Our History

Strand is a Vancouver-based finance, development, and investment company active across North America. Since 1976, Strand has acquired, developed, and financed a portfolio of real estate assets valued at over $16 billion, comprised of over 47,000 homes.

Strand has been actively involved in many real estate sectors, including the acquisition of development sites, the development of high‐rise condominiums, multi-family apartment buildings, single family communities, office towers, and industrial projects, as well as providing financing to developers for residential and commercial developments throughout North America.

While Strand has preferred to maintain a low profile, consistent with the philosophy of its key stakeholders, Strand has established a reputation for integrity and success in its real estate dealings.

Strand by the years

Strand acquires its first portfolio of multi-family apartment buildings comprised of 600 apartments in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Strand enters the multi-family markets in Atlanta, Orlando, Oklahoma City, and Memphis.
Strand expands further into Dallas, Houston, and Austin.
Strand commences Canadian operations, acquiring multi-family apartment buildings in Vancouver and Calgary.
Strand commences its multi-family development business and the construction of 350 strata rental apartments in Richmond, BC.
Strand completes City Square Shopping Centre in Vancouver.
Strand establishes a residential finance business in California and a multi-family residential business with an office in Atlanta.
Strand commences its finance business for the development of thousands of apartments in such places as Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and Santa Monica.
Under the leadership of Mike Mackay, Strand launches a stand-alone development division, with a head office in Vancouver.
Construction begins at The Columbia, Kits Walk, and The Victoria rental communities in Vancouver.
Strand launches 398 condominiums for sale across three buildings at The Oaks in West Coquitlam. The project sold out and the final building was delivered in 2023.
Construction begins at The Fraser, a mixed-use community in The Fraserhood.
The first homeowners move into The Oaks.
Strand launches the first condominium tower in The Oakdale Collection – Alina.
Strand launches the second condominium tower in The Oakdale Collection – Komo.
Strand Contracting Ltd. is established.
Construction begins on Strand’s Westside Collection projects, Arbutus Terrace, The Elms, and The Dunbar.

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