Exploring the intersection of brand, culture and physical space.

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, accelerates and invests in an integrated portfolio of modern brands across a network of locations. Since 2017, we have activated over one million square feet of space, and advised on over $100M worth of 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.

What we do

Group of brands

Accelerating a portfolio of retail, food, culinary, lifestyle, and workplace brands

Network of locations

Building advisory, visioning, repositioning, leasing and managed service partnerships

Placemaking platforms

Place discovery, tenant experience, building and area activations, space accelerators

Creative studios

A circle of integrated creative studios provide brand, design and digital support


Ken Bautista

Tech founder behind Startup Edmonton, Flightpath Ventures, multiple innovation hubs, spaces

Dennis Lenarduzzi

25+ years agency leadership in branding, advertising, co-founded Hothouse furniture brand

Tim Hengel

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

Joe Johnson

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


Ken Bautista

Tim Hengel

Dennis Lenarduzzi

Joe Johnson