- Sep 22, 2015
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Ivan Beljan is turning old building into new jewels, old strip malls into new hubs, and forgotten back alleys into new shopping areas.
Little wonder Beljan is known as Edmonton’s most innovative developer.
He was born to construction. He is from the north side of Edmonton, the son of a Croatian immigrant, Ante Beljan, who spent his life as a construction concrete specialist, with his son hearing all about it and sometimes working odd jobs at various sites.
His father worked long hours and always told his son, “If you don’t go to school, you’re going to end up in construction.”
But even as a kid, his son was always looking at buildings and trying to figure out if they could be built differently or better.
“I always re-imagined things,” he says.
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