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March 2015 Pacific Sands Acquisition

News Release Pettinger Family Sells Tofino-based Pacific Sands Beach Resort Pacific Sands marks second resort property purchase in area for Gordon Nelson Inc. Tofino, BC – March 3, 2015 – The Victoria and Tofino based Pettinger family is proud to announce the sale of family-owned Pacific Sands Beach Resort after 42 years of operations. The magical beachfront resort on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, has been sold to Vancouver based company Gordon Nelson Inc. (Gordon Nelson) a family-run company lead by Jason Gordon and Chris Nelson along with partners Robert Brown, a social and green building developer and Shane Richards, the general manager of nearby Ocean Village Resort. Building on the vision of their parents Bill and Joan Pettinger,…

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November 2014 Give Back Program

News Release Gordon Nelson Launches Tenant Give Back Program Vancouver, B.C., November 2014 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Give Back program for tenants. The Give Back program is aimed at connecting tenants with their community by encouraging involvement in local organisations in need of support.  To participate in the program, Gordon Nelson tenants select an organisation to volunteer with for a minimum of two hours once every four months and in exchange for volunteering the tenant will receive a $50 reduction in their following months rent.  Gordon Nelson chose four organisations that work in…

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November 2014 1104 Haro Acquisition

November 2014 1104 Haro Street Acquisition News Release Gordon Nelson Acquires 1104 Haro Street Vancouver, B.C., November 2014 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village and Pacific Sands, resorts located in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 19 unit rental apartment building located at 1104 Haro Street. “We were pleased to purchase an excellent rental development site in the heart of downtown,” says Jason Gordon. Built in 1927, 1104 Haro Street presents an opportunity to execute on Gordon Nelson’s vision to create additional supply and modernize existing well-located rental properties. “With four other rental properties in the West End, 1104 Haro, made a lot of sense…

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May 2014 Herb Garden

News Release Gordon Nelson Partners with Gordon Neighbourhood House to Build Community Herb Garden Vancouver, B.C., May 2014 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the opening of their first Urban Farm. Gordon Nelson Inc. partnered with Gordon Neighbourhood House (“GNH”) to build and plant a community herb garden at their 1075 Burnaby apartment building.  Gordon Nelson built three garden plots, making use of an unused front lawn area.  Together with tenants and GNH members herbs were planted and made available to the neighbourhood.  Owner Jason Gordon says, “it is important to utilize available growing space in dense urban areas.  The…

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May 2014 Urban Farm

News Release Gordon Nelson Partners with Gordon Neighbourhood House to Create Urban Farm For Tenants and Community Vancouver, B.C., May 2014 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the opening of their first Urban Farm. Gordon Nelson has partnered with Gordon Neighbourhood House (“GNH”) to provide tenants and community members a space to grow their own food.  “Being aware of the impact our food choices have on the environment and being able to use the land to grow and give back to the community instead of just take from the environment is something very important for the sustainability of our future”…

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December 2012 33 New Units 1075 Burnaby

News Release Gordon Nelson Completes Renovations and Additions at 1075 Burnaby Street Apartment Building Lowering Emissions While Housing 97% More Tenants Vancouver, B.C., December 2012 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the completion of a 15 month extensive renovation and expansion at its 1075 Burnaby Street building.  “We are very proud of creatively utilizing excess existing space and working with the City to utilize excess available density to create more rental units,” says Jason Gordon. The original, 60-year-old, 20 unit building was stripped down to make way for extensive life safety, structural and environmental upgrades.  Once the interior was opened…

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February 2012 Acquired 1540 Haro

News Release Gordon Nelson Acquires 1540 Haro Street Vancouver, B.C., February 2012 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 28 unit rental apartment building located at 1540 Haro Street.  “We were presented with a time sensitive opportunity to acquire a building in a synergist location,” says Jason Gordon. Built in 1952, 1540 Haro Street presents an opportunity to execute on Gordon Nelson’s vision to modernize well-located rental properties.  “With four other rental properties in the West End, 1540 Haro, made a lot of sense for us to acquire,” adds Chris Nelson. This building is nearly identical to…

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December 2011 Restored 2254 Cornwall

News Release Gordon Nelson Completes Renovations at 2254 Cornwall Avenue Apartment Building Lowering Emissions While Housing 24% More Tenants Vancouver, B.C., December 2011 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the completion of a ten month extensive renovation at 2254 Cornwall Avenue.  “We are very excited about offering Vancouver renters newly renovated affordable suites with breath taking views in the heart of Kitsilano,” says Jason Gordon. As part of the project to improve efficiency and extend the life of the building, extensive renovations were done on the exterior of the building.  The entire east wall was repaired: failed stucco removed, rotted…

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March 2011 Acquired 2254 Cornwall

News Release Gordon Nelson Acquires 2254 Cornwall Avenue Apartment Building Vancouver, B.C., March 22, 2011 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce that on December 15, 2010 they have acquired an apartment building located at 2254 Cornwall Avenue. Marking Gordon Nelson’s first investment in Kitsilano, 2254 Cornwall represents a world-class location with breathtaking views of English Bay and Kits Beach.  In addition, the building is conveniently located with immediate access to the beach, park and public pool amenities. There are also great shopping options on west 4th avenue in Capers Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Market Meats and others as well as great…

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February 2011 Denied Right to Invest

News Release Gordon Nelson Denied Right to Invest in Life Safety and Environmental Upgrades Vancouver, B.C., February 23, 2011 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings, had received all its necessary permits to commence restoration and refurbishment work at its 1436 Pendrell Street apartment building in an effort to protect, enhance and extend its buildings’ useful life through investments in life safety and environmental upgrades. A February 15th ruling from the Residential Tenancy Branch denied Gordon Nelson the right to safely complete the construction at its building. Since day one, Gordon Nelson has told the tenants it plans to renovate the building. Unfortunately the tenants have attempted to intimidate and extort Gordon Nelson…

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