We're a not-for-profit real estate developer

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.

Our projects

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.

Chorus

Surrey, 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.

Doug Tennant

Executive Director

Semiahmoo House Society

Madrona @ Dockside Green

370 & 384 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC

Status: In Occupancy

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.

Lisa Helps

Mayor

City of Victoria

43 Hastings Street

New Westminster, BC

Status: Completed January 2019

188 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC

Status: In construction

Emmaus Place

20097 72nd Ave, Langley, BC

Status: In Construction

The Springs

2318 St. Johns Street, Port Moody

Status: In construction

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.

Christine Scott

Executive Director

Kinsight (formerly Simon Fraser Society for Community Living)

Hannelore

5688 Ash St., Vancouver, BC

Status: In Occupancy as of December 1, 2019.

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.

Hannelore Gerlach

Chairperson, Housing Committee

Oakridge Lutheran Church

The Rise on Nanaimo

285 Nanaimo St. Penticton BC

Status: In Occupancy

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.

Tanya Behardien

Executive Director

One Sky Housing Society

Rivermark

6968 Pearson Way, Richmond, BC

Status: In Occupancy

Catalyst have been great partners in delivering a project that exemplifies integrated mixed housing types. They offer a broad skillset for the development of affordable housing and have been a pleasure to work with at RPPII/III and Rivermark in Richmond.

Robert Toth

Robert Toth Architect AIBC | Director of Developmentm Intracorp

Intracorp

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