March 02, 2016  - PEAK Communications - Giovanni Zen ( founder & CEO of Zen Properties and Thomas  Jaskiewicz (Maintenance Supervisor) at work****(Photo by Bob Frid 2015) All Rights Reserved : cell 778-834-2455 : email: bob.frid@shaw.ca Web: bob-frid-images.photoshelter.com ****

Founder & CEO

Company founder and CEO Giovanni Zen has come a long way from his roots in Northern Italy where his father was a farmer. At age 19 he moved to  Canada and soon thereafter arrived in Vancouver to start his first construction industry business counting First Nations communities as his early customers.

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Our Management Team

Zen Properties is a family-run business with over 50 years of history in the Vancouver market. The management team is led by Roger Zen while Thomas Jaskiewicz is leading a team of skilled tradesmen. Shane Lindberg is the contractor supervisor for development and renovation projects.

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Community

Giovanni Zen takes pride in having provided thousands of people with a place to live, including many hard to house and special needs individuals. Zen Properties has worked with many government ministries and organizations to assist up to 500 troubled, needy and mentally ill people at a time.

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Our Properties

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Rental Suites

For over fifty years Zen Properties has been dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing for residents of Metro Vancouver. Today, Zen Properties owns approximately 3,500 rental suites in the Vancouver area that are maintained by onsite managers backed up by a dedicated group of tradespeople.

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Commercial Property

ZEN Properties real estate holdings include various commercial properties in addition to  residential housing in the Vancouver region. This mixture of properties provides a diversified approach for stable economic capability which helps to enable increased opportunities for business and residents.

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Office & Retail Space

Many of the ZEN Properties locations offer office & retail space as well as rental suites in mixed used buildings. The company’s commitment to the local community covers both business and residential segments. Retail space can provide services for building tenants as well as the local community.

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