About Us

HomeSpace provides safe, appropriate and affordable housing for vulnerable Calgarians. HomeSpace is a charitable real estate developer, rental housing owner and property manager. We own a portfolio of 765 units of housing in over 32 properties throughout Calgary and we work with social service agencies who provide supports to the more than 875 residents in our buildings. We have a strong growth mandate to build more specialized, permanent, affordable housing to continually address the affordable housing crisis in our city.

Vision

A home for everyone in our community.

Mission

We creatively apply our expertise to increase and manage the number of affordable and specialized housing units.

Values (DIG)

Dignity – We respect every person’s right to be treated with dignity and have access to a safe,
appropriate and affordable home, while acting with integrity to maintain trust from our partners and community.
Innovation – We find new and better ways of providing housing – and thereby, we fearlessly challenge the status quo.
Growth – We collaborate to grow housing options for the community.

 

HomeSpace is housing our community.

Our Team Our dedicated team consists of talented community members and industry leaders as well as committed staff with real estate development and property management expertise.

Board of Directors

George Coppus
George has a background in strategy, planning and governance. Formerly with the CHF Board, he helped develop the Calgary Plan to End Homelessness.

George Coppus

Board Chair
Principal, Dynawise Inc.
David McIlveen
A highly experienced real estate and development professional. David brings his diverse and expansive knowledge to HomeSpace.

David McIlveen

Board Past Chair
Lourdes Juan
Lourdes is an Urban Planner, entrepreneur, and community mobilizer. With a Masters in Environmental Design, Lourdes is the Founder & CEO of Hive Developments, the Leftovers Foundation and Fresh Routes. She is also a small business owner and sits on multiple boards focused on city building, affordable housing and entrepreneurship.

Lourdes Juan

Board Vice Chair
Founder & CEO of Hive Developments
Darcy Verhun
Committed to his community, Darcy was a founding Director and Treasurer with the CHF. He believes that great communities work together. Darcy is a Certified Corporate Director and recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Darcy Verhun

Board Treasurer
President, FYidoctors
Donna Moore
Well known in Alberta’s housing industry, Donna brings many years of not for profit leadership, governance and volunteer experience to HomeSpace.

Donna Moore

Board Secretary
Customer Experience Manager Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
Tim Gillespie, CFA
Tim is an experienced banker with more than 30 years of financial services experience as well as an advocate for industry and community.

Tim Gillespie, CFA

Director
Retired, ATB Corporate Financial Services
Kris Heron
Kris has spent the past 20 years specializing in commercial real estate finance and is excited to leverage his experience working on social impact financings with HomeSpace.

Kris Heron

Director
Partner, MillarForan
Michael Hoffman
Michael has been focused on real estate lending for the past 20 years. He is passionate about giving back to the community and helping others to succeed.

Michael Hoffman

Director
ATB Business - Alberta Real Estate Group
Iain G. McCorkindale
Iain has over two decades of experience in the real estate development sector and is an active community member, volunteering his expertise to various groups and is a Board Director for Rundle College Society.

Iain G. McCorkindale

Director
Director, M3 Development Management Ltd.
Maggie Rabinovitz
Equal parts lawyer, volunteer, design nerd and curious traveler, Maggie is a proud Calgarian who cares passionately about the city’s future.

Maggie Rabinovitz

Director
Lawyer

HomeSpace Team

Bernadette Majdell

Bernadette Majdell

CEO
587.320.1543
Karen Chen, CPA, CMA

Karen Chen, CPA, CMA

Director, Finance
587.320.1546
Matt Vermunt

Matt Vermunt

Director, Acquisitions and Development
587.320.1552
Jacqueline Van den Broek

Jacqueline Van den Broek

Director, Property Management
587.320.1553
Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Communications Advisor
587-320-1550
Vania Lee, CPA, CA

Vania Lee, CPA, CA

Financial Accountant
587.320.1541
Yuming Li, CPA

Yuming Li, CPA

Financial Accountant
587-320-1542
Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper

Accounting Technician
587.320.1547
Marvin J Aranez

Marvin J Aranez

Project Manager
587.320.1549
Sherry Erickson

Sherry Erickson

Manager, Tenant Relations
587.320.1540
Rina McDermott

Rina McDermott

Housing Liaison Coordinator
403.909.4158
Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

Housing Liaison
403.909.2617
Krista Meades

Krista Meades

Housing Liaison
403.909.2839
Stephanie Schoenberg

Stephanie Schoenberg

Housing Liaison
403.909.2789
Kayla Ford

Kayla Ford

Building Administrator
403.604.2463
Renell Leggett

Renell Leggett

Property Administrator
587-355-1064
Wendy Cundall

Wendy Cundall

Project Coordinator
587.320.1545

Maintenance Technicians

Richard Pevach

Richard Pevach

Raymond Aragon

Raymond Aragon

Pusparaj Parajuli (Raj)

Pusparaj Parajuli (Raj)

Steve Nunn

Steve Nunn

Tony Tataryn

Tony Tataryn