The nomination deadline coming up fast for the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s 13th annual Commercial Building Awards and VIREB is looking for nominations.
Organizers are expecting a higher than normal number of nominations for this year’s awards, which are set for April 23 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.
Commercial, industrial and revenue-producing projects, including renovations, from the Malahat to Port Hardy, completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019, are eligible.
“We have already received a number of nominations for this year’s event, so we’re anticipating another large number of buildings to enter,” said Mark MacDonald of the Business Examiner, which coordinates the event, in a press release.
Nomination deadline is March 19.
There will be at least 11 commercial categories: mixed-use (commercial/residential), seniors housing, community institutional, community recreational, retail, industrial, multi-family, hospitality, commercial renovation/restoration, office and green. There will also be a Judges’ Choice Award for best overall entry.
A select team of independent judges from the real estate industry will adjudicate.
Award sponsors include Black Press as a platinum media sponsor. Gold sponsors of the awards have been MNP LLP, Re/Max Commercial and Coastal Community Credit Union. Category sponsors have been Business Development Bank of Canada, Colliers, NAI Commercial, Canadian Western Bank, CIBC, Herold Engineering and Yellow Sheet Review.