Commercial & Residential Projects



Commercial Projects

For corporate clients services range from rezoning land, to developing office buildings to full turnkey project management services.

FMC Law / Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (now Dentons Canada LLP)

Echo West, Project Manager

"Nancy's attention to detail is extraordinary and her industry knowledge is excellent."
Arnon Dachner, FMC Law
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP made the decision to move from their current offices of 24 years to new larger premises. A law firm of over 60 lawyers with support staff recognized that this would require major logistics and coordination if they were going to provide a smooth transition and minimal disruption for their clients. A major challenge was the less than 18 months to design, permit, order, construct, install and move while they continued to run their own law practices. To get this done, the FMC Premises Committee turned to Nancy Holme to act as their owner’s representative and project manager. The project was completed on-time and on-budget.
  • 50,000 square feet on 4 interconnecting floors in high rise office tower in Vancouver’s convention centre harbour front area.
  • Awarded 2011 BOMA Tenant Improvement of the Year
  • Awarded LEED GOLD for enhanced sustainable design & construction
11-80 waiting & conference F Cafe Looking down stairway

Nancy was a trusted representative who worked tirelessly and diligently to keep us on schedule and on (even under) budget. Her insight, experience and diligence were tremendously helpful in driving our project along and enabling us as client to focus on our goals without becoming bogged down in the day-to-day mechanics of the project.

Her unflappable personality and non-confrontational communication style made her a great representative not only in dealing with third parties but also with people within our organization.

Nancy provided regular reports about the status of the project and tracked all budgetary & timeline matters on her own system, enabling us to access detailed information at any stage of the project without having to rely on our contractors. On more than one occasion, she corrected significant third party billing errors.
Arnon Dachner, Partner, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

SunTech City streetscape

Sun Tech City

  • Initiated, coordinated and managed a group rezoning of 16 individual contiguous parcels of land in the City Centre of Richmond
  • New zoning for the creation of a mixed-use commercial development on 16 acres
  • Created more than 1,000,000 possible buildable square feet of mixed entertainment, retail, hotel and offices

1195 West Broadway 1195 West Broadway

  • Managed all development and construction for this multi-tenanted office building
  • 41,000 square foot office building located in the Broadway corridor in Vancouver
  • Coordinated all tenant improvements and relocations.

College PlaceCollege Place

  • Provided development management services for the new corporate headquarters of the College of Dental Surgeons and College of Pharmacists
  • 38,000 square foot – 5 storey steel & concrete office building

Burlington SquareBurlington Square

  • Coordinated tenant improvements for new multi-tenant commercial structure & oversaw rehabilitation and development of new restaurant in heritage building
  • 38,000 square foot – 5 storey steel & concrete office building with Vancouver heritage house.

Residential Projects

For land owners services range from conceptualizing entire neighbourhoods, to rezoning land to its best use & highest value, financial planning, supervising construction and on-site retail sales.

Southcove Neighbourhood

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Echo West was responsible for the development and implementation of strategic, conceptual and financial plans for a 15-acre parcel of land in Steveston, Richmond on behalf of the land owners. Echo West managed the process that resulted in rezoning by the City of Richmond then created a new neighbourhood park, roads and a residential neighbourhood comprised of five saleable multi-family developments. These 5 parcels contained more than 730,000 buildable square feet of residential units which were sold to local developer /builders for a substantial profit for the land owners.

Concept building in Southcove Southcove Neigbourhood concept

"It was a substantial and complex project but Echo West ... performed under challenges with the best interests of its clients... a rewarding experience for Southcove and our shareholders."
Wilfred Wan, President Southcove Development Ltd.

Dover Crossing Neighbourhood

Dover Rendering from waterfront
Echo West was responsible for all aspects of developing 36 acres known as the Dover Crossing Neighbourhood in Richmond. Echo West took the lead to rezone these 36 acres on behalf of their client and the other adjacent land owners. Four waterfront multi-family hi-rise parcels were created out of the land owned by the client. Echo West provided supervision of the neighbourhood infrastructure and managed the sale of all four parcels. These 4 parcels allowed for 660,000 buildable square feet of residential units and were sold to local developer/builders for a substantial profit.

Dover Crossing Site Plan Dover Crossing Public Walkway

Villas at Southcove - front

The Villas at Southcove

  • 107-unit multi-storey condominium development
  • Residential development and construction management
  • Managed sales

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  • 78 unit multi-storey development
  • Residential development and construction management

The Gardens exteriorThe Gardens

  • 36-unit townhome development
  • Residential development and construction management

Rivershores exteriorWestwater Village exterior

River Shores & Westwater Village

  • 2-43 unit townhome developments side by side
  • Residential development and construction management

Alderview CourtAlderview Court

  • 18 unit multi-storey condominium development
  • Residential development and construction management

Richhill rendering

The Richhill

  • 50 unit townhome development
  • Residential development and construction management