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Crown acquires, leases, manages and redevelops commercial real estate assets across Canada. Crown has a well established track record, an experienced team and takes a hands-on approach to provide superior returns for our investors and better workplaces for businesses operating within our portfolio.


The Partners of Crown co-invest alongside the corporations, institutions, pension funds and family offices that entrust us with their capital, ensuring strong alignment of interests.

Our Founders

Crown was formed in 2001 as a partnership between a group of entrepreneurial real estate operators, led by Michael Pittana and Crown Life Insurance Company. Their vision was to create an integrated commercial real estate investment company focused on asset repositioning and creating value through a hands-on management approach. Through the partnership, Crown Life committed seed capital to invest in opportunities alongside private investors.

In 2002, Crown Life, seeking to divest itself of its real estate activities, ultimately sold its interest to key members of its real estate team, including Stephan von Buttlar (former Vice President, Real Estate and Mortgages of Crown Life), Brian Johnson (former CEO of Crown Life) and Alan Rowe (former CFO of Crown Life).

Michael’s entrepreneurial spirit and creativity were a great balance to Crown Life’s institutional quality reporting and governance-based approach, giving Crown Realty Partners an advantage in the market.

Fully integrated real estate platform

Delivering Value

Fine-tuning every aspect of leasing and operations to realize untapped potential.

Responsibly delivering value for investors, tenants and the communities in which we operate.

Co-investing to ensure Crown’s interests are closely aligned with those of our investors.

Delivering the services and amenities that businesses and their employees value most.

Investment Savvy
At Crown, we specialize in identifying undervalued real estate assets and optimizing every detail of operations to maximize their potential. With our reputation and long-standing relationships, Crown often gains early access to opportunities. To this we add our rigorous due diligence methodology. Once the decision is made to acquire an asset, we establish debt and equity financing solutions to maximize investor returns and minimize risk. From re-zoning and redevelopment to property branding and parking operations, no consideration is too small…or too big.

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Dedicated Asset Management
A Crown building is an actively managed one. We work tirelessly to elevate each asset’s profile. For each property, a multi-disciplinary team of Crown professionals with expertise in investing, asset management, property management, construction and leasing develop a comprehensive strategic plan to deliver the best experience for our tenants and achieve higher performance for our investors.

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Taking the Lead on Leasing
We actively seek the best and brightest organizations as tenants who are looking to unleash their potential. Our leasing team is experienced at matching tenants needs with property offerings, helping to unlock efficiency and productivity to maximize each tenant’s business potential.

Relocating to a Crown building is easy. Through a seamless leasing process, a variety of construction options and the creative structuring of lease terms, Crown is able to attract and retain a unique roster of businesses within its portfolio.

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Tenant Focused Property Management
We strive to be the manager of choice for tenants. By understanding what high performing businesses and their employees value, we deliver the details that businesses appreciate most from welcoming lobbies, to on-site amenities (including concierge services, fitness clubs and shared meeting spaces), to shuttle buses and initiatives that benefit the well being of occupants. The customer and client experience is our priority. Our in-house construction management team can facilitate any fit-out, partnering with our tenants to create customized workplace solutions that suit each organization’s needs.

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