StreetSideStreetSide remains one of Winnipeg’s largest multifamily developers.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

StreetSide Developments Winnipeg continues to build on its parent company Qualico’s long legacy of delivering quality homes. “We strive to develop condos that suit any lifestyle,” Vice President Brian Cornelsen says. “We are committed to quality and value to our homeowners.”

The Minto Group picThe Minto Group has earned a strong reputation in the multifamily market.
By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

For Martin Tovey, working alongside the team at The Minto Group has been a pleasure. “That’s what keeps me coming back,” he says. “I’m one of those guys who’s excited about going to work and what’s going to happen the next day.”

Tovey is the vice president of acquisitions for the Ottawa, Ontario-based company, which started operations in 1955 when four brothers built and sold their first home. “From there, we went to building in Florida, Toronto and now in Calgary,” he says.

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Baydo Development is eyeing mid- to high-rise projects and expanding into Toronto and Vancouver.

By Kat Zeman


As a part of its shift towards mid- to high-rise projects, Baydo Development plans on expanding into Toronto and Vancouver. 

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based land and real estate developer, which started out building townhomes and for-sale products, specializes in building purpose-built rental apartments and commercial and light industrial developments. But the company is shifting into a taller market.  

“Our vision is taller and bigger,” says Chris Luczka, vice president of finance. “We’re shifting into taller buildings. That’s one of the reasons we have to look at expanding into Toronto and Vancouver. We’re moving into Toronto this fall and we’re in negotiations on land in Vancouver.” 

McHugh Construction picMcHugh Construction brings a local, unique perspective to each of its multifamily projects.
By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Not many construction companies can say they have been a defining force in their industry. But that’s not the case for James McHugh Construction Co. “We’ve been pushing the boundaries of multifamily construction since 1960,” Senior Vice President John Sheridan says.

Based in Chicago, McHugh Construction specializes in concrete construction, historic restoration, special-use and infrastructure projects in Chicago and across the country. But the company got its start in the multifamily sector in the 1960s when it built Marina City, the iconic residential towers in its home city. 

KSK picKSK Construction Group soars to new heights with the construction of a new luxury condominium project in New York City.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Media

KSK Construction Group is managing the construction of a 25-story luxury condominium project in New York City where competition is fierce and project logistics are complex. The company confidently takes on complex projects and soars to new heights by relying on its management team’s extensive experience in real estate development for a wide spectrum of clients.

“Three partners with years of experience in heavy construction started KSK Construction Group in the early 2000s, starting with small development projects in Brooklyn,” Project Manager Ali Cuhruk says. “Over time they built up the business, increased the scale and right now we have five major building projects in Manhattan and five in Brooklyn and Queens. We only function in New York and the partners are still hands-on, overseeing every project.”

Brooks and Freund picBrooks and Freund’s subcontractors and vendors play a critical role in its success on projects including Grand Central Apartments in Fort Myers, Fla. By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

Brooks & Freund LLC believes in being fully accountable for the quality of its projects. “It’s not just how we complete a building that sets us apart, it’s how we handle issues afterward,” says Rose McCurry, director of operations for the Fort Myers, Fla.-based company. “We stand by our products and the job we’ve done – if something comes up on a project and it’s not what we promised, we will take care of it.”

The company works closely with its clients and subcontractors to address any concerns that may arise during its work. “Our network of reliable subcontractors makes all of our projects successful – we help them, and they secure labor and materials to keep our projects going,” she adds.

Leopardo CompaniesA boutique luxury rental development brings Leopardo Companies front and center along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Leopardo Companies is one of the largest and most respected construction firms in the country, building world-class facilities and priding itself on developing long-term relationships. “Leopardo is a relationship-focused contractor and we don’t want to consider ourselves a commodity,” Senior Vice President Damian Eallonardo says. “We believe we are best-in-class in investing resources to make sure clients get what they pay for not only in construction, but in the process of determining what will be built.”

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