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Homebuilders Meet with MLAs to Seek Action on Recommendations to Expedite Building Permits and Processes.

Homebuilders Meet with MLAs to Seek Action on Recommendations to Expedite Building Permits and Processes.

Vancouver, BC – Why is building new housing so difficult in British Columbia? Part of the complexity lies in the approval process, at both the municipal and the provincial levels. Residential construction is one of the most regulated sectors of our economy. While each step or change to the approval process may seem like a…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in November

On Tuesday, November 19, HAVAN welcomed these new members: Satori Homes Ltd., Cedar Creek Estates Ltd., Buildiko Homes & Construction Ltd., Sun Capital Corporation (SCC) Construction Inc., Burritt Bros. Carpet & Floors, Ultralux Homes Inc., Ploutos Enterprises Ltd., Excelsior Architectural Products Ltd., Colin Griffinson Inc., Design Work Group Ltd., Marsh Canada Limited, Maz Majidi PREC…

For the record: October 15, 2019

Non-Profit Mark Cooper has been elected chair of the board of directors at Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN). Rob Griesdale, Avtar Johl and Garett Wall have been elected first vice-chair, secretary and treasurer, and past chair, respectively. Blake Ponuick, Dan Glavind, Gary Mertens, Alisa Aragon, Andrew Delmonico, Dave Deamer, Henri Belisle, Jason Wolfe, Lynn Harrison, Matt Robinson, Randy Chin, Larry Clay and Jeff Bontkes have also been appointed to HAVAN’s board of…

Experts on hand to offer all your home building and reno advice

If you’re planning a gorgeous home renovation or building an entire house, you’ll need a lot of expert advice — and that’s before you even hire the professionals. Luckily, a host of expert designers, renovators and builders will be on hand in a series of panel events, dedicated to offering you all the advice you…

Burnaby homebuilders collecting coats for kids

HAVAN’s 24th annual Coats for Kids campaign, in support of the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus, two groups whose many initiatives help to provide a brighter winter for low-income families, will be opening doors to collect Coats for Kids from November 12 through to December 6. Featuring HAVAN member companies providing 72 drop-off locations across 16 Metro…

Metro Vancouver First Nations ‘buying their own land back’: Thousands more housing units ready to break ground

First Nations are poised to become the next real estate development power-brokers in Metro Vancouver, with billions of dollars worth of real estate on and off reserves at their disposal. Westbank Corp., Polygon, Aquilini and Darwin Properties all have partnerships with local First Nations to build thousands of units of housing and commercial space in…