"Start with a foundation of solid values and stay true to the things you believe in."
-Walter Hamilton Alexander Hill
For 114 years, this relatively simple principle has guided The Hill Companies through dramatic changes in business lines, economic and political cycles. Today, it continues to be the cornerstone of every business and philanthropic decision made by the company and its owners. The Hill family's business history started in 1903 with the sale of land on which the Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings are presently situated. The founding company, McCallum Hill Limited, was created in the same year by Walter H.A. Hill and E.A. McCallum. McCallum Hill Limited specialized in real estate development and insurance. Today, The Hill Companies and its primary operating entity Harvard Developments Inc. are headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan.
The Hill Companies are a model of diversity and achievement. Over the years, the 2nd and 3rd generation owners, Frederick W. and Paul J. Hill, firmly established themselves as leaders in real estate development and in the business community at a national level. In Western Canada, the Hill philosophy and personal style is legendary. The Hill's are one of the largest owners and managers of commercial and retail properties, controlling in excess of 6.8 million square feet.
The Hill's success has been built on two principles - caring and commitment. They demand it of themselves and of their entire team. It's a down to earth philosophy that continues to give The Hill Companies the competitive edge wherever they do business.
As managers and owners of property, developers of commercial, retail and residential real estate and owners of a variety of companies throughout Western Canada and the United States, new challenges are continually being pursued. The company has successfully diversified into a number of industries over the years.
Harvard Property Management Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard Developments Inc. specializing in commercial, retail and industrial property management throughout Western Canada. Our office portfolio in Regina consists of significant Class ‘A’ properties that define the downtown skyline for the city.
Over the past 114 years, we have adhered to the belief that real estate is not so much about bricks & mortar; it’s about people. The property owner, tenants, local business associates, vendors, contractors, professionals, government and our employees all play a vital role in the performance of the property. Building strong, value-based relationships with each of these stakeholders is essential in achieving our management philosophy.
Following this mantra, Harvard’s team of real estate professionals is dedicated to delivering service excellence. Customer service and retention are key and Harvard’s demonstrated success in achieving high levels of satisfaction is directly attributable to our ability to connect with the property’s tenants and find solutions that meet their accommodation requirements. By consistently evaluating our ‘service mix’, upgrading information technology, streamlining process, conducting regular feedback surveys, executing ‘best’ business practices and re-engineering service standards, we provide a level of service that is both functional and customizable to meet our individual client requirements.
Harvard Developments Inc. has earned the reputation of being one of Western Canada’s most highly respected full service real estate companies. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, the organization has developed a diverse portfolio of real estate including numerous major office, retail, industrial and residential projects.
Over the past 114 years, under the leadership of the Hill family and Harvard’s professional management team, the company has grown to provide expertise in the areas of asset management, development management, property management and leasing. Currently, the company’s Western Canadian portfolio of owned and managed properties is comprised of approximately 6.5 million square feet with an additional 3.0 million square feet of retail, office and other commercial space currently under development. – less