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Marty Hope

Marty Hope

For more than two decades Marty Hope has been reporting on the housing and development industry in Calgary, throughout Alberta, and across Canada. In March 2016, he was presented with the Maple Leaf Award from the Canadian Home Builders' Association which is given annually to a non-builder member in Canada for contribution to the industry.

A few years ago, Avalon Master Builder hit upon an idea for housing that has caught the imagination of buyers because of its uniqueness. Read more

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Ask pretty much any developer with an eye to breaking ground for a new community — be it large or small — and they will tell you it takes time to get the required approvals. Read more

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Joe Starkman has never been shy about pushing the envelope when it comes to home design. Read more

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Ian Macdonald and his sales and marketing team at StreetSide Developments offer those shopping the semi-detached bungalow villas segment of the new-home market. Read more

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With its roots firmly entrenched in the agriculture legacy of the Ollerenshaw family, seeds have started to sprout with the recently-approved development of Rangeview. Read more

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It’s no big secret that duplexes have become a popular item in Calgary’s housing market. Read more

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The challenges Calgary continues to struggle with are, not surprisingly, impacting all segments of the economy including the housing industry. Read more

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It doesn’t seem possible that the northwest community of Evanston is now 20 years old. But it was 1999 when Qualico Communities broke ground on what has become one of the larger new-era established communities in Calgary. Read more

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Seems to me Inglewood has been reshaping itself, whether it’s new businesses joining the eclectic mix, retail renovations and relocations, or new or refurbished residential elements, the oldest community in Calgary just keeps getting better. Read more

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The buyer profile of those taking an interest in the close-in northwest developing community of Greenwich is about as varied as snowflake patterns. Read more

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The cover of the Carbon ZLL information sheet shows a typical front-drive home with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Standard equipment, right? Read more

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Dawson’s Landing, a residential development by Qualico Communities in West Chestermere, has opened its welcoming doors, and have been proactive in bringing investment to the city. Read more

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There is, apparently, a segment of the housing market that is not being fully taken care of — and that’s single-level living in the estate segment. Read more

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Twenty-eight years ago, give or take, land on Dunbow Road was purchased for what would become, a couple of years later, Heritage Pointe golf course — along with big plans for upscale country-residential neighbourhoods to wrap around it. Read more

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Cyrus Navabi was introduced as the managing director of Qualex-Landmark™, the company that had created this glass, stone, and steel tower in the Beltline. Read more

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There has long been a saying in the home building industry that goes something like this — it’s cheaper to go up than out. Read more

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Section23 Developments has taken it upon itself to design and build rental housing - The Edward for the 70-plus crowd of retirees in close proximity to one of the city’s more people-friendly inner-city neighbourhoods. Read more

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In the long term, Charron Ungar’s goal is to keep the Homes by Avi Group of Companies focused on design innovation. But for the short term, it’s to give the company a view of the economic downturn out the rearview mirror. Read more

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Tim Logel has never been one to let grass grow under his feet. Read more

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Like everything it creates WestCreek Developments has put a lot of thought and effort into the final design of its Wolf Willow community in southeast Calgary. Read more

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