Every company has an origin story – ours started with Ross Lizotte in 1979.
Prior to starting his own business, Ross worked for Buxton Real Estate. He was new to the industry and walked in knowing very little about the business. Within 4 years, Ross became the top salesperson in the city for residential sales. Appreciating a challenge, Ross took on managing a small real estate office in south Edmonton of 5 agents and grew the office to 25 agents.
It was that moment that Ross decided if he was going to run an office, he should be doing it for himself – resulting in him creating Lizotte and Associates Real Estate Inc. He opened the first office in west Edmonton in 1979, and 10 years later that office grew to 50 people. While focusing on commercial and residential real estate, Ross also incorporated property management and insurance services.
In 1985, Ross purchased a 2-storey building on 124th street as a stomping ground for the agents. Then in 2004, the Lizotte and Associates team moved into the street-front office on Jasper Avenue. At this point, Ross decided it would be strictly commercial real estate and downsized the office to 8 agents.
Ross has now been involved in the Edmonton real estate industry for just over 41 years. In 2013, he decided to start easing into retirement and sold the company to Richard Lizotte and Jim McKinnon. While Richard and Jim are the owners of Lizotte and Associates Real Estate Inc., Ross still continues working as an associate and supporting the mission and goals of the company.
Now in 2020, Lizotte and Associates Real Estate is a growing Edmonton based Commercial Real Estate firm that recently went through a major office renovation and expansion in Edmonton. The office now consumes the entire 12th floor of a downtown high-rise. In 2018, after servicing the greater Edmonton area for 35 years, we expanded our expertise into the Calgary Market and opened an office in southwest Calgary, now holding 5 agents.
Our team of commercial real estate experts possess extensive market knowledge and offer a diverse range of services to Landlords, Tenants, Vendors, Investors and Developers in all market sectors. We offer professional Tenant Services that allow our clients to focus on their business while we take care of their property needs. Our team has experience in a wide variety of real estate services and offers comprehensive insights on everything from pre-existing spaces to future location planning; lease negotiations to complete design build services.
We specialize in a wide range of commercial real estate property types including: agriculture, business, industrial, investment, land, office, retail, and more! We also provide detailed financial analysis on commercial properties and we have the experience necessary to provide our clients with an accurate and viable analysis of their property.
Lizotte and Associates provides in depth knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting investors, developers, owners, and occupiers of office property. From optimizing locations based on proximity to your desired workforce to offering innovative management services, our team of real estate professionals have the resources and specialties to provide our clients with personalized service to generate success.