Announcing our ContractorCheck accreditation

Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. is proud to announce that we are now accredited in health and safety with ContractorCheck, an independent third party health and safety pre-qualification accreditation program for contractors.

ContractorCheck's team of health and safety professionals assesses and accredits contractors from more than 100 trades, right across Canada, for some of the largest commercial property companies and corporations in the country.  Our accreditation with ContractorCheck is one more step in our commitment to the health of safety of our clients, staff and the public at large

Celebrating over 50 years in business!

Devitt-Forand is proud to celebrate our 50 years in business. Through-out our 50 years Devitt-Forand has grown to be a well diversified, dependable project and construction management company. Our industry leading services has evolved the commercial construction industry. Setting the bar for quality and professionalism.

We’re celebrating our company achievements with events and functions that show our appreciation for company employees, contractors and clients we have worked with over the years. The combination of our strong, energetic internal team and professional contractors has helped Devitt & Forand to be recognized as the leading commercial construction company in Calgary and Alberta. We continue to build on our solid reputation for excellence in general contracting and construction management and look forward to another 50 years in business.

Calgary growing commercial building industry

Calgary boasts a strong commercial office, industrial and retail market. In fact, according to the Investment Property Databank, in 2012 Calgary produced the highest returns for commercial real estate out of 60 international cities. Calgary’s strong economy has fueled commercial real estate growth for the region. The average age of Calgary’s office buildings is the youngest of any major Canadian city, which offers benefits such as efficient building systems, high environmental standards and state of the art design with high efficiency leasing.

Calgary offers 124 million square feet of industrial space, generally located in the South East and North East quadrants of the city. This inventory is composed mainly of transportation, logistics and manufacturing facilities. There are significant energy efficiencies and building design and site amenities to accommodate current warehousing standards and transportation equipment needs.

The City of Calgary and Calgary Economic Development understand the importance of a streamlined and efficient permit approval process, and have established cutting edge tools to facilitate projects and their approvals through The City of Calgary – Development and Building Approvals Business Unit. Unlike most jurisdictions with competing regions and towns in the metropolitan area, the city of Calgary (covering an area of approximately 14 miles by 20 miles) is under a single governing authority with common land use and building permitting regulations and procedures. This is a major advantage as businesses can easily compare location options throughout the city.

The strong commercial building industry in Calgary makes it an ideal place to build in. Contact Devitt & Forand for more information on how we help our clients choose the best location and determine an appropriate budget for development.

Calgary commercial buildings a smart investment!

Calgary has a strong commercial office, industrial and retail market that brings strong returns for businesses looking to build new or renovate older structures. The Investment Property Databank reported in 2012 that Calgary produced the highest returns for commercial real estate out of 60 international cities. There is significant new inventory in the planning or early development stages for Calgary. These projects range from stand-alone developments to mixed-use and street front projects.

Most major national and international retailers are located in Calgary and boast some of the highest productivity levels in the nation for a variety of reasons - including highest personal income per capita in 2012 at $58,314 (Conference Board of Canada) and highest number of millionaires in Canada on a per capita basis in 2010 (144.7 per 100,000) (Statistics Canada) - which contribute to high sales volumes. Alberta also had the highest commercial food service sales per capita in 2011 at $1,897.93 (GE Capital, Franchise Finance).

Calgary Economic Development partnered with Altus InSites commercial real estate industry. Altus InSite is a division of Altuss largest independent real estate consulting firm.

Altus InSite is an online tool that companies can use to search for available industrial, office and retail space in the Calgary Region based on the square foot size required. Companies can compare available space by office class, total space and leasing district. The tool also provides information for the leasing contact so companies can inquire further about space they are interested in.

Use the Altus InSite tool to search for available industrial, office and retail space.

The City of Calgary also provides information on available land for sale as well as future land available, and provides information and resource links for industrial land sales, commercial land sales and residential land sales.

Visit The City of Calgary for more information and to use their interactive map.