Celebrating 50 Years
Porte has been serious about real estate since 1968. And in those 50+ years, we’ve learned we aren’t just developing or managing properties, we’re helping build communities. It’s a labour of love that carries a great amount of responsibility—one we take very seriously.
Porte develops, owns and manages property, so you could call us a comprehensive real estate enterprise. But that doesn’t tell the whole story…
The company was founded in 1968 by Hershey Porte. By putting his own name on it, Hershey was signalling that he intended to build the company with hard work and integrity.
In the decades that followed, Porte did just that by growing the company considerably to include residential and commercial property management and real estate development.
It’s this multi-faceted experience in so many areas of the real estate industry that has allowed us to thrive through countless market cycles, trends and business environments.
Over the years, we’ve also discovered that we’re really in the business of developing communities and enriching lives.
You’ll find that spirit in our award-winning developments, our extraordinary charitable work and in every employee who proudly calls Porte their place of work. When people feel this good about doing their job, amazing things happen.
Over the years Porte has developed a set of fundamental beliefs. These beliefs when put into action have formed the promises that we make and live by every day.
- People Focused. We are passionate about our people. We encourage personal growth, achievement and fun while we work. We care about the people we work with and treat our co-workers, customers and suppliers fairly and with respect.
- Committed to Excellence. We are dedicated to excellence in our work. Our criteria for personal service and quality are non-negotiable. We deliver to our exacting standards and don’t stop until we get it right.
- Trustworthy. Our company is built on a solid foundation of trust and long term relationships. We have been successful over the years because we are guided by ethics and honesty in everything we do.
- Community Builders. We create places where people love to live, work and play. We are committed to strengthening the communities we work in so they last for generations. We are humbled to be able to support people and charities in every location we do business.
These promises aren’t just words, they are what we do—now and tomorrow.