Purpose Led Businesses - Burrard Group, Creating a Better Urban Experience for all


At Talent Lab our Purpose is:
Awakening your whole self: purpose, passion and career. 
This is something we are obsessively committed to. Every single day. In all moments. It is how we make decisions around our business, what type of work we engage in and what we share on our platforms. 
With that in mind, we are going to begin uncovering companies around the globe that are operating with soul and leading with purpose.

We will be giving you a behind the scenes intimate chat with their senior leaders.

Today, we are highlighting Canadian Real Estate leader the Burrard Group. 

A moment with Billy Mainguy, VP Strategy, Burrard Group

Tell us what the Burrard Group's purpose is and what drew you to it?
Burrard’s purpose is to create engaging places that meaningfully improve the quality of life. I’m always drawn to mantras that are focused on streamlining experiences especially in a more visceral manner- there’s a certain magic about it that I find incredibly rewarding, seeing people derive value from something you’ve created at an emotional level. I’ve spent my career creating and developing virtual experiences so when the opportunity came to bridge that with the physical world I was excited to tackle the new medium head on.

How does it align with your vision for your life?
Burrard’s ultimate vision is a better urban experience for all. What an urban experience represents to me is people coming together and interacting with one another more. I regard relationships, whether it be your family or your neighbourhood baker, as the most valuable aspect of life and if through our residential, hospitality, commercial or F&B projects we can play our part in doing that, I’d feel very fulfilled.

What is the most exciting thing on the horizon for the Burrard Group?
It would be wrong to not mention NEXUS first, our 40-story condo tower set to be complete fall of 2019 in downtown Seattle. It will be an example of a high-rise that has many ground breaking technologies that solve day-to-day paint points as well as large amount of square footage allocated for public amenity space which includes its rooftop deck with fire-pits and outdoor kitchens.

What is one piece of career advice you would give your younger self?
Don’t underestimate the power of a great mentor and do more that scares you- some of life’s greatest offerings and growth opportunities lay on the other side of fear.

We believe in connecting purposeful people with companies doing purposeful work. Burrard Group is currently looking for an experienced HR Director with an entrepreneurial  flair,  as the founding member of HR, this is a great opportunity to come in and make an impact in a progressive and growing company.  Learn more about Burrard Group on their website below or email us at talentlabyvr@gmail.com to connect directly to the leadership team at Burrard Group on this open role.