After decades in the development and construction industry, I founded Allaire in 2008. Since then, two of my sons have joined me in the business, so it really is one family building for other families.
As Allaire, we’ve built living and working spaces all over the Lower Mainland. That’s 254 completed residences comprising many thousands of square feet—and we’re proud of every single square inch of those square feet.
And we’ll be just as proud of the 200 residences we’re in the process of completing.
All too often square footage is the only measure applied to real estate. So how do you measure the way a building fits into an existing neighbourhood? How do you measure proportion, sight lines and aesthetics? In short, how do you measure how real estate makes people feel? (Feel estate, anyone?)
Good questions — ones we grapple with every day.
The thing about balance is that we all have to work at it. We’re constantly in motion, shifting things around, putting more or less weight on one or another part of our lives. It’s where we live vs. how we live, security vs. adventure, work vs. play.
Understanding these competing interests leads Allaire to conceive and create places that allow our home owners to reach an equilibrium unique to BC — west coast balance.
Consultation, collaboration and craftsmanship; doing what’s right and not what’s expedient; paying attention to detail; respecting our environment; refusing to compromise on quality; and delivering what was promised.