CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES
CENTRON ACQUIRES, DEVELOPS, CONSTRUCTS, LEASES AND SELLS A DIVERSE MIX OF REAL ESTATE. From Multi-Family, Office buildings and Retail centres, Industrial warehouses to Hotels, Residential, third party projects and Turn-Key services; our passion drives our success. Centron has developed over 3 billion dollars in project value. Our portfolio includes 10 million sq. ft. of Multi-Family, Office, Retail and Industrial Projects constructed, with 8,500 underground parking stalls built and 143 elevators installed. In 30 plus years Centron has planned & built over 10,000 units of Residential condominium, apartment, townhome, lots and hotel rooms.
AWARDS & INNOVATION
2016 Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Real Estate Development Award of Excellence Awarded to Centron for vision, leadership and the innovative use of precast concrete in addressing a diversity of construction challenges Award Category: Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 William Roper Hull Community Leadership Award Awarded to Bob Harris Award Category: To recognize a Calgarian with a similar social vision as William Roper Hull and sense of social responsibility
Awards of Excellence in Concrete Awarded to Centron for Centre 10 in Calgary, Alberta Award Category: For using cast in place concrete for the major building structure
The Alberta Masonry Council Awarded to Centron for Blackfoot Point in Calgary, Alberta Award Category: Merit for stunning exterior brickwork
AWARDS & INNOVATION
2013 Alberta Construction Magazine Top Project Awarded to Centron for Centre 10 in Calgary, Alberta Award Category: Commercial Project Award Over $50 million
American Concrete Institute and Precast Institute of North America Awarded to Centron & Gibbs Gage Architects for the Eagle Ridge Development in Fort McMurray Award Category: Innovative and effective use of concrete to create superior building of lasting value
Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award Awarded to Centron for the Eagle Ridge Development in Fort McMurray
2001 Chevron Business Leaders Award Awarded to Centron Award Category: Volunteer Calgary/Chevron Leaders in Business - Gold
OUR REPUTATION IS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF OUR PRINCIPLE VALUES: Teamwork. Results driven and always improving. Passionate in getting the job done. Long-term relationships and integrity. Giving back to our community. Safety in action. Having fun.
CENTRON IS MADE UP OF BOTH DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS.
The management team and our employees offer decades of experience in all aspects of real estate, investment, development, construction, management and finance. Specifically, the team has specialized knowledge of the Western Canadian market and understand first-hand the particular challenges and unique opportunities that working in a resource based market create. We work with a multitude of consultants, trades and suppliers and our approach is to maintain excellent relationships that help us to deliver quality long lasting projects that both we and our clients can be proud of.
THE FACES OF CENTRON CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES
Chief Executive Officer
President & COO
Vice President, Finance & CFO
Senior Vice President, Development & Leasing
Vice President, Development
Vice President, Development & Director, Centron Cares
Executive Vice President, Construction
Vice President, Construction
Vice President, Construction
ROBERT HARRIS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES (1984) Bob founded Centron in 1984 after serving for 13 years as Vice President and General Manager with Charter Construction Limited. Through diversified experience and vision Bob has built Centron into a leading Western Canadian Developer and Builder of fine Commercial and Residential projects.
COLE HARRIS PRESIDENT & COO CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES (1993) As a leader in the company, Coleâ€™s focus is on implementing strategy and direction for Centron, from day to day operations to its long-term future vision. Cole has been a part of the company since its beginning, working his way up from laborer and carpenter, to estimator and project manager, up to vice president and now president and COO. Cole attended both University of Lethbridge and Mount Royal University. Cole contributes a strong business background plus a comprehensive knowledge of the building and development industry. An ambitious, colorful and creative business leader, Cole also enjoys using his talents to give back to the community, providing both time and support to a variety of local charities. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Mount Royal University, has sat on the board for DDRC and the Safe Haven Foundation. He is currently a member of the Young Presidents OrganizationÂ Executive as the Southern Networking Chair.
WAYNE BENZ PRESIDENT CENTRON CONSTRUCTION (1987) With more than 35 year’s experience in the Calgary construction industry holding positions ranging from carpenter to project manager to president, Wayne is a steady and conscientious professional who leads by example – providing experience and insight into all aspects of construction projects and operations.
DON AVANT (C.A) VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE & CFO CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES (2003) A chartered accountant since 1980, Don has extensive financial experience working for a variety of companies involved in the areas of construction, real estate and property management. Don is patient, focused and responsive.
RICHARD HEINE (P.ENG) EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT CENTRON CONSTRUCTION (1994) A dedicated and hardworking member of Centron, Richard has more than 35 years of construction experience working as an engineer, site coordinator and project manager for Centron as well as one of the largest construction companies in Canada.
MICHAEL ANDERSON SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT & LEASING CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES (2002) With over 27 years of commercial real estate experience, including 12 years of commercial brokerage, large institutional and regional landlord positions, Michael brings a broad depth of experience to the company.
DAVE DALEN (P.ENG) VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES (2015) David has over 30 yrs. of real estate development and construction experience with regional and national developers. David is a professional engineer and brings to Centron a diverse wealth of experience to ensure successful development projects.
ALLISON CLARK VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT & DIRECTOR, CENTRON CARES CENTRON GROUP OF COMPANIES (2005) With over 20 years experience in residential and commercial real estate, Allison has had the opportunity to be involved in a full spectrum of developments from acquisitions through to disposition and beyond. With her education in Marketing Management through the University of Calgary, Allisonâ€™s foundation in real estate was built with one of the largest Alberta Homebuilders in Calgary before moving into multi-family/commercial development with Centron.
KELLY ZAHARIA (PMP P.GSC, CM-LEAN) VICE PRESIDENT CENTRON CONSTRUCTION (2004) Kelly started at the grass roots level working his way through the carpentry apprenticeship program through SAIT and obtained his Red Seal Journeyman Certification with Centron.Â He furthered his education through the University of Calgary Construction Management Program and is a Level II Safety Codes Officer. He has a proven track record with 35 years of industry experience, is a professional gold seal project manager through CCA and also has a project management professional designation through PMI, as well as a Construction Management Lean designation. Kelly has managed a variety of highly successful multi-million dollar projects throughout Alberta.
BRIAN BEC (P.GSC, CM-LEAN) VICE PRESIDENT CENTRON CONSTRUCTION (2003) Brian has over 35 years of construction experience with single family custom homes, multi-family and commercial projects. Starting from the ground up as a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter to becoming a Professional Gold Seal Certified Project Manager, Brian enjoys working in team environments, attaining project goals and delivering client satisfaction all while having fun in the process.
RIO McNEIL PROJECT MANAGER CENTRON CONSTRUCTION (2004) Rio has over 40 years of experience with single family custom homes, multifamily residential and various types of commercial projects. His vast knowledge of the construction industry starts with his roots as a carpenter to becoming a project manager with Centron. Working within a team environment, Rio has an extremely great sense of humor, wit and his fun demeanor charms all the various people he comes in contact with.
TAK KYLE (BSc, MBA, GSC) PROJECT MANAGER CENTRON CONSTRUCTION (2017) Having been immersed in Project Management since 2007 with several major general contractors in Calgary, Tak brings a wide range of experience to the Centron Team. Completed construction projects range from large scale commercial, industrial, and multifamily residential projects, to small scale tenant improvements and renovations.
Site Superintendent (2007)
Site Superintendent (2006)
Site Superintendent (1997)
Project Coordinator (2012)
Site Superintendent (2013)
Site Superintendent (1989)
Project Coordinator (2013)
Corporate Safety Manager (2007)
The Centron model of our Development and Construction process is integral to
the success of all of our projects. Using our expertise and historical information from numerous completed projects to plan for the proper execution of each unique project is essential.
Centron is always aligned with superior organizations, collaborates efficiently
for a win-win approach and ensures all
team members are working in the same direction at all times.
DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT AT CENTRON, OUR DIVERSE SKILLS CONTRIBUTE TO OUR SUCCESS AND ALLOW US TO OFFER A RANGE OF SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS. The use of Centron Construction on every development project for consultant, team selection, design value engineering, permit approval and licensing facilitates a smooth transition from the development phase to the build through to completion.
REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS With many years of combined financial experience, Centronâ€™s team treats the projects economics as a living breathing calculation that will help direct a project to success. Centron will model all inputs and calculations necessary to determine the best and highest use for every project. Advanced strategic thought and analysis to increase cash flow, improve efficiencies and reduce costs through managing the budget is imperative.
FINANCING We have experience in obtaining financing for a variety of sized projects from ten million dollars to three hundred million in financing. We have good relationships with all banks and a multitude of alternate finance sources to ensure we get the best market rates.
OFFICE & RETAIL LEASING Centron believes in right-sizing for your office solutions, and our experienced team is connected to the broker and business communities to ensure space is leased successfully. Over the past ten years Centron has leased over 2 Million sq. ft. of office and retail real estate and maintained industry leading property management and disposition programs. Our in-depth knowledge of the market place, long term relationships built within the broker and business communities and superior product are key elements that contribute to our ongoing success.
Defined by outstanding locations, numerous amenities and stunning architecture, our developments offer excellent real estate opportunities for tenants and investors.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Centron provides a full range of property management services depending on the specific needs of tenants. Office, retail, residential and industrial are all manageable assets and Centron will tailor the management approach to each property.
SYNERGY & SOLUTIONS Centronâ€™s longevity has created important synergies and solutions for a range of clients, industries and home owners. From complex design build projects for special-purpose facilities to rental apartments in high-demand markets, Centron offers a focused approach that surpasses customer requirements. Whether the docket demands sales of serviced residential lots, a leasing program for an industrial lab, or multi-family design and construction, Centron leverages its experience for the benefit of all stakeholders.
CENTRON CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT The use of Centron’s Construction Management process includes services such as project accounting, cost control and reporting to improve schedules and streamline the design and construction process.
This ensures a quality project is delivered on time and on budget for owners, tenants and clients, eliminating any surprises or potential problems.
LEAN CONSTRUCTION & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT The construction process is a series of commitments. Centron’s implementation and commitment to Lean Construction provides an integrated approach through trade collaboration and ideologies, maximizing project efficiencies with improved schedules, reduced waste and a greater emphasis on teamwork, which in turn improves the project schedule and project budget while delivering a high quality product.
Our focus is to continually develop Lean Construction through an interactive process for optimal client satisfaction and increased value.
FF & E SOURCING Working from an owner’s perspective centron puts together the best possible team for each unique project. Centron’s experienced team provides oversight and control for design and value engineering to ensure the project meets the client’s needs with the highest level of quality and cost effective construction solutions, whether it’s part of the building or furnishing it to completion.
TENANT IMPROVEMENTS / TURN-KEY CENTRON CONSTRUCTION CAN SAVE CLIENTS APPROXIMATELY 30% ON CONSTRUCTION COSTS BY OFFERING TURN-KEY SERVICES IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY. With a unique approach to Construction Management, Centron specializes in adding value to projects by offering Turn-Key solutions ensuring that tenants and clients have a positive and successful experience with their new space before and after move-in.
This allows us to work collaboratively with the consultants and trades in a process called Design Assistant. The Construction Management process allows Centron to review alternative methods of construction and materials through value engineering, to satisfy the client’s needs and offer a more economical and value based system. We work creatively together, managing the details up front which results in no surprises, limited changes and gains total client trust and respect. Due to Centron’s involvement with the client from the beginning and having an owners’ perspective, Centron is in an ideal position to recommend the best trades and contractors for the unique needs of any project at the best value. This creates satisfied tenants and builds on Centron’s solid reputation with each and every project.
THE CENTRON CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROCESS
VALUE AT EVERY PHASE 1 2 3 4 5 6
Assist in preliminary planning relative to the design requirements for the project to help ensure a smooth and efficient process is established Advise on schedules, budgets and economics of various methods, material selections and detailing during the design phase to maximize the project value and quality Advise on and arrange all services, permits and trade contractors to complete the various phases of work at a competitive cost; all from an ownership point of view Plan, schedule, coordinate and direct the activities of all trade contractors under expert supervision with the end goal of creating a happy tenant and long term client Provide technical, clerical services and cost control in the administration of the project; making it an easy and efficient process, with no surprises Provide post construction services to ensure a smooth move in and coordination of warranties to earn satisfied tenants and clients who trust and respect us
SAFETY “The Centron Group of Companies is committed to a
strong safety program that protects its staff, property and the public from accidents.
An injury and accident free workplace is our goal. Through continuous safety and loss control effort, this can be accomplished.”
— TIM WYATT Safety Manager Centron Construction
• Centron was one of the founding members of Calgary On-Site Construction Safety
Committee, which produced the On-Site Construction Safety Best Practices Guide in partnership with the City of Calgary
• The Best Practices Guide was developed to raise awareness of the hazards and conditions at and adjacent to construction sites • The Committee continues to review and recommend Safe Work Practices, and several of these initiatives have resulted in Directives being issued by the City such as establishment of the Site Safety Site • The Advanced Wind Forecasting System was initiated through this Committee, whereby the sites are notified of expected high wind gusts. This has become a requirement of the Building Permit process
• Centron maintains Certificate of Recognition for Safety as issued by the Alberta Government
• Site toolbox meetings take place daily, office updates weekly and our full organization participates in a quarterly safety meeting
CENTRON HAS ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT DIVISION IN OUR ORGANIZATION CALLED CENTRON CARES. Centron Cares is dedicated to helping not for profit organizations with their facilities requirements to help stretch their hard earned fund raising dollars as far as possible.
Through Centron Cares, Centron has had the opportunity and pleasure of working on numerous not-for-profit projects in Calgary. With each project, such as Foothills Academy School, DDRC, Operation Eyesight, Lions Village, The Calgary Drop in Centre, Hull Services, Evenstart and Accessible Housing, weâ€™ve been introduced to many different wonderful organizations that help serve people of all walks of life that are in need. The strength that many of these people demonstrate and the amazing work these organizations provide is truly inspiring.
OUR GOAL OUR GOAL IS TO SUPPORT MEANINGFUL PROJECTS IN OUR COMMUNITY. PROJECTS THAT SERVE A GREATER PURPOSE. We put our expertise to work by: • Helping organizations stretch their precious construction dollars wisely • Aiding in the development process, to ensure efficiencies and timelines are being met • Providing complete construction management and development services • Helping with fundraising efforts • Helping ensure organizations are getting the best pricing, the highest quality and the quickest turnaround in the industry • Providing potential opportunities, wherever possible, for employment and mentorship to people within the not-for-profit organizations themselves • Introducing organizations to other networks of people also interested in helping
FOOTHILLS ACADEMY SOCIETY / 1992 & 2012 CALGARY
EVENSTART / SEPT 2017 CALGARY
“The EvenStart project has been a
“Centron was an amazing organization to
vision for over 20 years — a building
work with and they helped in many ways to
that would be created from the
make our project better. We will continue to
ground up, through the eyes of a
have a great relationship with Centron.”
child. Centron took our vision and made it a reality. And they did it in record time. Each day they were on
– Otto SIlzer Lions Club of Calgary
the project, ensuring that the end product would meet our needs. We now have a wonderful facility located in Mayland Heights, serving the needs of young children challenged by life circumstances.” – Ilona Boyce EvenStart
“The Centron Group of Companies, through Centron Cares, was invaluable to our organization in building a new stateof-the-art treatment facility. On time and on budget this well-thought-out space will serve generations of Calgary’s children and their families who face serious mental health challenges. The people at Centron do care, Hull Services experienced this first-hand.” – George Ghitan Hull Child + Family Services
LION’S CLUB OF CALGARY / 2012 CALGARY
HULL SERVICES / FEB 2016 CALGARY
HULL PTP CALGARY
PRE-ADOLESCENT TREATMENT PROGRAM FACILITY 8,800 sq. ft.
12,000 sq. ft.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS
CATALYST, CAPITAL HILL CALGARY
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL & MAIN FLOOR RETAIL • Future 6 storey building • 5,011 sq. ft. of main floor retail space with
75 residential units above • Underground and short-stay surface parking • Parking layby • Potential patio opportunity
PLACE 10 CALGARY
DOWNTOWN OFFICE TOWERS & MAIN FLOOR RETAIL Strategically Located on the doorstep of Calgary’s Center Core • 2 buildings; 300,000+ sq. ft. each
• 14 floors + rooftop patio
• 616,500+ sq. ft. of office space & main floor retail
• Plus 15 connected
• 23,350 sq. ft. & 24,990 sq. ft. floorplates • 456 underground parking stalls
FOUNTAIN COURT CALGARY
SUBURBAN OFFICE BUSINESS PARK • 90,496 sq. ft.
• No cost surface parking: 2.8 stalls/1,000 sq. ft.
• 3 buildings: 1 and 2 stories
• Turn-Key construction solutions
• Fitness centre complete with
• Low operating costs
showers and change facilities
READY FOR TENANT IMPROVEMENTS
BLACKFOOT POINT CALGARY
SUBURBAN OFFICE BUSINESS PARK • 135,000 sq. ft. of first class office space
• Fitness facility
• 16,000 to 26,000 sq. ft. floorplates
• Custom design opportunities
• 194 underground and 215 surface parking stalls
• Immediate availability
• 4 buildings: 1 and 2 stories
Views and renderings are conceptual and for general reference only.
CHINOOK 58 CALGARY
RETAIL & COMMERCIAL • Ample surface parking with front touch stalls
• 800 sq. ft. - 30,000 sq. ft. tenancies
• 6 buildings
• Drive-thru opportunity
• Restaurant locations with patios
THE COMMONS FORT McMURRAY
AT EAGLE RIDGE
RETAIL SHOPPING CENTRE • 250,000 sq. ft. of retail space
• Drive thru opportunities available
• 4.37 parking stalls /1,000 sq. ft. GFA
• Fall 2018 occupancy
• Zoned for C3 Shopping Centre Commercial District
OFFICE & MIXED USE PROJECTS
CENTRE 10 CALGARY
DOWNTOWN OFFICE TOWER & MAIN FLOOR RETAIL 355,000 sq. ft. $274,000,000
PENN WEST PLAZA CALGARY
DOWNTOWN OFFICE TOWERS & MAIN FLOOR RETAIL 635,000 sq. ft. $420,000,000
VINTAGE TOWERS I & II CALGARY
DOWNTOWN OFFICE TOWERS & MAIN FLOOR RETAIL 225,800 sq. ft. $68,000,000
McCALL COURT CALGARY
SUBURBAN OFFICE 103,000 sq. ft. $35,300,000
LAND, RESIDENTIAL & HOTEL PROJECTS
CITADEL WEST & CASTELLO CALGARY
DOWNTOWN OFFICE BUILDING & RESIDENTIAL TOWER 78,000 sq. ft. office 106 Units $85,000,000 BEFORE
CHURCHILL ESTATES CALGARY
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 40 Units $31,000,000
EAGLE RIDGE FORT McMURRAY
MASTER PLANNED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY 378 Acres 3,700 Units $1,200,000,000
INVERNESS ESTATES GRANDE PRAIRIE
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 249 Units $90,000,000
HOLLAND GARDENS EDMONTON
RESIDENTIAL TOWNHOMES: SINGLE FAMILY & MULTI-FAMILY 368 Units $125,000,000
McEWAN VILLAGE EDMONTON
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 288 Units
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 226 Units $45,000,000
CLAREVIEW COURTS EDMONTON
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 224 Units $50,000,000
WELLINGTON COURTS EDMONTON
STONERIDGE MOUNTAIN RESORT CANMORE
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL & HOTEL 110 Units $60,000,000
HOWARD JOHNSON RESORT
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL & HOTEL
SHERATON FOUR POINTS RESORT CANMORE
SAIT CRANE OPERATOR TRAINING FACILITY CALGARY
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL 30,000 sq. ft.
CROSSROADS BUSINESS PARK GRANDE PRAIRIE
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL & OFFICE 150,000 sq. ft.
INDUSTRIAL 23,089 sq. ft. Redevelopment
GREATWEST KENWORTH GRANDE PRAIRIE
INDUSTRIAL 31,250 sq. ft.