INSPIRE Summer Newsletter 2018

NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter Developing Leader members have been busy over the past quarter. Here's news on moves and deals by your fellow DLs.


Preet Aneja joined Crestpoint Real Estate Investments as a Financial Analyst.

Monica Di Zio was promoted to Manager, Leasing and Marketing, Crown Property Management Inc.

Sarah Hsu joined Epic Investment Services as a Manager from GWL Realty Advisors Inc.

Christina Karam joined Crown Property Management Inc. as Director, Leasing.

Farrah Khimji joined Grant Thornton as a Principal from Forgestone Capital.

Liam Sauro was promoted to Associate Vice President, Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield.

Duncan Smith was promoted to Director, Investments at The Daniels Corporation.


Liam Sauro at Cushman & Wakefield has recently completed two zoned land transactions.  The first at 4500-4570 Ridgeway Drive was a Site Plan Approved commercial development in Erin Mills, closing in May of 2018 for $20,100,000 on behalf of the Vendor.  A prominent local developer acquired the 14.81 acre site, which is currently approved for approximately 220,000 square feet of industrial, office and retail uses. 

The second transaction at 484 Spadina Avenue featured a fully zoned luxury rental development acquisition.  Structured as a ‘carve out’ from a larger portfolio sale, the site is zoned for 126,000 SF of residential use.  Acting on behalf of the Purchaser, Fitzrovia Capital, the transaction closed in March of 2018 for $23,600,000. 

Joel Goulding represented Investors Group in the sale of 2 County Court Blvd in Brampton. The 90,000 square foot mixed-use office & retail site sold for $17,700,000.


Know how. Know who. Know why. NAIOP programs help young professionals gain knowledge and make connections.

Sign up to participate in the 7th Annual Development Challenge. Deadline: Friday July 6. Earn industry-wide recognition and showcase your knowledge in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

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The Volleyball tournament is sold out to teams, however NAIOP welcomes registrations for the networking reception starting at 5:00 pm, July 26.  Location: Cabana Pool Bar, Toronto.

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NAIOP Greater Toronto’s annual Mentorship Program kicked into high gear in June. That’s when the session-booking process began and participating Developing Leaders (mentees) began selecting dates for hour-long mentoring sessions with mentors.  Once again, participation is outstanding with 98 mentors and 185 mentees registered in this year’s program. The mentors have made a total of 389 mentoring sessions available to DLs registered in the program, 96% of which are already booked.

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Several professional development courses are still available in the CREST calendar for 2018 (Commercial Real Estate Studies of Toronto). Register here

Previous issues of INSPIRE:

Winter 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

DL of the Quarter

Elijah Antflick, Ripple Developments Ltd.

After spending ten successful years working in various roles with Rice Commercial Group, Elijah has embarked on the next stage of his career by launching Ripple Developments Ltd. This new entity will be opportunistically looking to invest in and develop low rise residential, urban infill mixed-use, and small bay industrial projects. Through joint venture and private syndication structures, Elijah hopes to make waves...not just Ripples.  

Elijah obtained his MBA degree from Ivey and caught the real estate bug during his co-op terms while completing his BComm from Dalhousie University. He plays tennis and hockey throughout the year and gets asked more than once a week if he plays basketball.

Welcome New DL Members

April 1, 2018 to June 25

Deborah Joo, CBRE Limited

Senth Sellathurai, CBRE Limited

Dan Chapman, CBRE Limited

Zach Moe, Chandos Construction Ltd

Ryan White, Colliers International

Dov Beck, Commercial Development Group

Jimmy Wong, Cushman & Wakefield Asset Services

Esme Cragg, Dentons Canada  LLP

Kristina Berezhnaya, Dorr Capital

Yuxi Chen, Ernst & Young

Nadia Yen, First Gulf Corporation

Maksim Stajic-Katic, First National Financial LP

James Plaza Greystone Managed Investments

Payman Berjis Infrastructure Ontario

Kalpita Chakrabarty, KingSett Capital

Felix Wong, KingSett Capital

Joshua Klein, KPMG LLP

Jacob Polachek, Magil Laurentian

Christine Wang, OPTrust

Michael Renaud, Oxford Properties Group

Joshua Sonshine, The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Chris O'Brien, Triovest Capital

Aneja Preet, Crestpoint Real Estate Investments

Kartik Parameswaran, Oxford Properties Group

Lillian Lewko, KPMG LLP

Melanie Kaposy, Manulife

Elaine Tseng, Slate Asset Management LP

Chris Tanner, CPPIB

Alice Fu, Matrix360

Daniel Wiener, Daoust Vukovich, LLP

Lorayne Mercado, Slate Asset Management LP

Rachael Sherk, CBRE Limited

Harry Chen, Mohawk Realty Advisors

Chris Clademenos, Fiera Properties Ltd

Paul Stasiewich, First Gulf Corporation

Derek Goring, First Gulf Corporation

Renee Gomes, First Gulf Corporation

Amrit Sangha, TD Bank Group

Patrick Sadler, Slate Asset Management LP

Nicole Steffan, Allied Properties REIT

Randy Gladman, Colliers International