Annual Development Challenge

Awards Night 2019 will be October 3rd - SAVE THE DATE!  NAIOP members can attend this exciting event FREE, at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, Fourth Floor.  Watch for announcements when registration opens.

View Winning Development Proposals from past years.

View the Photo Album from Awards Night in 2018.

The NAIOP Greater Toronto Developing Leaders committee is pleased to present the 2019 edition of this annual development competition for Developing Leaders and university students. View this year’s PROJECT SITE and description below.

NAIOP Greater Toronto believes this annual Development Challenge promotes and encourages its overall mission established by and for the members. The competition allows emerging leaders to demonstrate their talents and skills to senior industry members through written and live oral presentations. By expanding Developing Leaders’ and students' skill sets and networks we help ensure a strong future for our industry.

During the summer, professionals 35 years of age or under from all industry disciplines, as well as university students, will form small diverse teams to create development proposals for the land parcel occupied by Dixie Value Mall in Mississauga. Mimicking a real-life experience, the teams will work with the constraints inherent with this property.

Following a preliminary round of judging in early September, the three finalist teams will be selected by experienced industry practitioners.

On Awards Night, October 3, 2019 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, live presentations will be given by the finalist teams and our panel of judges will select the first, second and third place teams. The judges’ decisions will be based on objective criteria provided at the outset of the competition, plus the depth and quality of the live presentations.  Cash prizes will be awarded to all finalist teams.



Slate Asset Management and Choice REIT have partnered with NAIOP to use Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga as the subject for this year’s competition.
The future of retail shopping centres is rapidly evolving, and owners are quickly realizing the underutilization of the land parcels they sit on. This case will push teams to think about these changing conditions as they evaluate the highest and best use for this 46-acre piece of land.




NAIOP is pleased to introduce the judges’ panel for October 3rd.

(clockwise from top left) Nurit Altman, Director, RBC Capital Markets; Andrew Hoffman, CEO, CentreCourt Developments; Hugh Clark, EVP, Development, Allied Properties REIT; Emily Hanna, Partner, Investments, Crown Realty Partners