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The Independent at Main Team


This city means everything to us. We live here. We work here. We love it here. Our team is a collection of exceptional individuals and we do things differently. We care about Vancouver and the built environment. We look for properties, people and places with great energy and unlimited potential. We cross-pollinate our experience and ideas to create one-of-a-kind spaces and communities. The Independent is designed to enhance the originality and vitality of Vancouver’s coolest neighbourhood.

We don't design cookie-cutter developments or construct buildings off an assembly line. Every project is unique, reflecting and enhancing the personality of the surrounding neighbourhood and the people who live and work there. We're a Vancouver-based developer and our focus is building in our community.

But we're not different for the sake of being different. Innovation must also make good economic sense. Every creative solution we're passionate about is grounded in practical reality. It's part of our philosophy: better homes help make better lives. The desire to make things better has driven us from our inception. We create spaces that combine intelligent design with the enduring nature of genuine craftsmanship.

  • The Rolston | Vancouver
  • Centro | Richmond
  • Containers | Vancouver
  • Cossette | Vancouver
  • Metropolis | Vancouver

We hand-picked Vancouver – a leading city for diversity and sustainability – to launch our innovative approach to residential living in Canada. We’re delighted to partner with Rize, a company sharing our passion for quality, design and community, in a neighbourhood with such rich history, character and street appeal.

We’re a $10 billion company with a broad product portfolio and widely owned by 10,000 stockholders big and small, but we’re still led by the same original family since 1834. We operate internationally but always take a local and personal approach to building homes and communities; our project team lives and works here in Vancouver. Strong roots in business and the community are very important to us, as every neighbourhood we invest in is unique. Our work is about trust, legacy and lasting value, proven by the multiple generations of families returning decade after decade to purchase from us.

  • Bonifacio
    High Street | Metro Manila
  • Makati Central
    Business District | METRO MANILA
  • Greenbelt 5 | METRO MANILA
  • Two Serendra | Metro Manila

Acton Ostry Architects

Based in Vancouver and the Mount Pleasant area since 1992, Acton Ostry Architects has designed some of the most innovative, integrated and creative residential buildings in the city. With a commitment to intelligent, responsive design, the firm creates architecture that embodies a modernist approach sensitive to the environment, community and culture. As a result, the work adds bold meaning and value to those who inhabit it.

  • York House
    Senior School | Vancouver
  • Catcus Club Cafe | Coal Harbour
  • Sauder School
    of Business | Vancouver

PWL Partnership

PWL is a leading Vancouver-based landscape architectural firm with over thirty years’ experience in public and private sector planning and design across Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Their award-winning portfolio includes parks and plazas, residential and commercial properties, streetscapes, greenways and waterfronts. Working collaboratively, PWL creates innovative, imaginative places that embody and inspire dynamic social and environmental benefits.

  • Cactus Club Cafe | English Bay
  • Triangle Park | False Creek
  • Pier Park | New Westminster

False Creek Design Group

FCDG is a multi-faceted interior design firm based in downtown Vancouver. Building better interior environments is the goal via a highly skilled team of architects, registered interior designers and LEED Accredited Professionals. Areas of specialty include interior design, building design and project management for forward-thinking residential, commercial, retail and institutional clients.

  • FCDG Head Office | False Creek
  • Wynd by Rize | Surrey
  • Prospera Head Office | Abbotsford

Rennie Marketing Systems

RMS understands what it takes to create high quality real estate in sophisticated cities such as Vancouver. By connecting authentically with buyers and city builders, developers trust RMS to collaborate, adding value to projects at every stage of urban development, from concept to completion. Homeowners and investors trust the Rennie brand to represent high-calibre assets, particularly in rarer markets and unique neighbourhoods.

  • Martin Creed
    Public Art | Vancouver
  • Rennie Head Office | Vancouver
  • Wing Sang Building | Vancouver