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PRIME 27 ACRE PARCEL – STRATEGIC LOCATION, CALGARY ALBERTA
Located at the crossroads of two national freeways that boast a combined traffic count of 200,000 vehicles per day, Deerfoot Meadows has become the epicenter of the Calgary and Southern Alberta retail markets. The 3.6 million sq. ft. Deerfoot Meadows is the largest, most visible retail area in the region complemented by an additional 1 million sq. ft. of big box, furniture and auto retail along its northern perimeter and surrounded on all sides by affluent households.
The comparative ease of access and convenience helped secure Deerfoot Meadows’ status as North America’s pre-eminent shopping destination.
Focus Equities, the master developer of Deerfoot Meadows, is offering a full range of pad sale and leasing options on the final undeveloped area of their highly successful Deerfoot Meadows shopping centre project. Given the high visibility and proximity to major shopping areas, Meadows Mile is ideally situated for a range of commercial and retail uses including luxury vehicle dealerships, restaurants, gas stations, automotive services, personal services, retail stores, office and hotel.
Meadows Mile is located at the crossroads of Alberta’s busiest traffic routes; Blackfoot Trail and Heritage Drive. With over 1 mile of exposure along Blackfoot Trail, Heritage Drive and Deerfoot Trail, Meadows Mile is an unrivalled location within the City of Calgary.
Vehicular access will occur via two signalized, all-turns intersections to the north at 79th Avenue and Heritage Drive and to the south at 85th Avenue and Blackfoot Trail. An internal road connecting the two intersections will create efficient circulation through the site and allowing for a range of pad sizes from 0.9 to 8.0 acres.
FOCUS EQUITIES – A MARIASH COMPANY
Focus Equities, a Canadian corporation, provides development, investment and project finance in real estate, infrastructure, and mining. Founded over 35 years ago by Canadian entrepreneur Ken Mariash, Focus Equities and its associated companies (“Focus”) have developed, purchased, or sold more than 15 million square feet of real estate and more than 10,000 residential /condominium units in North America. Focus Equities is currently developing over $5 billion USD of projects in North America and has a long track record of successful innovative financial structures.
In real estate, Focus Equities acts both as the developer of large complex projects and as an active financial investor. Focus Equities generally partners with local entities and engineering firms for projects related to infrastructure, energy, and mining. Focus Equities provides corporate finance, development expertise, and corporate structuring in these joint ventures. One of the key strengths of Focus Equities is its ability to interface with large Canadian financial institutions and the Export Development Corporation of Canada.
Focus Equities combines macro level market analysis with micro level assessment of potential projects to identify and select development opportunities. This begins with a comprehensive fatal flaw analysis and, if the project passes muster, then a detailed effort is initiated. Projects are financed with nonrecourse or limited recourse project financing. Focus strives to balance risk and reward in evaluating project economics. Focus looks for opportunities where it or its partners can effectively interface with government and local communities to enhance value for all stakeholders.
Ken Mariash, working alongside wife and partner Patricia Mariash, is regarded as one of the most visionary developers in North America and has transformed millions of square feet into profitable commercial, residential and industrial ventures. With his baccalaureate degrees in mathematics, science, business, accounting and architecture, plus an MBA and 40 years of building construction, real estate development and investing, Mariash’s experience is key to the success of his large-scale projects. The distinctive aesthetic vision he brings to each of his projects is evidence of his prior training as an architect and artist.
For more than 25 years Patricia Mariash has been a real estate entrepreneur and commercial interior architect who has successfully completed thousands of prestigious corporate headquarters. Before becoming engaged in the commercial real estate development business, Patricia founded her own award-winning commercial interior architecture business. These projects encompassed more than 15 million square feet and represented some of the world’s most notable corporate headquarters throughout North America and Europe.
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