At Great Gulf, we invite you to live greatly. For over 40 years, this guiding principle has helped us exceed customer expectations while embodying the spirit of innovation with each of our 50,000 plus homes.
50,000 homes. 18 cities. One great builder.
Great Gulf’s integrated development platform encompasses everything from finance, planning and land development to architectural design, construction and sales ensuring that excellence is built into every new residential project.
Our in-house team is deeply committed to the success of every community. Our experts analyze development opportunities for the acquisition of low-rise and high-rise communities, obtain land use entitlements to maximize site density and development potential, and undertake site servicing and installation of municipal infrastructure, schools and parks – all while ensuring that communities are delivered on time and within budget.
Turning homebuyers into homeowners.
From brand development to advertising to sales centre design, Great Gulf’s sales and marketing professionals have what it takes to get the product to market – and then successfully market the product. We have full-service creative capabilities, covering all aspects of both digital and traditional marketing. This allows us to better communicate the features and benefits of our developments to our customers, streamline our processes, and save on outside costs.
Communication is the key to it all. Whether to internal or external stakeholders, our team of seasoned researchers, marketers and sales professionals are dedicated to building the Great Gulf brand.
In Canada, residential communities are sold under
the Great Gulf brand.
In the USA, residential communities are sold under
the Ashton Woods brand.
In all our markets, design is core to our brands. New buyers interact with our talented Design Consultants who help guide them through the finishes selection process, and personalization of their new homes. Our Design Studio provides inspiration and helps make buying, building and decorating your new home a positive and rewarding experience.
Raising structures – and raising the bar.
Whether low-rise, high-rise, or specialized commercial construction, we have the right resources available to get the job done.
ARCHITECURE & DESIGN
By partnering with world’s best architects and interior designers, our architectural technology company DRAFT, (bold and link to website) delivers smart, inspired design solutions that are attuned to the ever-changing demands of the marketplace.
Through these partnerships, we strive to design buildings that enrich the lives of the people who use them – buildings that gracefully fulfill all technical and functional requirements, while engaging their occupants on an emotional level, as well.
At the forefront of construction industry science, our company H+ME Technology produces building materials to the most exacting tolerances inside a state-of-the-art, fully automated facility. As proof of the power of this approach, H+ME Technology has grown to become the largest manufacturer of wall and floor panels in North America, producing over 1,000 fully detached homes per year.
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Specializing in low-rise construction management, SystemPlus draws on the collective experience of its staff to deliver efficient, effective project planning, from start to finish.
HIGH RISE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
With over 15,000 units completed, and with 10 projects currently in the market totaling over $2 billion in construction management, Tucker HiRise leads the industry in high-rise engineering, technology and construction.
This pioneering service combines the best design expertise with real-time construction logistics, so you enjoy the ingenuity, the results and the transparency you demand – all with a single point of project accountability from conception to delivery.
Residential: Property Management
Every detail considered. Every expectation exceeded.
Satisfying the needs of condominium boards, residents and building employees requires a company that understands their unique perspectives and works tirelessly on behalf of all stakeholders.
Our Property Management company Balance Residential Management implements comprehensive maintenance programs from major components to day-to-day functions to facilitate smooth operations on all fronts. We are prepared for every eventuality, and we handle all incidents quickly, professionally and with a level of personal care that is unmatched in the industry.
When it comes to rentals, the licensed real estate professionals on our Tenant Management team have the experience and the expertise to broadly market your unit, ensuring you get the the right tenant at the right rent. We can assess marketplace competition to help you set rental rates, plus handle all lease negotiation and administration, rent collection and expense payments, repairs coordination, screening and more.
Healthy, accessible, sustainable workplaces starts with First Gulf. When it comes to the development of office, mixed-use, retail and industrial properties, First Gulf is a proven market leader with more than $3-billion in developed assets.
First Gulf is a leader in development, construction and management of commercial office buildings and retail spaces in Toronto. When it comes to the development of office, mixed-use, retail and industrial properties, First Gulf is a proven market leader with more than $3-billion in developed assets. Offering development, construction, leasing, finance and property management expertise, we provide clients with unique and exciting market opportunities. Within the Greater Toronto Area alone, our team has recently completed development and construction of more than one million square feet of premier office space, and has another one million square feet currently under construction. First Gulf also currently manages over four million square feet of fully-operational buildings.
“A proven market leader with more than $3-billion in developed assets.”
As a developer, we’ve established partnerships with financial, brokerage and other industry leaders, creating market opportunities previous unavailable through a traditional developer role. For more about our strategic land development initiatives, click on the icon.
As leaders in commercial construction, the First Gulf name has become synonymous with construction success. Working in tandem with each First Gulf service group, our construction team has a thorough understanding of the entire project cycle, and can alert the team to potential challenges early-on in the process. We see planning, design and construction as a single, integrated task, broken down into manageable phases involving different teams working towards the single goal of successfully delivering the project. This goal is the same whether we are building for ourselves and meeting tenant schedule needs, operating within a third-party’s budget, or collaborating as part of a design-build process.
“First Gulf is currently engaged in more than $300-million worth of construction work in the GTA.”
We are highly-familiar with design-build, construction management and lump sum contracts, our team has partnered with in-house as well as third-party developers in order to efficiently obtain permits and approvals, provide value-engineering, or simply come in with a firm price and get the job done on time.
Office: Property Management
First Gulf currently manages over four-million square feet of fully-operational buildings. For many developers, the end of construction marks the end of the development process. But for First Gulf, this simply marks the beginning of a new phase of the process. With an experienced Property Management team, First Gulf provides on-site service to office, industrial, and retail tenants across the GTA, lending daily support and ensuring the property lives up to the First Gulf standard.
Our goal is to enhance the value of the properties we develop and manage by ensuring they are comfortable, clean, well-maintained and safe. Our customer-centric approach to Property and Asset Management has ensured that we deliver quality service, and our tenants have rewarded us with an exceptional tenant-retention rate.
“...currently managing over four-million square feet of fully-operational buildings.”
As Property and Asset Managers, we work with our tenants to enhance the value of the properties we develop, providing comfortable, clean, safe, and well-maintained spaces. We don’t just want to bring people in – we want them to stay.
First Gulf's portfolio of leasing opportunities provide a broad range for tentants including greefield, redevelopment, urban, suburban, master planned retail, street-front retail, business parks, office towers, mixed-use office and residential retail. As respected leasing experts, we’ve worked with local and international tenants across a wide-range of industries, creating spaces that truly work.
From greenfield to redevelopment projects, urban to suburban, master planned retail to street-front retail, business parks to office towers, mixed use office/retail to residential/retail, First Gulf offers a broad portfolio of unique leasing opportunities.
“As respected leasing experts, we’ve worked with local and international tenants across a wide-range of industries, creating spaces that truly work.”
Our team of executives pool their commercial, retail, office and industrial real estate expertise, fostering strong broker-tenant relationships and drawing from advice, experience and industry contacts along the way. As leasing leaders who have a full complement of finance, planning, development, and construction experts to support each deal, we have the creative solutions to meet tenant’s needs.
Please visit our Availabilities Page for a complete listing of the properties we currently have available, and our Success Stories Page for further examples of developments which have been successfully leased.
First Gulf has a proven history providing design-build insight, obtaining permits and approvals, and negotiating land deals to build multi-phased industrial developments, mega-bakeries, and fast-track distribution centres (all while saving clients millions of dollars in fees). Our work in this sector has resulted in strong, lasting partnerships, not to mention flexible and functional industrial facilities in and around the GTA.
ADDRESS // Fifth Line North & Steeles Avenue
COMPLETED // Ongoing
DELIVERY TYPE // Design-Build, Industrial Leasing
SERVICES PROVIDED // Development, Leasing, Finance, and Construction
ADDRESS // 210 Great Gulf Drive
STATUS // Complete
DELIVERY TYPE // Design-Build
SERVICES PROVIDED // Construction
ADDRESS // 69 First Gulf Blvd.
STATUS // Complete
DELIVERY TYPE // Design-Build
SERVICES PROVIDED // Construction
After 20 years in the commercial development business, the First Gulf team continues to build lasting relationships with businesses that will add to the fabric of a neighbourhood. It’s about keeping unique, driven retailers in spaces that perfectly suit their businesses.
ADDRESS // King St. South & Willis Way
SERVICES PROVIDED // Development, Leasing, Construction, Finance
KEY TENANTS // Channer's, Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks, RBC
ANCHOR TENANTS // LA Fitness, Chapters, LCBO STATUS // Complete (Recent Renovations Completed in 2014) SERVICES PROVIDED // Development, Leasing, Construction, Finance, and Property Management
ADDRESS // 333 King Street East SERVICES PROVIDED // Development, Leasing, Construction, Property Management KEY TENANTS // Rooster Coffee, Sky Blue Sandwiches, Rogers, National Bank, LCBO
Taboo Muskoka Resort is an ideal family vacation spot, right on Lake Muskoka. The grounds feature 100 guest rooms and suites, plus chalets, 18-hole championship golf course, private beach, 1,000 acres of nature reserve with walking and biking trails, and year-round recreational programs. Online reservations allow guests to book a room or reserve a round of golf direct from the website.
Taboo Muskoka has been welcoming guests to the stunning shores of Lake Muskoka since 1926, first as the Muskoka Beach Inn, when guests mainly arrived by horse and buggy from the Gravenhurst railway station, and then from 1959, as the Muskoka Sands. Since 1984, the resort has been part of the Great Gulf Group of Companies. In 2002, the resort adopted the name “Taboo” after the landmark Ron Garl designed golf course.
Taboo Muskoka is proud of its unique balance of boutique hotel and expansive resort; a combination that perfectly reflects the legendary surroundings and our modern style.