About Us

Edmonton real estate and property management specialists. Our mission is to continuously expand our knowledge and expertise so that we can provide education and stewardship to our clients in order to help them solve problems cost effectively and in a timely manner.

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Property Management

We do things different

Our primary business is condominium management (both residential and commercial). Each building is a mini community, housing hundreds of residents and involves an immense amount of decision making and responsibility to ensure they are operated efficiently.  We are responsible for all of the day-to-day activities involved with the properties, including: all the maintenance, administration, financial stewardship, and communication with residents. 

 

Without proper management, living in a condo can be very frustrating and expensive. Education and communication are the cornerstones underlying our operational philosophies.  Our role is to provide exceptional guidance and support to the board so they can make the best decisions for the building; and we employ a number of different mediums to ensure that these decisions are communicated to the residents so that they can understand how they are impacted, and what actions may be required of them.  

 

Our staff come from a variety of industries and draw on vast skill sets to contribute to the overall knowledge base that we draw on to provide solutions to our boards.

 

What makes Core different?

We work hard every day to build an exceptional business, fostering positive relationships and encouraging positive experiences with our clients.  We recognize that in order to build a leading real estate management and development services firm in Canada, every member of Core must take responsibility to proactively create a conducive environment that delivers nothing short of exceptional results.

 

Why Core is becoming the top management firm in Edmonton: 

  • We truly care about helping our clients and doing what is in their best interests
  • We answer the phone and return emails and phone calls in a timely manner
  • We surround ourselves with colleagues who care and want to be the best at what they do
  • We have amazing internal and external resources that we can rely on to provide guidance and expertise to our clients 
  • Our partners care about our clients and are passionate about doing a great job for them 
  • We are process driven, and above all: we do what we say we are going to do

Day to Day Operations

Beyond property management, our knowledgeable staff can assist with overseeing project management, hiring and managing on site staff, preventative maintenance, asset management, tenant management, direction on five year plans and much more.

Financial Guidance

Our in-house Chartered Accountant provides clients with an array of financial services including full financial preparation and disclosure, reserve fund studies, payroll facilitation, cash flow analysis, leasing, lease rates & trends and much more.

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Managed Buildings

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Commercial Buildings

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Residential Buildings

How we do it

Setting the bar

Communication and Accountability

Our communication skills and attitude towards service set us apart from all other property managers. Here at Core, we see communication as the key to aligning expectations and ensuring that issues are resolved in a timely manner. We want to ensure that all parties are happy with the process and outcome. We stay up-to-date on current issues through monthly board meetings. This allows us to stay accountable to the Board and to maintain effective communication with both the Board and unit owners.

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Financial Management

We have extensive experience in financial management and we use that knowledge to assist our boards in developing and implementing operating budgets, reserve fund plans, corporation financing, collection of condo fees, and management of the corporation's investments. Using a proactive approach to financial management enables us to provide the boards with timely updates as well as addressing issues before they become serious.

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Project Management

Core's property managers have comprehensive project management training and experience for all levels of projects ranging from $25-million fire restorations to cosmetic interior design changes, with an average of $5-million annually. We liase with owners, board members, engineers, and contractors to ensure projects are properly inspected and managed on a day-to-day basis. Along with the Board, we identify the work needed and engage the proper engineering expertise to develop the scope of work and take the work to tender. Once the Board has approved the bid and awarded the contract, we will work with engineers and contractors to manage the project and to ensure timely completion. We ensure ongoing supervision, as well as updates to the Board and unit owners.

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Capital Improvements

We have the resources and knowledge to assist the Board in determining the best method of approaching and implementing any capital improvement projects. We work closely with engineers and contractors in all disciplines of the construction industry. We work with each Board of Directors to develop a preventative maintenance schedule specifically for your building and equipment. Our approved contractors are available at all times to quickly and efficiently handle emergencies.

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Need More Information?

Contact us today and one of our friendly associates will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Common Questions

Are you available 24/7?

With over 8,000 units which means there’s roughly 16,000 people who can call our office anytime – and we make sure to answer every call, regardless of how many phone calls we’re receive. Our answering service is available 24/7.

How many years experience do you have?

While we have been in business since 2014, we have over 20 years of combined experience in the field.  We have grown our business exclusively through word of mouth and referrals.

Who is Core's ideal client?

Our ideal client is a board of directors or building owner with a quality building that is engaged and committed to doing what is best for the residents of the building.  They must be open to ideas and guidance from our firm, and be willing and able to make decisions with the information that we present.  We work best with clients who are willing to rely on our knowledge and expertise to help steward the building and maintain it to the highest standards.  We value someone who values exceptional customer service, transparency, and communication. Ultimately, we are looking for clients who want to create a partnership founded in trust.

What do I need to get started?

Simply give us a call and one of our friendly associates will be happy to assist with setting up a meeting.

Can you help guide our investors in financial areas?

Yes, we have an in-house chartered accountant that is dedicated to helping our clients achieve financial success through our management services.

 

DUE TO COVID-19 OUR OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Effective March 19, 2020

We continue to be accessible by phone and email during our regular business hours of:
8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Our after-hours emergency line also remains open

David F. Brown

President and founder of Core Real Estate Group. He grew up in Edmonton with a thirst for entrepreneurism from an early age; starting a clothing line and organizing entertainment events early in his life while attending the U of A. After graduating and spending 5-years on the leadership team of a large hospitality company, he set his sights on achieving a long-standing personal goal (as well as the sunny beaches of California) and left for a new adventure.

 

Spending the next 5-years in Southern California and Hong Kong, he earned an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship and then worked for a business valuation/MandA firm. Studying strategic thinking and financial modeling provided a great base of knowledge for future opportunities, and he was eager to return to Edmonton to put these new skills to use. The next 2-years were spent working through the intricacies of commercial insurance before he felt the entrepreneurial draw calling him again, and started Core Real Estate Group – a local real estate services firm. Core has grown significantly since inception and continues to support staff in personal and professional growth while providing clients with the knowledge and guidance necessary to ensure operational and financial efficiency. As President of Core, David’s responsibilities include oversight of corporate direction and strategy with a focus on leadership, personnel development, and customer satisfaction.

 

In addition to teaching classes with Junior Achievement, David is a member of the Human Resources and Governance sub-committee with JA; he also participates as an active member of the Finance and Taxation Committee for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

 

The perfect day for Dave starts with something active (his favourite sports are mountain biking, snowboarding, and rock climbing), finding some sort of adventure around Edmonton, and then enjoying great food and drinks with friends and family. He’s a country music enthusiast and is currently learning to play the piano.