Spire continues an ambitious expansion into new asset classes and markets
VANCOUVER, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Spire Development Corporation has come a long way since its inception in 2007. The real estate firm began with the sole purpose to construct industrial warehouses, and 12 years later its business has evolved into the acquisition, financing, development, management, and construction of unique and boutique projects.
"Our desire to be different drives us, which has carved a rewarding niche for Spire," says Lawrence Green, co-owner of Spire. "Creativity takes courage, and we continue to lead with our mission to Create What Matters ™.
This mantra translates into architecturally charming, one-of-a-kind projects that optimally perform and stand the test of time. Most recently, Spire has pioneered the design and construction of their second Passive House apartment building on a 33,700 square foot site directly north of their first Passive House project in Vancouver. Additionally, a bespoke five-storey condominium building designed by award-winning Francl Architects is in development in South Granville. This project features four luxury homes, including a two-storey penthouse. On the commercial side, Spire is developing three high-end self-storage and car wash facilities for Storguard Self Storage and Shine Auto Wash. With the first two facilities in Burnaby and Coquitlam now complete, a third is in the planning stage in Richmond. Beyond Metro Vancouver, the company is also delving into projects in Kamloops, Calgary, and Kelowna.
Spire's expansion has led to the hiring of key team members to further drive the company forward – namely, Stephen Wiens as Chief Operating Officer. With an industry track record surpassing 20 years, Wiens will oversee all aspects of Spire's finances, staffing, accounting, IT, and communications.
"We're at a new peak, and the need to stay on top of the hiring game during such a pivotal point for Spire has led us to a series of new hires – specialists who are passionate about their fields," says Pete Rackow, co-owner of Spire. "As Spire's projects diversify and more complex projects require resilient financing, we are thrilled to onboard Stephen as COO."
Wiens will be instrumental in strengthening current internal systems and creating new ones to meet the evolving needs of Spire's massive growth, while maintaining business consistency, transparency, and agility.
ABOUT SPIRE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Spire Development Corporation is a fully integrated real estate company offering a comprehensive package of development & construction services for residential, office, retail, and industrial projects. Founded by Lawrence Green and Pete Rackow in 2007, Spire has grown to be a multi-sectored developer in Western Canada. The company's success is attributed to maintaining the highest level of ethical building practices, offering competitive pricing, and truly valuing relationships with clients and partners.
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