Deadline looms for business building awards

Nominations being accepted through Mar. 5 for 2015 Vancouver Island Real Estate Commercial Building Awards

NANAIMO – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Vancouver Island Real Estate Commercial Building Awards, set for Apr. 23 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

The eighth annual celebration of the best in commercial and industrial construction is for buildings completed between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014 from the Malahat to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.

The 2014 Judges’ Choice Award Winner for Best Overall Entry was the Nanaimo Golf Club’s new clubhouse.

Re/MAX Commercial is the Platinum Sponsor for the event, with Colliers International and Coastal Community Credit Union signing on as Gold Sponsors. Category sponsors include the Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Western Bank, DTZ Barnicke, RBC Royal Bank, MNP LLP, and the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation.

There are 11 categories for these awards: Mixed Use (Commercial/Residential), Seniors Housing, Community – Institutional, Community – Recreational, Retail, Industrial, Multi-Family, Hospitality, Commercial Renovation/Restoration, Office and Green.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from, or contact Sue Lessard at for a copy of the forms.

The deadline for submissions is Mar. 5, 2015.

For more info, contact Mark MacDonald at 1-866-758-2684 Ext. 120, or email