Longtime Calgary auto dealership Big 4 Motors has relocated to a business park on the Tsuut’ina reserve.
Big 4 has taken up 60,000 square feet in Taza Park. The Tsuut’ina reserve is governed by the First Nation of the same name and situated adjacent to Calgary’s southwestern edge.
Big 4 owner Wood Automotive Group decided to relocate the dealership after operating it within the Calgary city limits for the past four decades.
“We’re delighted to be doing a venture that’s helping First Nations people grow and develop,” said Gerry Wood, the automotive group’s founder and executive chair, in a video on Big 4’s website. “The west side of the city definitely does not have a lot of auto dealerships.”
Taza Park is a joint-venture project between the First Nation and Montreal-based development, investment and asset management firm Canderel Group. Wood Automotive Group has leased about 30 acres of land in Taza Park under a 95-year agreement, according to the Calgary Herald.
The company is now constructing a new Volkswagen dealership in the business park.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.