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Vancouver Sun: Business Moves

January 14th, 2008


Vancouver Sun Business section – Moves
Jan 14, 2008

Now with the Salient Group are: Andrew Remedios (5), corporate controller; David Williams (6), vice-president development; and Mark Kopinya (7), development coordinator. They have moved from Dossier Creative, IAT Services and Intrawest Placemaking respectively.

Salient’s former marketing coordinator Scott Pettipiece (8) is now manager of sales and marketing.

Video: The Real Estate Channel: Interview with Scott Pettipiece

March 24th, 2007

Ian Watt of the Real Estate Channel interviews our Manager of Sales and Marketing, Scott Pettipiece about some of the upcoming Salient Group projects.

You can see the entire post here.

Vancouver Sun: What’s Up For 2007: Scott Pettipiece

January 18th, 2007
Scott Pettlplece poses In front of Shebeen whisky bar, housed In Gastown's Alhambra Hotel, one of several historic properties being developed as part of a revitalization plan for the area.

Scott Pettlplece poses In front of Shebeen whisky bar, housed In Gastown's Alhambra Hotel, one of several historic properties being developed as part of a revitalization plan for the area.

Vancouver Sun: What’s Up For 2007

Scott Pettipiece, Sales and Marketing Manager, Salient Group
by Jeani Read

Scott Pettipiece is part of big revitalization plans for the heart of Vancouver, so the city and its residents are on his mind for the new year. 

“I think 2007 is the year Vancouverites are going to stop comparing our city to New York or San Francisco and embrace Vancouver for the great city it already is,” he says. “It’s not just a naturally beautiful city where they can hike up a mountain before breakfast, but an urban city filled with a great nightlife and social scene.”

“I think people are going to start migrating toward real estate they feel a connection with, buildings that have history and real presence. I’m helping with the marketing on some of these heritage buildings that are becoming real homes, historic buildings like the Bowman Block, a 100-year-old former warehouse on Beatty Street; the terminus, an old hotel in Gastown; and the Paris Block on Hastings Street.

“For me? I proposed to my girlfriend Natasha on Christmas Eve, at home, after dinner. It was a quiet thing. She’s pretty shy and I’m not the kind of guy to go over the top. But she said yes. We like the idea of a summer wedding.”

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BC Business: A Striking Nature

September 1st, 2006

Bowman Show Suite 1

BC Business: A Striking Nature
The salient group’s unique brand of urban revitalization begins with a plan for a healthy community

Consider Gastown, its cobbled streets, 100-year-old hotels, banks and office buildings – one of the last bastions of Vancouver’s architectural past, a once luxurious neighbourhood now relegated to social housing and tourism, its recent retail life fueled by maple syrup and t-shirts. 

Robert Fung, founder and president of The Salient Group of companies, has a vision for Gastown, a vision that applies equally to any urban neighbourhood where grand old buildings are threatened by neglect and obsolescence. “As a company, Salient acquires, develops and manages residential and commercial properties,” says Fung. “These goals run congruent to our passion, which is urban infill, and the rejuvenation and reinterpretation of our dwindling architectural heritage. We believe that building on a neighbourhood’s existing characteristics enhances the health of a community.” 

”What Robert identified is the concept of critical mass of redevelopment,” explains Gair Williamson, principle of Gair Williamson Architects. “If you can change three, five or six buildings, you begin to change the neighbourhood. It’s a very smart strategy.” According to Mark Ostry of Acton Ostry Architects, the Salient Group strategically picks inner city neighbourhoods in established communities that are without a sense of overall “balance.” Fung, says Ostry, has been very successful in negotiating with city planning departments to add value to the company’s developments. “Philosophically, Salient is very interested in this form of community redevelopment,” says Ostry, “They really try to weave their projects into the existing urban fabric.”