Beaverbrook Group of Companies
Connecting a House of Brands
Creating a strong, unique, and unified brand for a nationally growing real estate company.
In 2020, Beaverbrook Group of Companies amalgamated all divisions and came together under one unified name: Cantiro.
Beaverbrook Group of Companies (BBCG) had dominated the Edmonton real estate market in every division – whether it was homebuilding, community development or commercial real estate. The problem? Nobody knew they were connected under the same roof. For BBGC to continue growing and penetrate new markets, they needed to change their name, and they needed to ensure whatever new market they entered would have complete understanding of their capabilities as a multifaceted real estate company.
stand out from the crowd
Our job was to establish a brand for Cantiro and create consistency across the former group of companies. The new brand needed to stand out from the competition but also represent the benefits of their scale, their product offerings, their history, and their 25+ years of experience.
phase 1: alignment
A lived, true brand purpose. For Cantiro, it wasn’t just about creating a new brand around a new name – it was about bringing people and processes together with internal alignment. To create that alignment, having a single brand purpose that everyone relates to, and that drives each of them forward is essential. During interviews with different leaders from each division and subsequent work, we revealed that while each division had their own unique stories, there were some key similarities in how, and why, they operated the way they did. We took those similarities and leveraged them into a new brand purpose that would create company-wide alignment. A brand purpose everyone could be proud of.
We create the environments for amazing lives to happen
a purpose we could be proud of
We create the environments for amazing lives to happen.
This new collective purpose is a reminder of why Cantiro exists and a call to action to get their team up every day to do what they do. It’s intended to direct every decision they make throughout the entire organization going forward.
phase 2: consistency
The second part of our task was creating consistency within the united brand. When creating a purpose-based brand for Cantiro, it was important that their purpose, we create the lives for amazing lives to happen, was intertwined in everything that they did. With the brand platform identified, the next step was bringing it all to life. A meaningful visual identity to unify the brand and effectively position Cantiro in the market as a truly unique and premium option for consumers, partners, and investors.
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