Course community milestone

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.

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Pop the question: Allan Klassen

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…)

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Open for business

Development at former Shawnee Slopes golf course continues with new multi-family offerings

Finally.

“After looking at it on paper for the past two or three years, it’s nice to see this day come,” said Patrick Briscoe, director of development project management for Toronto-based Graywood Developments, which will be launching sales for the new Fish Creek Exchange on June 17.

Fish Creek Exchange is the 23-acre, multi-family portion of the trendy Shawnee Park community in southwest Calgary that has sprung up on the site of the former Shawnee Slopes golf course.

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Partnering for success

Tim Logel and Ryan Ockey team up to bring Logel Homes to life

For more than three decades, Tim Logel has worked at Cardel Homes, and for the past 17 years he has been a 50-50 partner with Ryan Ockey in Cardel Lifestyles, the company’s successful multi-family division.

Now, the two have teamed up again to bring Logel Homes to the Calgary marketplace and to continue to offer affordability and quality in their product.

“Logel Homes has been two years in the making,” said Logel, president and COO of Logel Homes. “I approached Ryan with the idea and he thought the same as I did, that Logel Homes would provide an opportunity to grow market share.”

But, for Logel, there was another reason for reaching out with the idea of creating the new multi-family entity.

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