Reservoir CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi Named One of Billboard’s Most Powerful Female Executives of 2018

Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir’s Founder and CEO, has been named one of Billboard’s Most Powerful Executives for 2018. The annual Women In Music list includes over 120 female industry leaders who have played a significant role in their field, from label executives to agents to music publishers.

“Reservoir has emerged as a leading indie publisher both in aggressiveness and size,” notes Billboard, referencing Reservoir’s successful 2018, in which 1.4% of third-quarter market share was obtained. Khosrowshahi was also named a 2018 Billboard Indie Power Player. “For us, it’s a solid story of growth, growth, and more growth,” says Khosrowshahi.

Wesbild Nominated for Business Excellence Award

Wesbild is excited and honoured to be nominated by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for their 2018 Business Excellence Awards in the category of Community Spirit.

Wesbild takes our responsibilities as a corporate citizen very seriously and we have since we began in 1981. We believe being a good corporate citizen means giving back, which is why Wesbild continues to give back to the wider community.

We are proud of our work in the Tri-Cities community including our ongoing relationship with Share Family and Community Services, the Wesbild LIFT Scholarship program supporting SD43 students to take post-secondary education and many other local initiatives. Our goal is to truly find a way to help individuals have better lives.

Thank you again for the nomination. Looking forward to seeing all of the nominees at the Nominees’ Lunch on November 6!

Smiling Creek Elementary Opens on Burke Mountain

Last night, Wesbild joined our neighbours on Burke Mountain at the official Grand Opening of Smiling Creek Elementary School in Coquitlam.

The first new school in the community, Smiling Creek Elementary is a seven-acre joint school-park site in partnership with the City of Coquitlam.

Wesbild has been instrumental in bringing schools to Burke Mountain, donating $5 million to fund a synthetic field at the future Middle School and High School site, as well as 6 acres of land to the School District for the future Elementary School site (Marigold) on the far east side of future development.

Wesbild remains committed to working with the School District, City and Province to ensure that new schools remain a top priority for the Burke Mountain area.

Reservoir Nominated for Publisher of the Year at Music Business Worldwide Awards

Music Business Worldwide announced the nominations for its third annual A&R Awards, and Reservoir is pleased to be chosen as a finalist in the Publisher of the Year Award category, for the second consecutive year. At last year’s ceremony, Reservoir took home the trophy for Publisher of the Year, while Reservoir songwriter Jamie Hartman was nominated for Songwriter of the Year. The winner will be determined by a prestigious group of global music industry experts and announced at the ceremony on Tuesday, November 6.


Innovative Water Treatment System at Burke Mountain

Wesbild’s new state of the art water retention and chemical treatment system is now installed for use on our construction sites! After months of hard work collaborating with Port Moody-based Aquasolve, this new system replaces our previous water treatment strategy of excavating and constructing a large sediment pond.

How Does It Work?

First, the dirty storm water run-off is collected in a large steel container. Once the water reaches a certain level, a sensor tells a Programmable Logic Controller (an industrial digital computer) to pump the dirty water into a separate treatment tank for pH testing and chemical treatment. Once this is done, the water is sent into a smaller tank which allows for the chemicals to properly bond with the water. This tank also allows for heavy solids to be sifted out of the water. Next, a sensor triggers the system to pump the water through a series of sand filters to further clean the water. For good measure, the water is sent back into the treatment tank for another pH test. If the results satisfy the acceptable discharge levels, it is pumped out of the system into a storm drain.

Real-time Monitoring

One of the best features of this new system is its ability to be monitored in real time. Throughout this entire process, the Programmable Logic Controller allows for the system to be remotely monitored. In the rare event that something goes wrong, Wesbild and our Environmental consultant, and the City of Coquitlam will be alerted right away, and we can promptly act to fix the problem. Using this new system effectively ensures our site will remain in compliance with the bylaw during construction.

A Wesbild Commitment

Wesbild has always been committed to environmentally responsible development, and water treatment plays a huge role in that. The system was designed over months of research and testing, and can be disassembled and reinstalled on future development sites. With this new system, Wesbild is confident our water treatment has thoroughly improved, and we look forward to its continued use at Burke Mountain.

Wesbild Remembers the Food Bank

Each summer, as food supplies get low at SHARE’s Food Bank, SHARE Family & Community Services launches the “Remember the Food Bank” campaign in July to raise food and funds to help restock the Food Bank shelves.  The SHARE Food Bank feeds over 300 Tri-Cities families every week of the year. During the summer months, they typically see a drop off in donations, as school ends and families head off on summer vacation. Unfortunately for so many in our community, hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. The strain is even greater for families, as kids who participate in various breakfast and lunch programs at their schools during the school year no longer receive those meals.

Because of the generosity of the Tri-Cities community, once again this year SHARE was able to reach the target for the Remember the Food Bank Open House and Food Drive by raising 1000 pounds of food and over $10,000.  Food donations will help fill the depleted food bank shelves and financial donations will enable SHARE to purchase food in bulk for better pricing and purchase items that rarely get donated but are much needed.

Wesbild was honoured to donate $1500 to put SHARE over their financial target.  Hunger doesn’t take a vacation and we are proud to continue our ongoing relationship with SHARE as they support the Tri-Cities community.

Learn more about SHARE Family & Community Services and their important work here.


Reservoir Founder Named One Of Billboard’s Indie Power Player

Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir’s founder and CEO, has been named one of Billboard’s Indie Power Players for 2018. This marks Khosrowshahi’s second year on the list of 73 of the most successful independent music business mains made up of executives, distributions, labels and publishers. Speaking on Reservoir’s recent achievements, Khosrowshahi told Billboard, “the chart positions of the songs administered by Reservoir confirm the quality of the music catalogs we have acquired and the quality of the people who we have added to the writer roster.”

Billboard further lauds Khosrowshahi, noting Reservoir’s publishing interest in 68 titles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since January 2017, including five #1’s: Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” co-written by Joey Bada$$, Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” with Young Thug co-written by Ali Tamposi & Young Thug, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” co-written by Young Thug, and Drake’s “In My Feelings” featuring an interpolation of Reservoir catalog cut “Lollipop”.

New Commons Park Open at Predator Ridge

The Commonage is Predator Ridge’s fastest selling neighbourhood to date, adding over 27 acres of dedicated park space and featuring a wide variety of detached, semi-detached and premium lots with panoramic golf course, lake and valley views.

Part of this dedicated park space includes the new Commons Park, a 3.5 acres park, which is now the social heart of the Commonage neighbourhood and a place of gathering.

Boasting sweeping views across the emerald fairways and mountain vistas, Commons Park features active facilities including four tennis courts, four pickleball courts and a new childrens playground.

Along with the new courts, there is a new tennis program for Predator Ridge residents and guests featuring world acclaimed tennis coach Milos Pospisil, who has coached numerous top Canadian and European juniors, including his son Vasek, a Wimbledon Doubles champion.

Commons park now adds to the other amenities this new neighbourhood is adding to the Predator Ridge community including a third outdoor yoga platform and lavender meadow.

Discover a better life at Predator Ridge. Predator Ridge is the most amenity rich community in the Okanagan and comes with peace of mind knowing you’re buying into an established, amenity-rich community built by some of the most trusted names in development.

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Reservoir Media Earns Nomination For Music+Sound Award

Reservoir Media Earns Nomination For Music+Sound Award For Best Sync Broadcast Advertising

Reservoir has been nominated for a Music+Sound Award for Best Sync Broadcast Advertising, today. The nomination is for the synch of Clean Bandit’s ‘Symphony,’ co-written by Ina Wroldsen and featuring Swedish pop star Zara Larsson in the BBC’s Christmas Campaign ‘The Supporting Act.’ The heartwarming commercial uses the uplifting Clean Bandit track to highlight the importance of family during the holidays.

Check out ‘The Supporting Act’ below: