Real estate has been one of the core businesses of The Hill Companies for over 115 years. The Hill portfolio of diversified property across Canada and the United States emphasizes an exceptional understanding of how to structure and finance real estate transactions. Acting independently, and sometimes through national and international joint ventures with pension funds, private investors and insurance companies, the organization's proven track record of accomplishments is impressive.
Harvard Developments Inc. provides a full range of real estate services which focus on creating value assets. Dealing in commercial, office, retail, residential, industrial and investment markets, nationally and internationally, the company has an exceptional record of performance in leasing, property management, development and the acquisition and divestiture of properties. The principals and senior management possess a vast knowledge of the real estate market in Western Canada and the Southwest United States.
The Saskatchewan portfolio of owned and managed properties exceeds 2.5 million square feet and includes office, retail and industrial properties. Harvard Developments' latest project, "Agriculture Place", is a 10-storey, 160,000 sq.ft tower in downtown Regina that also includes main floor retail space. Other completed projects include "Mosaic Tower at Hill Centre III" a 240,000 sq.ft. Class A office tower located in Regina, SK. “Hill Centre I” and “Hill Centre II” (317,000 sq. ft.), “Bank of Montreal Building” (135,423 sq. ft.) and “FCC Tower” (164,163 sq. ft.) are just a few hallmarks of the office portfolio. In addition, retail and industrial properties include “Preston Crossing” (600,000 sq. ft.), “Normanview Crossing” (220,000 sq. ft.), “Grasslands” (900,000 sq. ft) and a variety of other properties throughout Saskatchewan; Kramer Corner, Lakeshore Mall, Casino Moose Jaw, York Station, Thatcher Crossing, Victoria Avenue East and Century Plaza. Also, Harvard Developments is a major developer of residential subdivisions with a proven track record of creating desirable communities. Current residential projects include Fairways West, Greenside Terrace and Edgewater in Northwest Regina, as well as "Westerra", a new 490 acre mixed-use community in west Regina.
In Alberta, Harvard’s real estate investments are also broad-based. The portfolio of owned and managed properties exceeds 1.4 million square feet. Projects currently under development include “Currents” 1.3 million sq. ft. situated within a 700 acre master planned community in southwest Edmonton and “Eau Claire” a 7 acre site with approved density of 1.8 million sq.ft. on the banks of the Bow River in downtown Calgary.
In the United States, Harvard Investments, Inc., a Hill Company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, focuses on the development of master planned communities and land ventures. At any given time, this company has 9 to 12 projects under development in the southwest United States. Some of the current developments include: “Talking Rock Ranch” in Prescott, Arizona, a 3,500 acre golf community with 1,600 custom home-sites; “Back O’ Beyond” and “La Barranca” in Sedona, Arizona, two communities on 277 acres with 156 custom home-sites; “Madera Highlands” just south of Tucson, Arizona, a 920 acre master planned community with 1,500 single family home-sites; “Buckeye Farms” just west of Phoenix, Arizona, a 440 acre community with 1,200 single family home-sites; and “The Sanctuary” in Austin, Texas, a 308 acre community with 600 single family home-sites.
Harvard Developments Inc. is a dynamic, innovative real estate firm whose hard-earned reputation has stood the test of time. Its team of professionals know that success does not occur by chance, but rather when opportunity is met with organized capacity and determined ability. It is this philosophy that will see the company endure and prosper for the next 100 years.