Our organization has come together under one unified banner.
Cantiro exists to create the environments for amazing lives to happen. Homes, communities, and spaces all designed with one thing in mind. To make your life amazing.
On October 1, 2020, the Beaverbrook Group of Companies came together under one new exciting brand.
As Cantiro, we leverage all parts of our award-winning, integrated real estate company to accelerate our growth and continue to deliver amazing homes, communities, commercial properties, investment opportunities and residential rental projects.
Over the last 25 years, the different divisions of Beaverbrook Group of Companies have been known separately under different names. As time went on, we found that our customers and business partners often did not realize that our company had other divisions or understand our full capabilities as a multifaceted real estate company.
Coming together under the Cantiro name, means we can work closer together to continue creating amazing homes and communities for our homeowners.
The story behind “Cantiro” is simple. It combines the names of our founder, George Cantalini, and his mentor, Tony Cairo.
George and Tony met in 1990. They shared the experience of growing up in immigrant families. Both had an entrepreneurial spirit and the values of hard work, tenacity and honesty. They shared a love of real estate and the dream of building something big for the future.
It was Tony who encouraged George to break out on his own to salvage the projects Tridel had in the Edmonton area. In 1995, Tony and George believed in the Edmonton market despite all economic odds.
This belief in the potential of a project and the idea of never giving up is what drove their early and continued success. These values and that spirit of entrepreneurship remain fundamental to our company today.
Our purpose is why we do what we do.
It drives every decision.
When we’re building homes, developing communities, planning commercial areas, and creating investment opportunities, our purpose is our north star. If what we’re doing doesn’t align with it, we shouldn’t be doing it.
Our mantra captures the “essence” or the “soul” of what we do and how we do it. How Cantiro is different and why our customers choose us. It’s a value statement that is true across all our lines of business.
The progressive bolding of the letterforms illustrates growth and momentum, inspired by our passion for innovation and always challenging the acceptable. Our typography, colours, graphic patterns, and lighting all reflect these core ideas expressed by our logo.
Our tagline brings our purpose to life for our customers. Amazing is our standard. Whether they own one of our homes, live in one of our communities, or spend time at our commercial developments, we’re promising our customers a better life. And we can live up to that promise.
Amid a provincial eco- nomic disaster, George Cantalini purchased Beaverbrook from his former employer, Tridel Enterprises. Anthony (Tony) Cairo, George’s friend and mentor, helped guide the business forward.
Cumberland becomes Edmonton’s fastest growing community.
Sadly, Tony Cairo passed away at the young age of 58. His son Ben, also a real estate lawyer, is still an integral partner to our organization.