About Us

HISTORY:

PRIMAVERA was established in 2016 to engage in the development of high value added commercial real estate projects and to provide strategic commercial real estate development consulting services and advocacy to a select group of local, national and international clients.  Our clients share our core belief that both individuals and corporations only get one reputation in life and that reputation is the only thing we truly control.  All PRIMAVERA projects are selected with the twin objectives of undertaking successful projects and enhancing our reputation for doing the right things for the right reasons.

 “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” Frank Lloyd Wright

MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Company founder and President, Kenneth L. Cantor has always worked hard to “do the right thing”.  Ken has always had a passion for architecture that evolved into a profound awareness of what makes commercial development successful both physically and financially. He understands that good design is about developing sustainable, attractive spaces that cater to tenants, visitors and neighbors in multiple capacities.

 “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Frank Lloyd Wright

CURRENT PROJECTS:

The Brighton Block at 9666 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta is currently “under contract”.  The Brighton Block is a 3 storey Edwardian era brick mixed use building initially notable because of its association with the photographer Ernest Brown who constructed the original building.  While the interior of the structure is currently in a state of disrepair, PRIMAVERA is planning to restore the building to its original state of prominence as a vibrant mixed use retail and office development.

View From Jasper Avenue

Side Parapet Brick

Typical Interior Brick

Concept Law Office

Concept Law Office Plans


View From 3rd Floor

Brighton Block Brochure (012517 downloadable PDF)

Brighton Block Concept Plans, Section, 3D Imaging (012517 downloadable PDF)

Concept Law Office Plans (012717 downloadable PDF)

Brighton Block Existing Building Condition Photos (downloadable PDF)

Edmonton Journal, Paula Simons Column

Global Television ( On-Line Column and Video Clip )

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

During his tenure as Vice President of one of Canada’s most respected developers – who remains a client – Ken was responsible for the development, acquisition and management of commercial projects including shopping centres, major downtown and suburban mixed use development projects; light industrial development; and high quality downtown and suburban office buildings with individual project valuations in excess of $500,000,000.  In total, this portfolio grew to include 4,500,000 sf of existing space and space under development in 24 projects. Throughout the exponential growth represented in those numbers, the quality and not the quantity of development within the portfolio and the growth of all the team members – internally and externally – remained paramount and included two BOMA Office Building of the Year awards for Qualico’s regional head office in Edmonton and for the 28 storey EPCOR Tower in downtown Edmonton.

 “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.” Daniel Burnham

MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

PRIMAVERA’s ability to reconcile diverse viewpoints and criteria on behalf of our clients while building consensus internally and externally with tenants, purchasers, vendors, lenders, joint venture partners and their legal teams as well as with project design and construction teams and with government – both elected and administrative – is a fundamental part of what we offer. Integral to that success is having the knowledge and understanding of each of those component roles and their respective criteria so that when consensus is reached, it is not a compromise on goals and principals but is instead a mechanism for mutual success and achievement.

 “Architecture is a relentless, investigative process that must be concerned with human, ecological, technical, economic, and aesthetic issues.”  Raymond Moriyama

MEMBER AND SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS:

Urban Development Institute (UDI)
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
University of Alberta (Diabetes Research/Ray Rajotte Surgical Medical Research Institute)
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Edmonton Public Arts Committee
Nuite Blanche Edmonton
Race Week Edmonton/RWE Events ( Edmonton Air Show/Santa’s Parade of Lights

 CONTACT INFORMATION:

 PRIMAVERA Development Group Inc.
8823 – 99 Avenue NW  Edmonton  Alberta  Canada  T5H 4N5

Kenneth L. Cantor, President
Honorary Member, Alberta Association of Architects

(780) 909-6431

kcantor@primaveradevelopmentgroup.com

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