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About UM Properties


UM Properties is a limited partnership whose units are controlled by a University of Manitoba trust. UM Properties GP Inc. is the general partner and the independent land development company guiding the creation of Southwood Circle into a complete mixed-use community.

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Development scope and horizon

112 acres developed in multiple phases over 20 years

Land parcels available to building developers on a 99-year renewable lease

All building subject to design guidelines


11,000 multifamily units

Condo and rental


Up to 500.000 square feet of retail, grocery and services
Up to 3.000.000 square feet of office and institutional

Site plan features

Parkland: 21 acres featuring swaths of old-growth trees

Waterfront: 1 km

Active transportation trails: 10 kilometres


University of Manitoba: 5-minute walk

Rapid transit: 5-minute walk

Well-situated near established commercial/retail services, including a general hospital


Land Servicing: 2023

Building starts: 2023 – 2024

First move-in: 2026



A vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable residential community extension of the University of Manitoba campus.



Build long term prosperity for the University of Manitoba through community development and campus transformation.



Leadership in Indigenous Design and Sustainability, Community Wellness, Continuous Learning and Discovery



UM Properties reports directly to an independent Board of Directors. This structure assures the high level of autonomy that will be key to this project’s success

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For more than 25 years, Greg Rogers has been developing commercial and residential properties in Canada and the U.S. on behalf of private and institutional investors. More recently, his focus has been on urban mixed use infill development as a senior executive with Minto, and later Timbercreek, both international developers and investment managers. Greg’s track record exceeds 10 million square feet of new development in all asset classes, in all major Canadian cities, as well as Florida and California. In 2019, he returned to his hometown of Winnipeg to lead UM Properties.


Greg Rogers | Chief Executive Officer

Board Of Directors


UM Properties is led by a 10-member Board of Directors. In keeping with corporate by-laws, the majority of directors are independent of the University of Manitoba. The current independent directors have extensive experience and knowledge of real estate development.

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