Argus Properties - a name synonymous with distinctive innovation and unsurpassed quality is a full-service real estate company and leader in the Okanagan's development industry. From construction to leasing, property management to hospitality, for decades the professionals at Argus have been meeting clients' distinctive needs with specialized service. Proudly based in Kelowna, BC, Canada.
"Ted Callahan, President and CEO, has worked to build more than a brilliant business," says Peter Downward, Vice-President of Construction. "Ted and I have done a lot of buildings in 20 years," Downward explains. "Substantial light industrial, commercial, small business, residential and now hotels. What makes our company special is that we build quality products for our clients. Argus owns and leases its own buildings and lives in our community."
An intimate understanding of the local market is reflected in an impressive portfolio of commercial buildings, modern residential developments and versatile business parks, but a passion for place has inspired a responsibility to communities, in both sustainable building development and environmental enhancement.
"There's a real sense of pride in what we do because we are part of the community," Downward says.
The office at 1060 Manhattan Drive is a perfect example. "When you stand outside and look at this building, the materiality of it reflects our environment; the blue of the lake, the earth tones of the mountains. We're com mitted to honoring that and to working with the city to enhance Brandt's Creek, which runs behind us."
Thorn Killingsworth, Regional Vice President of Operations for Pacrim Hospitality Services, helps grow the hospitality side of Argus. "We have a number of incredible projects like the Hotel Eldorado and Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport, and are planning more in places like Fort St. John and Whitehorse. It's a pleasure for Pacrim to partner with Argus. We're particularly excited about our latest project."
A global brand, 26-storey hotel and office building at the intersection of Sunset and Manhattan Drives in Kelowna's North End, the proposed development lends itself beautifully to the lake culture and stylish city scene. Close to the burgeoning cultural district and connected to walkways wrapping around protected marshlands that lead to the Kelowna waterfront, the flagship project will carry the signature, architecturally strong style, for which Argus has become known.
Complete with a conference center, restaurants, lounge, a fitness facility available to the public, retail space and a coffee shop, Argus intends to set a new industry standard. "Here in the Okanagan, we are a world class developer," says Justin Bierwirth, Vice President of Finance and Accounting. "Well built, well branded, well placed properties in the Okanagan are our specialty." "We promote synergy within ourselves and our clients," Downward adds. "We have numerous tenants living and operating out of our buildings. We network with them and they bring us clients, national and international. We have FedEx, Starbucks, Alpine Aerotech, Coca Cola, Agility Fuels, SW Audio, and that's just a sampling."
"Good decisions and a little calculated risk is our key to success," he says, smiling. "We build on a speculative basis but we rely heavily on our ability to lease. Much of our product is built to suit from the clients' concept from ground up to functioning in their space."
Argus doesn't just construct buildings; the company builds good will with active corporate citizenship. Involved in student projects at UBC Okanagan, Adopt-A-Family with the Kelowna Food Bank, Friday Jeans Day at which staff pay to put away their suits and ties and don some denim for local charities, Argus Properties considers service- in every way- their call of duty.
Argus Properties Ltd - a name synonymous with distinctive innovation and unsurpassed quality is a full-service real estate company and leader in the Okanagan's commercial development industry.