SkyCity Embraced by Winnipeg Buyers, Over 100 Residential Units Sold

WINNIPEG, Oct. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - When Fortress Real Developments entered the Winnipeg market, we were excited to bring something unique to a city rich with history. We put together a world-class team of consultants and designers to envision what we believe is an iconic tower that will change the landscape of downtown Winnipeg.

In September 2015, Fortress opened the doors to a million dollar presentation centre for SkyCity where interested purchasers browsed floorplans, were given a tour of a fully-furnished model suite and viewed an 8' scale model of the tower. Opening weekend brought a lineup around the block and over 60 units were sold to VIP purchasers. Following the public opening, there are now over 100 units sold, totaling over $30 million dollars in sales, with several more promotional events planned before the holidays.

Many of the early purchasers really believe in the revitalization of downtown and felt strong enough in that belief to purchase a unit. "I bought in SkyCity because it's the most exciting thing going in Winnipeg. I'll be close to everything downtown and can get anywhere I want on foot through the SkyWalk. The amenities are going to be incredible; this building has everything I could possibly need. I can't wait to move in!" – Dorian Hiebert, purchaser at SkyCity.

Jawad Rathore, CEO of Fortress Real Developments commented further saying, "We knew that if we took the time to design something iconic and really understand what the demand is in this market, we would see the response like to we do in all major cities. The location of this site coupled with the design make it the premier address in the city, and one that will be desirable for years to come".

The project is exclusively listed by Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate in Winnipeg and boasts 388 residential units with over 30,000 sq ft of amenities exclusively available to residents. "The presentation center has been buzzing with activity! The level of local investor interest has really surprised us. The smaller units have sold extremely well, with purchasers expecting to achieve record-setting rents in what we believe will be the most exciting community to live in, in Winnipeg." proclaims Susan Joshi, a sales representative for SkyCity.

Within the podium of the building, there will be 60,000 sq ft of office space and 20,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. A builder for the project will be announced before the end of this year, and suites remain on sale at the presentation centre located at 279 Garry Street. Call us, or visit our website for hours of operation.

About the Companies

Fortress Real Developments Inc. - Fortress Real Developments Inc. is a Canadian real estate development company that seeks out and analyzes opportunities in major Canadian markets. The company is focused on quality projects with recognizable alpha in residential low-rise, high-rise, and commercial market segments. For more information visit:

SkyCity Centre Winnipeg – SkyCity Centre is a mixed-use tower in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Rising 45 storeys high, it is planned as the tallest tower between Toronto and Calgary, with 388 residential units, 60,000 sq ft of office space and 20,000 sq ft of retail. For more information visit:

SOURCE Fortress Real Developments

Image with caption: "Interested purchasers lined up before doors opened for the VIP Launch at SkyCity Winnipeg (CNW Group/Fortress Real Developments)". Image available at:

For further information: Media Contact: Natasha Alibhai, Fortress Real Developments,, Phone: (905) 787-9266 ext. 235


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