In Burnaby, a condo highrise sells out in a day
Amidst speculation in the Vancouver market, BOSA Properties’ newest, largest and "most luxurious" tower in Burnaby, Sovereign sold out minutes after the properties were released for pre-sale last Saturday morning, Beth Boyle, BOSA's communications director wrote in an email to VO. The 202 unit development had more than 600 people lined up to purchase as early as last Wednesday, Boyle said.
According to the company's press release, Colin Bosa, CEO of Bosa Properties, said “when we purchased this property five years ago, our vision was to create an iconic tower that would define the gateway to Metrotown and herald a new age of development for this area. With Sovereign, a new level of architectural design, a new level of luxury, and new tower heights have been achieved.”
“One of the things that makes Sovereign so unique is the fact that the first floor of condominium homes begins on the 20th floor, atop the hotel. And while many high-rise projects boast of good views, the views offered here are truly exceptional as a result of the fact that homes begin at 211-feet above the street”, Daryl Simpson, Vice-President of Bosa Properties said in the statement. “We were amazed at the hundreds of people who lined up in the hopes of owning a Sovereign home, and very much appreciate their loyalty and interest.”
At a time when various lower mainland jurisdictions are debating the issue of taller tower heights and greater densities, the City of Burnaby has elected to embrace the concept, and has given development approval to Bosa Properties to proceed with the Sovereign project, the release notes. “We have a long-standing and mutually respectful relationship with the staff and council at the City of Burnaby as a result of the «First»thousands of homes we’ve built here over the years. And we’ve worked very closely with them to ensure that the needs of the City were met”, comments Bosa.
According to Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, “Bosa Properties have worked closely with the Burnaby City Council and staff to develop many innovative and attractive projects. With their new Sovereign project in Metrotown- Burnaby’s tallest building to date- Bosa Properties is again helping to shape our growing City in a way that will benefit business, visitors and residents.”
Construction of Sovereign is anticipated to commence this Spring, with completion estimated for Spring of 2014.