Tenants moved into the Cottages On Willow last November. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Tenants moved into the Cottages On Willow last November. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Two Chemainus buildings finalists for commercial awards

Cottages on Willow and Chemainus Library on VIREB list

Two Chemainus buildings are among the finalists in the 14th annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board commercial building awards.

The Cottages on Willow and the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s new Chemainus branch are among the 45 buildings named as finalists.

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The award winners will be announced May 7. For the second straight year, the event will be conducted virtually through a Zoom presentation due to COVID.

Commercial, industrial and revenue-producing projects, including renovations, from the Malahat to Port Hardy are up for the awards, and must have been completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

“We are very pleasantly surprised and absolutely thrilled by the number of nominations and finalists this year,” noted Mark MacDonald of Business Examiner, which coordinates the event. “We knew construction continued at a very strong pace last year, but didn’t think we’d get more than the 43 we had the previous year.”

Nanaimo has the largest number of finalists with 20 followed by Campbell River’s seven.

There will also be a Judges’ Choice Award for the best overall entry. Last year’s winner was the Tourism Tofino buildings.

A select team of independent judges from the real estate industry have adjudicated the 2020 entries.

Gold Sponsor of the Award is Coastal Community Credit Union. Category sponsors are NAI Commercial, RE/MAX Commercial, Herold Engineering, MNP LLP and Yellow Sheet Review. Black Press is a Platinum media sponsor.

For more information, visit www.vireb.com.

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Builder Jon Lefebure outside the Cottages On Willow. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Builder Jon Lefebure outside the Cottages On Willow. (File photo by Don Bodger)

The Chemainus Library at night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

The Chemainus Library at night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

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