The History of Core Real Estate Group
Arguably one of the fastest growing management companies in Alberta, Core Real Estate Group was founded by David F. Brown in 2012. David’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident as he began to operate Core from his own one-bedroom condo in Edmonton, Alberta. Any businessman would agree that growing a brand from the ground up can prove to be a challenging task, one that takes determination, focus and strategy. Wasting no opportunity, in a short period of time David grew Core to four buildings and subsequently recruited his father, Don, as a partner.
The resurrection of Core Real Estate Group began when David saw an opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of people on a daily basis, while creating an opportunity to do things different and better. He took advantage of the flaws in the market and developed strategies to fill the shortcomings while bringing his values, principles and visions to fruition. Having a strong passion for people is just one of David’s values that has drastically helped Core grow to where it is today.
“I remember how excited I was when I purchased my first condo and I know the pride of ownership I have in my current residence when I host friends and family. Our goal is to ensure that the properties are kept to the highest standards to ensure that the residents feel this sense of pride every time they walk into the building or have family or friends come for a visit.” – David F. Brown
The words “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” by the great Thomas Edison never rang so true. Building a company from scratch is no easy feat, let alone doing so on strictly a referral only basis while maintaining an immaculate reputation. Highlighted by the fact that no dime was spent on client acquisition, Core Real Estate Group quickly began to welcome homeowner’s associations and commercial buildings to their now long list of management clients.
Bringing Don on board as a partner was only the beginning of great things to come. With client success came more buildings to manage which resulted in an abundance of referrals. Word had begun to spread that Core Real Estate Group was not just the ‘new kid on the block’ but was in fact proving to be a top contender by providing their clients with unsurpassed guidance and support. This created a surge of popularity in the industry, making one thing clear: the only way to keep up with the demand was to start expanding.
Finding staff who are driven by a passion to help people can be a daunting task for any business, however, Core defeated the odds and began to build the perfect team of extraordinary individuals. The people behind Core are strategic problem solvers who ambitiously take on any challenge that comes their way. Not only are they fully committed to supporting and helping clients, phenomenal customer service is their second nature. Playing a part in client success stories amplified the team to exceed client expectations each and every day.
With a strong team in place, the Core revolution continued to grow exponentially, and the Core team was became well known for their extensive experience and strong foundation of exceptional results. A routine of day to day activities such as maintenance, administration, financial stewardship and communication with residents resulted in a refined process which in turn, made transitioning to Core seamless for both residential and commercial clients.
It is of strong belief that without proper ownership, living in a condo can be not only frustrating, but also expensive. With that in mind, Core’s unwavering vision of creating an authentic experience for every resident became reality. Each managed building is a mini community designed to entrench an atmosphere where people love and enjoy living there.
Six years later, Core Real Estate Group proudly provides guidance and support to dozens of condo boards and assists them in making the best decisions for their building. With over 8,000 units under management, they accommodate nearly 18,000 people who can call their office at any time and request whatever information they need.
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"They try so hard, they have each other's backs, they really truly care about each other, doing the best job that they can. They care about our clients, and they work tirelessly. The amount of work that happens in this office is incredible. There's people here from the crack of dawn till. I'm getting emails at eight, nine, ten at night from staff that are here just because they want to be." - David Brown, President
Our mission is to provide the knowledge and guidance to our clients so that we can help them manage their properties – and the best way to do that is to ensure our staff is thoroughly trained. All of our staff have Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) training.
We love helping our clients, but we also love helping the community that supports us. We understand that we are very privileged and lucky to do what we do, and we want to make sure that we’re giving back and helping those that are less fortunate. Whether it’s financially or being hands-on involved with organizations like the Ronald McDonald House and serving at the Mustard Seed, we truly enjoy being a part of the community.
We’re in the business of helping people – so when we are able to go above and beyond, we do. We step in to help our tenants when they need it, because we want to.