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Available Now: New On-Site Storage Lockers!

Posted by on Friday, October 10, 2014

Need convenient storage on-site?  Hollyburn is now offering 6 by 10 foot portable storage lockers available to Vancouver residents who would like easy access to additional space. 

Seasonal decorations taking up space, stinky sports equipment in the way, or simply too many boxes lying around? Get organized.  Ask your resident manager about our amazing rates and secure storage in your Hollyburn building.  Limited time offer on now!

Need an even bigger storage space?  Our Value-Added Partner, Maple Leaf Self Storage, has a full range of options to suit your needs with exclusive discounts for Hollyburn residents.

What Is The Next Big Thing?

Posted by on Friday, October 03, 2014

In the dynamic tech and start-up landscape of North America, The Next Big Thing is breaking ground and setting trends.  A non-profit foundation conceived by Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, among other heavy-hitting local business-people, with a mission to identify and empower young entrepreneurs.  Through a series of innovative programs, “code camps”, and unconventional learning opportunities, TNBT is giving Generation Z the resources, education and network they need to succeed.

Specifically, The Young Entrepreneurs in Residence (YEIR) program, under the umbrella of TNBT, is providing 10 lucky youth, aged 17-22, the opportunity of a lifetime.  Over the course of 6 months they’ll receive:

  • $100,000 in no-strings attached grant funding
  • Experiential learning at Hootsuite Headquarters
  • Priceless mentorship and access to a high-impact network of renowned mentors, investors and advisors, including TED Talkers, published authors, Dragon Den-ers, media mavens & successful business founders
  • The opportunity to launch their new start up

Hollyburn is the official housing provider for TNBT, offering up 3 beautiful, 1 bedroom apartments at Central Plaza, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, to accommodate 6 of the 10 youth that hail from afar during their 6-month stay.  These apartments are fully furnished with everything the participants need, including linens, flat screen TV’s, all kitchen and bathroom supplies and cozy sofas to lounge on during late-night brainstorming breakthroughs.


Why Hollyburn?

Hollyburn was founded 40 years ago by a like-minded entrepreneur and continues to be fundamentally based on innovation and industry-leadership, in this case in the rental housing space.  By supporting TNBT, Hollyburn is taking part in a group of trailblazing organizations that encourage and support lasting change and positive evolution.

Hollyburn firmly believes that strong community and family values are essential to creating vibrant and fulfilling lives. 

“We feel privileged to be the official housing provider for the young entrepreneurs of TNBT.  These are the movers, the shakers and the future decision makers of Gen Z.  Hollyburn is proud to play a part in housing dedicated youth while encouraging them to lead in the world of innovation and originality.”   Mark Sander, Director, Hollyburn Properties

It just makes sense.  For more information, or to apply to the next round, check out the TNBT website here.

West Vancouver Pumpkin Fest 2014

Posted by on Thursday, October 02, 2014

Join us for another year out in the community at the annual West Vancouver Pumpkin Fest, this Sunday, October 5th from 10am-3pm.  The West Vancouver community is significant for Hollyburn as our very first rental apartment building, Hollyburn Plaza, is located in this area!  

Community events are a great opportunity for us to reach out and engage with the public, answering any rental related questions people might have.  Come by and ask us about our affordable condo-quality rental communities and how we set ourselves apart in the property management industry!

Pumpkin Fest Details:

Building Announcement: Swimming Pools Closed for Season

Posted by on Monday, September 22, 2014

Dear residents,

Please note that all swimming pools are now closed for the Fall/Winter season.  Pools will reopen Victoria Day Long Weekend, 2015.  See you on the patio!


Your Hollyburn Properties management team

Take a look at some of our amazing indoor and outdoor pools.  Among the many perks of Hollyburn apartment life. Come join our rental community! (building names below images)

Willow Gardens, Vancouver, BC

Brockton House, Vancouver, BC

Kerrisdale Tower A & B, Vancouver, BC

Hendry House, Vancouver, BC

Emerald Terrace, Vancouver, BC

Shannon Tower, Vancouver, BC

Somerset, Vancouver, BC

Hollyburn Court, Vancouver, BC

The Hollies, Vancouver, BC

The Skyline, Vancouver, BC

Community Day at Hollyburn Plaza

Posted by on Friday, September 05, 2014

Join us this Sunday, September 7th, from 3-6pm at Hollyburn Plaza in West Vancouver for a day of fun in your community!

Free samples and great savings from local businesses, prizes, entertainment and much more.  Families welcome.  Participating businesses include The Bar Method, Curves, Pure Integrative Pharmacy, Panago Pizza, Cute Paws Pet Foods & Supplies, Centre for Optimal Living Chiropractic, and the Oxford Learning Centre.

Calgary Career Fair

Posted by on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Hollyburn is hiring in Calgary!

Are you looking for a job that includes accommodation?  Looking for an opportunity to work together with your partner as a couple? Looking to work for a great company? 

Hollyburn Properties is an innovative family-run property management company that offers flexibility, career autonomy and a unique work environment in the apartment rentals industry.

We are hosting a career fair in Calgary this Friday and Saturday, September 5th and 6th, 2014, at Prince’s Island Place.  More details in the poster below.  See you there!

Behind the Scenes: Hollyburn Staff Summer Fun Day

Posted by on Friday, August 29, 2014

Every year, the Hollyburn Properties team is growing!  To celebrate the hard work and dedication of our amazing apartment rental and support staff, Hollyburn hosts an annual family Summer Fun Day in Vancouver and Toronto.  These event’s were created to bring together our resident managers, landscaping team, maintenance team and head office staff and their families to spend quality time together in a fun atmosphere outside of the workplace. 

The annual Summer Fun Day is something everyone looks forward to, and has grown to become one of the most anticipated events of the year.  Games, great food, contests, staff awards and prizes are all part of the cheer!

This amazing video of the Vancouver Summer Fun Day at Playland at the PNE was created by our very own Murat Iminjan, man of many talents and assistant resident manager at Harbourview apartment building in the West End:

Interested in joining our team?  Current career availabilities are listed here.  Check out the pictures below and get a glimpse at some of the benefits and perks of working for Hollyburn Properties! 

To view more staff event pictures, including the Toronto Summer Fun Day, please visit our Facebook page.

Welcome to the Scott Mission

Posted by on Friday, August 08, 2014

Welcome to the Scott Mission, a place where programs, love and support are offered to the Greater Toronto community without judgment or discrimination.  A place where shelter, food, childcare, employment advice and counseling services are provided to thousands of people every year in Toronto that need a helping hand.

Established in 1941, the Scott Mission is a non-denominational, faith-based street mission in downtown Toronto, responding to the needs of the poor and homeless in their community.  Hollyburn Properties staff in Toronto were proud and humbled to be able to participate, for one day, in the goodwill that takes place here year-round. 

Our team was able to join forces with the wonderful souls that run a tight ship in the charity kitchen, to prepare, cook and serve a meal to a lively group of nearly 100 people that were seeking the help of the Mission on that sunny day in August.  It was an extremely enlightening experience to help lessen the burden of these kind folk, giving back in some small way with full hearts and a big smile.  Find out more about Hollyburn's mission of corporate social responsible here.

Here are a few pictures of Hollyburn Properties Toronto staff preparing food and volunteering their time in a community in which we are lucky to be a part:

Our rental apartment team in Vancouver was fortunate to volunteer at the Salvation Army Belkin House in last December, 2013.  Read more on that story here.

Hollyburn Resident Survey - Win $500 Off Your Rent!

Posted by on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Your input will be used to help us make our Value-Added Partner program, Resident Referral Awards, and Loyalty Rewards Program’s as valuable to our tenants as possible.

Please take the time to complete our quick 5 minute Resident Survey.  Your answers are completely confidential and will only be used internally by our Marketing Department.  Upon completion of the survey, you will be automatically entered into a contest to win 1 of 2 grand prizes of $500 Off Your Next Month’s Rent!  For contest rules and regulations, please visit our website.

Thank you for your time!

Patio, Internet Top Residents' Amenity Wish List

Posted by on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A gym, dishwasher, granite countertops… What features do you look for when considering a rental apartment?

A recent study conducted by the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and Kingsley Associates includes the feedback from nearly 15,000 apartment residents from across the United States on what their most desirable building and suite amenities are.  The NMHC are champions at advancing the multi-family apartment rental industry in innovative ways and we often look to our neighbours down south for insights on improving our operations and customer service.

According to the survey, high-speed internet access and a patio or balcony top the list of most desirable amenities for apartment residents.  How do you feel about the results below?  Do they fall in line with your desires and values?

* NAA Units Magazine, February 2014

At Hollyburn, we welcome resident feedback.  We also offer customized suite upgrades and renovations.  Let us know your thoughts at, and we will do our best to address your concerns or requests and ensure you're loving living at Hollyburn! 

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