Bernie D. Bayer - Senior Partner
Since co-founding Taurus Property Group in 2002, Bernie has been committed to providing impartial advice to owners and developers of retail real estate. With an unabashed passion for urban retail and a desire for quality, Bernie has worked with many of Canada's largest and most sophisticated property owners. He is dedicated to the core values of delivering what he promises, taking a long-term approach and having an owner's perspective.
Following graduation from the University of Calgary, Bernie started his real estate career at CB Richard Ellis where he had the good fortune of working with the senior partners of the firm. His experience at CBRE included assisting in the sale of retail property to institutional investors, merchandising planning and leasing of urban retail and exposure to development planning. In 1999 Bernie left CBRE to form a small brokerage where he and a partner worked with both retailers and landlord's to complete long term retail lease agreements.
Bernie is a strong believer in contributing to his community. He is focused on efforts that have direct, positive long-term benefits within the local community. His current involvements include being a member of Haven's Council, an organization committed to supporting vulnerable and at-risk children and youth of Calgary; a leader and group committee member with Strathcona 215 Scouts; and a regular contributor and fundraiser on behalf of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.
As a native Calgarian, Bernie is among rare and privileged company having witnessed the tremendous growth and maturing of our City. He and his wife Doreen with their two sons Connor and Ryan spend time together skiing, cycling, camping and travelling. Bernie is an avid outdoorsman, an intrepid mountain biker, a fearless ball hockey player and a mediocre but enthusiastic golfer.