Nominations are in for the Re/MAX Fraser Valley Real Commercial Building Awards

Third annual awards gala honours the best in commercial and industrial construction Nov. 28

A record number of nominations have been submitted for the Re/MAX Fraser Valley Real Commercial Building Awards, which will be held November 28 at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre in Langley.

The third annual awards gala, which honours the best in commercial and industrial construction in the region, co-ordinated by Invest Northwest Publishing Ltd., promises to be the biggest yet.

“We believed this year would set a record for the number of nominations, and it has worked out that way, with 43,” says Mark MacDonald, President of INWP. “These events draw some of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most successful builders and owners from Surrey, North Delta, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and the areas in between.”

“The Thompson Okanagan Building Awards has become a premier event on the calendar. I look forward each year to the unveiling of the top development projects in the region and hearing the stories behind them as well as  seeing the passion that the award winners have for their projects,” says Roy Anderson of Title Sponsor Re/MAX Commercial.

Gold sponsors of the event are the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Commercial Division, and Fortis BC.

Real Estate expert Ozzie Jurock will be the keynote speaker at the event, and will share his projections and analysis of the commercial real estate market.

Author of “Forget about location, location, location, what, when, where and how to buy Real Estate in Canada and  The Real Estate Action Book. Ozzie Jurock is also president of Jurock Publishing Ltd. Ozzie is the only Canadian real estate advisor featured in Donald Trump’s new book: Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies. Peter C. Newman in his book Titans called him a Real Estate Guru.

He is also past president of Royal LePage (Res.) in charge of over 7000 salespeople and past chairman of NRS Block Bros. as well as managed real estate companies in Taiwan, Hongkong and Tokyo.

“These awards take a moment every year to acknowledge the creative and forward-thinking work done by the various professionals in the design and building trades, and the owners who make the projects possible, says MacDonald. “Commercial construction often involves advanced architectural designs, environmentally sensitive materials and energy-efficient systems, and yet rarely gets recognized for its effort. That’s what this event is all about.”

To be eligible for these awards, projects had to be completed between January 1, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2013.

There will be 11 categories for the awards: Mixed-use (commercial/residential); community facilities including church/schools/government facilities; retail/shopping centres; office; community recreational; senior’s housing; industrial; multi-family housing; hospitality (hotels/motels/resorts); commercial renovation/restoration; recreational/resort; and green.

Tickets to the event are $95 plus tax, and must be booked on-line by November 25 by visiting www.businessvi.ca/events. For information, contact Robert MacDonald at 1-866-758-2684.

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