OUR BUSINESSES &
PARTNERSHIPS


Extraordinary Transformation of a Family Business

SM2’s portfolio currently encompasses commercial real estate and operating businesses, including car and truck rental, parking assets and hotel operations in Canada and the United States of America. In addition, SM2 is partnered with The Western Investment Company of Canada in the insurance sector (Fortress Insurance Company), as well with New Star Capital in the gaming industry (Cash Casinos and Ace Casinos). Lastly, SM2 has investments in residential real estate and senior housing projects and is continuously expanding across North America.


Ace Casinos is our primary brand for the casino gaming portfolio in partnership with New Star Capital. The current facility is located in Calgary, Alberta and offers casino gaming entertainment, including slots, VLTs, table games, electronic table games and sports betting.




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Budget Car & Truck Rental is a leading global vehicle rental operator. Operating four (4) locations in Calgary, Alberta, including the Calgary International Airport (YYC), the franchise has been locally owned and operated since 1972 and serves corporate, leisure and replacement markets customers with a vast car and truck fleet.



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Cash Casino has locations in Calgary and Red Deer and offers all casino gaming entertainment, including slots, VLTs, table games, electronic table games and poker. Established as the first casino in Calgary over 40 years ago, it was purchased in partnership with New Star Capital in 2020.




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In 2017, SM2 invested with Paradise Spirits to acquire the premium tequila brand of El Tequileño. El Tequileño has been made in the town of Tequila, Mexico since 1959 and is one of only 8 brands of tequila that is exclusively made at its own distillery. Recently, El Tequileño was rated as the #3 top distillery out of 130 distilleries on tastetequila.com.


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Fortress Insurance Company is a regionally focused insurer operating since 2004. Proud of its western roots, Fortress works exclusively with independent insurance brokers in Western Canada striving to build strong, trust-worthy and long-lasting relationships. It is responsive, well capitalized and flexible to serve the specialized needs of their broker partners.


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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Germantown-Memphis is a 129-room hotel located in Tennessee. Opened in 2019, the hotel is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) brand and features suite-styled hotel rooms, complimentary hot and cold breakfast and a swimming pool. The property provides easy access to downtown Memphis and is situated near Memphis International Airport (MEM).

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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Spruce Grove is a 130-room hotel located in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Opened in 2015, the hotel is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) brand and features suite-styled hotel rooms, complimentary hot and cold breakfast and a swimming pool. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Fuhr Sports Park, Aerial Gymnastics Club and Tri-Leisure Centre.

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Established in 1977, Park & Jet offers 24-hour shuttle service for customers traveling to and from Calgary International Airport (YYC). Conveniently located on the corner of Airport Trail and Barlow Trail, our “Trunk-to-Trunk” service picks you up at your vehicle and takes you directly to the airport terminal.



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Nestled in the heart of downtown Calgary, the Regency Suites Hotel features all-suites hotel rooms for both short and long-term stay guests. Only a two-minute walk from Calgary’s famous Eau Claire Market, this boutique hotel offers complimentary hot and cold breakfast to serve our corporate and leisure travellers alike.



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