Beedie celebrates 70 years

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Beedie is celebrating 70 years of being Built for Good this February. Originally named Beedie Construction, the company was founded in 1954 by Keith Beedie.

Since then, Beedie has grown into one of the largest real estate development, investment, and property management companies in Canada.

“When he started the business, my dad was passionate about building homes that people loved to live in,” said Beedie president Ryan Beedie. “Believe it or not, in 1954 you could buy one of my dad’s brand-new construction homes for about $12,000. He worked so hard to make a go of it in those early days. And when I think back to Beedie’s beginnings, I don’t think he ever could have imagined how far we would come.”

As it reaches its platinum anniversary, Beedie is one of the largest developers in the nation with four separate brands under its umbrella: Beedie Industrial and Beedie Construction, with more than 35 million square feet of completed industrial space across British ColumbiaAlbertaOntario, and Nevada. Beedie’s residential arm, Beedie Living now has more than 11-thousand homes in planning and development. And Beedie Capital is the company’s thriving private investment firm.

The company, to date, has also donated and committed nearly $135 million to more than 350 organizations in need through the Beedie Foundation and corporate contributions. In addition, Beedie Luminaries awards post-secondary scholarships to single parents, refugees and other resilient students facing financial adversity.

“Giving back to the communities we live and work in has always been central to how we operate,” said Beedie. “Staying true to our values has helped us build a business – and a legacy we’re proud of. And as we look back on our first 70 years, we are so grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way. Thank you to our wonderful team members, our external community of trades, purchasers, tenants, partners, community members – everyone who has played a huge role in our journey to 70. And as excited as I am about reaching 70, I can’t wait to be celebrating Beedie’s 100th!”


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