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Empire Communities appoints new president for highrise division

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Empire Communities appoints new president for highrise division

Emilio Tesolin has 20-year history in development industry

(CNW) — Empire Communities announced the appointment of Emilio Tesolin as its new president, highrise as of November 27, 2017.

Emilio Tesolin
Emilio Tesolin

Emilio Tesolin most recently served as division president, highrise, with Mattamy Homes. He first joined the Monarch Corporation in October 1997, and has held several senior positions throughout the course of his career. In 2005, Tesolin was promoted to senior vice president of highrise at Monarch until it was acquired by Mattamy in January 2015.

As a 20-year veteran of the construction industry, Tesolin has been involved in both lowrise and highrise construction and brings an immense amount of experience to Empire. He received his Bachelor of applied arts and science degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto in 1983.

“As Empire grows, we have positioned ourselves with great leadership to ensure that our highrise developments are the upper echelon of innovation and customer satisfaction,” said Tim Royds, COO of Empire Communities.

Empire Communities builds lowrise and highrise communities across Southwestern Ontario, the GTA and Houston, Texas. Founded in 1993, Empire has built over 10,000 new homes and condos, combining innovative energy-saving features with designs that make luxury living more affordable. Today, Empire is one of the largest homebuilders in Canada, with over 100 awards for their communities, customer service and dedication to green building.

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Product Profile: Distinctions - EnerQuality Awards - Mar2017

Product Profile: Distinctions – EnerQuality Awards

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Product Profile: Distinctions – EnerQuality Awards

Paul Golini of Empire Communities chosen as EnerQuality Hall of Fame inductee

Paul Golini Jr. took to the stage as this year’s EnerQuality Hall of Fame inductee at the EQ Awards held February 23, 2017 at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan.

He joins a prestigious group of green building champions, including Peter Gilgan, founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes, Andy Goyda, Canadian Builder Lead & Market Development Manager for Owens Corning Canada, and the late Bruce Gough, considered the father of the Energy Star program in Canada.

Golini is the executive vice president and co-founder of Empire Communities, a privately-held real estate development company in Vaughan. The son of a civil engineer and contractor, and the grandson of an apartment builder in Rome, he came pretty close to being a restaurateur instead of builder.

“In my teens, I was more interested in my mom’s family business. She comes from a lineage of restaurateurs in Rome,” Golini told the Toronto Star in 2011. “My grandparents started a restaurant in 1911 and I spent my summers working in the business. At a certain point, I had to decide and it ended up being the building business.”

After obtaining a master’s of commerce and an economics degree from the University of Toronto, he worked in Japan and Brazil before returning to join his father’s development company. Within a year, he and partners Dan and Andrew Guizzetti started their own building company.

The EnerQuality Hall of Fame award recognizes “an individual who has made a significant and long-term impact advocating energy efficiency and green building practices in the new construction energy.”

Empire — one of Canada’s largest homebuilders — was an early adopter of high-performance homebuilding. Since their involvement began more than a decade ago, Empire has enrolled more than 4,000 homes in Energy Star and has made the 20 per cent more-efficient-than-building-coderequirements a standard in the bulk of their lowrise projects.

Golini has tirelessly served on many industry boards and committees, holding such positions as chair of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), serving as a member of the board of directors of Tarion Warranty Corporation and the EnerQuality Corporation, as a Habitat for Humanity Toronto Advisory Committee member and Member of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; he was also appointed by the Ontario Government to the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council (BCCAC).

“I have been struck over and over again by one quality in particular of Paul’s: his way with people,” said Corey McBurney, EnerQuality president “As the quote says: ‘People forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people never forget how you made them feel.’ ”

The man and the organization both share a history of philanthropy – Empire has a policy to positively impact the neighbourhoods they build in, donating to or sponsoring programs ranging from the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford to the annual Caledonia Easter Egg Hunt.

In addition to his industry-related volunteer efforts, Golini is also active in causes including the Humber River Hospital campaign and serving as president of the board of directors of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival.

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Building award-winning communities in North America

Building award-winning communities in North America

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Building award-winning communities in North America

by Bryan Tuckey

The GTA is home to some of the best building and development industry professionals in North America.

The work of local members of the industry frequently receives national and international praise and recognition. In January 2017, several of our builders, developers, designers and marketers were recognized south of the border at the National Sales and Marketing Awards. Known as The Nationals, this annual competition honours the best in the industry across North America.

BILD members have a long history of winning at the Nationals and this year our members received 44 silver and 10 gold awards in a range of building, design and marketing categories.

One of the areas in which members did exceptionally well was in the architectural design of attached homes. Minto Communities received two silver awards for their work on two Toronto-based developments. One of them was Bside, a condo development at Bathurst and Front Streets, and the other for Long Branch, a collection of stacked townhomes in the city’s west end. The gold award in the Best Architectural Design of an Attached Home Plan category was presented to BILD member Brookfield Residential for a four-storey contemporary condominium project they are building in the U.S.

Local developers Empire Communities and Tridel were each honoured with two gold awards. Empire won the Best Social Media Campaign and Best Computer Generated Sales Tool awards for Avalon, a community of townhomes and single-family detached homes in Caledonia. Meanwhile Tridel was recognized in the Best Print Ad Campaign and Best Brochure Lifestyle Magazine categories for SQ, a new condominium development in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood.

Toronto-based marketing agency Montana Steele won the most trophies among BILD members, collecting 19 silver awards and two gold awards. Six of those silver awards were for Rodeo Drive, a condominium development in North York, which earned them a gold award in the Best Print Ad category.

Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.
Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.

A highlight at this year’s Nationals was the presentation of the prestigious Building Industry Community Spirit Award to Losani Homes for its work with the Losani Family Foundation. The annual award is presented to a builder-supported non-profit program or charity and is judged on its originality, concept and execution.

Losani Homes is a builder from Stoney Creek that has been developing new communities in and around the Hamilton area since 1976. It formed the Losani Family Foundation in 2013 with the help of the Hamilton Community Foundation to help support Losani Homes’ various charity work. Since then the foundation has worked with a number of local charities and initiatives such as the Bruce Trail Expedition for Kids and the Toy and Turkey Drive.

More recent efforts saw the Losani Family Foundation partner with Free the Children, a Thornhill-based charity helping impoverished children in developing countries. Last year the foundation took its efforts to Ecuador where several members of the Losani family helped build a classroom and a medical facility that will help service 12,000 people from surrounding villages deep within the Amazon jungle.

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). He can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).


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EnerQuality honours Hall of Fame recipient Paul Golini Jr.

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EnerQuality honours Hall of Fame recipient Paul Golini Jr.

EnerQuality is pleased to announce this year’s EnerQuality Hall of Fame award will be given to Paul Golini Jr., co-founder and executive vice president of Empire Communities, one of Canada’s largest real estate development companies. The recognition will be presented at the Housing Innovation Forum and Awards on February 23, 2017.

From sitting on boards and steering committees of industry regulatory bodies like Tarion and EnerQuality, to his leadership role as chairman of one of the industry’s most influential organizations, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Golini’s vast array of experience has led to opportunities in leadership, research and consultation. Having built more than 10,000 new homes and condominiums with development and home building operations in Canada and the U.S., Golini is a leader, mentor and guiding force in the industry.

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Video : Empire Communities – Where Your House Becomes a Home

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Video : Empire Communities – Where Your House Becomes a Home

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