Emma brings strategic thinking and service excellence to real estate. As a former corporate lawyer and lifelong Calgarian, she knows what it takes to give her clients the most professional real estate experience possible. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary. After articling at Vancouver firm Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy she returned to Calgary. Emma was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2000 and to the Alberta Bar in 2002.
Emma’s training as a lawyer, allows her to understand how to navigate the emotional and commercial complexities of a real estate deal. Emma believes strongly in the brand promise of Charles Real Estate – to serve first and sell second – and has been instrumental in the development of the culture and approach of Charles.
In addition to consistently demonstrating an exceptional commitment to Charles, she also demonstrates it to the city of Calgary and the communities where she lives and works. She was President and Co-founder of the organization, Calgary River Communities Action Group (CRCAG) – a citizens’ advocacy group she founded in response to the devastating floods in Calgary in 2013. CRCAG is a solutions-oriented organization that provides feedback and guidance to all levels of government as they create policy and builds infrastructure to make Calgary a more resilient city.
Emma has also held senior political staff positions including stakeholder relations, strategic policy development, issues management and public affairs as a key staff member for the Premier of Alberta. She also serves on school councils, volunteers with the YWCA of Calgary, the Glenbow Museum and is a board member of the Calgary Parks Foundation. She’s also the mother and chauffeur for two active children – so if she’s not driving around with a client, she’s probably driving to hockey rinks, soccer pitches, school plays, basketball games or a ski hill.
322 Elbow Park Lane Sw
Gracefully situated on one of the most prestigious and private streets in Calgary boasting 147' of Riverfront Property, this historic residence is a masterpiece in beautiful detail and a reflection to the pioneer family that first resided within. Designed in the Tudor Revival style by William Stanley Bates and Gilbert Hodgson in 1912, the home was commissioned by the original owner, James Hossack Woods and his wife Leonora Christine, and was known during their residency as The Gables. Inside the 5,000+ square foot home, tasteful renovations are sure to please the modern eye, yet hints of original details tell the story of an early pioneer family that laid the groundwork for the publishing industry in Calgary. The grand foyer welcomes you and the formal living room offers panoramic Elbow River views and tasteful fireplace. The gourmet kitchen offers professional grade stainless steel appliances including a new stove and large island. Upstairs, 4 large bedrooms including the master suite await, which offers a luxurious 5-piece ensuite bathroom. The lower level features a recreation room, office, natural wine cellar, infrared sauna and enough space for a potential gym. Other details include coffered ceilings, crown mouldings, hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, plantation shutters, spray foam insulation in the attic, new roof, renovated/rebuilt west garage with Nanny suite/secondary office, multiple air filters on both furnaces (Hepa, VOC, Ozonator), new custom front door, new maintenance-free rear deck and railing, alarm system, speakers/audio system throughout and detached garage with washroom and second washer/dryer. Flood prevention ensures peace of mind which includes 2 generators, external pump and sump pumps, tiger dam (available with house sale) and sewer back-up preventer. Woods moved to Calgary in 1907 where he became editor and managing director of the Calgary Herald, and later also became vice-president of The Calgary Herald Publishing Co. Own a piece of Calgarys history, on the nicest lot on the river and appreciate the plethora of enjoyments that coincide. (id:40382)