Archive for June, 2008

Robert speaks at Globe 2008

June 18th, 2008
Watch the above video to see Robert speak about revitalizing cities from within.

Robert was one of many speakers at the GLOBE 2008 conference back in March. The GLOBE series is a conference about business, sustainability and the environment. Leaders around the world from business, government and academia met to discuss how best to meet critical environmental challenges during GLOBE.

Revitalizing Cities from Within – Greener cities can emerge as a result of the replacement of aging infrastructure and systems. Local developer, Robert Fung of the Salient Group spoke at this Globe 2008 session.

You can watch videos from the other presenters here on The Green Pages website (

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Originally aired: June 17, 2008

Westcoast homes: Paris Block ‘Annex’ Homes Soon For Sale

June 14th, 2008
Rendering of Paris Annex, and Paris Block on the left.

Rendering of Paris Annex, and Paris Block on the left.

Westcoast homes – Paris Block ‘Annex’ Homes Soon For Sale

Saturday, June 14, 2008
Vancouver Sun 

More than a century may separate the Salient Group’s new Paris Annex from the 29-residence restored Paris Block (right) at Hastings and Abbott In the Downtown Eastside, but they still have plenty in common. ‘The Annex will complement its neighbour in design and purpose,’ a Salient news release says, ‘These two buildings will share corridors, stairs and an elevator, and the juxtaposition of old and new speaks for The Salient Group’s commitment to sensitive development in Vancouver’s original neighbourhood.’ The Paris Block, built in 1907, sold out last summer. 

The six-storey building kept its painted brick façade, its turn-of-the-century cornices, sills and centre-pivoting windows. The homes in the new Paris Annex, with its minimal concrete frame and glass and aluminum façade, will range in size from 689 square feet to 1.415 square feet with prices starting at under $400,000. Salient expects to begin selling later this month.