Katz Group

About Katz Group

Katz Group is a North American leader in sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality and retail cannabis, with an integrated portfolio of distinctive lifestyle businesses, brands and growth platforms.

Katz Group operates multiple businesses across four related verticals. Our iconic NHL franchise, the Edmonton Oilers, makes its home at Rogers Place, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex. Rogers Place sits at the heart of ICE District, our award-winning, 25-acre mixed-use real estate development situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton. ICE District features a world of amenities, including several premium Oliver & Bonacini restaurants, as well as major national brand tenants across our commercial and retail space. And our retail cannabis business has emerged as one of Canada’s leading players in a fast-growing market where strong retail experience and landlord relationships are keys to success. Working together across our four lifestyle businesses, Katz Group creates one-of-a-kind experiences where people live, work, and play.

History

Founded by Daryl Katz in 1991, Katz Group’s history has been defined by bold and long-term visions for building great businesses in pharmacy, sports, entertainment, real estate, hospitality and retail.

1991

Purchases the Canadian franchise rights to Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy for $300,000

1994-1999

Acquires Rexall, PharmaPlus, and Drug Trading Co. which included the Guardian and I.D.A banners

2008

Acquires the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Oil Kings

2010

Begins assembling a 25-acre parcel of contiguous real estate in downtown Edmonton

2012

Unveils plan for ICE District, which would become North America’s second largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district

Sells independent franchise pharmacy business (IDA and Guardian) to McKesson Corp. for C$0.9 billion

2014

Acquires Bakersfield Condors

Partners with the City of Edmonton to develop Rogers Place, an award-winning, world-class sports and entertainment venue

Begins construction of ICE District Phase 1

2015

Acquires interest in Oliver & Bonacini, a leading Canadian restaurant, hospitality and event group

2016

Sells Rexall Health to McKesson Corp. in a transaction valued at C$2.9 billion

Opens Rogers Place

2017

Acquires majority interest in Oliver & Bonacini

2018

Sells Edmonton Tower to AIMCo in a transaction valued at C$400 million

Oliver & Bonacini acquires Concorde Entertainment Group

2019

Acquires the master franchise rights for Tokyo Smoke, the leading cannabis retailer in Ontario

Sells Stantec Tower to DEKA Immobolien, one of Europe’s largest pension funds, in a transaction valued at more than C$500 million

Opens JW Marriott ICE District, a luxury hotel in the heart of Edmonton

Welcomes residents to ICE District’s SKY Residents and Signature Suites

2020

NHL selects Edmonton as Hub City to host the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Place and JW Marriott ICE District

2021

International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) selects Edmonton and Rogers Place to host the 2021 World Junior Championships