The Remington Group
Approached by Remington Group CEO Mr. Rudy Bratty in 2002 to start and head a new High-Rise Division for the company. As Vice President, responsibilities included overseeing design, condominium documentation, marketing, sales, tendering, construction and after sales service. All construction management was done in house under my direction.
Responsible for the land development of key high-rise projects in the City of Toronto on behalf of The Remington Group.
Downtown Markham is a mixed used $3.5 Billion project for which will include when completed over 8000 residential high-rise units, 3,000,000 square feet of office and over 1,000,000 square feet of retail uses. To date, the initial phases of over 1300 residential units have been built and occupied. This project has received a number of residential design awards including the Toronto BILD High-Rise project of the year in 2013.
Responsible for negotiating and being awarded two City of Toronto Housing Programs. The most recent project being a 20 storey, 210 unit rental building at Victoria Park and Sheppard Avenue where Remington received government forgivable grants of over $25,000,000. A Geothermal System supplies the heating and cooling in this building.
Recently secured all land development approvals; zoning, Official Plan Amendment for a 1750 unit High-Rise Project called IQ on the Queensway. To date building permits for 760 units for this project have been issued. Phase I is currently occupied.
Other successfully completed projects are Casa Del Sol, a 270 unit condominium project at Kennedy and Denison in Markham, as well as the Viva Project, a 300 unit, 3 tower, rental and condominium complex located Bathurst and Wilson Avenues in North York.
For the past several years involved in the coordination of the design, sales and marketing of The Remington Centre. This is an 800,000 square foot enclosed condominium shopping centre at Kennedy Rd and Steeles Ave in the City of Markham. Sales are well underway. Application has been made for a building permit. The project will also have two residential towers with over 600 units.
Foxbridge Homes Limited
Launched and owned a housing company that developed and built single-family homes and townhouses in Uxbridge and Rockwood. Joint ventured with Wycliffe Homes to build over 200 homes as the Wycliffe-Foxbridge Group. Managed the development of over 1500 acres of the land owned by Wycliffe in the Uxbridge Area.
Developed and constructed an award winning 78 unit upscale Freehold Townhouse Project called “Upper East Side” in the City of Toronto with Context Developments.
Provided the service of “Owners Representative” on the phased demolition and reconstruction of the West Side Mall on Eglinton Avenue in the City of Toronto.
Corporate Properties Limited
Vice-President- Land Development and Construction –processed all unzoned lands owned by Corporate Properties. Acted as Owners Representative for the construction of 2 High-Rise projects in the City of Toronto. Also, started a new single family housing division, which constructed custom and semi-custom homes in Markham, Toronto and Richmond Hill.
NuWest Development Corporation (Calgary Based Public Company)
Ontario Land Development Regional Manager, responsible for the acquisition and processing for development over $60,000,000 of undeveloped land in the GTA.