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How did it all begin?
In a 2014 interview with the Toronto Star, Christopher LaVoie, 41, spoke about his beginnings in real estate in Alberta, his father’s role in the family business, and his love for the outdoors.
LaVoie, who was born in Ontario and grew up in a small town called Mombaig in Saskatchewan, studied in Montreal and was one of the first few first-year law students. He was awarded a scholarship to the McGill Law School in Montreal, where he graduated with a law degree in 2006.
In the next five years, he completed a couple of postgraduate degrees including a master’s in real estate. During his law studies, LaVoie’s father, Frank LaVoie, worked as a lawyer specializing in commercial property.
In 2011, LaVoie travelled to Calgary to further his study in business and entrepreneurship at the University of Calgary, studying under Michael Aupetir, who was a professor of finance and marketing at the school.
At the end of his studies in 2012, LaVoie began working for his father in his real estate venture. He has worked at several major real estate companies in the Calgary area: BMO, Laidlaw, Fasken Martineau, and AECOM, where he was involved in the development of the company’s residential and commercial real estate.
“When my dad went to work in the Edmonton office, (I worked) in BMO in Calgary, when they would go into a new town, they would bring a piece of land, put it together,” LaVoie said in the Toronto Star interview.
But in September 2014, the business venture that LaVoie and his father own, called The Christopher LaVoie Group, became a reality and LaVoie was ready to get back to his love for building houses and building people.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It