Frank Lonardelli, President of Arlington Street Investments, named our company in tribute to the address where he and his family grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
From an early age Frank learnt to deal with and overcome adversity. With some inspiring advice from one of his teachers, Frank quickly put himself on a track to success. He accepted a scholarship to the University of Winnipeg, where he graduated with a major in Political Science. He also completed the Entrepreneurial Masters Program on the campus of MIT and sits on several public and private advisory Boards and Boards of Directors.
Frank has proven through his dedication and perseverance that anything is possible. In fact, the unique qualities that make Frank a highly regarded and well-respected figure in his community are the same qualities you will find at the core of our company. He provides the leadership and vision of the Corporation as it scales to become “Best of Class.” Frank strives to provide opportunities and mentorship to peers, youth and investors to help them achieve their own goals and ambitions.
In the News
Frank Lonardelli in the news:
Innovative philanthropists help investors and the poor.
Calgary Herald, November 5, 2011
Arlington back in building business.
Calgary Herald, January 12, 2010
He wanted to give back to others in a way that others gave to him.
Winnipeg Free Press, June 26, 2009
Preview of Gordon Sinclair JR. article:
“This afternoon at Westminster United Church, a tall man in a suit will stand before the graduating students at Gordon Bell High School and deliver a speech in the form of a short story.
A short story that took a long time to finally tell.
It dates back more than 20 years, to another Gordon Bell grad ceremony that happened in the same church on what Frank Lonardelli now calls “one of the best days and worst days of my life.”
It’s a story that explains why, at age 39, he has returned to his former neighbourhood to bestow a graduation gift on Gordon Bell in the form of a $100,000 scholarship endowment.
It’s also a story that I think every Class of 2009 should hear.”
Risky Business: Weigh dangers before making exempt market real estate investment
Winnipeg Free Press, March 20, 2010
Commercial Real Estate Development in Calgary
As with all information on this website, its use is as a filler until the official launch. Nothing on this website has been approved by Frank Lonardelli or Arlington Street Investments.
Calgary has quickly become one of the most popular areas in which to begin or expand a business. It was built originally on a thriving industry of oil and agriculture; two industries that are always in demand. Because of this, Calgary grew very quickly and many people moved there for employment or to start their own business ventures.
There are a number of different companies in Calgary that are fighting to be the number one Commercial Real Estate agency. However, because there is so much activity going on in the area, the majority of the agencies have a steady workload that keeps them going. This means they have generally all built up a fantastic reputation, and you will be hard pressed to decide who to go with. Should you choose one of the large, global firms with a world-wide reach and reputation or one of the smaller companies that know more about the area and have more intimate contacts? It is completely your decision to make, and will all come down to who fits best for you. Perhaps you prefer the personality of one company, or perhaps the deals another offers you. No matter what decision you come to, make sure that it is not one you have rushed in to.
The property in Calgary varies; although most types are available, they are all in high demand with very low vacancy rates. If you are looking for retail space, office blocks, a warehouse or commercial land, there will be something to suit your needs. However, most of the properties tend to be more up-market than other areas of Canada, for the simple reason that Calgary has a lot of money invested in it. Because they are more up-market and because Calgary has a low vacancy rate the prices are higher. You might find an area of land that costs double in Calgary than it does in a different city for the same size. You get what you pay for, and in Calgary you are paying the reputation of the name, increased flow of traffic, and the fact of being established in Calgary.
Because Calgary has a steady flow of income being fed into it, there are always new projects and developments going on. Whether it is a new building being completed or an old building being renovated, it is a good idea to keep your eyes out for any potential that you might be able to grab. It is a city that is constantly on the move, and constantly evolving into something bigger and better. This is one of the main reasons that so many people decide to invest their business in this metropolitan area.