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May 17, 2016 | Jamie Zachary

Story in the making

Over the past five decades, Calgary's real estate industry has been bare to it all – from double-digit interest rates to densification. Starting today, CREB®Now will weave together an incredible narrative of how the local housing industry has evolved through the unique perspectives of CREB®'s 30 remaining past presidents.

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Change can be hard.

It can be messy.

It can be painful.

But it can also be necessary.

And with perspective, it can be the best thing that ever happens.

Roy Wilson, who served as CREB®’s president in 1961, remembers everything being smaller back then – the city, the industry and the board. Photo by Michelle Hofer/For CREB®Now
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May 06, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil

55 Years of Real Estate: 1961 CREB® president Roy Wilson

Real estate industry has undergone monumental shift, says CREB®'s longest-tenured past president

When Roy Wilson describes the early days in the 1950s in which he got his start in real estate, it quickly becomes clear just how much Calgary and the real estate industry has changed in one lifetime.

"I've seen lots of ups and downs," said Wilson, who headed up CREB®'s board of directors in 1961, officially making him the organization's longest-tenured past president.

In fact, he describes today's market as "taking a kick in the teeth" but, adds confidently, "it's going to turn around."

From left, Cochrane Historical Museum volunteers Mike Taylor, Frank Hennessey, Bernice Klotz and Gordon Davies. Photo by Wil Andruschak/For CREB®Now.
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Aug. 19, 2015 | CREBNow

Roots run deep in Cochrane

New museum provides perspective of just how far growing town has come

Gordon Davies's roots run deep in Cochrane.

His family moved to the area in the early part of the 20th century, while Davies himself is president of the Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society (CHAPS).

The society, in fact, is behind the new Cochrane Historical Museum, which opened May 31 and was nearly two decades in the making, according to Davies.

"Unlike many towns, Cochrane has never had a museum dedicated to its local history," he said, noting CHAPS has been planning the museum since the society's inception in 1999.

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Sept. 17, 2014 | CREBNow

Haute history

*CREB®Now real estate news luxury feature*


Calgary has always had a flair for luxury living


Luxury comes in many shapes and sizes. Earlier this year, a penthouse unit in the Princeton Hall highrise at Eau Claire sold on MLS® for a record $4.4 million. A Priddis-area home, meanwhile set a provincial record in June when it went on the market for a cool $38 million.


Yet set amid today's multimillion-mansions and copious condos comes a reminder of just how far Calgary luxury housing market has come.

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Aug. 06, 2014 | CREBNow

Sentinels set to watch over East Village

* photo courtesy CMLC

Calgary's past will blend with the future as the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is installing five Sentinels at the corner of Sixth Street and Ninth Avenue S.E.

The Sentinels, made of heavy glass and concrete will depict historical Calgary figures, suspended from a steel framework.
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April 30, 2014 | CREBNow

This weekend: See Calgary with Jane's Walks

Take a walk this weekend and learn a little, or a lot, about the city of Calgary.

The Calgary Foundation is hosting the seventh annual Jane's Walk May 2-4.

Jane's Walk is a global movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urban writer and activist behind community-based approaches to planning.

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