Seventh Annual Development Challenge

REGISTER NOW to attend Awards Night, October 4th. See these finalist teams compete head to head as they presentation their development concepts live on-stage.

TALL TIMBER
DEVELOPMENT GROUP
  FOUR CORNER INVESTMENTS   THE TTRAID GROUP
         

Team:

Naama Blonder
Smart Density

Misha Bereznyak
Smart Density

Mark Gaglione
EllisDon

Brett Llewellyn-Thomas
Nova Ridge
Development


 

 

  Team:

Alannah Bird
Schulich / York U

Umehani Kanga
Schulich / York U

Pedram Karimi
Architecture / U of T

Ehsan Naimpour
Architecture / U of T

Bao Nguyen
Schulich / York U

Jordan Trinder
Schulich / York U
  Team:

Andre Antanaitis 
Great Gulf

Terence Louw
Great Gulf

Taylor Townley
Great Gulf

Robert Walter-Joseph
Weston Consulting

Daniele Vezzoli
Zeidler Partnership
Architects

Ivan Zeng
Great Gulf

 


NAIOP Greater Toronto believes this annual Development Challenge promotes and encourages its overall mission established by and for the members. The competition allows those in the Developing Leaders group to demonstrate their talents and skills to senior industry members through written and live oral presentations. By expanding Developing Leaders’ skill sets and networks we are empowering our future leaders today.

During the summer, professionals 35 years of age or under from all industry disciplines, as well as GTA-based university students, formed small diverse teams to create development proposals for a prominent site in Toronto. Mimicking a real life experience, the teams worked with the constraints of the actual site.

Following a preliminary round of judging, the three finalist teams were selected by experienced industry practitioners.

On Awards Night, October 4, 2018 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, live presentations will be given by the finalist teams and our panel of judges shown here 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.


 

    

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AWARDS NIGHT JUDGES

NAIOP is pleased to welcome the distinguished industry leaders who will judge the finalists’ presentations on Awards Night in October.

David Gerofsky, CEO, First Gulf Corporation
Nancy Cohen, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Andrew Duncan, Senior Vice-President, RioCan REIT
Trevor Blakely, CEO, Forgestone Capital
Emily Hanna (Emcee) – Partner, Investments, Crown Realty Partners