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Frankly Speaking: Here’s why project partners are so critical

By: Frank Lonardelli Published: April 21, 2016

In twenty years of entrepreneurial experience, I’ve discovered one very basic but very crucial business principle: nothing of significance will ever get done without teamwork.  Now, of course, that may be a bit of hyperbole – I’m sure certain important business tasks can be achieved through solo efforts.  But, when we’re speaking about developing and

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Frank Lonardelli’s intuition for his community’s needs

By: The ASI Team Published: April 21, 2016

Being successful in the commercial development business clearly takes more than just a lot of capital.  It takes patience; it takes an understanding of the trends in the commercial real estate market; and it takes a keen understanding of the growth patterns of the given urban area one is working in, this latter skill being

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The current state of the exempt market

By: The ASI Team Published: April 21, 2016

It’s well-understood and well-documented that the Canadian exempt market suffered an enormous and widespread failure in 2008, one that left those in the market in a raw state of introspection amidst the loss of investment dollars and loss of confidence.  As many people in the exempt market now agree, the market’s failure stemmed from a

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How to communicate with investors and why

By: The ASI Team Published: April 21, 2016

Ever since Frank Lonardelli formed his real estate investment firm, Arlington Street Investments, he has not been shy in explaining what he and his team value in real estate investment.  More specifically, when speaking with Mr. Lonardelli or reading up on any of Arlington Street literature, one will discover quickly that the relationship he and

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A Q&A with Frank Lonardelli: What motivates his professional ambition

By: The ASI Team Published: April 21, 2016

After sitting down and speaking with Frank Lonardelli, a couple observations will likely be made – one, Mr. Lonardelli knows what he wants; second, he’s not afraid to speak his mind; and third, he’s earned every ounce of his success.  This last observation rings particularly true when you learn about Mr. Lonardelli’s modest upbringing –

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Frankly Speaking: Why construction design is so important

By: Frank Lonardelli Published: April 11, 2016

One of the most exciting things about working in commercial development, and indeed one of the reasons why I entered the industry in the first place, was to have the unique opportunity to design and build distinctive buildings and singular commercial spaces.  In 2000, I formed the Calgary-based commercial real estate development firm, Arlington Street

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Frankly Speaking: The discipline of value investing vs. investing in cyclical trends

By: Frank Lonardelli Published: April 11, 2016

Clearly, the commercial real estate market, like any other market, is one that experiences cyclical trends.  There will be strong moments with properties valuing at higher than average rates, and on the flip side, there will be moments in the commercial market in which properties will be valuing weak.  Many times these peaks and valleys

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Biography

By: The ASI Team Published: April 11, 2016

Frank Lonardelli is a prominent commercial real estate developer and President of Arlington Street Investments Inc., a Calgary-based commercial real estate investment firm. Raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Mr. Lonardelli’s upbringing was not without its hardship. With his father passing away at the age of three, Mr. Lonardelli’s mother, an Italian immigrant, had little choice but

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Arlington wins commercial real estate deal of the year for second time

Published: May 21, 2015

Connecting Investors, Communities and Tenants to Create Developments that Stand the Test of Time CALGARY, May 21, 2015 – Arlington Street Investments (“ASI”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year by the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (“PCMA”) on the financing syndication and development of the Haiku Management

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