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Image: Semiahmoo House Society
We unlock the value in real estate to create better communities
Catalyst is a BC-based not-for-profit real estate developer. We build vibrant, affordable, and inspiring rental homes and places for people to live and work in. Catalyst does this by working with non-profits to unlock the value of their real estate assets, and reinvest that value back into BC communities.
Catalyst brings together decades of real estate development experience with non-profit values. Our goal is to help our non-profit partners achieve long-term financial sustainability, while also creating opportunities for Catalyst to create more affordable housing in BC. We’re working on projects in communities throughout BC.
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284 Brunswick Street
Catalyst not only brings their values to life in all of their interactions with others, but they also add tremendous value to organizations like us who want to respond to community needs and are newer to the provision of affordable housing.
Penticton & District Community Resources Society
2318 St Johns Street
Port Moody, BC
Status: Rezoning - construction begins late 2018 (est.)
Catalyst is aptly named. Their work with our organization has been instrumental in helping us to unlock latent potential, address chronic gaps in service and look toward a future with greater opportunity for the people we serve.
Kinsight (formerly Simon Fraser Society for Community Living)
Image: Iredale Architecture
43 Hastings Street
New Westminster, BC
Status: Completed in 2016
Catalyst ensured that Semiahmoo House Society’s mission has not strayed in our partnerships with funders and navigated us through the complexities of developing an innovative housing project.
Semiahmoo House Society
Image: Francl Architecture
585 West 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC
Status: In construction
When I met Catalyst I knew that I was with people who understood the vision I was presenting and that we shared many of the same goals. Proof of this is our work together as joint venture partners.
Chairperson, Housing Committee
Oakridge Lutheran Church
Madrona @ Dockside Green
370 & 384 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC
Status: Completed November 2017
Catalyst’s innovative non-profit developer model has made it possible to add 49 brand new affordable rental homes in Victoria. I want to say how proud I am, as Mayor of Victoria, of this project. This is perfection.
City of Victoria