The Vancouver Board of Trade has named Concert’s chairman and chief executive officer, David Podmore, as the recipient of its 2016 Rix Award for Community and Corporate Citizenship.
The Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship is presented to an individual who applies his or her exceptional skills, talents and drive to making a positive impact in society. Hallmark characteristics of community citizenship include trust, purpose, connectedness, leadership, social capital, passion, empathy, ethics, and responsibility.
David Podmore is widely recognized as one of the most influential contributors to Greater Vancouver’s real estate industry. With more than 40 years experience in planning and development, Podmore is best known for co-founding Concert Properties with Jack Poole in 1989.
Podmore was chosen as a Rix Award recipient based on his tireless efforts to give back to the community, both professionally and personally. This includes his past leadership of the BC Pavilion Corporation, his key role in helping to bring the 2010 Olympics to Vancouver, and his service as Chair of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Foundation, President of the Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region), President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, member of the BC Progress Board, Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, eight years as a director of the Canadian Tourism Commission, and much more.
David is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards, and in 2014 he was invested to the Order of British Columbia.
“One of Concert’s founding principles is to be a good corporate citizen and give back to the communities that we do work in,” said Brian McCauley, Concert’s president and chief operating officer. “This goes right back to when David co-founded Concert with Jack Poole – as both were certainly ones who led by example in this regard.”
The 2016 Rix Awards will be presented at The Vancouver Board of Trade’s 29th Annual Governors’ Banquet on April 11, 2016.