SNR’s story begins in the 1930’s. Having immigrated to Canada from Eastern Europe without a penny to his name, Henry Steckler spent his first several years in the Montreal area working as a peddler; traveling from town to town selling his wares. Like many immigrants of his era, Henry viewed real estate as the safest place to invest his money. Pooling his savings with other investors, Henry began to purchase apartment buildings. His son Arthur played a substantial role in the business from early on and by the time he reached his late twenties, Arthur had transformed SNR into a full-fledged developer – building and developing single-family residential, multi-family residential, industrial and commercial properties.