Evertrust Development Group was founded by Jiancheng (Ted) Zhou, a well-known scholar and successful entrepreneur from Putian, Fujian province in China, where he created and now operates 27 enterprises with an annual revenue of $2.6 billion. Real estate development, health care, education, finance, logistics, and management consulting are among Mr. Zhou’s core operations, employing over 3,000 people.
Over the past 13 years, his Chinese real estate company (Shanghai Oriental Capital Group) has built over 42 million square feet of new mixed-use developments in China, including over 90,000 residential homes, offices, hotels, retail, schools, hospitals, public parks, recreation amenities, transportation and logistics infrastructure, and industrial facilities.
Most recently, Mr. Zhou’s company completed construction on Danchengyipin, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use condominium lifestyle development on Hainan Island; and currently under construction is the company’s most ambitious project to date: Dongfangweiye Square, a 10 million square foot mixed-use development in Zhuzhou, Hunan which includes 9,000 residential apartments.
In 2013, Mr. Zhou decided to explore opportunities to introduce his unique customer- focused, condominium lifestyle development model outside of China, so he moved his family to Canada where he set up Evertrust Development Group.
After spending the first two years educating himself on the local real estate markets, he chose Niagara Falls for his first residential development, called Upper Vista. Already an established international and local vacation destination that is home to one of the natural wonders of the world, and nestled on the grounds of the prestigious Thundering Waters Golf Club, Mr. Zhou felt this was an ideal location for Niagara Falls’ first and only luxury condominium resort residence.
Strategic partnerships with experienced local industry leaders, such as Ellis Don Residential Construction, are also key to Mr. Zhou’s business approach and strategy for future success in Canada.
Ellis Don is a world-leading construction and building services company that completes in excess of $3.5 billion worth of contracts annually, in every market sector across the globe. Over the last 65 years, the company has grown from being a general contractor to a multi-faceted company that can deliver any aspect of a project. Ellis Don has developed a “cradle to grave” business model that includes pre-construction, construction, and post- construction phases of a project, that enable them to provide solutions to clients that bring outstanding value, minimize risk, and guarantee success.
Edwards Designs Inc. is an interior design firm co-owned by Mark and Wendy Edwards. The company has literally been a marriage of two people with complementary sets of talents. It’s a dynamic combination that provides a complete package for their clients. Mark and Wendy Edwards have been operating the company for over 23 years in Niagara- on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Considered a rising star in the design industry, BLVD has completed a range of architectural, interior design, landscape design and urban planning projects and is considered to be the premier waterfront design experts in China. BLVD is the recipient of many industry accolades. The company employs over 200 people and has offices in Canada and China. Principal, Ken Nilsen brings over 35 years experience to the team having designed numerous condominium projects throughout the Toronto GTA and abroad. He brings a quiet sophistication to every building he designs, making him a highly sought after architectural artist.
With a sterling background in landscape architecture and design, James McWilliam has an impressive portfolio that features sustainable design projects in a variety of sectors. He is a member of (Ontario Association of Landscape Architects) and (Canadian Society of Landscape Architects) and is the recipient of numerous awards and industry accolades.
52 Pick-up started with the merger of two entrepreneurial super talents whose capabilities complemented each other. Scrappy to the core, they created an agency that is smart, alert and creative. The agency has been producing memorable brand identities within the new real estate segment for close to 2 decades. The company has worked for some of the industry's most well-known and successful builder-developers; crafting identities for new high, mid and low rise projects in Barbados, San Francisco and Toronto.