themselves, to protect and nurture their independence with kindness and caring in an environment where resident volunteers connect with and support each other.

The Cherish Way turns forgotten souls into confident contributors overcoming the three pitfalls of ageing; loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Go to www.cherishvictoria.ca if you want quality housing options and supportive services.

LEGION MANOR VICTORIA

Legion Manor Victoria is a not-for-profit retirement residence located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula. Open to all individuals 55 years of age and up, they offer independent, supported and assisted living with great dining, fun activities, a fantastic location, all close to amenities and all at a reasonable price.

Their residents enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities, including a hair salon, fitness room, library, crafts room, sunroom, community dining room and a private dining room. In addition to these on-site services, their Activities Coordinator has a wide range of fun and interesting activities on the go, including entertainment and outings.

Go to www.legionmanorvictoria.ca for retirement living where your comfort is their goal.


Home Construction

KC NATURAL HOMES

Building Healthy Homes on Vancouver Island. Victoria resident Keary Conwright is a building technologist with over 30 years of experience designing and drafting plans for commercial and residential buildings. The quality homes built by KC Natural Homes focus on sustainability, health and comfort, are virtually free of artificial toxic materials, and incorporate natural materials such as light clay, rammed earth, locally harvested timber, clay and lime plasters, and stone.

Go to www.kcnaturalhomes.com to see their portfolio.

GORTER CONSTRUCTION

Gorter Construction Ltd. was founded in 2002 by Wilf Gorter. Since the company's inception, its clientele and project portfolio has steadily expanded.  With a focus on innovative thinking and cooperation, Wilf and his team of skilled tradespeople are capable of delivering high-quality custom homes, commercial buildings, and renovations that meet customers' needs and exceed expectations.

Visit www.gorterconstruction.ca to see their full portfolio.

WINDCREST DEVELOPMENTS

For over 35 years Cam Hayward, owner of Windcrest Developments Ltd., has been building quality homes in the Victoria area. With extraordinary high standards of construction and customer service, Cam has a track record to be proud of, with steadfast, loyal homeowners who continue to move from one Windcrest Developments’ home to another.

See www.windcrestdevelopments.com for a company renowned for incorporating innovation and affordability into everything that they do.

CLARKSTON CONSTRUCTION

Clarkston Construction is a multi-generational West Coast builder dedicated to building homes that reflect the evolving needs of our homeowners and communities. They provide a custom home building experience that focuses on capturing this west coast style and creating something unique for every client.

They have a broad and discerning client base comprised of both locals and those relocating to the area, and strive to create homes that balance long-lasting quality, reasonable cost structure, and a certain artistic local flair.

Their work consists mainly of custom builds, additions, and developments, ranging in scope from the modest cabin to finely detailed homes designed by world-class architects. Most projects take place in idyllic rural settings, so go to www.clarkstonconstruction.ca to see their portfolio.

CADILLAC HOMES

Cadillac Homes Inc. has earned a reputation as a renowned and respected local builder of neighbourhoods on Vancouver Island. They have been the recipient of multiple GOLD CARE awards (Construction Achievement and Renovation Excellence), as well as recognized for environmental and municipal excellence.

Go to www.itsacadillac.com for a company that has a reputation for building relationships and unique working partnerships with exceptional tradespeople and suppliers, most of whom have worked with Cadillac Homes for over two decades.

BROMAR CONSTRUCTION

Dan Marinier from Bromar Construction builds one home at a time. He takes the same hands-on high-quality approach that he took as a carpenter and applies it to every component of the custom homes he builds.

He understands that building a home is a financial and emotional investment and ensures that the quality and individuality of your home reflects exactly that. Building something that isn’t just built to last, but that will be a secure and stylish place that reflects your individual needs.

Visit www.bromarconstruction.com today to get started on the project of building your dream home started.


Real Estate and Property Services

BOB CORCORAN COACHING

Every high-performance team or real estate agent eventually hits a plateau. To break through requires doing something different. No matter how experienced you are, how large your GCI or unit sales are, Bob Corcoran Coaching can provide the boost needed to get you to the top.

Bob Corcoran has a 30-year track record of taking agents and teams to new heights with focused coaching that gives a personal and professional boost to everyone who undertakes it.

All it takes is you to buy in and commit to the program, and you’ll be sure to see effective results that you didn’t even imagine to be possible. Go to www.bobcorcoran.com and find out more about how he can help you today.

DESIREE PALFREY

If you are ready to buy a home, renew your mortgage, or consolidate your debt, Desiree Palfrey can arrange the mortgage financing on your behalf. She will sort through the confusing maze of mortgage options, jargon, and documentation, and provide you with the mortgage information and details that you need to move forward with your plans.

Go to www.desireepalfrey.com if you need a mortgage specialist who will tailor a mortgage to meet your financial goals and will provide you with straightforward and reliable information.

Goode Environmental Services Ltd.

Goode Environmental Services Ltd. are consultants specializing in environmental field sampling and testing that includes testing of air, soil, and water. They also specialize in developing and executing environmental monitoring programs for drinking water, indoor air quality and for regulatory compliance (discharge permits and water treatment systems).

In operation since 1989 with expert personnel qualified in microbiology and chemistry, they are committed to providing clients with the very best service and results when it comes to environmental testing, always communicating with you to ensure that things are resolved as efficiently as possible, and with unwavering pride and passion for their work. 

Visit www.goode-enviro.com to view their full list of services.

JOE NEWELL ARCHITECT

Joe Newell Architect Inc. provides superior design solutions tailored to the specific needs and aspirations of their clients, with a project delivery process that engages with the client as if they were a member of the design team.

They firmly believe that architectural solutions should include not just the building itself, but also the surrounding environment. That’s why they work closely with planners, landscape architects, civil engineers, and community groups to ensure each project is fully integrated into its surroundings.

Go to www.joenewellarchitect.com to see their portfolio and find out how they can help you.


Take a Break

LORETO BAY HOMES – MEXICO

Loreto Bay Homes offers a serene and spectacular backdrop for your holiday homes, nestled below the dramatic Sierra de la Giganta, with the warm, clear waters of the Sea of Cortez at the doorstep. As well as a prime location, situated in the historic town of Loreto which serves as a protected World Heritage marine site. Here you can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, scuba, golf, hiking, deep-sea sport fishing, or just relax by one of the many pools and beaches. Whether it’s a short-term rental or your new vacation home, visit Loreto for stunning views and a great environment.

Go to www.loretobayhomes.com to see how you can experience first-hand the natural beauty of the area, the friendliness of the people, and the safe, clean environment.

EDMONTON STORAGE

If you’re in Edmonton, Edmonton Storage provides safe and secure easy access storage solutions, with sites that offer fully fenced and fully paved yards with video monitoring to ensure the secure storage of your valuables.

Their spaces are perfect for storing your belongings. Whether you require space for commercial inventory, household items, or vehicle storage, we can meet your needs. They are a storage facility that can accommodate your possessions, including your quad, snowmobile, or antique car, so you can avoid exposure to damaging weather conditions.

Visit www.edmstorage.ca to see their full services.


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