He mentors the next generation of urban planners to make Edmonton a better place to live
Job Title: Vice President, Commercial, Acquisitions and Entitlements, Cantiro Group of Companies
Stewart Fraser’s interest in real estate development and urban planning stemmed from conversations around the dinner table with his father, Duncan, a retired city planner for the City of Edmonton.
“I’m an urbanist, and what I love about real estate is that success is very much focused on community building, and there’s a tangible asset at the end of a project.”
Fraser is especially proud of West Glenora Block, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development with exclusively local retail businesses at street level, near the corner of Stony Plain Road and 142nd Street. The area will soon be an LRT hub.
Fraser also credits his father for giving him an appreciation for what it means to be an Edmontonian, and the importance of giving back to the community.
“My father was always doing something for others, and I really took that to heart,” Fraser says. “I believe I can contribute to positive changes that will continue to make Edmonton a phenomenal place to live.”
Fraser dedicates time to mentoring students and leading advocacy projects through NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and says that “To transfer knowledge to the next generation and help further other people’s careers is so important. They’ll be the next generation of policy makers and developers, and I want to help them understand the bigger picture.”