May 2014 | Issue 173

SAM like it hot

Another year celebrating the best of the best has come and gone, and though the names and faces of the winners have changed, the feeling of camaraderie and solidarity across the industry is evident in this annual gala event. A big “Congratulations!” is in order to all the winning builders and developers of the 2013 SAM Awards. We have a list inside of this year’s winners in the land developer and multi-family categories. Ultimately, the homebuyer is the real winner in this tightening field of competition, which spurs design innovation.

Speaking of tight competition, the condo market in the southeast is extremely fierce with no shortage in townhome and apartment style condominium offerings. But Brad Remington Homes has risen far above the fray, as their Copperfield Park II is selling beyond their wildest expectations.  They are our cover feature in this issue, as they release six new show suites that prove beyond doubt their “love it, live it, afford it” expertise.

Most of the other condo developers we spoke with in this issue reported the same encouraging sales — many are a year ahead of their sales projections. MARK on 10th by Qualex Landmark is one of those, as suites were dwindling to the final handful as I write this. Evolution by Embassy Bosa is also enjoying a similar wave, even as they launched their Garden homes collection, which add further impetus to their robust sales. SoBow in Inglewood has become the choice for urban dwellers wanting to remain close to the downtown yet have nature’s wonders at your backyard. Vogue is definitely making a statement, as La Caille’s premiere development will be a downtown landmark for years to come. Similarly, 6th and 10th by Brad J. Lamb is designed to bring a new sense of design flair to Calgary, as the Toronto developer looks to revolutionize what condo living means in the inner-city.

As we strive to put together a magazine that reflects what buyers want, we feature communities both in the inner-city and the suburbs. This issue we turn the spotlight on Altadore in the southwest and Kincora in the northwest to compare and contrast the kinds of lifestyles available here.

With the advent of warmer weather, we have David Crosson’s Style  and Kathy McCormick’s Shopping stories talking about the best ways to enjoy your private outdoor space. Aaliya Essa’s Focus On photo feature shows what décor is available to liven those spaces up.

Once again, congratulations to all the SAM winners, and I can’t wait to see what the industry comes up with next year.


Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Loving life in Copperfield Park II

Loving life in Copperfield Park II

Escaping the rental market may seem like an elusive dream, but it has never seemed…

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History in the making

History in the making

Making history in an already historic area is no easy feat, but SoBow (“South of…

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Celtic charm

Celtic charm

More than 10 years in the making, Kincora, the coveted northwest Calgary community developed by…

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