Developer's reputation drives interest in The Parker

Townline is a local operation that has been building homes in Vancouver since 1981. Back then, it was single-family homes, but the company has since branched out to building multi-family homes, mixed-use buildings, rental apartments and non-market developments in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.

“Buyers in today’s market are increasingly choosing developments based on the reputation of the developers,” said Chris Colbeck, Townline’s vice-president of sales and marketing.

“We’re a fully integrated company, meaning that we have in-house construction, development, finance, sales and marketing and customer service teams,” Colbeck added. “That means you know exactly who you’re dealing with every step of the way.”

“What makes this development boutique is that it’s a smaller building with only 47 homes and what makes it so appealing is the location,” Colbeck said. “We’ve got a little bit of everything here: great schools, parks and amenities, as well as easy access to downtown and the airport. The Cambie corridor is, of course, a very popular place to be right now and we are just steps away from the Canada Line station and Oakridge Centre.”

“Most of the interest has come from people in the Metro Vancouver area and Vancouver specifically,” said Colbeck. “We’ve had a great response from buyers; nearly 2,000 registrations for 47 homes so there’s obviously a lot of demand in the Cambie corridor. The buyers are mainly second-time, move-up buyers as well as downsizers and the vast majority are going to be end users – the people who actually want to move in.”

Simon Briault - Vancouver Sun