Concert Properties Receives Prestigious Industry Award

June 30, 2005

Concert recognized for The O’Keefe seniors housing development at Arbutus Walk in Vancouver.

Vancouver, BC, Canada – Concert Properties has added another accolade to its growing list of awards for excellence in real estate development. The Urban Development Institute (UDI) recently bestowed Concert with an Award for Excellence for Seniors Housing.

The Urban Development Institute's Awards for Excellence honour projects representing superior forms of development by members of the Institute. Concert was recognized for The O’Keefe seniors housing development at Arbutus Walk in Vancouver.

“We are particularly proud to accept this honour from such a prestigious group of industry peers,” says Bob McKay, Senior Vice President, New Business Initiatives of Concert Properties. "In developing The O'Keefe, Concert remained committed to upholding UDI’s standards of superior development, heritage preservation and sustaining the human environment."

The O’Keefe, an independent seniors community built on the site of the former historic Carling O’Keefe brewery, combines heritage, history and landmark presence to create an elegant environment for redefining senior living. The development celebrates the vigour of today’s seniors by providing an option to continue to stay in and be significant contributors to the community in a less institutional environment that supports individual choice through services and options delivered with dignity.

This year's UDI Awards program recognizes and celebrates the partnerships in community building forged between members of the Institute and governments at all levels. The O’Keefe was developed in consultation with the City of Vancouver and the Kitsilano community.

The Urban Development Institute is a national non-profit association (with international affiliations) of the development industry and its related professions. The 400 corporate members of UDI Pacific represent thousands of individuals involved in all facets of land development and planning, including: developers, property managers, financial lenders, lawyers, engineers, planners, architects, appraisers, real estate professionals, local governments and government agencies.

Since 1972, the Pacific Region has been dedicated to improving communications between the industry, government and the public, and aims to improve both housing and job opportunities for all British Columbians.

About Concert

Properties Concert is an award-winning diversified real estate enterprise involved in developing and acquiring commercial and industrial properties, rental housing, multi-family condominium housing, seniors living communities, and resort developments in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

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Telephone: 604.602.3713

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