Archive for December, 2008

B.I.V. – The White Edition: Developers partner to support B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation

December 15th, 2008
Robert Fung, president of real estate developer Salient Developments Ltd.: “we need now, even more than before, to support communities”

Robert Fung, president of real estate developer Salient Developments Ltd.: “we need now, even more than before, to support communities”

Business In Vancouver – The White Edition
Developers partner to support B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation
By Peter Mitham

 

Taking care of others shouldn’t be a lost priority when companies are having trouble taking care of themselves. It’s as important as ever for companies to be engaged with the communities where they work, said Robert Fung, president of real estate developer Salient Developments Ltd.

“We need now, even more than before, to support communities,” he said.

Salient, for example, hasn’t backed down from its commitment to support the Building for Kids initiative of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Continue reading “B.I.V. – The White Edition: Developers partner to support B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation” »


Robert Fung on the Vanmag Power List 2008

December 6th, 2008
Robert Fung, Bob Rennie, Francesco Aquilini, and Vancouver Magazine Editor Gary Ross at the Power50 Awards.

Robert Fung, Bob Rennie, Francesco Aquilini, and Vancouver Magazine Editor Gary Ross at the Power50 Awards.

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The Vanmag Power List 2008

Robert Fung appears on the 2008 Vancouver Magazine Power 50 list again this year.

Read the whole story here, and a video of the event can be seen here.


BC Business Magazine: Video: Robert Fung and the Revival of Gastown

December 3rd, 2008

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Robert Fung and the Revival of Gastown
BC Business Magazine
by Joel Bentley

Robert Fung – the Salient Group developer and subject of this month’s profile, “Old Soul” – is restoring a series of heritage buildings in Vancouver’s Gastown.

Synthesizing modern architecture with traditional building frames and 100-year-old windows, Fung has designed a series of interconnected buildings housing condos, studios and commercial spaces.

I visited Fung onsite at two of his projects, the Paris Block and the Terminus. Fung graciously spent an early November afternoon showing me around his sites as I captured footage. The architecture is elegant, and the buildings exude a respect for their past.

With these Water Street recreations, Fung is inspiring developers to revive a sustainable community in the heart of Gastown.

See the whole story and video here.


BC Business Magazine “Old Soul: Developer Robert Fung”

December 1st, 2008

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BCBusiness Old Soul Developer Robert Fung
by David Jordan, Image: Phillip Chin
Published: December 01, 2008

On a bright September morning, developer Robert Fung steps out of the temporary Water Street entrance to the Salient Group’s Gastown offices. A cement mixer parked flush against the heritage storefront grinds noisily. Fung strides past the lone tourist pointing her cellphone at Gassy Jack, past the police officer in white latex gloves and surgical mask investigating an overnight break-in, and crosses Carrall Street to enter another heritage building. This one is in the final stages of conversion to a coffee bar called the Salty Tongue. Traversing the length of the narrow room is a single table, a scarred wooden beam salvaged during the building’s restoration.

Read the full story here.