Our vision fosters opportunity for
better communities everywhere.

We are building a brighter future.

Our Developments

Vibrant, walkable neighbourhoods. Homes designed to suit the people who want to live there. Retail space that complements the area. That’s how we make better communities.

Our portfolio

Our projects are living proof of our ever-evolving legacy. Discover how our work has created viable communities throughout North America. 

Our company

We exist to serve our communities in positive ways. With every project, we ask how it will impact the people who live and work there. The answers drive our every decision.

We nurture stronger communities through deliberate development. How do we define success? It’s when—and only when—we make life better for the people who live, work, play, grow, and invest in those communities.
Erin Gibault, President and Founder, Headwater
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Our Story

Headwater established themselves as a strong organization through intelligent investment, proactive property management, and a dedication to residential, commercial, retail and office development. Today it continues to diversify by taking on innovative, multi-faceted projects while securing high profile industry partnerships. 

Across all initiatives, we are proud to have built a reputable brand defined by professionalism, community awareness and industry collaboration.

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In the midst of the 2008 financial upheaval, Erin Gibault recognized the resiliency of the great private family real estate organizations, many of which thrived despite the current economic climate. Inspired by their durability, he founded and modeled Headwater in their image. 

One of the company's first acquisitions was a 7,200 sf redevelopment site at 4461 Lougheed Highway in Burnaby, which was renovated into a multi-tenant retail center. 


With the acquisition of Valley Centre, Whistler’s Marketplace, and multiple mixed-use properties along 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, 2010 proved to be a pivotal year for the company. 


Headwater acquires its first development site at 2020 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano.  


2020 West 4th Avenue is redeveloped into a 10,000 sf, two-storey commercial building anchored by CIBC.

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With the acquisition of the Empire Tower apartment complex on Davie and Broughton Streets in downtown Vancouver, 2015 proves to be another instrumental year for Headwater. 

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To keep up with company growth, Headwater relocates to MNP Tower in downtown Vancouver’s financial district. 


In 2016, the Victoria market was marked by strong growth; echoing the economic climate of Vancouver in 2008. Headwater expands its portfolio and acquires its first property on Vancouver Island. 


In collaboration with Allaire Construction, Headwater acquires its first development project, this time in Port Moody. 


Headwater receives approval to break ground at Valley Centre. 


Headwater celebrates 10 years of business and rebrands with a new website and logo. 


The company grows its commercial portfolio by acquiring Gateway Tech Park in Greater Victoria. 

Headwater acquires prime corner lot in Richmond. Soon to be a collection of 149 purpose-built rental homes in Richmond, BC.


Headwater completed Cedar Ridge, offering 28 three and four bedroom family-oriented townhomes centrally located in Port Moody. 


To further diversify the development pipeline, Headwater acquires Deltita Gardens, a 70-unit rental building located on Scott Road in North Delta. 

Headwater feels strongly about supporting the communities in which we work, live and play.

Headwater announces the off-market acquisition of three purpose-built multifamily properties; two in greater Vancouver and one in Vancouver Island's fastest-growing community. 


Headwater reaches new heights as they announce their expansion into the United States. 

Headwater and US-based Highland Canyon Partners announce a partnership focused on acquiring value-add and purpose-built residential buildings.

Headwater acquires another significant multi-family apartment complex in Nanaimo, BC. 


Headwater has over $500 million in assets under management, and a diverse portfolio of more than 50 properties.

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