Epta Properties is a family-owned, progressive, vertically integrated award-winning real estate development firm and residential homebuilder, focused on creating innovative and successful communities. Epta is committed to supporting these communities through sustainable and authentic development practices.
Our values as a family business are an extension of the values that form the fabric of the communities where we seek out opportunity. We build for future generations to live, work and play close to home.
Epta's community partners can expect an open, transparent and enterprising partner committed to fair development practices that create jobs and economic growth and that enhance our local environments through strategic planning.
Our roots in the business community reach back several decades. Epta is the culmination of opportunity and hard work in equal measure, built on the family values that have made us who we are today.
Our story is one of entrepreneurship and a passion for creating new and exciting opportunities from a humble beginning that started with the immigration of our founder Bill Tsakumis from Greece to Canada in the 1960s.
As real estate became everyday life for Bill, so too did it become everyday life for his family and his children. His passion for deal finding and deal making percolated downwards and today, he works on building his legacy with the people he holds most dear, his five children.
Seven members of our family are at the heart of Epta Properties. Epta, meaning sevenfold in Greek, represents the seven time-tested values at the very core of everything we do.
These values form the commitment we make to everyone with whom we work, including our customers.
Our approach to real estate development is focused on the importance of family and family values. The values that we hold as a family are the foundation of our business. Our focus is on creating quality living spaces that will last for generations - functional spaces that are both highly livable and within reach.
Our goal is to build legacy projects that bring pride to both ourselves and our homeowners. These are buildings that stand the test of time and that are both timeless and current.
We like to envision a place where a neighbourly hello is an everyday occurrence and where the streets are alive with a welcoming sense of community. More than just a collection of houses, these are homes for real people and real families like yours and ours.
To that end, we make every effort to build homes by keeping in mind the people that will be occupying these spaces both today and in the years to come. We create functional spaces that inspire, offering the opportunity to celebrate your life in a community that exemplifies West Coast living at its finest: refined, luxurious and truly a wonderful place to call home.
We know there is no shortage of choice when it comes to buying a new home, and we thank you for considering us. We understand that decisions regarding your home and family are the most important ones you will make.
From our family to yours, welcome home.
We believe we bring to the table a perfect blend of entrepreneurialism and investment discipline when it comes to our investment strategy. The proof is in our established track record dating back decades. Our extensive experience in real estate development covers a wide spectrum - from acquisitions, evaluation, financing and design to project management, construction, environmental assessment and marketing.
This is where our senior management team - together with our extensive network of lenders, architects, engineers, designers and marketers - brings opportunities to reality. Our team fosters and establishes an environment of participation that brings multiple interests together towards a common goal in achieving mutual and shared success.
Perhaps you are interested in investing in a real estate development project, or are considering redeveloping one of your existing properties. If you have a land development opportunity or investment in mind that you would like to explore, we welcome the opportunity to have an open and honest discussion about how we can add value. Whether the opportunity is an acquisition or a joint venture, Epta has a long history of satisfying sellers and partners.
Please contact Angelo at 604.270.1890 (ext. 223) to discuss how we can work together.
As the founder of Epta Properties and its related companies, Bill Tsakumis oversees day-to-day strategic decision making and executes his corporate vision.
Bill's business experience is extensive, as are his achievements and accomplishments in both the business realm and the community at large. He has volunteered on several business and community boards and committees, including serving as President of the Greek Community of Vancouver as well as serving on the Board of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
Known throughout Vancouver's real estate community and political centres, Bill has contributed to the development community since the early 1970s. After starting out as a restaurateur with his brothers (through the Mr. Jakes restaurant chain), Bill quickly turned his focus to the accumulation of real estate assets throughout Metro Vancouver. Asset class acquisitions included farmland, apartment holdings, development lands and commercial income property.
Bill's love for real estate has only been rivaled by his love for his family. After many years of real estate investment, both with his brothers and on his own, Bill founded Epta Properties in the early 2000s to invest with his own children and create new commercial and residential opportunities throughout Metro Vancouver. A builder by nature, Bill's vision continues to drive our company to new heights - with a focus on quality and doing business with integrity while creating lasting partnerships.
Angelo’s passion for real estate, construction and development was nurtured in his teenage years when he worked in construction for the Lark Group on various wood-frame and concrete projects that ranged from residential stratas to industrial tilt-up warehouses. From there, Angelo attended SFU and BCIT with a specific focus on real estate. While pursuing his education, Angelo managed three locations of Cactus Club Café, gaining valuable operations and management experience to further his career.
After completing his studies, Angelo worked as a commercial real estate agent with Cushman & Wakefield (formerly Royal LePage Commercial) for five years, where he was involved in the nation-wide marketing and sales program of all asset classes (from office to land assemblies), with a combined value in excess of $500 million.
In 2002, Angelo went on to Amacon, a local family development firm with diverse assets, overseeing the property management division and commercial real estate portfolio across Canada, which included over two million square feet of commercial and industrial space. Angelo was directly involved with the day-to-day management and construction of each of the tenancies within the company’s portfolio.
Since 2006, Angelo has been a key founding member of Epta Properties, heading up the development and acquisitions side of our business. Involved in every aspect from the initial purchase to completion, Angelo plays a critical role in the success of our projects and our company as a whole. To date, he has overseen the creation of over $200 million of real estate value for our firm.
Chris is a real estate executive overseeing corporate sales and marketing initiatives that include project sales, corporate and project brand initiatives, and strategic partnerships. He leads a team of consultants, sales and marketing professionals and creative teams in the residential, commercial and agricultural sectors of our corporation’s diverse group of companies.
As the senior director of our sales and marketing department, Chris’s responsibilities include ensuring the success of our residential and commercial projects from inception to completion, with a specific focus on delivering value and exceptional customer service to our customers. Chris also provides our company with critical market research and analysis to assist in our development and acquisitions efforts.
Chris is a founding director of Epta Properties and has served as the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing since 2003, after attending UBC (Political Science) and working for UnumProvident Canada’s Insurance and Investments division. On behalf of our firm, Chris has overseen more than $150 million in sales of residential and commercial assets, and his hands-on approach and attention to detail continues to be instrumental to our company’s short- and long-term growth strategy.
Overseeing our company’s financial requirements and providing ongoing strategic financial analysis, Alex is key to our growth in new development projects, the acquisition of income-producing real estate assets and our operating businesses. Working closely with industry professionals and lenders across Canada, Alex’s contributions ensure our firm’s strong financial footing.
Alex’s experience in real estate is diverse. After completing his studies with a focus on real estate brokerage, Alex worked in the commercial brokerage industry with Goddard and Smith and later with the ONNI Group of Companies. At ONNI, Alex was a key member of the commercial management team that oversaw the rapid expansion of the company’s extensive commercial and industrial portfolio. Gaining knowledge in all facets of the real estate business, including real estate financing, Alex brought this valuable experience to our team to assist in our firm’s growth.
Alex is a founding director of Epta Properties and has served as our Vice President of Finance since 2005. He has sat on various boards, including the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Real Estate Board, to assist in the planning and development of projects in addition to helping raise money for charitable organizations.