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Connecting quality condos to dream locations: Victoria’s Tresah and The Rise on Fifth
Date / September 7, 2023

Discover Tresah in Victoria’s Midtown & Sidney’s The Rise on Fifth by Mike Geric Construction

The Rise on Fifth is a 36-home modern steel & concrete building with spacious layouts, situated across from Sidney’s Tulista Park. Rendering via Mike Geric Construction

Discerning homebuyers looking for the right property understand it’s all about finding a good fit. It’s a home that will work for you and your family today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Well-designed buildings with quality craftsmanship, coupled with highly livable locations that embrace amenity-rich neighbourhoods across Greater Victoria, and access to nature, by most accounts, is the ultimate dream home.

It’s a prospect rooted in reality that Mike Geric Construction (MGC) wholly embraces, an Island industry leader in sustainable multi-family large condo developments.

Vibrant and accessible locations

“One of the greenest things a developer can do is choose a good location and build a condo close to where all the services already exist,” says Ed Geric, owner and president, Mike Geric Construction. “Something with a great walkability score, where you are empowered to choose whether you actually need a car.”

“When I look at Tresah, for example, it’s in Victoria’s Midtown, the heart of the Mayfair District. The mall, recreation, and services are there, and more importantly, it’s on the Douglas Corridor, where a future transit system’s stop will be at the Mayfair Shopping Centre, providing ease of access to all parts of Greater Victoria.”

Retired couple and downsizers Jill and Dean Stokes, know all about the importance of location. They purchased a MGC condo in Travino, a five-building master-planned community in Royal Oak, where proximity to amenities was a priority.

“I’ve lived in Victoria my entire life and it’s an excellent location,” reveals Jill. “We walk to the grocery store and restaurants—Broadmead Village is so close—we walk there all the time. I do a lot of running, too, and there’s nearby trails and Elk Lake.”

“We bought a corner home and the quality and value are top-notch,” she adds. “There’s a real community atmosphere that makes everybody feel welcomed and safe, and of course, the affordability was attractive. We’ve never been happier.”

To Geric, affordability is all about supply. “I provide what I call generational housing: some market rental, affordable rental, affordable home ownership, and market sale condos. To do those things in one larger development, you need increased density, which is supply.”

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Tresah East, Tresah West

Tresah in Victoria’s Midtown offers modern living in a new urban village, with two buildings that include unique studio, one, and two-bedroom homes. Rendering via Mike Geric Construction

Read the full article on the Times Colonist.


Join our Team – Assistant Site Superintendent
Date / May 2, 2023
Join our Growing Team 

Mike Geric Construction Management is hiring an Assistant Site Supervisor to work with our talented construction team at The Rise on Fifth in Sidney, BC.

Assistant Site SuperintendEnt

Support the Superintendent in managing the day-to-day activities of a multi-family residential project. The ideal candidate should have experience in construction management, possess strong
organizational skills, and the have the ability to work effectively in a positive team environment.  All functions and responsibilities are performed in accordance with MGCM values and beliefs.

Full Details on Assistant Superintendent Position

We are a family-owned, local developer, that uses a hands-on approach to develop projects that
contribute to our communities. We are truly invested in the community we call home and have nurtured
relationships with our neighbors, our customers and the people who work with us to build quality homes.
Environmentally responsible planning, design and construction go into everything we do so every home
we build is one that we would want to call home ourselves.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to


Community Open House – James Bay Parking Lot Redevelopment
Date / November 10, 2022

Join our team at an open house event to learn the latest on our application for the redevelopment of the surface parking lot at Quebec, Montreal and Kingston Streets in James Bay. This online event is being hosted on Microsoft Teams from 7-9 PM on Wednesday November 23, 2022. Registration link and full details are below. For more information on this development proposal visit

Join us for an update on the proposed redevelopment of the Quebec/Montreal/Kingston Street parking lot.

A proposal for new homes, meaningful community amenities and outstanding public spaces by a local development team.


This proposal reimagines a surface parking lot in iconic James Bay.

The vision is to build a development that will enhance its dynamic surroundings by adding to the character of this historic neighbourhood with a diverse range of housing, an improved pedestrian experience, exceptional public spaces and valuable amenities for residents and the broader community.


Join our Team – Site superintendent & Site Safety
Date / September 21, 2022
Join our Growing Team 

Mike Geric Construction Management is hiring a Site Supervisor and Site Safety Officer to work with our talented construction team.

Site Superintendent

Reporting directly to the Construction Managers. Responsible to perform tasks that require physical labor,
be always hands on, overseeing MGCM Site Staff, coordinating site trades, providing a safe & clean
construction site. Maintaining the construction schedule and providing quality for our clients, reflecting the
MGCM brand and image. All functions and responsibilities are performed in accordance with MGCM values
and beliefs.

Site Safety Officer

Mike Geric Construction Management Ltd is looking for an experienced Commercial Construction CSO, an individual
who will provide health and safety leadership and promotes a culture of health and safety commitment to
our work site, work well in a collaborative and fast paced environment, and will demonstrate excellent
judgment, good common sense, and be a quick learner. The ideal team member will perform duties in a
spirit of partnership and teamwork, and be committed to the highest ethical standard and take pride in our
tradition of excellent service to our customers, consultants, trades, suppliers and working partners.

We are a family-owned, local developer, that uses a hands-on approach to develop projects that
contribute to our communities. We are truly invested in the community we call home and have nurtured
relationships with our neighbors, our customers and the people who work with us to build quality homes.
Environmentally responsible planning, design and construction go into everything we do so every home
we build is one that we would want to call home ourselves.

To apply for either of these positions, email your resume to


Mateah Passes Saanich Public Hearing
Date / June 22, 2022

UPDATE: Mateah passed public hearing on Tuesday June 21! Thank you to our neighbours and the broader community for coming out to support this unique development. We truly appreciate your support!

Public Hearing June 21, 2022

Mike Geric Construction’s latest development proposal is going to a public hearing on Tuesday June 21. Our team will be presenting, and the public will have an opportunity to share their thoughts with Saanich Council.
Mateah is a proposed mixed-use development in located at Glanford Avenue and Enterprise Crescent. The three proposed buildings are connected by beautiful public spaces in a location that provides a unique opportunity to connect existing residential, commercial and light industrial uses in the neighbourhood to a vibrant community hub. Mateah will include more than 250 new market and affordable homes, commercial and light industrial businesses and a non-profit childcare centre.


How You Can Support This Development

1. Write a letter to Saanich Mayor and Council – an email to will reach the whole Saanich Council. If you support new and affordable housing, public spaces, childcare and a medical centre, please lend your support and send a short email to these decision makers

2. Speak at the public hearing on June 21, 2022 – the public can attend in-person or online (Teams Link here) to share a few words about why they support this development. The public hearing starts at 5pm and we expect Mateah will come up on the agenda at approximately 7pm. For more information about the meeting visit the District if Saanich website.

3. Share with your friends and neighbours – if you know anyone else that would support this type of development, please pass this information along to them!

If you need more information or assistance with submitting your support, please reach out to our team at
Happy Holidays
Date / December 23, 2021

Happy Holidays to all of our friends, neighbours and colleagues. Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy holiday and a very happy New Year.

Our office will be closed between Christmas and New Years, reopening January 4, 2022!

Introducing Marson at Elk Lake
Date / December 16, 2021
Introducing Marson at Elk Lake

Coming soon to Royal Oak, Marson is a new development nestled in the forest next to Elk and Beaver Lakes. Marson is a collection of studio to three-bedroom homes that will offer the best of city-living from a beautiful location surrounded by trees, lakes and wildlife.

Registration is now available on our project website. Join our mailing list to be first to receive more information about priority home selection in early 2022.

These 242 new homes will offer an exclusive opportunity to live in one of Greater Victoria’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, ideally located nearby shops, schools, services and recreation with easy access to the surrounding area by car, bus or bicycle.

Mike Geric Construction recently purchased this beautiful development property on Elk Lake Drive, which was formerly known as Doral Forest Park. Marson is named in honour of Terry Marson, the previous owner of the property. This proposed development is in the final stages of approval and will be available for sale when a disclosure statement is in place in 2022.

For more information on this latest development from Mike Geric Construction, please visit the project website Marson Elk Lake.

An Update on Tresah
Date / November 26, 2021

Tresah is a signature Mike Geric Construction development, currently under construction in Midtown Victoria. This project has attracted homebuyers and investors because of its beautiful design, value and the opportunity to be part of the first major residential development in Victoria’s growing Midtown neighbourhood.

As we’ve been planning for the upcoming construction of phase 2, Tresah West, we’ve come to a decision that mass timber is no longer the best structural material for this building. There are challenges related to the mass timber supply chain, market demand, lack of local mass timber expertise and materials pricing that have led us to the decision to build with another structural material. This change will ensure we can deliver this building effectively and in a timely manner.

I’m very excited to announce that Tresah West will be built with recycled, lightweight steel and concrete. We’ve chosen this innovative approach because it’s sustainable, durable and has many benefits when it comes to the speed and simplicity of construction, home design and building maintenance and operations.

Though we are changing the building’s structural material, the overall design and quality will remain the same, as will our building schedule for Tresah. As a builder with more than 50 years of experience in this local market, we are very happy to have a construction plan in place to deliver Tresah without delay.

We look forward to showcasing this innovative and beautiful structure as we begin construction in the months ahead. In light of our new structural plans, we will be closing our presentation centre for a brief period to refresh it with a bright and spacious new look. It will reopen in early December. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales team with any questions you have.


Edward Geric,

President & CEO
Mike Geric Construction

MGC Team Honoured with Advancing Solar Energy Efficiency Award
Date / November 18, 2021

The Mike Geric Construction team attended the 2021 CARE Awards this past weekend and was surprised with an unexpected honour. We received the Advancing Solar Energy Efficiency Award from the Victoria Residential Builders Association in recognition of the inclusion of Solar energy in our recent developments.

The Reeve, a 36-home townhouse development in Royal Oak includes solar panels in each home, in addition to EV charging, VRF heating and many other sustainable features that make these homes extremely energy-efficient.

We would like to thank the VRBA for this award recognizing our efforts in solar and look forward to including many more alternative energy solutions in future developments.

CALUC Meeting for Quebec & Montreal Redevelopment Nov 10th
Date / November 5, 2021

The James Bay Community Association is hosting a Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) Meeting for the proposed redevelopment of the surface parking lot located between Quebec, Montreal and Kingston Streets in James Bay, Victoria.


Wednesday November 10, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00PM

Mike Geric Construction and our talented design team will be presenting our application for rezoning the property into a mixed-use development with a mix of market and affordable housing, a childcare centre and resident-focused commercial spaces that will create a beautiful addition to the neighbourhood with new public open spaces, lushly-landscaped (widened) sidewalks with public furniture and improvements to transportation safety.

This community meeting is the next step in our consultation process, which began early this summer and has continued with open house events, community association meetings and individual meetings, calls and messages with neighbours and community members who are invested in ensuring a new development is beautiful, thoughtful to its surroundings and adds amenities for residents.

The feedback from the public on our early planning process has been welcome and insightful for our team and as a result, we have made changes in the latest version of our plans. These include: 

  • Purchasing the property at 224 Kingston Street in response to feedback that the project would be improved by adding this land and creating more family-oriented townhomes; 
  • Further pulling back the development at the corner of Quebec and Montreal in response to concerns about the current safety and sightlines at the corner; 
  • Creating an expanded neighbourhood café space, outdoor patio and public square with seating and landscaping in response to requests for a community gathering space; 
  • Replanning some homes to be more adaptable, to accommodate people aging-in-place; 
  • Widening sidewalks, adding pedestrian promenades with lush landscaping in response to concerns about the walkability of the neighbourhood during peak periods; 
  • Adjusting the building to have a lower podium height with a more tapered tower oriented North/South to reduce shadow and view impacts; and 
  • Confirming a childcare centre for the development. 

Our pre-application to the city is available to view on their website. Please get in touch with our team if you have feedback or questions by sending an email to No question is too big or small, we’d love to hear from you.

We would also like to see you at the CALUC Meeting on Wednesday November 10th!

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