Winter Newsletter 2017

The NAIOP DL members have been busy over the previous quarter. Below you’ll see news on moves and deals related to your fellow DLs.



Chetan Baweja has moved from Cadillac Fairview as a Senior Manager to Bentall Kennedy as a Director, Investment Management

Alex Candy has moved from Forgestone Capital as a research analyst to Allied Properties REIT as an analyst, lease reporting.
Caleigh Caplan has joined the Real Estate Group at Fasken Martineau as an Associate.
Kanistan Emmanuvel has moved from SmartREIT as a Senior Financial Analyst to Bentall Kennedy as a Manager of Real Estate Valuation.

Aleks Karamarkovic has been promoted from Associate, Investments to Director, Investments at Graywood Developments.
Emily Long has been promoted within Crestpoint Real Estate Investments to Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management.
Odysseas Papadimitriou has joined Harris Sheaffer LLP from Miller Thomson LLP to continue his commercial real estate practice, with a focus on condominium development and condominium governance.
Eric Pennington has been promoted to Senior Valuation Analyst at Manulife Real Estate.

Phil Stone has been promoted within Bentall Kennedy to Vice President, Head of Research.
Matthieu Urbain has joined Crown Property Management Inc. as Analyst, Investments.




Aaron Moore at Avison Young, has recently completed the sale of Bracebridge Square, a 40,738 sf retail plaza tenanted by Tim Horton’s, Mac’s, Subway, & M&M Meats. The plaza was sold on behalf of an institutional investor for $10,400,000 . Aaron has also recently completed the sale of Ridley Square, a 47,588 retail plaza located in St. Catharines tenanted by Meridian Credit Union, Subway & Easy Home. The plaza was sold of behalf on a private investor for $14,100,000.

Ted Overbaugh at CBRE, has recently completed a 55 acre land transaction in Halton Hills at 340 Main Street for $8,000,000.  Completed 140,000 SF design build to kick off development and 20 acres of residual land ready for development that allows outside storage and has rail access. Ted has also recently completed the sale of a 62,000 SF industrial Plaza in Brampton at 11-13 Edvac Drive for $5,255,000. 55 acre land transaction in Halton Hills at 340 Main Street for $8,000,000.  The purchaser intends to convert the property to industrial condos.

John Stewart, Senior Vice President of Colliers Capital Markets | Canada, has recently completed the sale of a 5 building Class A flex portfolio in Halifax, NS. The portfolio consists of ~400,000 sf and was sold for $38,950,000.  John has also recently completed the sale of a Class A multi-tenant industrial property located at 1170 Invicta Drive in Oakville, ON. The property consists of ~190,000 sf and sold for $20,245,000.



The Development Challenge 2016 Winners

For this year's contest, held on September 28, 2016, the subject property for which teams submitted development proposals is Dominion Square, located on Queen Street East, just east of Parliament Street.  With multiple buildings and historic relevance for Toronto, the site challenged the vision and creativity of each participant. Read More Here


November 2016 - DLs' Lunch & Learn Event:

"80% of Life is showing up"
with Andre Kuzmicki

Hosted by: the NAIOP Greater Toronto Developing Leaders

Andre has been in and around the commercial real estate industry for more than forty years - for half his career as a practitioner, and then as an educator and corporate director. This lunch and learn session focused on what he considers to be the most valuable professional experiences he's had, the most important life lessons he's learned and how the trajectory of his career led to the creation of the world's first ever Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure, which will launch in January 2017 at the Schulich School of Business.

Andre is also this year's honourary recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual REX Awards Gala to be held on April 3rd, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
>>  Andre Kuzmicki Biography





Developing Leaders JANUARY Lunch & Learn:
Annual Past Presidents' Panel Discussion

DL members joined together for the January Lunch & Learn event to engage with our distinguished panel of NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter Past Presidents. They spoke about their careers and their involvement with NAIOP, as well as discuss the state of the commercial real estate industry.

Emily Hanna, Partner, Crown Realty Partners
(NAIOP Chapter President, 2017)

Dean Cutting, Partner, Carttera Private Equities
(NAIOP Chapter President, 2010)
Michael Emory, President & CEO, Allied Properties REIT
(NAIOP Chapter President, 2002)
Matt Picken, Executive VP, National Practice Lead, Capital Markets, JLL
(NAIOP Chapter President, 2014)    



Earlier this month, NAIOP Greater Toronto was honoured for the quality and success of its Developing Leaders Program. Recognizing the best in programs, publications, membership, advocacy and more, the Chapter Merit Awards are presented annually at NAIOP’s Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat in Washington, D.C. Recipients are selected by a committee of their peers comprised of volunteer judges. Congratulations go out to the entire 2016 Developing Leader Committee for executing another successful year of programming.

Pictured here is Mark Hao (Chair, Developing Leader Committee, 2016) and Farrah Khimji (Chair, Developing Leader Committee, 2017).


Meet the 2017 Developing Leaders Committee

Farrah Khimji (Chair)
Vice President, Finance
Forgestone Capital
Shawn Feldon (Vice-Chair)
Director, Mortgage Investments
KingSett Capital
Chetan Baweja
Director, Investment Management
Bentall Kennedy
Monica Di Zio
Marketing and Communications Manager
Crown Property Management
Tim Kennedy
Director, Commercial Financing
First National Financial
Lynton Lewis
Senior Associate, Real Estate
Emily Long
Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management
Crestpoint Real Estate Investments
Sean Menkes
Development Manager
Menkes Developments
Fabienne Nelson
Asset Manager
LaSalle Investment Management
Mya Rahimian
Leasing Manager
Oxford Properties
David Roberts
Senior Asset Manager
John Stewart
Senior Vice President
Colliers Capital Markets | Canada


The DL committee endeavours to bring you an exciting variety of Lunch & Learns, tours, social events and more in the coming months. We encourage you to regularly visit the Events Section of this website to stay informed about educational events and networking opportunities.

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On this website, members and non-members may post job descriptions which can be viewed by members of NAIOP Greater Toronto. A post remains viewable for one month, or longer if renewed. View the JOBS BANK website feature to see job descriptions that may currently be posted.


Inspire is the quarterly newsletter produced by the Developing Leaders of NAIOP Greater Toronto. Its purpose is to keep you connected; to follow the accomplishments of young leaders in the commercial real estate industry, and provide inspiration to all Developing Leaders seeking professional growth.

If you want to share interesting news with the DL network, please send your entries to our Editor, Sean Menkes.

Previous issues of INSPIRE:

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Summer 2015


Welcome New DL Members

OCT. 1,  2016 - Jan. 30, 2017

Domenic Ieraci, Tovera Capital Group

Kris Ljubic, Royal Bank of Canada

Morgan Rubes, C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc

Ashish Shukla, C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc

Ryan Henry, Royal LePage Commercial

David Lay, CIBC

Sim Manocha, JLL

Samuel Petras, CIBC

Dylan Rappel, CIBC World Markets Inc.

Ryan Smele, Panattoni Development Company

Albert Tansley, First Capital Realty Inc.

Vienna Loo, JLL

Mike Nairne, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.

Rob Carrick, Dream Office Management Corp

Corey Duncan, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Maya Fainshtein, Marcus & Millichap Canada

Amanda Irwin, Manulife

Steven Keyzer, Colliers International

Fraser McKenna, CBRE

Sami Mouaket, Greybrook Realty Partners

Michelle Child, Laurentian Bank

Paul Papagiannis, Laurentian Bank

Tyrone Bowers, Allied Properties REIT

William Crowe, Equitable Bank

Kerry-Ann Poorman, Equitable Bank

Michael Yelavich, Manulife

John Scioli, JLL

Brandon Weening, Oxford Properties Group

Jesse Foden, Camino Modular Systems Inc.

Nicholas von Buttlar, Crown Property Management

Austin Welter, Triovest Capital

Wesley Yeung, Crown Property Management

Elaine Jenkins, CBRE Limited

Leslie Blumer, Gowling WLG

Caleigh Caplan, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Matthew Stesco, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Michael Walker, Manulife

Samantha Banks, RidgeMount Group Ltd.

Monika Rau, Dream

Erica Bird, Brookfield Property Partners

Liam Brown, Oxford Properties Group

Malcolm Kobayashi, Romspen Investment Corporation

Timothy Leung, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Stephanie Maye, Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. Brokerage

Tyler Brennan, SPIRE Commercial Realty Inc. Brokerage

Erik Martin, JLL

Dmitri Black, Jones Lang LaSalle

Jason Cowie, Scotiabank

Jamie Sullivan, Deloitte

Dani Larsen, Fox Contracting Ltd.

Tara Gocht, Marcus & Millichap Canada

Justina Leung, Manulife

Boris Podlubniy, Manulife

Saman Rouzbeh, Manulife

Duncan McLachlan, Oxford Properties Group

Aryan Sayyadi, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

David Dudkiewicz, McMillan LLP

Yuxi Chen, Ernst & Young LLP

Jason Mok, Manulife

Edward O'Brien, Manulife

Melanie Kleinplatz, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.

Justin Hawkins, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust

Samer Joubran, Maebrook

Julian Wong, Manulife

Katie Koichopolos, Urbanation Inc

Raymond Ziemba, Urbanation Inc

John Harricks, Slate Asset Management

Dave Kalinowsky, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Justin Robitaille, Dream Unlimited

Alex Holiff, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Kaitlyn Barry, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc.

Alex Killian, Fengate Capital Management

Chris Newbert, Miller Thomson LLP

Jennifer Taylor, Matrix Search Group Ltd.

Matthieu Urbain, Crown Realty Partners

William Bartlett, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Jonah Brown, Canada ICI Capital Corporation

Xiaoqing Chen, xoRainbow

Olivia Kahng, ACM Advisors

Matthew Rosenberg

Matthew Freeman, Impark

Corey Albert, CPPIB

Brandon Gorman, Ashlar Urban

Whitney Stevenson, PIRET Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

David Kankaras, Morrison Hershfield

Dean Lash, CIBC World Markets Inc.

Jason Child, CBRE Limited

Thomas Patterson, Armel Corporation