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Dynamic, Disciplined and Focused

Building value into each of Trilogy's business ventures, John deC. Evans is propelled by a desire to achieve outstanding results. He has created a tight, vertically integrated development, management, and hospitality company that complements his skills, aspirations and integrity.

John deC. Evans

President & CEO

John deC. Evans With a forty-five year career in real estate, John deCourcey Evans is considered one of B.C.'s foremost business and community leaders. His career accomplishments range from the conceptualization and development of Trilogy's internationally acclaimed boutique hotel company, OPUS Hotels, to his role as the lead developer for Intrawest's Resort on Blackcomb, which set the benchmark for the billion dollar explosion of real estate development in Whistler beginning in the mid '80s.

Demonstrating a unique insight into the needs and wants of today's consumer, whether it be for retail goods and services, a resort home or a unique hotel or restaurant "experience", John's ideas are grounded in a solid understanding of business, finance and real estate dynamics. His marketing acumen is legendary - in fact, many of the advanced real estate marketing strategies that British Columbia is noted for are rooted in the development of John Evans' career where, if not actually originated by him, they were most certainly honed to a fine art through his adaptation. During his eleven-year employ with Intrawest, and in the later years of that working relationship, John's development and marketing skills helped to elevate Whistler from a "local ski hill" to an international four seasons destination resort. John's award-winning mixed use retail and luxury hotel projects continue to push the development planning and execution parameters in Vancouver, Montreal and Whistler today.

John's insistence on "the right product, the right place, the right time" is spurred by a desire to create significant investment-quality properties. The exquisite Presidio, fronting onto Vancouver's Stanley Park and Lost Lagoon and built in the '80s, was in its time, Vancouver's foremost luxury residential condominium, Whistler's Alpenglow and Vancouver's Opus showcase his ability to enhance the architectural standards within the neighbourhoods in which he develops, while Whistler's Marketplace, University Marketplace and Lonsdale Quay attest to his skills in creating the most cutting-edge mixed use, retail experiences.

Paralleling John Evans' career accomplishments, a passion for the arts and an abiding commitment to the business and social welfare of his community is seen in his numerous committee and fundraising responsibilities. These include:

  • Recipient; Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contribution to Canada (December 2012)
  • Recipient; Province of British Columbia Achievement Medal for contribution to Province (April 2011)
  • Board of Governors, University of Victoria (2005 - 2011)
  • Chairman, University of Victoria Properties Investments Inc. (2005 - 2011)
  • Trustee; Urban Development Institute Pacific Region Education Trust Fund (1993 - Present)
  • Board Chairman , Dr. Peter HIV/AIDS Foundation (2007 - 2013)
  • Past President; Urban Development Institute of Canada (1984 - 1985)
  • Past President; Urban Development Institute; Pacific Region (1984 - 1985)
  • Former Trustee; Vancouver Art Gallery (1996 - 2001)
  • Past Chairman; Canadian Craft Museum (1990 - 1994)
  • Past Director; The Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon Division (1989 - 1992)
  • Co-Chairman, Dr. Peter HIV/AIDS Foundation Capital Fundraising Campaign (2000 - 2001)
  • Trustee and Chairman of Investment Committee, Canadian Hotel Income Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CHIP/REIT), Toronto Stock Exchange (1997 - 2007)