In the new Bosa Development, Ryan pushes to expand the company’s pioneering approach to development with smart design. “We in turn were excited to plan our next 60 years in this community that has given us so much.” The original BOSA Foods storefront at Victoria and Turner. Homes integrated with parks, coffee shops, outdoor plazas, grocery – this is what makes urban living unique and guides our approach to design.”. Once we focus on a region, we make long-term commitments and act as stewards of that neighbourhood and city. … For the Bosa family, life is lived on the edge. In the 80’s he founded Bosa Development, growing it into a premiere international company. We are bold, forward-looking, and committed to acting with integrity, which opens doors to new opportunities. Published in the Vancouver Sun and Province on 2020-07-18. His projects have been instrumental in pioneering the revitalization of the downtown core of San Diego, expanding the boundaries of downtown Vancouver and Calgary, and helping Whistler rise from resort town to international destination. He was inducted into the Urban Development Institute Hall of Fame in 2016 and the recipient of the Founders Award at the 2013 Alonzo Awards in recognition of a lifetime of visionary leadership in Downtown San Diego. “When our company was founded, its mission was to provide the newly arrived Italian Immigrants the staple foods that were such an important part of the Italian culture and family. He has built a reputation for integrity and vision—a legacy that continues to this day. By his mid-20’s Ryan was leading Bosa’s construction department before making the move to development. Consider a small monthly contribution to support your local journalists. An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bosa ancestors lived in harsh conditions. Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you. Building on the family legacy, Ryan Bosa is passionate about elevating the urban living experience. The most Bosa families were found in the USA in 1920. “The neighborhood is going though some exciting changes”, says Benedet. Nat has been recognized time and again by both industry and peers as a visionary leader, an inspiring speaker and a generous philanthropist. This is the full obituary where you can express condolences and share memories. Over the years Vancouverites from all backgrounds and neighborhoods have discovered Bosa Foods and our product selection. Our communities are coveted destinations, hotspots for culture, cuisine, socializing and scenery. “We in turn were excited to plan our next 60 years in this community that has given us so much.”. Click here to learn more. Big ideas become reality through meticulous planning and construction processes that result in creative, dynamic and well-rounded neighbourhoods. For over five decades, Nat Bosa has been a leader in the real estate industry in Western Canada and the U.S. From a modest start as a construction labourer, Nat’s first big move was co-founding Bosa Brothers Construction in 1966. Over a 14 year period Embassy BOSA left a legacy in Greater Vancouver, venturing south to Seattle and east to Calgary where Ryan and his team flourished, collecting invaluable insight and experience in master planning and placemaking. *We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs. We design connected communities that promote friendly, social opportunities and interactions among neighbours. The Bosa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. But one thing many people don't know about Bosa is that his great-grandfather, Tony Accardo, was a Chicago mob boss for more than 40 years. “Our family chose the Victoria Drive location in 1957 because of its central location to what was the growing Italian community in Vancouver”, says Bruno Benedet Jr., president and CEO of BOSA Foods. When asked about the new BOSA Foods store, Benedet notes that they’re all about keeping up with the neighbourhood. What did your Bosa ancestors do for a living. The average life expectancy for Bosa in 1963 was 65, and 66 in 2004. BOSA Foods is located 562 Victoria Drive (at Turner) and will be open 7 days a week.