Stories Tagged - Jay Westman
March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox
"What really sets the development apart are the amenities and the self-contained structure of Westman Village," said Jay Westman, chairman and CEO of Jayman Built, the developer and builder behind the project. "The only thing that we don't have is a gas station."
May 08, 2019 | Andrea Cox
As Calgarians place greater emphasis on recreation and active living, condo developers are moulding their amenities to match. A string of amenity-rich, multi-family residential projects are hitting the market, offering up everything from rooftop communal gardens to yoga studios. Here are some of the highlights.
March 20, 2019 | Barb Livingstone
Dec. 22, 2017 | Marty Hope
Aug. 23, 2017 | Geoff Geddes
While interest accruing on a mortgage balance is rarely a welcome sight, the growing interest in the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies at the University of Calgary is a different story.
Part of the Haskayne School of Business, the Westman Centre was founded in 2012 with $7.6 million in funding from the real estate industry, which included a $5 million endowment from Jay Westman. Its mission is to be a catalyst for the development of real estate professionals and a leading centre of excellence for real estate studies through its teaching, research and community engagement activities.
"Industry saw a need for a program where graduates would have a firm grasp of the real estate sector and the career opportunities it could offer," said Jessica Abt, the centre's director.
Aug. 18, 2015 | Barb Livingstone
'Sink or swim' for housing titan
At the age of 17, Jay Westman was thrown by dad, Al, into the housing industry's version of 'sink or swim.'
The self-described "average" student had no "big idea" about what he wanted to do after high school: "I think my parents would have liked me to be a lawyer or a doctor but school was not my strong suit," said the chairman and CEO of Calgary-based Jayman Built, one of the largest homebuilders in Alberta.
So Al Westman — through his own housing company — plunged Jay into project management, and life in a motorhome on a multi-family site in Lethbridge.
"I learned a lot of life lessons. I made a lot of mistakes and cost my dad some money. But I paid him back later," he said.
Nov. 27, 2013 | CREBNow
Jay Westman, Chairman and CEO of Jayman MasterBUILT made a $5 million commitment which will be used to advance real estate studies at the University of Calgary.