Gathering modern creators and consumers.

We live in an era where talent density and connectivity matters more to city and company building. As modern creators and consumers, we need places to build, to create, to advance, to socialize, to grow and to share. We seek flexible, entrepreneurial and collaborative work and life styles - transforming the way we gather in our fast-growing cities.

Makespace Group develops and brings together an integrated portfolio of brands, studios and locations. We've helped launch over 100 brands, activated over one million square feet of space, and advised on over $100M worth of innovation-centric real estate in our communities.

Building a strong portfolio of brands, platforms and locations is key to matching always evolving consumer and landlord expectations in cities.

We've launched and supported emerging brands, platforms and entrepreneurs, gathering thousands of people, using interactivity, experience, design and physical space to engage and inspire.

Team

Ken Bautista

CEO & Managing Partner

Tech founder, community builder behind Startup Edmonton, Flightpath Ventures and multiple startups

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Dennis Lenarduzzi

Partner & Creative Director

25+ years award-winning agency leadership in branding, advertising, co-founded global furniture retail brand

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Tim Hengel

Development Partner

Retail expansion, real estate, franchising. Led Booster Juice’s growth to 350 stores worldwide

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Joe Johnson

Design Partner

Built environment design behind En Route award-winning restaurants, hospitality and retail spaces

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Sarah Matysio

People Operations & Community Director

Led retail expansion, team and community operations for global consumer brands

Jasmine Palardy

Innovation Strategy & Program Director

Founding community builder behind multiple tech, arts & engineering festivals and urban engagement programs

Partnership

Ken Bautista

Tim Hengel

Dennis Lenarduzzi

Joe Johnson