Our Geographic Focus

We chose to market select properties in Canada because our founders are Canadian and know the country’s financial system, the local real estate market and key players in officialdom (and have close relationships with the latter). We also know and believe in Canada’s conservative core financial values and way of thinking—a major reason the nation’s banking system didn’t melt down after the Lehman shock when so many others were reeling. Some facts: Canada's advanced economy is already one of the world’s largest.

The country’s per capita income ranks at number two within the G-7 nations, and it stands at sixth globally in human development. Canada also performs favourably in international rankings of education, quality of life, government transparency and economic freedom.

Rich in Resources

Canada is the second-largest country in the world at 9.98 million sq. km, yet it only has a population of around 35 million people. It possesses a startling wealth of natural resources. In fact, one of Canada’s best-kept secrets is that it is second only to Saudi Arabia in oil reserves.

Stable

Considered a financial safe haven because of its stable financial and political systems and highly rated and mature regulatory environment, According to the World Bank, Canada’s share of global GDP has ranged from 2.16 percent to 2.75 percent between 1981 and 2011 (September 2012). It has also posted the highest average GDP growth of all G-7 countries since 2000.

Low Risk

Canada is a low-risk business environment with high levels of government support for companies. Geographically, it also provides long-term access to the North American market of 400 million people, with a combined GDP of 11.4 trillion dollars.

Growing

Canada has one of the world’s most generous immigration policies and is expected to continue its rapid population growth. The country has been named by the United Nations as the best place in the world to live (highest standard of living) for seven out of the last ten years.

With our on the ground presence, extensive experience and knowledge of the local real estate market in Ontario, Canada we focus our investments in this area, specifically the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Golden Horseshoe.- Stephen Huggins

Ontario and the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Ontario - Greater Horseshoe

The Greater Golden Horseshoe—called the GGH by local residents—is a densely populated and industrialized region centered at the western end of Lake Ontario in Southern Ontario, Canada. Its outer boundaries stretch south to Niagara Falls and the US border, and north to Georgian Bay. The whole region covers approximately 33,500 square kilometers, with the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as its epicenter.

The GGH had a population of 8.1 million people as of the 2006 census, and that figure is projected to grow to 11.5 million people by 2031. The current total represents over a quarter (25.6 percent) of Canada’s population and approximately 75 percent of Ontario’s, making the GGH one of the largest population concentrations in North America and the sixth most populated urban zone in North America, just behind the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia combined statistical area.

The Greater Toronto Area

GTA - Greater Toronto Area CBC

The Greater Toronto Area (called the GTA by local residents) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada and is centered around the fifth largest city in North America, Toronto, after Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The GTA has a population of over 6.1 million people (2011) and is one of North America’s fastest growing regions.

The GTA is also Canada’s undisputed business and manufacturing capital, and the third-largest financial centre in North America after New York and Chicago. The GTA generates a fifth of Canada’s GDP and is home to 40 percent of Canada’s corporate headquarters. The GTA also has superior infrastructure (IT, highway and rail) and boasts the busiest artery in North America—the 401 King’s Highway. This area is truly the economic powerhouse of Canada.