Inspire Winter Newsletter 2019


NAIOP Greater Toronto has established itself as a leader in public policy issues at the municipal and provincial levels. With over 1300 members, our collective voice is strong and we are recognized as an important voice of the commercial real estate industry working on our own and in collaboration with a coalition of real estate industry organizations.

In 2018, NAIOP continued to speak on issues of importance to our membership. Click the link below for a summary of updates.

Government Relations Update, January 2019


JAMIE BUNSTON was promoted to Director of Acquisitions at Carttera.

NEIL DAVIDGE was promoted to Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management at Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd.

SCOTT FIGLER joined JLL as National Capital Markets Research Manager.

KATIE FONG was promoted to Vice President, Asset Management at Slate Asset Management LP.

ASHKAY GUPTA joined Berkshire Axis Development as a Senior Acquisitions Analyst.

ANTONI KAJETANOWICZ was promoted to Associate Director, Mortgage Underwriting & Funding at KingSett Capital.

UMA KANGA joined Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. as a Financial Analyst.

TIM KENNEDY was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Financing at First National Financial LP.

MICHAEL LEE was promoted to Associate at KingSett Capital.

WINNIE NG joined Bentall Kennedy as Analyst, Investments.

ARYAN SAYYADI joined Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust as a Senior Investment Analyst.

NANDI ZHANG joined Scotiabank Real Estate Credit as a Senior Manager.


JOEL GOULDING represented the vendor for the sale of 507 King Street East, a 50,000 square foot character brick and beam commercial building at King Street East and Sumach Street in Toronto’s burgeoning downtown east, for $21,750,000.

JULIANNE GU of McCarthy Tétrault LLP and LISA WU and DAVID RUTA both of GWL Realty Advisors acted on a joint venture between Great-West Life Real Estate Fund, London Life Real Estate Fund, OPTrust and I.G. Investment Management Ltd. as trustee for Investors Real Property Fund in their acquisition of the 650,000 square foot Dynamic Funds Tower complex in downtown Toronto, with a transaction value of $473 million.  Located at the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Adelaide Street in Toronto, the complex includes 1 Adelaide Street East (Dynamic Funds Tower), a 30-storey LEED® Gold certified office tower, 20 Victoria Street, a nine-storey boutique office building, and 85 Yonge Street, a three-storey retail building.

JOHNATHAN JACKSON of Subterra Renewables announced that the company has been engaged by Metropia to design, fund, own and operate a geothermal energy system for their preeminent 11 Yorkville Avenue development project. 11 Yorkville Avenue would be tallest building in Canada to use a geothermal heating and cooling system to date. By incorporating a geothermal energy system, 11 Yorkville Avenue would expect to achieve over 700 tonnes of annual greenhouse gas reduction – equivalent to the emissions of 150 automobiles driven per year.

Meet the 2019 Developing Leaders Committee

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.

FABIENNE NELSON (Chair), Vice President, LaSalle Investment Management

SHAWN FELDON (Past Chair) Executive Director, Mortgage Investments, KingSett Capital

JOHNPAUL ANTIDORMI, Associate Director, Industrial Project Management, CBRE Limited

ANDREW DAWDY, Associate Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

MONICA DI ZIO, Manager, Leasing and Marketing, Crown Property Management

MITCH GILLIN, Director, Investments, Hullmark Asset Management

JULIANNE GU, Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

TIM KENNEDY, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Financing, First National Financial

LYNTON LEWIS, Senior Associate, Real Estate, HOOPP | Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

EMILY LONG, Manager, Acquisitions & Asset Management Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd.

SEAN MENKES, Director, Office/Retail, Menkes Developments

MEGAN PFRIMMER, Vice President, Investments, Slate Asset Management LP.

DUNCAN SMITH, Director, Investments, The Daniels Corporation


Previous issues of INSPIRE:

Fall 2018

Summer 2018

Winter 2018

Welcome New and Returning Developing Leader Members

Jan. 1 to March 22, 2019

Rabiya Adhia, EY LLP

Anne Ananda, Mortgage Alliance Commercial

Justin Arya, Otis

Louis-Charles,Bourgeois, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation

Victoria Brillinger, Cadillac Fairview

James Burton, Percy Ellis

Owen Chandler, Colliers International

Xi Chen, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

Shahin Chowdhury, Vancity Community Investment Bank

Milos Dajic, Oxford Properties Group

Lara Di Gregorio, Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd.

Toluwalope Dipo, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Ryan Dobbin, Panattoni Development Company

Peter Farrell, Oxford Properties Group

Scott Figler, JLL

Jordan Forfar, MCAP Financial Corporation

Ivan Ha, First Capital Realty, Inc.

Joseph Handler, BDO Canada LLP.

Kasper Hemmingsen, Fengate Asset Management

Jason Hiley, Brookfield Property Partners

Simon Huang Oxford Properties Group

Johnathan Jackson, Subterra Renewables

Ryan Khan, CBRE

Willam Laurie, TAS

Jeffrey Lee, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Asya Levin, Hines

Sara Maltese, Turner Construction Company

Gaurav Mathur, BMO Capital Markets

Kris Medhurst, Deloitte LLP

Kit Milnes, Triovest Realty Advisors, Inc.

Myah Ollek, CBRE

Stefen Palam, Turner Construction Company

Gaik Petrossian, Royal Bank of Canada

Andy Poon, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Nicole Reiner, Magna International Inc.

Christian Rinomato, Rinomato Group of Companies

Marek Rutkowski, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Vishal Sawlani, Colliers International

Felipe Senisterra, Colliers International

Connor Stanton, GWL Realty Advisors, Inc.

Eric Stephenson, BDO Canada LLP.

Lauren Sullivan, Urbacon, Ltd.

Michael Taylor, BDO Canada LLP

Godwin Thiruchelvam, Deloitte LLP

Oliver Vikalo, Scotiabank

Derek Wei, RioCan REIT