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InSight has successfully completed hundreds of multi-family and single-family homes as well as commercial developments, a large-scale care facility and numerous other comprehensive developments. Insight has created numerous Nanaimo real estate projects from suburban neighbourhoods to stylish urban multi-family developments.


Since InSight’s inception, we have strictly adhered to our principles of honesty, integrity and social responsibility. We pride ourselves on diligently researching and listening to the needs of the island market before breaking ground on any project.

Our mission is to build communities that demonstrate excellence in design, construction, environmental sensitivity, social responsibility and customer service. You can count on this same level of commitment, integrity and quality in any of the homes showcased on this website.


InSight looks forward to a bright future in our community. We are currently completing the design of two additional Longwood buildings, planning and zoning 25 acres in the Uplands area that encompasses a commercial shopping centre, two high rises and medium/low density multi-family units. Additionally, Insight’s plans include a large high rise waterfront development in downtown Nanaimo and a comprehensive planned community in Parksville. 


Since its’ inception, InSight Holdings Ltd. has had a corporate vision to create communities of the highest quality and aesthetic.  Our philosophy has and will always be to create diversity in the mid-island region --- not cookie-cutter developments. One of our guiding principles is that the homes and communities which InSight creates truly reflect the sensibility and lifestyle of the people who live in them.

Building on our in-house experience, InSight partners with local professionals including contractors, architects, designers, engineers and building envelope consultants to ensure quality at every phase of construction.


InSight also believes its commitment to the Nanaimo Region extends beyond the surveyor’s stakes. This is why we invest so heavily in landscaping and environmental design around our developments as well as why we go over and above with donations towards city parks, public art and ornamental refinements to help beautify the roadways leading into our communities. Nurturing the island community and preserving its breathtaking beauty are important values that guide InSight at every stage of development.

Being a good neighbour also plays a significant role in InSight's thinking. We feel strongly that enhancing our communities should involve surrounding neighbourhoods - one reason we donated over $2 million towards the Oliver Woods Community Centre, a public recreation facility everyone can enjoy.


Why do people love living in Nanaimo? Everyone has their own reasons. We love it here, too. This is our home. We understand what it is. And we’re proud to play a part in what it can become.



 In 1993, InSight began crafting quality real estate projects in Nanaimo with the development of our multi-phase adult-oriented residential community— Longwood. As the project grew, so did our company. From the 50-acre country gardens of our adult-oriented Longwood to the family-focused amenities surrounding Hawthorne to the contemporary live/work loft-style residences in Hawthorne Corner, we craft homes for a wide range of lifestyles. Our residences in Carmanah Estates and Carmanah Mews have created north Nanaimo homes for two distinct categories of home buyers. Our legacy continues as we plan for a unique new community of homes on the pond at OliverWood--- with nature and the popular Oliver Woods Rec Centre as our neighbour. InSight’s newest commercial projects include plans for a landmark Hotel on Nanaimo’s stunning downtown waterfront. The same care and attention the community has seen in the quality Longwood Station Mall (home of Thrifty’s Foods, Boston Pizza and the famous Longwood Brew Pub) will be maintained in our future projects in Parksville and on our many new sites at Longwood Landing off Uplands Drive. InSight Holdings Ltd. is the owner and/or developer of the award-winning InSight’s communities located in Nanaimo and surrounding Vancouver Island communities. InSight also develops real estate projects in the BC Interior.



Charles Koo is the sole director, officer and owner of InSight Holdings Ltd. With a long history and impressive portfolio of quality real estate developments and holdings on the Vancouver mainland, BC Interior and Vancouver Island, it is Charles’ vision, resolve and diligence that has earned the Company an enviable reputation and the respect of the community.



"It is so nice to be able to walk over to Longwood Station and get my groceries and other necessities. The walkway is lovely. My thanks to InSight for developing such a beautiful place.”

Anna Kuhse

“Longwood House is a beautiful building inside and out. It is a great recreational facility and meeting place"

N. Horne

“You are to be congratulated on the Longwood concept, its workmanship, design, and materials. It is a place we are proud to be a part of.”

R.J. and G.K. Scholes

“Living here is a continuing pleasure. There are so many planning and design aspects I appreciate more the longer I’m here. When I relax on my deck, look out over the landscaped gardens and listen to the water falling into the ponds with their colourful plants, I know my choice to live at Mayfield was the right one.”

Mrs. J.A. Evans

“After two years in my new community I continue to recognize how fortunate I am to be a part of such a quality development.”

J. Bledsoe

“When I first came to look at Carisbrooke, the quality and the surroundings prompted me to exclaim, “I could be happy here. It was that day I decided to become an owner and I have been more than happy with my choice ever since.”

Marion Martin

“After two years in my new community I continue to recognize how fortunate I am to be a part of such a quality development.”

J. Bledsoe

“From the design of the property to my individual suite, immediately I knew that I must live here. This is a stunning place to call home.”

M. Seifert

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