Upscale condominium concept unveiled

Community Aug 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Brantford is poised for further growth and renewal, thanks to the interest of foreign developers, says local real estate broker Sean Bryant.

Bryant and his Century 21 Professional Group team unveiled a new condominium complex concept called One Wellington to interested buyers, real estate agents, businesses and community groups at the Brantford Golf and Country Club Thursday (Aug. 10) night.

The eight-storey, 140 unit complex will be situated at 1 Wellington St., in the midst of Brantford’s growing downtown core.

“It’s amazing,” Brantford Downtown Business Improvement Area chair Keri Korfmann said, while looking over a scaled model of the mixed-use condominium. It includes bachelor, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.

“This is what we need downtown, more high-end housing to bring the feet on the ground. This will bring more downtown businesses and brighten up the downtown area.”

Bryant, whose agency is the exclusive listing brokerage for the condos, said potential buyers range anywhere from investors to busy professionals and empty-nesters.

“We’re looking at investors, because there is a significant student population and that’s only going to grow in the market, so there’s a need for that,” Bryant said.

Student enrolment at Laurier Brantford is expected to increase by 4,000 to 15,000 over the next six years.

The condominium is touted as “the first of its kind in Brantford,” and will appeal to a variety of buyers, Bryant said.

“Downsizers, empty nesters, retirees, people looking to live a different lifestyle where they don’t have to deal with property maintenance if they have vacation properties, or they’re travelling,” he said. “We’re trying to make it slightly upscale and it’s in the downtown core, so it’s part of the whole rejuvenation of the downtown core.”

Features of the building include underground and on-ground parking, a designer lobby with 24-hour concierge service, a common study room, a party room with game tables, a kitchen and patio access to rooftop gardens, and a fully-equipped fitness room.

The rooftop garden would offer stunning views of the city along with comfortable seating areas and greenery.

“A lot of the things that are commonplace in large cities, are now starting to come to Brantford,” Bryant said.

Unit features and finishes include nine-foot ceilings, laminate and ceramic tile flooring, stackable laundry and open-concept kitchens with stainless steel appliances.

Buyers can choose from a variety of floor plans, ranging from 426 sq. ft. to 1,076 sq. ft. Two units will feature private balconies.

“We’ve got a design, layout and size for pretty much anybody’s needs,” Bryant said.

Building is expected to start by October or November 2018. About 75 per cent of the units must be sold before construction begins.

Prices range from $199,900 to $450,000, with condo fees projected to be about $250 to $350 a month, which includes heating and cooling.

Storefronts will be located in about 7,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on the ground level.

Brantford was selected by Angil Development Group Inc. — a Canadian subdivision of Zhongsen Group of China — due to the rejuvenation of the downtown and the land adjustment deal by Brantford and the County of Brant, Bryant said.

“The city is really in its infancy in its growth stage,” Bryant said. “When the developers did their research and looked at places they wanted to invest their dollars in Ontario, we were at the top of the list.

“That’s fantastic for the city. When you hear all the time the city promoting that we’re getting international companies coming and setting up in Brantford; well now we’re starting to get some international property developers as well, so everything is coming together.”

The developer has offered a two-year guaranteed rental program for investors.

Brantford MPP Dave Levac said the upscale condominium would enhance the rejuvenation of Brantford’s downtown.

“This is using space in a way that is needed to mature,” he said. “It’s nothing other than more good news for Brantford, in terms of its development and maturity into the downtown area.”

Downtown business owner Brian Xurieb said the development will be “great for business, it’s great for everyone … its time has come.”

Upscale condominium concept unveiled

Eight-storey, 140 unit condo part of downtown ‘rejuvenation’

Community Aug 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Brantford is poised for further growth and renewal, thanks to the interest of foreign developers, says local real estate broker Sean Bryant.

Bryant and his Century 21 Professional Group team unveiled a new condominium complex concept called One Wellington to interested buyers, real estate agents, businesses and community groups at the Brantford Golf and Country Club Thursday (Aug. 10) night.

The eight-storey, 140 unit complex will be situated at 1 Wellington St., in the midst of Brantford’s growing downtown core.

“It’s amazing,” Brantford Downtown Business Improvement Area chair Keri Korfmann said, while looking over a scaled model of the mixed-use condominium. It includes bachelor, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.

“This is what we need downtown, more high-end housing to bring the feet on the ground. This will bring more downtown businesses and brighten up the downtown area.”

Bryant, whose agency is the exclusive listing brokerage for the condos, said potential buyers range anywhere from investors to busy professionals and empty-nesters.

“We’re looking at investors, because there is a significant student population and that’s only going to grow in the market, so there’s a need for that,” Bryant said.

Student enrolment at Laurier Brantford is expected to increase by 4,000 to 15,000 over the next six years.

The condominium is touted as “the first of its kind in Brantford,” and will appeal to a variety of buyers, Bryant said.

“Downsizers, empty nesters, retirees, people looking to live a different lifestyle where they don’t have to deal with property maintenance if they have vacation properties, or they’re travelling,” he said. “We’re trying to make it slightly upscale and it’s in the downtown core, so it’s part of the whole rejuvenation of the downtown core.”

Features of the building include underground and on-ground parking, a designer lobby with 24-hour concierge service, a common study room, a party room with game tables, a kitchen and patio access to rooftop gardens, and a fully-equipped fitness room.

The rooftop garden would offer stunning views of the city along with comfortable seating areas and greenery.

“A lot of the things that are commonplace in large cities, are now starting to come to Brantford,” Bryant said.

Unit features and finishes include nine-foot ceilings, laminate and ceramic tile flooring, stackable laundry and open-concept kitchens with stainless steel appliances.

Buyers can choose from a variety of floor plans, ranging from 426 sq. ft. to 1,076 sq. ft. Two units will feature private balconies.

“We’ve got a design, layout and size for pretty much anybody’s needs,” Bryant said.

Building is expected to start by October or November 2018. About 75 per cent of the units must be sold before construction begins.

Prices range from $199,900 to $450,000, with condo fees projected to be about $250 to $350 a month, which includes heating and cooling.

Storefronts will be located in about 7,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on the ground level.

Brantford was selected by Angil Development Group Inc. — a Canadian subdivision of Zhongsen Group of China — due to the rejuvenation of the downtown and the land adjustment deal by Brantford and the County of Brant, Bryant said.

“The city is really in its infancy in its growth stage,” Bryant said. “When the developers did their research and looked at places they wanted to invest their dollars in Ontario, we were at the top of the list.

“That’s fantastic for the city. When you hear all the time the city promoting that we’re getting international companies coming and setting up in Brantford; well now we’re starting to get some international property developers as well, so everything is coming together.”

The developer has offered a two-year guaranteed rental program for investors.

Brantford MPP Dave Levac said the upscale condominium would enhance the rejuvenation of Brantford’s downtown.

“This is using space in a way that is needed to mature,” he said. “It’s nothing other than more good news for Brantford, in terms of its development and maturity into the downtown area.”

Downtown business owner Brian Xurieb said the development will be “great for business, it’s great for everyone … its time has come.”

Upscale condominium concept unveiled

Eight-storey, 140 unit condo part of downtown ‘rejuvenation’

Community Aug 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Brantford is poised for further growth and renewal, thanks to the interest of foreign developers, says local real estate broker Sean Bryant.

Bryant and his Century 21 Professional Group team unveiled a new condominium complex concept called One Wellington to interested buyers, real estate agents, businesses and community groups at the Brantford Golf and Country Club Thursday (Aug. 10) night.

The eight-storey, 140 unit complex will be situated at 1 Wellington St., in the midst of Brantford’s growing downtown core.

“It’s amazing,” Brantford Downtown Business Improvement Area chair Keri Korfmann said, while looking over a scaled model of the mixed-use condominium. It includes bachelor, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.

“This is what we need downtown, more high-end housing to bring the feet on the ground. This will bring more downtown businesses and brighten up the downtown area.”

Bryant, whose agency is the exclusive listing brokerage for the condos, said potential buyers range anywhere from investors to busy professionals and empty-nesters.

“We’re looking at investors, because there is a significant student population and that’s only going to grow in the market, so there’s a need for that,” Bryant said.

Student enrolment at Laurier Brantford is expected to increase by 4,000 to 15,000 over the next six years.

The condominium is touted as “the first of its kind in Brantford,” and will appeal to a variety of buyers, Bryant said.

“Downsizers, empty nesters, retirees, people looking to live a different lifestyle where they don’t have to deal with property maintenance if they have vacation properties, or they’re travelling,” he said. “We’re trying to make it slightly upscale and it’s in the downtown core, so it’s part of the whole rejuvenation of the downtown core.”

Features of the building include underground and on-ground parking, a designer lobby with 24-hour concierge service, a common study room, a party room with game tables, a kitchen and patio access to rooftop gardens, and a fully-equipped fitness room.

The rooftop garden would offer stunning views of the city along with comfortable seating areas and greenery.

“A lot of the things that are commonplace in large cities, are now starting to come to Brantford,” Bryant said.

Unit features and finishes include nine-foot ceilings, laminate and ceramic tile flooring, stackable laundry and open-concept kitchens with stainless steel appliances.

Buyers can choose from a variety of floor plans, ranging from 426 sq. ft. to 1,076 sq. ft. Two units will feature private balconies.

“We’ve got a design, layout and size for pretty much anybody’s needs,” Bryant said.

Building is expected to start by October or November 2018. About 75 per cent of the units must be sold before construction begins.

Prices range from $199,900 to $450,000, with condo fees projected to be about $250 to $350 a month, which includes heating and cooling.

Storefronts will be located in about 7,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on the ground level.

Brantford was selected by Angil Development Group Inc. — a Canadian subdivision of Zhongsen Group of China — due to the rejuvenation of the downtown and the land adjustment deal by Brantford and the County of Brant, Bryant said.

“The city is really in its infancy in its growth stage,” Bryant said. “When the developers did their research and looked at places they wanted to invest their dollars in Ontario, we were at the top of the list.

“That’s fantastic for the city. When you hear all the time the city promoting that we’re getting international companies coming and setting up in Brantford; well now we’re starting to get some international property developers as well, so everything is coming together.”

The developer has offered a two-year guaranteed rental program for investors.

Brantford MPP Dave Levac said the upscale condominium would enhance the rejuvenation of Brantford’s downtown.

“This is using space in a way that is needed to mature,” he said. “It’s nothing other than more good news for Brantford, in terms of its development and maturity into the downtown area.”

Downtown business owner Brian Xurieb said the development will be “great for business, it’s great for everyone … its time has come.”