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Unanimous Approval of Brightside's Proposed Redevelopment

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Colliers International Consulting is pleased to announce the unanimous approval from Vancouver City Council at a Public Hearing of the proposed redevelopment of the Brightside Community Homes Foundation's Edward Byers House on East 12th. Brightside has 64 years of experience owning and operating 26 income-based, rent-controlled properties in Vancouver.  


The redevelopment is the result of a portfolio analysis Colliers Consulting conducted for the non profit group in 2017. The $47 Million Passive House project went to council for a vote on rezoning on July 21st. To get to this milestone Colliers Consulting conducted project feasibility, hired a design team and managed the Letter of Enquiry process with the City of Vancouver.


In October of 2019 Vancouver's vacancy rate was at 1%, and the City's Q3 performance target of 2,000 units was not achieved. The 157-unit project will increase the unit count of the current Brightside Asset by 175% and allow the project to provide much-needed additional rental stock to the area. This represents the first of two purpose-built rental re-developments Colliers Consulting is managing on behalf of the client.

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Gordon Easton

Vice President - Consulting


My career has focused on Urban Planning and development of a wide range of property types. Work has included feasibility studies, consultant selection and coordination, managing the civic approval process and implementation of construction projects.  Working for a variety of client types, my focus is on assiting clients achieve their real estate goals while finding a balance between communiity and private goals. I am a creative problem solver and approach real estate challanges in different ways.

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