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Jamie Palmer

Power Properties “why” is to build lifelong relationships with tenants and landlords in Calgary by providing stress-free property management to landlords and safe, comfortable homes to tenants.

Tell us about yourself?

My father started Power Properties in 1980. I joined the company after graduating in 2003 as a realtor and leasing agent. I worked my way through all of the positions in the company and then purchased Power Properties in 2011, taking on the role of President and Broker.

I hold a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation, the highest designation in Property Management in North America. I earned an honours degree from the University of Toronto, and I am a licensed Property Manager and Real Estate Broker with over 21 years of experience in Calgary property management.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Power Properties completely reorganized our operations in July of 2023, creating single points of contact for our clients and tenants, increasing accountability within our team, and creating greater opportunities for increased compensation. As we recently won “Best Property Management Company in Calgary for 2024”, I can confidently say these changes have been enthusiastically received by our clients and team, so I would tell myself to make the change sooner!

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What problem does your business solve?

We give back the most valuable resource possible to our clients, time. They don’t have to spend time or worry about their rental properties. Everything is taken care of for them. Additionally, we provide safe, comfortable homes for our tenants, giving them peace of mind that their families have a wonderful space in which to create cherished memories together.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

We love building life-long relationships! The relationships Power Properties builds with its clients and tenants often span decades. We’re able to do that because our clients understand the value of their time and how Power Properties ensures they can spend it with their families and loved ones, not on looking after their properties.

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What is your magic sauce?

Power Properties has three unique things that set us apart:

  • Premium Experience
    First, we strive to simplify your life with our premium experience, characterized by a transparent, all-inclusive management fee and a high team member-to-property ratio, ensuring you can reach us whenever you need us.
  • Trusted Reputation
    Secondly, our reputation speaks for itself with over four decades of award-winning service and a team of licensed property managers.
  • Full-Service Approach
    Finally, as a full-service real estate company, we not only provide a hands-off management experience but will also help you buy and sell real estate, giving you the freedom and time to enjoy what really matters to you.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

Power Properties will be expanding into other Alberta markets so we can help build even more life-long relationships with clients, tenants, and an expanded team! We’re keeping a tight lid on where we’re expanding, but our first new location will be launching this year!

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

Over the course of 43 years, we have experienced everything you can imagine, from the massive real estate crash of the early 1980s, Calgary’s boom and bust oil cycles, city-wide floods in 2013, pandemic lockdowns, and now massive housing shortages. In each case, the ability to adapt while remaining committed to our core values and passion has seen us through.

How can people get involved?

If you understand time is your most valuable resource and you own a rental property in Calgary and surrounding areas, visit us at to learn about Power Properties’ Proven Process for managing your rental property.

Or, if you are an A-player, have a passion for building relationships, and are interested in working with Power Properties, we are rapidly growing and would love to hear from you. You can visit to learn more about opportunities at Calgary Best Property Management Company.