Jon StovellPresident & CEO at Reliance Properties Ltd.
Jon Stovell has been in the real estate investment and development industry for over 30 years. He works in all areas including acquisitions, finance, civic approvals, construction and marketing, policy development, and industry advocacy. For the past twenty-five years he has served as General Manager and now President for Reliance Properties Ltd. (located in the Gastown area of Vancouver, BC), a privately-owned Vancouver company that has been active in the development, ownership and management of a wide variety of commercial and residential real estate for over 60 years.
At Reliance, he has developed a broad base of expertise in portfolio management with an emphasis on urban renewal through restoration and renovation of heritage buildings, together with new strata and rental residential and specialty office and retail projects. The firm has earned several awards for its contribution to the retention of heritage buildings, high-rise excellence, and affordable housing in the Downtown and Gastown, and Downtown Eastside areas.
Recent or current projects include the multiple award-winning Burns Block Micro-Lofts, the award-winning 564 Beatty Office, the also-award-winning West Pender Place in Coal Harbour, and the one million-square-foot 54-storey Burrard Place with Jim Pattison Developments. In 2013 Reliance was named the most innovative company in BC by “BC Business Magazine” for its Burns Block Micro-Lofts. In 2014 Jon was named as one of Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50.
Currently Reliance has 25 active office, residential and industrial development projects on South Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland primarily in Downtown Vancouver.
In recent years Jon has brought to fruition major partnerships on flagship assets and developments with numerous partners including US-based Hines, Kingsett, Crestpoint, QuadReal and Jim Pattison Developments.