Cushman & Wakefield to Market Oceanfront Lands

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: June 20, 2012

The Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation (SODC) has secured the real estate services of Cushman & Wakefield to facilitate the development of the Oceanfront land.

In a statement, SODC said the world’s largest privately held real estate was chosen from a list of highly qualified candidates and recognizes the many benefits Squamish has to offer.

Current and former SODC board members, residents, business groups, developers and other stakeholders have worked together to create the community’s shared vision for the Oceanfront, the press release said.

The evolution of the community and substantial economic impact of this important development will be realized as SODC will move ahead with an eye towards construction, it added. 

“Council is pleased that SODC has taken this very important step in the process of taking our Oceanfront project to the market,” said Squamish Mayor Rob Kirkham.

“We believe that their choice of Cushman & Wakefield, with their strong global reputation, will take us to the important next stage of entertaining a variety of proposals from prospective investment partners to bring our plans to reality.”

SODC Chair Bill McNeney said the selection of a real estate marketing firm is an important milestone in the transaction process.

He said he was confident that Cushman & Wakefield will help find the best transaction for the town, McNeney added.

“We are delighted to take part in this exciting project for the District of Squamish and the entire Sea-to-Sky region,” said Mark Gallagher, Vice-President at Cushman & Wakefield. 

“The Squamish Oceanfront lands will enhance the reputation of the district through this new community, providing true work-live-play balance.”