CREB®Now connected with some of Calgary’s housing industry experts and leaders for their opinions on 2018. Here’s what they had to say. . .
As former mayor of Okotoks and a current REALTOR® there, Sandi Kennedy has a unique view of what the town was, is and will be.
From 1988 to 1994, Kennedy headed up a town council that had to deal with the diverse wants and needs of individuals and businesses during a period of tremendous growth. The town had a population of about 5,500 when she took over the mayor’s chair, and surged during her term in office – today, the number sits at nearly 30,000.
Born and raised in the southern Alberta foothills, Kennedy still lives in Okotoks, and took the time to talk about what the town’s future might look like as it continues to grow. (more…)
Looking back at 25 years of Heritage Pointe
“Lots of people thought we were crazy to build way out here in the boonies,” said Carolina Oxtoby about her company’s decision to develop a golf-course community on farmland south of Calgary.
It was 27 years ago when the land on Dunbow Road was purchased, and only two years later, the Heritage Pointe Golf Club was born, with big plans in the works for an upscale, country-residential community to complement it.
There aren’t many people who don’t trade “good mornings” with Cathy Burton when she arrives to work, and that’s one of the many things she likes about her job as head golf professional at Willow Park Golf and Country Club.
“I’ve gotten to know a lot of the members,” she said, before pausing to congratulate a passing member on her second round in as many days.
Allan Klassen wears a few different hats these days. He has his husband-and-father hat, of course. Then there’s one as senior vice-president of housing for Brookfield Residential and another as chair of BILD Calgary.
The fourth hat he wears is as chair of the Gordie Howe Centre for Alzheimer’s Research and Education Society (GH CARES). And like everything else he’s involved in, Klassen brings a strong level of passion to this undertaking.
The highlight for this non-profit that provides assistance to the 45,000 Albertans who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia is the pro-am hockey tournament held annually in Calgary in April. (more…)