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HIP Developments hasn’t just made civic pride their priority, but in fact leveraged it into a winning strategy.
Since 2010, This Cambridge-based development company has been building homes that embody their core philosophy of putting communities first.
Under the leadership of HIP Developments President Scott Higgins, this developer sees giving back to the community not just as an obligation, but as a rewarding act that provides value to the entire city. That’s because this developer views sustainable success as a result of contributing to both the social and economic growth of their communities.
Higgins said the role of a home developer is a deeply personal one for him
“I was born and raised in Cambridge,” said Higgins, “and grew up watching these iconic buildings become derelict and run down. It’s a dream of mine to build vibrancy, quality of living and economic success back into our communities.”
HIP’s aspirations as a community influence reach an apex with Strata Condos. This ambitious uptown Waterloo condo residence looks to become an important city-wide destination with LAUNCH, a 40,000-square-foot educational facility that will promote STEAM culture (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Fashioned after a similar model used for minor sports, LAUNCH will serve as a community-focused space designed to foster creativity, curiosity, and innovation.
As a demonstration of this builder’s desire to build more than just real estate, this facility serves as nothing less than a catalyst for community change.
“Pairing a gorgeous condo development with space where our community’s kids’ creativity, curiosity and innovation thrive is far from accidental,” insists Higgins. “Instead, it’s a perfect example of how we’re re-envisioning lived spaces while we strive to build resilient, creative, and fun communities.”
HIP’s commitment to the community
As it were, encouraging creativity is a central part of HIP’s commitment to the community. In April 2019, this developer donated two Waterloo houses to be used; as studio space for local artists in hopes of encouraging creativity in the region. Two months after that, this developer was again trying to foster local creativity through their involvement with the 100 Notebook project, giving high school children a chance to express themselves through their donation of free notebooks.
And, if it so happens that intentions are insufficient, this developer shows itself to not be lacking in quality.
Awards From The Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association
When it comes to building homes, HIP conclusively shows that they are among the best in the industry through their multiple awards. 2018 saw HIP win numerous home builder awards from the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association that included the prestigious Builder of the Year.
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