We created the NCL brand to meet the needs of the ever changing, active and discerning retiree.

  • Justin (Jay) Howard

    Director - Buildings and Systems
  • 604-273-1880

We are extremely careful with our locations. We want to ensure that our residents continue to feel they are part of the larger community. Our locations allow for easy and pedestrian friendly access to shopping and other community services. Our buildings are packed with amenities and are programmed to provide residents with the lifestyle choices they have worked their entire life to now enjoy. — Rob Howard

We make sure to create an environment within our residences, that promotes learning opportunities, social engagement, health and wellness. We have come to describe our homes as casual and comfortable, yet elegant. By offering industry leading amenities and industry leading progressive care we feel we are truly the retirement residence where 'independence meets peace of mind.' — Trudy Howard

We are passionately committed to each resident's pursuit of a more independent, healthy and convenient lifestyle by supporting choice, individuality, connections and by providing exceptional personalized service.
— Walter Downey

Rob Howard


As president of NCL, Rob has been active at the senior level of the real estate industry for over three decades. He headed the real estate investment division and sat on the executive management committee for Richmond Savings between 1975 and 1994. Rob served as the Councilor for the City of Richmond from 2001 to 2008 and the MLA for Richmond Centre from 2009 to 2013.

Trudy Howard


With a background in both Landscape and Interior Design Trudy plays a key role in leading the vision and design team for all projects. She has been part of the business for over twenty years.

Rob and Trudy have previously developed and managed two retirement home projects, both from concept to operations, and currently have three retirement home projects under various stages of development in the Lower Mainland. They took a brief hiatus from the business when Rob served as the MLA for Richmond Centre.

Walter Downey

Vice-President Operations

Serving as NCL's Vice President Operations, Walter has many years' experience in retirement community management, his most recent assignment was the opening and lease-up, as General Manager, of Legacy Senior Living, Vancouver's premier retirement community.

Walter has managed many significant properties over the past decade, and has held direct operational responsibility for several trophy properties including Legacy Senior Living, Maple Ridge Seniors Village – Campus of Care, Amica at Rideau Manor (Vancouver), Pacifica Resort Living (South Surrey), and Crofton Manor (Vancouver). Walter served a Associate Vice President of Operations for Chartwell Retirement Residences for 3 years where he was responsible for properties in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

He has also previously been responsible for many senior's home 'start-ups'. Walter brings vast managerial experience to the team and has a successful and demonstrated ability in leadership, sales, marketing and financial planning. He also brings with him a strong knowledge of all legislation affecting the ownership and operation of a Senior's Home project.

Justin (Jay) Howard

Director - Buildings and Systems

He has a wealth of experience in project and program management, having spent 14 years at the City of Richmond in various roles including Community Facilities Coordinator.

Jay has 'hands-on' knowledge of building systems and project management experience, and experience developing programs for all age groups. Jay's extensive involvement in, and understanding of the community, will ensure our residents have many health, wellness, social and educational choices in our retirement communities. As well, he will help to ensure our residents feel very much a part of the broader community when they choose the NCL 'Club' lifestyle.

  • Properties are located in walkable communities, helping to keep you active and connected
  • Residences have industry leading amenities from 'My Time Dining' to lap and exercise pools
  • A community focus on wellness, learning opportunities, and living life to its fullest
  • Family founders and operators
  • Positioned to offer industry leading progressive care



Suite 208 - 4840 Delta Street

Whitford Building, Ladner Village

Delta, BC  V4K 2T6