Member Spotlight: Argus Properties

By Amanda Lefley

Innovation, quality, service, and people — these are all terms used to describe Argus Properties. The Kelowna-based real estate investment and development company has delivered buildings to the leasing and rental market for more than 40 years. 

The Argus team believes in responsible and sustainable development within their communities. Positive relationships in the local market place have allowed them to build an extensive portfolio of properties that include light industrial and commercial buildings, modern residential developments, versatile business parks, and now hotels. 

Argus understands the complexities that many businesses face while searching for the right facility. Their experienced construction and leasing departments are committed to assisting clients every step of the way. From consultation, to property selection, to customizing your space, Argus offers a comprehensive range of services to businesses looking to grow within the Okanagan region and British Columbia.

Argus is known for their commitment to each of their clients. Their extensive list of international, national, regional, and local clients include Alpine Aerotech LP, FedEx, Habitat for Humanity, RE/MAX, Starbucks, SW Audio Visual, UBCO, and VitalAire. 

The Argus construction group maintains strong relationships with a team of selected trades and contractors. This allows them not only to maintain a portfolio of available properties and spaces, but also to react in a timely manner to the needs of their clients. Emphasizing personal attention to clients’ needs with their build-to-suit practices, Argus is committed to surpassing expectations, turning vision into reality.

They are an integrated full-service company that encompasses construction, leasing, property management, and service, which gives them efficiency in execution and delivery. Having all of these services under one roof means having greater control over their projects and client commitment. This efficiency has proved itself over and over by the speed at which Argus can bring tailored products to clients.

Their mission is to be a leader within the real estate development industry and make positive additions to the communities in which they are involved. With the need to be competitive, the team at Argus understands they can add value by hiring local contractors and subcontractors and buy materials from within the community. They maintain their commitment to be a leader in delivering ingenuity and quality in a cost-effective manner.

At the heart of their business, innovation and expansion continue to drive Argus forward. Their entrance into the hospitality sector has brought on new energy with plans to expand throughout B.C. and into the Yukon. They take pride in their product and look forward to developing a stronger presence in this sector. Starting with their recent build of the Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport and the acquisition the Hotel Eldorado, Argus is now midway through the construction of a Home2 Suites by Hilton in Fort St. John and have started design on two other hotels, including one in Whitehorse.

Building long-lasting relationships and stepping with an assured footing of commitment and quality will be hallmark of Argus Properties as they move forward into the future. 

This article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of SICA's Construction Review Magazine. To read the entire magazine click here.

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