Chris Le Fevre arrived in Canada from England in 1970 and has been at the helm of his own real estate and property development company for over 40 years.
A self made man, Chris has never forgotten his humble beginnings and maintains that "affordability" be a key ingredient in all of his projects. He often goes 'where others fear to tread', and his 'hands on' ingenuity keeps him and his company ahead of the pack. It has been said that his "rugby attitude" to life makes things happen, and this attitude has led him and his company to create and develop many diverse and successful projects.
The award-winning, heritage conversions in Old Town Victoria showcase Chris' passion for the old as well as the new, as he incorporates recycled materials in many elements of his modern designs. This is best expressed in the construction of Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino, an oceanfront, resort getaway, that is an icon of West Coast lodging. As well, his ongoing heritage restorations in Victoria have created exciting affordable living spaces in historic buildings that might otherwise have fallen to the wrecker's ball.
The $270 million RailYards development on the inner harbour of Victoria offers a more contemporary interpretation of Chris' creative philosophy. This start-to-finish, Le Fevre and Company project is an exciting showcase of affordable, inner-city living.
Le Fevre & Company
530 Herald Street
Chris believes that affordability is the backbone of all his company's operations. "We cannot build and develop for just a select few - that does not suit who I am." Chris' ambition to create new modern living is exemplified in his urban renewal housing developments from Victoria, Tofino and Saskatoon.
Chris also believes in preserving, wherever humanly possible, the flora and fauna surrounding his buildings' footprints. He also works assiduously to recycle the historical elements of anything that can be saved so that it can 'live another life'.
When Chris first arrived on the west coast he vowed to one day create permanent places for the recreation of all. From the ground up and while respecting nature at every turn, he and his company built, owns and manages several very successful, iconic, west-coast resorts, with Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino as its flagship.
"Without visitors to our resorts and without buyers wanting to purchase our new homes, we have nothing but vacant buildings," says Le Fevre. "Le Fevre and Company works hard to build and create product for everyone to enjoy, live in and savour."
The profile of business on Vancouver Island and in Saskatoon is centered around the following:
Development and construction of affordable, award winning, single and multi family housing. This includes the multi-phase waterfront development The RailYards in Victoria's Vic West neighbourhood and the soon to be completed The Banks located in the historic Riversdale District of Saskatoon.
Conversion and restoration of heritage properties in Old Town Victoria. Some of the great buildings given a new lease on life include; The Leiser Building, The Morley Soda Factory, The Oriental Hotel, The Biggerstaff Building and The New England Hotel. Work is currently underway on the latest heritage restoration in Victoria's historic Chinatown that includes The Lum Sam & Lee Chong buildings.
Conception and development of recreational resort properties. Tofino resorts Middle Beach Lodge and Cox Bay Beach Resort along with Bella Pacifica Campground are jewels of the west coast vacation experience.
Management of recreational resort properties. Le Fevre and Company lends it's experience in management of day to day operations at Tofino's Middle Beach Lodge, Cox Bay Beach Resort and Bella Pacifica Campground as well as Tribune Bay Campsite on majestic Hornby Island.
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