Avatex combines years of experience and youthful energy to build quality real estate projects. We take a conservative approach to real estate investments insuring our projects will stand the test of time. Our primary focus has been on Western Canadian retail projects, and we recently completed a medical centre. We are actively working on current projects and keeping our eyes open for new opportunities.
Our current projects include:
Avatex was founded in 1976 and in 1991 through 2008 partnered with Springwood Developments to build several Cornerstone retail projects throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan developed by Springwood.
7 years as a senior manager with Melcor, one of Alberta's leading real estate developers. Responsible for commercial development teams in both Edmonton and Calgary.
4 years with Avison Young, specializing in retail leasing. Holds an Alberta real estate license.
Shares lead role as project manager for all development projects.
Will identify new development opportunities for Avatex in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and BC.
B. Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Alberta, 1965
M.B.A. McGill University, 1968
40 years experience in residential, light industrial, and retail development in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Phoenix Arizona, and New York State.
B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) University of Manitoba
MBA University of Alberta, 1970
Avatex partner since 1976
Founded Greystone Properties Inc., a major Edmonton commercial property management company
Responsible for Avatex project financing, and handles property management for Avatex income properties.
9 years as a registered Dealing Representative with JayCap Financial Ltd., a private mortgage banking and investment firm. Responsible for investor relations, ensuring compliance with real estate and securities regulations, preparing financial statements, developing financial plans, and loan administration.
Oversees the financial management for the Avatex group of companies and assists with all aspects of project management.
34 years in retailing, where he developed Agricultural Input Management program for Federated Co-op. 11 years as General manager, Prairie North Cooperative, increasing annual sales to $67 M.
Handles leasing and property management for the StoneGate shopping centres, and other Avatex assets in Saskatchewan.
Identifies new real estate development opportunities for Avatex in Saskatchewan.
Owned and managed a property management company based in Edmonton, Alberta. Oversees the financial management for Avatex Devcorp Inc.
"We have worked with John and Jesse on a number of McDonald's locations over the past 10 years, both on Avatex projects, and previously on Springwood and Melcor projects. They have been good to deal with, and delivered what they promised. We look forward to future opportunities!"
Senior Manager of Development, Western Region
"Shell Canada has had multiple business dealing with Jesse Rudge and we have had very positive dealings with Jesse and the Avatex team. Jesse has shown himself to be a very action oriented, hands-on type of developer-partner whose overall approach is one focused on problem-solving, presenting creative solutions and "out-of-the box" type thinking. We have witnessed a strong ability to foster relationships among community stakeholders"
Real Estate Program Manager, North America Network Delivery
"Over the years, Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited has dealt with John Burton and Jesse Rudge at Avatex in addition to their previous roles at Springwood and Melcor. John and Jesse are experienced developers with good working relationships. We have completed deals on over six Canadian Tire projects and we look forward to dealing with them again."
Associate Vice President, Development - Western Canada
"John and Jesse are experienced developers with good working relationships. We have considered various projects they are working on and would certainly work with them in the future. We have completed a land acquisition on behalf of Jim Pattison Developments with them on their project in Saskatchewan."
Real Estate Manager
"In the past, I have worked with Nicole Rudge while she handled Investor Relations at JayCap Financial. Nicole always handled herself in the most professional manner, and was very organized and detailed in all aspects of her work."
President and CEO
"Kor-Alta Construction has maintained a working relationship with Avatex Devcorp Inc. for over 20 years. We have always recognized Avatex to be knowledgeable developer of high integrity. The ownership group is well respected in the development industry by municipalities, consultants, contractors and service providers."
"Avatex has always been professional and easy to work with, responding to concerns in a timely manner. They have worked with the City to problem solve issues as they arise and have developed a quality product. We are pleased to have Avatex as a developer in our community and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to do business with them"
Manager of Planning & Development
"Avatex has demonstrated an outstanding level of corporate citizenship by supporting initiatives in our City. Most recently, Avatex worked with the community to design and build the Wellness Centre attached to our Regional Hospital. This award-winning building accommodates 14 of our doctors and other medical professionals and solidifies our City as the major health centre in our region. We look forward to other projects in the future that will benefit our community. We unequivocally endorse Avatex as a reliable and professional developer to any community."
Director Development, Planning & Community Relations