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Thank you for supporting our 2018 Project Warmth campaign

From everyone at Strategic Group, the warmest thanks to all our tenants, contractors, family, friends, team members and partners who contributed to the 2018 Project Warmth campaign. The success of this year’s campaign was made possible by everyone’s eagerness to support a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts.

On November 27, 2018, we experienced a startling set-back when over 1,000 items collected during the campaign were stolen from Project Warmth’s warehouse. When Calgarians heard this terrible news, many were moved to donate additional money and items to make up for the loss.

With everyone pitching in, we collected 3,312 pieces of clothing to help keep those in need warm this winter. And with the additional attention—however painful—even more Calgarians donated directly to Project Warmth.

While Strategic Group’s official donation drive is over, there are still ways for Calgarians to give to Project Warmth.

On Saturday, January 19 from 10 am to 2 pm, Strategic Group will be at the Calgary Farmers’ Market for Project Warmth Day. We invite you, your colleagues, families and friends to join our efforts and bring clothing donations to our table. Cash donations will also be accepted on site.

And, of course, you can donate to Project Warmth directly by visiting their website.

On behalf of Strategic Group and the Project Warmth Society of Alberta: many thanks! We hope to see you at the Calgary Farmers’ Market in the new year.

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Strategic Group wins ‘Retail/Mixed-use Development of the Year’ award for One6

The team at Strategic Group is proud to receive the award for ‘Retail/Mixed-use Development of the Year’ at the 2018 NAIOP Calgary REX Awards, held on November 21, 2018.

The Awards gala honours the achievements of the office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate industry in Calgary, Alberta. The criteria for consideration focused on areas such as quality and performance, teamwork, collaboration, innovation and creativity, and community and environmental awareness.

Strategic Group’s One6 building is celebrated for its innovative approach to mixed-use retail and residential on a unique location. Creative leasing strategies, efficient designs, roof top amenity deck and social lounge are why One6 is successful and—now—an award-winning building.

The site for One6 was a challenge mainly due to the land configuration, size, and access. Some unique features of One6 include only one level of underground parking thereby supporting residents and retailers with low parking requirements. The ‘micro apartment’ concept is also a feature of the building, which is designed to optimize space to create a comfortable living environment. With no balconies due to site limitations, a roof top patio was developed as an alternative, giving all residents a great gathering space where they can enjoy city and mountain views.

One6 includes 103 residential rental homes and retail tenants H&R Block, Prime Health Care, YYC Repairs, and Glo On Beauty Salon.

For a full list of the 2018 REX winners, click here.

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The Mamdani Arts Leadership Award created to honour the “unsung heroes” on volunteer boards – Nominations open until November 30, 2018

With the help of Strategic Group, Calgarians can now honour the volunteer board members that help our local arts and culture organizations thrive. The new Mamdani Arts Leadership Award is now open for nominations and will be given to an exceptional individual at the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions.

“Volunteer board members are often the unsung heroes of our arts and culture organizations in our community, and this award is our chance to honour them for their expertise and commitment,” says Riaz Mamdani, founder and CEO of Strategic Group.

The Mamdani Arts Leadership Award recognizes an arts volunteer board member who goes above and beyond to support the logistics, programming, operations and or culture of the organizations they choose to support. The award is named after the Mamdani family—champions of Calgary’s arts and culture sector.

Calgary’s arts and culture sector thrives because it has smart, passionate and committed individuals leading the arts organizations that make our community and city great. At Strategic Group, we know that a strong arts and culture sector is essential for a strong community and economy.

Strategic Group is proud of our continued support for the annual Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions. Together, we continue to nurture a circle of arts champions that are dedicated to building a thriving, growing and sustainable arts and culture sector.

To learn more about the award or if you know a volunteer arts leader that should receive this award, please nominate them by November 30, 2018.

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