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Our Team

Experienced Residential and Commercial Land Developers

Blake Parker – Principal & Founder

Mr. Parker is the Principal and Founder of The Canavest Group and has over 30 years of development experience. His extensive knowledge of real estate development includes financial viability evaluation, acquisition, planning, partnership syndication, risk management, development, marketing, and eventual exit strategies. As founder of The Canavest Group, Mr. Parker forged solid relationships and partnerships with investment groups to acquire and develop many projects. Canavest develops office and mixed-use sites, custom home site communities for sale, single-family residential production lots for sale and construction, and multifamily sites to construct. Canavest has focused on the greater metro Phoenix area and the greater Prescott community in Arizona. It has developed its first Calgary multi-family for-purpose rental project in Calgary, Canada.

Mr. Parker has been integrally involved in planning, developing, constructing, and selling over 250 million dollars of production and custom residential lots, single-family homes, condominiums, and commercial real estate.

Parkview Developments, Inc.
In 1991, Mr. Parker founded Parkview Developments Inc. to plan and develop residential communities in the greater Metropolitan Phoenix area. Parkview syndicated partnerships and forged relationships with investment groups to acquire and develop various properties. Parkview Developments primarily developed single-family residential lots, semi-custom homes, and multi-family residential projects. In 1996, Mr. Parker and his family moved to Arizona from Calgary.

The Canavest Residential Group
In 1998, Mr. Parker co-founded a full-service development company known as The Canavest Group. Canavest continued to syndicated partnerships to develop commercial office and industrial buildings and single-family residential communities and build multi-family residential developments in luxury master-planned golf communities, primarily Prescott and Payson, Arizona. The Canavest Group was rebranded as The Canavest Residential Group in 2009. Canavest can conduct all aspects of the development process in-house, from the initial land acquisition to the development, construction, property management, and sales and marketing for each venture.

In 2011, Canavest Residential Investment Fund I, LLLP was formed under the Canavest umbrella to take advantage of the Real Estate Market downturn. Canavest syndicated capital and purchased distressed bank notes and single-family homes in the Phoenix Metropolitan area to lease, hold, and sell. Canavest Managed all the Rentals in-house.

Mr. Parker co-founded several medical facilities, including in 2010 Total Family Care, a Houston Based family practice medical clinic. In 2015 Valley Pain Intervention Center (VPIC) was founded to focus on patient pain management primarily. VPIC and Total Family Care are still in operation.

Mr. Parker has been integrally involved in planning, developing, constructing, and selling over 250 million dollars of production and custom residential lots, single-family homes, condominiums, and commercial real estate.

Melinda Parker – Principal/Partner

Mrs. Melinda Parker has been involved with The Canavest Group since its inception. As a licensed Real Estate Agent, Melinda also has extensive experience in real estate sales and marketing, as well as property management.


Mr. Robert Kvamme has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 30 years as a licensed real estate broker and licensed general contractor. Mr. Kvamme has a class KB-1 contractor designation and has been building commercial, multi-family, single-family, and luxury residential projects throughout Arizona. In construction, several of his responsibilities include securing all property entitlements, project design, and engineering, obtaining appropriate permit approvals, contract negotiating and awarding for the development infrastructure and buildings, supervising construction, budgeting, scheduling, contract management, and achieving the final certificate of occupancies.

ELLEN GROLLMAN – Accounting and Closing Coordinator

Ellen Grollman brings over 15 years of construction-related experience to the Canavest Residential Group. Before moving to Scottsdale, Ellen and her husband successfully ran a custom home construction business in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ellen is a graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Her experiential background also includes real estate and escrow. With The Canavest Group, her primary focus is financial accounting and closing coordinator, along with office operations and customer service.