Welcome to our little corner of Kensington!

Founded in 1978, The Dobbin Group owns several commercial properties in the Kensington shopping district of Calgary, Alberta while partnering on multiple mixed-use commercial developments within the retail corridors of 10th Street and Kensington Road NW.

For Lease:

1130 Kensington Rd NW

Available January 1, 2020

Bright, sunny, south facing retail location with full-wall windows. Possession in early December for TIs, make your plans now!

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Richard White: Kensington is evolving nicely, thank you!

While the closing of Kensington’s high profile Starbucks (Calgary’s first) and the “for lease” sign at Julio’s Barrio restaurant was shocking to public, professionals realize it is part of the natural evolution of retail and restaurants. 

Kensington has had a strong local cafe culture for decades — and still does — with such long-time cafes as Higher Ground, the Roasterie and Second Cup. In fact, the old Jugo Juice space’s new tenant is a coffee shop — Good Trade Co. I am betting the Starbucks space won’t remain empty for long.

Read the rest of this article @ The Calgary Herald

About The Dobbin Group

Our Properties

We own several unique buildings in the very heart of Kensington. Our heritage buildings and newer developments are clustered on the NW corner of 10A Street and Kensington Road an feature the often photographed, iconic Starbucks Building, Kensington Pub and Higher Ground building.

To learn about our buildings, read more here…


Our Tenants

Our tenants are some of the most recognized retailers in Kensingtion and include Higher Ground, Starbucks, Kensington Pub, Manana and many others.  Meet our tenants …

Our Team

We’re ready and happy to help you with your media inquires and leasing needs. Come on over to the sunny side of the street! Meet our team…

Our Projects, Past & Present

The Dobbin Group has been involved with several notable redeveloment projects in Kensington including the rezoning of the Carpenter’s Hall (now The Kensingtion) and the Memorial Drive Project (now being built-out by Anthem). Learn about our past projects here.

Our Blog

Filtering, an alternative to “Gentrification”

Gentrification is defined by Wikipedia as "A process of renovation and revival of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of influx of more affluent residents, which results in increased property values and the displacing of lower-income families and small...

What Affects Commercial Lease Rates?

During public engagement on most redevelopment projects, the issue of 'ever increasing' commercial lease rates is a common discussion topic. To state that profitability is the only driving factor behind commercial lease rates is inaccurate: many factors affect the...

A Beautiful Finish in Kensington

With the leaves falling and the sun warming our sunny little piece of Kensington, it reminds me I had intended to write a most sincere letter of thanks as the BRZ Streetscape Chair and as a landlord in the area to those involved in our construction in the area.  With...