Adera Development Corporation


By Pamela Yan

As one of BC’s leading multi-disciplinary real estate organizations, with almost 50 years of experience, Adera has built a world-class portfolio that includes the development of more than 10,000 homes and over 4 million square feet of commercial space. Adera has won more than 100 provincial, national and international awards, including Best Home Builder in Canada. Adera’s housing division has been very active at the UBC Vancouver Campus, completing 10 projects, comprising over 1,000 homes in the Wesbrook and the Hawthorn neighbourhoods, many of them local, national or international award winners. Always built with a third party sustainability seal, Adera has created many housing innovations, including “Quiet Home”, outdoor private “yards in the sky”, the first mass timber CLT constructed “Luxury Wood” apartment building with structural integrity and sound attenuation equal to or better than concrete, plus a lower carbon footprint.

Adera continues to lead the way, building new homes that nurture the nature found in each community. LIVE WEST COAST calls to action the special, hip, full-spectrum lifestyle available to all of us who call this place home. Our customers and our Adera family each have a special story, based on the elements of life here on the West Coast. Each story is unique. Each story inspires us in our personal daily effort.

Kevin Mahon is the Chief Executive Officer of the Adera Group of Companies. Adera’s expertise ranges over a number of diversified holdings in industry leading companies, including mortgage lending, income producing real estate, unified communications systems, and manufacturing. Kevin graduated from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 1982 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with a major in Urban Land Economics). His father, Kenneth Mahon, as well as his oldest son, Trevor Mahon, both graduated with the same business degree. Numerous other Mahon family members are proud to call themselves UBC alumni.

Kevin has served on a number of boards, including the Young Presidents’ Organization, Urban Development Institute of BC, Business Council of British Columbia, Pacific Salmon Foundation and UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board. During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Kevin co-chaired the 2010 Business Forum, entertaining local and International business executives with the Premier of British Columbia.

In addition to their generous gift in support of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Adera and the Mahon family have been long-time donors to UBC, whose philanthropic support includes student aid as well as gifts to the School of Music, Athletics, and the Sauder School of Business.


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