Who's Who


Adam MenkesDirector of Development

With over 60 years of experience, Menkes is one of the leading builders of single-family home and highrise condominium communities in the GTA. Menkes oversees new lowrise projects, including the acquisition, planning, design, sales and marketing, and construction aspects of communities including Enclaves of Upper Canada (Georgetown), Dwell City and Humber Mews (both in Etobicoke) and Hometown Sharon Village (East Gwillimbury).

Company: Menkes Developments


Al LibfeldPresident

One of the largest builders of homes and condominiums in Toronto. 42 years in the industry. Past President of OHBA. Past Chairman of Tarion.

Company: Tribute Communities


Al RosePresident

Fulfilling housing dreams for families throughout Northumberland County for over 25 years. Newly released sites are East Village Cobourg, Deerfield estates in Baltimore,
Glens of Antrim in Grafton and Phase three in Orchard Gate Brighton. Recently completed are Cedar Creek Estates, Stalwood lots in New Amherst, and phase two in Orchard Gate, as well as numerous custom homes throughout Northumberland. Awarded Northumberland builder of the year the past eight years.

Company: Stalwood Homes


Alan HeronPrincipal

Over 30 years building experience working with companies such as Heron Homes & Heathwood Homes. Specializing in custom infill homes as well as major renovations and additions, he prides himself on providing his clients with professional, personalized services & superior quality construction. RenoMark member Alan Heron Homes Ltd. was awarded with BILD Awards for Best New Home Design in two categories (2009). Is a proud member of the Baeumler approved contractors.

Company: Alan Heron Homes Inc.

Alan LamPresident

Builder and Developer of semi-detached, detached, and townhomes. Founded in 1994, the Greenvilla group of companies is active primarily in Durham and York Regions. 2003 ONHWP Resident’s Award; 2005 New Homes Publishing Recommended Builder. Currently involved in building/planning communities in Sutton – Cedar Ridge, and Ajax- Henderson Manor. Member of BILD, and Builder in Good Standing with Tarion.

Company: Greenvilla Homes and Greenvilla Development

Alan MenkesPresident, Highrise Residential

With over 60 years of experience, Menkes is one of the leading builders of highrise condominium and single family home communities in the GTA. In 2014, the company received the Tarion Award of Excellence as one of the top five condominium builders in Ontario for customer service. Alan led the development of the recently completed Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Bloor-Yorkville.

Company: Menkes Developments


Alda Neves DubÉDirector of Sales and Marketing

Intercity is the recipient of the 2015 Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Professional Services award. With over 14 years of experience working with builders and developers in the new construction industy, Neves Dubé leads market research, develops product positioning strategies, advertising and sales initiatives for lowrise, highrise and commercial portfolios spanning the GTA.

Company: Intercity Realty Inc


Andrew BrethourChairman and CEO

From offices in Toronto, Collingwood, Ottawa, Calgary, and Boca Raton, PMA was responsible for over 4000 new home sales in 2016. Founder and former Chair, Toronto and National SAM AWARDS. Inducted into BILD Hall of fame, 2005. Governor of Builder Marketing Society, - USA, Member of the International Lambda Alpha Society of Land Economists, 2012. First Canadian named “Legend of Residential Marketing” by NAHB in the USA. Author of “Realdirt”.

Company: PMA Brethour Realty Group

Andrew PayneExecutive Director

MasonryWorx is an Ontario association of masonry industry professionals dedicated to promoting and upholding the benefits if masonry products in building communities that stand the test of time.

Company: MasonryWorx.


Ani BogovicPresident

In the industry for over 25 years. Her background has taken her through every faucet of the new home building process from land development, product design, sales, marketing, contracts, on site supervision and after sales service for both large production and custom home builders. This experience and love of the industry led her to start her own building company, Dekla Developments. As a home builder and renovator she continues to develop, build and renovate properties in the GTA and provides consultation services within the new home building industry

Company: Dekla Developments


Anita WiklemCreative Director/Founding Partner

Named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in 2016 by PROFIT and Canadian Business, Wiklém is the creative force that drives Wiklém Design. Since 1993, she has worked on hundreds of projects including new construction, condominium common area refurbishment, and residential interior design. She is NCIDQ certified and registered with IDC, BILD, ARIDO, ACMO, CAWIC, and NEWH.

Company: Wiklém Design Inc


Anson KwokVice President of Sales & Marketing

Responsible for project marketing, development and overseeing of all in-house sales team operations since 2008. Current projects include Pinnacle Grand Park 2 and Amber at Pinnacle Uptown in Mississauga and The PJ Condos in Toronto's Entertainment District. Pinnacle is currently developing Master Planned communities in Mississauga, Etobicoke and the highly anticipated One Yonge Street in Toronto.

Company: Pinnacle International

Anthony MaidaPresident

Is one of the driving forces behind Georgian’s Success for the past 45 years. He is responsible for Business Development and Marketing. Focusing endeavors on residential and multi-family real estate development in the GTA. Past member of BILD, Seneca College, and Mississauga Hospital.

Company: The Georgian Development Corporation


Antonio MaggioPresident

Over 30 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry. Maggio started as a home renovator and real estate broker, moving into the field of management and development.

Company: AMC Real Estate Group of Companies

Arclight Construction Inc.

Member Since 2016

Company: Arclight Construction Inc.

Address: Mississauga

Tel: (289) 804-1777

Avrom Shawn MarrVice President, Director of Operations

Primary responsibilities include management of legal affairs, financing arrangements and development of projects. Graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984. Engaged in Real Estate Law in private practice between 1986 and 1994 and has been a member of the Ontario Bar Association since 1986. Current project is Spice Urban Towns, 116 stacked townhouses, in Toronto. Hirise is also currently acting as project managers of a 396 bed student housing Project in Hamilton.

Company: The Hi-Rise Group


Barbara LawlorPresident & C.E.O, Broker of Record

With over 25 years experience in sales and marketing, Lawlor is an in-demand columnist and sought-after seminar speaker. Baker Real Estate Incorporated is a full-service sales and marketing firm, specializing in project marketing and sales of new home and condominium communities, including hotel condominiums and resort properties. Baker has offices in Toronto, Montreal and Shanghai.

Company: Baker Real Estate Incorporated


Bill ThompsonSales Manager

Brampton Brick proudly manufactures superior clay brick, stone and concrete block, serving several large builders in the GTA, Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes and the U.S. Complementary pavers and retaining walls are manufactured under the Oaks brand name. Brampton Brick and Oaks: building on tradition with an eye on the future.

Company: Brampton Brick Ltd


Brenda ColvinPresident/Owner

Sensational Signs Company Inc. Est. 1998. Over 18 years experience servicing the building, retail & golf industry with wayfinding signage.  Specialize in billboards, sales office (int & ext), hoarding, forms, site safety, fleet vehicle graphics and underground parking signs for Ontario's top developers. Numerous signage awards. Member and corporate Silver Sponsor of BILD since 1998, supporter of fundraisers, various golf tournaments and charitable events.

Company: Sensational Signs Company Inc.


Brian MccauleyPresident and COO

Has been in the real estate development business for over 25 years. He joined Concert in 1994 and was named President in 2009. McCauley was responsible for leading Concert's expansion into Toronto in 2002 and now oversees the daily operations of Concer'ts activities across Canada. He presently serves on the boards of UDI Pacific Region as Chairman and is a past director of BILD.

Company: Concert Properties

Bryan LevmanCEO

B.A. 1969; MSc 2001 PhD 2014, all from U of T. 35 years in industry. Member of BILD. Guidelines is recognized as one of the leading marketing and advertising agencies in the Toronto real estate industry. Clients include many major Toronto-area builders.

Company: Guidelines Advertising


Bryony Seppi

Specializing in developing and implementing strategic marketing programs for residential and commercial projects. A full-service agency providing corporate and product branding, design, advertising, web design and development, e-marketing, display, print and promotions. Primary objective is to maximize every marketing opportunity on behalf of their clients with a hands-on approach.

Company: Seppi Design Inc


C.h. Craig McouatPresident

Over 20 years' experience in new home, resort and condominium marketing, and also extensive experience in food service, publishing and packaged goods. McOuat is a recipient of numerous marketing awards at the local, provincial and national level. On the Board of numerous Foundations and Corporations in the City of Markham including the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, and the Varley-McKay Art Foundation to name a few.

Company: McOuat Partnership


Cary KokkonenPresident

Has served the real estate industry since 1989, providing leading edge end-to-end communication solutions with measurable results. Toolbox Strategies has received numerous OHBA, BILD and SAM awards. His strategic vision for high-end creative and marketing with integrated technology is strengthening the company's position as an industry leader.

Company: Toolbox Strategies Inc.


Catherine DaleyWriter

Writer, Editor, Communication Expert specializing in Real Estate, Construction, Renovation, Design & Decor. More than 25 years of experience in advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, including Retail (Sears), Real Estate, Construction, Renovation, Decor and Design. Editorial positions and featured articles include HOMES Publishing, Metroland, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun and more.

Charles McouatChairman

Canada’s foremost real estate and marketing expert for over 40 years. Has been involved in the marketing of over 2,500 communities across North America including every Canadian province and 16 American States. Working with five sons and daughters, he continues active involvement in their Toronto organizations: McOuat Partnership and Harrowby Sales. Currently handling over 100 real estate projects with over 40 builder/developer clients in five provinces, the US and Caribbean.

Company: McOuat Partnership

Charlie KuikenPresident and Partner

A Rockwood, Ontario-based builder/developer specializing in country communities and custom one-of-a-kind estate homes. Over 25 years experience in the building industry. Now building in Rockwood, Erin, Milton and Guelph.

Company: Charleston Homes


Chris HutchinsSales & Marketing Coordinator

Post-secondary educational background in Interior Design, with Residential & Hospitality/Commercial project experience. Active in the Sales and Marketing management of new lowrise and midrise residential construction and development projects throughout the GTHA and the Waterloo/Wellington Region. Current projects include Hawthorne South Village in Milton, The Preserve in Oakville, Cranberry Hill in Waterdown and Wildflowers in Kitchener.

Company: Halton/Hamilton Division, Mattamy Homes Limited


Chris OkeMarket Development Representative

Member of Fenestration Canada, past supplier representative on the renovation council of the GTHBA. Active in the move‐up, luxury estate segment and light commercial. Manages sales channel of independent dealers that specialize in providing Andersen window and door solutions to architects, builders, renovators, and for replacement applications.

Company: The Andersen Corporation


Christina GiannoneProject Manager of Development

She currently manages the development, marketing and sales functions for Flaire and LIV Lofts at the Shops at Don Mills, and is involved in the firm's Business Development. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, BILD and Schulich Real Property Alumni Association.

Company: FRAM Building Group

Clarence PoirierCEO and Creative Director

Member of BILD, SAM Award winner, HOMES Magazine Award Winner, MIRM Award Winner, Marketing Magazine Award Winner. Providing strategic marketing for over 25 years.

Company: P & B Marketing

Claudio MaggioniVice President

Since the company's inception in 2005, Maggioni has successfully orchestrated his team in the marketing, selling and building of over 2,500 homes to date. CountryWide communities span across the GTA. Maggioni and family, with over 50 years experience in the construction and development industry, are fully committed to their brand, innovations in building, expert staff, and homeowner satisfaction.

Company: CountryWide Homes

Corey LibfeldPresident, Customer Care® / Quality Control and Director

Overseen more than 40,000 homes and condominiums in the past 28 years and winner of OHBA’s Best Design Centre. Serving as member of the OHBA/Tarion Liaison Committee, BILD’s Board of Directors, and co-chair of BILD’s Builder’s Council Committee. Past Chair of BILD After-Sales Service Committee, past Vice-Chair of OHBA's Builder Council, past Chair of BILD's Decor/Design Centre Committee.

Company: Home Decor Centre®, The Conservatory Group®


Corey McburneyPresident

EnerQuality is Canada's #1 certifier of energy efficient homes and the market leader in residential green building programs. Founded in 1998 by the OHBA and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, EnerQuality's mission is to accelerate housing innovations to improve building performance.

Company: EnerQuality

Craig MarshallPresident

A leader in innovation and quality in homes since its inception in 1993. Bringing ideas to the mainstream like Post and Beam, hot water on demand, green initiatives such as solar hot water heating, geothermal-solar heating and cooling, in addition to ENERGY STAR and Energuide 83 keeping Marshall Homes at the forefront of innovation. Marshall Homes continues its leading-edge within the production home market by bringing Net Zero homes to Durham Region. Currently building in Pickering, Ajax and Bobcaygeon.

Company: Marshall Homes

Daniela PalmieriSenior Marketing Manager

Over 10 years of marketing and PR experience in new condominium development. Tridel is Canada’s leading developer of condominium residences with more than 80 years of homebuilding experience and over 20 new communities currently under development in the GTA. 

Company: Tridel


Danny FinoroPresident

Currently building in Woodstock, Kitchener, Elmira, Acton and Elora. Finoro Homes now in their 25th year of successful building and a winner of numerous awards from the WRHBA. Finoro is also a Managing Partner of Lunor Group Inc. now in their tenth year of developing family communities in Tavistock, Guelph, Elmira, and Woodstock.

Company: Finoro Homes


Danny RothPresident

An award-winning public relations and issues management firm specializing in the GTA’s real estate sector. A founding member of the Peoples Choice for Architecture (PUG) Awards, he is also the former Chair of the Liberty Village BIA and a Board Member of Save a Child's Heart. Brandon Communications won BILD's Best PR Campaign Award in 2010 and 2014.

Company: Brandon Communications

Dave FriedmanCEO

Established for over 35 years and has been actively involved in development and construction of approximately 8,000 homes, including lowrise and highrise developments in and around Metro. Greyrock has also been involved in many master-planned communities.

Company: Chestnut Hill Devlopments Inc.


David GerofskyPresident/COO

In 2003, he joined the company as Executive Vice President, Managing Director, First Gulf Group. In 2005, he became President and CEO of First Gulf. With his 2009 appointment as Great Gulf Group President and Chief Operating Officer, his leadership role encompasses finance, development, operations, construction, acquisitions and dispositions for Great Gulf Homes and First Gulf.

Company: Great Gulf Group of Companies


David HirshPresident

One of the GTA’s most innovative builder/developers. The longest serving member of BILD Board of Directors, Hirsh received the coveted Presidential Award of Merit acknowledging his industry leadership. Specializing in unique infill communities from townhomes to highrise condominiums, the company’s completed Loggia Condominiums on The Queensway received a City of Toronto Urban Design Award. Current extraordinary projects include: The Station, Wyldewood Cove, and The Davies.

Company: Brandy Lane Corporation


David LarenPresident

Over 30 years in the real estate industry, including land development, commercial property, private lending, and housing construction. Currently developing in North York, Toronto, Whitby, Milton, East Gwillimbury, Georgetown, Brampton, Etobicoke, and the USA.

Company: The Larendale Group of Companies

David MalesPresident

Over 20 years experience in residential and commercial renovation. Active member and Past Chairman of the BILD Renovation Council. Past member of BILD Board of Directors; winner of multiple best renovation awards in Toronto and Ontario, including two for 2010 and BILD Best Renovation (2011). Currently working in the Guild, High Park, Leaside, Bloor Village, Beaches and other fine GTA neighbourhoods.

Company: Northern Edge Construction Services

David MandelPartner

Laurel View Homes is a land development and home building company operating for over 20 years. Develops large scale communities in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas. They have garnered over 25 SAM Awards, including four Grand SAM Awards for Project of the Year. Currently completing their most recent community, Doon Creek. The latest project, Moffat Creek in Cambridge will be underway by the end of the year.

Company: Laurel View Homes Inc

David Marcus & Hugh WahabPresident/Owner, VP Sales

An industry leader in mass-customized cabinetry solutions, AyA combines the competitiveness and scalability of mass production with the quality, design and selection of custom cabinetry. AyA currently supplies cabinetry to many of the GTA's most prestigious builders from its state-of-the-art, 180,000 sq. ft. facility located in Mississauga.

Company: AyA Kitchens & Baths


David MccombPresident & CEO

Over 30 years of development and construction experience in Toronto and Vancouver. Having overseen Concord CityPlace and Concord Park Place, two multi-billion-dollar urban master planned residential developments, he endeavours to establish Edenshaw as the leading GTA developer of quality residential mixed use communities. Edenshaw's flagship project Chaz.Yorkville is the recipient of two International Project of the Year awards. McComb takes pride in participating in philanthropic opportunities. Partners/Clients: SunLife Financial.

Company: Edenshaw Developments

David McouatVice President Sales, Resort Specialist

Over 20 years of experience developing and managing multi-award winning marketing programs for resort developers and home builders across Canada. Accomplishments include working 5+ years client-side for Intrawest and other major resort developers, mastering the complex art of resort marketing and bringing a clients’ perspective to the work of McOuat Partnership.

Company: McOuat Partnership


David PodmoreChairman & CEO

Podmore has been in the business for more than 40 years. He co-founded Concert Properties in 1989 and currently serves as Chairman and CEO. He has been instrumental in making Concert one of the largest real estate development companies in British Columbia, and is often recognized for his tireless efforts to give back to the community, both professionally and personally.

Company: Concert Properties


David PontariniFounding Partner

Over the past 30 years he has built an award-winning portfolio of complex, variously scaled urban highrise and mixed use developments in cities across Canada and the United States. Pontarini's design-led approach to smart development solutions together with his understanding of urban issues contribute to his reputation as one of Toronto’s leading architects and to the recognition of HPA, by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, as winners of the 2013 Architectural Firm Award.

Company: Hariri Pontarini Architects


David StewartPresident

Responsible for Minto Communities land, housing and highrise operations in Canada. Over 30 years of experience in the development field including consulting engineering, land development and housing.

Company: Minto Communities Canada

Deena PantaloneDirector of Marketing, Managing Partner

Responsible for all marketing, sales, architecture, interior design, philanthropy and public relations. Partner in Venturon L.P., an investment company focused on innovative technologies, and Forum Developments, a firm that builds custom homes, commercial developments and downtown infill communities. Studied Urban Planning at the U of T, Real Estate Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and received her Masters of Marketing from the Schulich School of Business.

Company: National Homes

Dino LongoPrincipal and President

Over 30 years experience in the development industry. Actively building a number of midrise condominium developments downtown Toronto. Longo is a graduate of the Construction Management Program at George Brown College in Toronto, as well as an alumnus of the Advanced Management Development Program for Real Estate (AMDP) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Company: Worsley Urban Partners and Longo Development Corporation


Dusty MiklasPresident and CEO

Over 17 years experience in the Municipal Field as Town Engineer and Planner. Over 47 years experience in the development and construction industry. Owns and develops a broadly-based portfolio of industrial, commercial and residential properties throughout the GTA, including Canada's most prestigious residential project at One Post Road in North York and 80 and 100 Yorkville Ave., Toronto.

Company: Invar Building Corp


Elisa Wilson PrashadSenior Marketing Strategist

She brings 15 years of experience working with developers to sell-out condo and rental projects. She targets the 65+ market segment through strategically integrated marketing plans. She leverages the right advertising and communications channels for the unique needs of adult lifestyle developments. She has also worked at Revera and as Vice-President, Marketing at Amica/Daniels and Origin.

Company: Zoomer Marketing Inc

Elliot KranglePrincipal and CEO/President

The Heron Group is active in the GTA real estate market in residential, commercial, industrial development and house building. Responsible for corporate direction. 30 years in the development/housing industry.

Company: Herity, which includes Heathwood Homes, Heron Homes and Heron Capital Corporation.

Erin MillarDirector of Marketing

With a background in government relations and financial marketing and communications along with over a decade of new home sales and marketing experience, Millar leads the development and implementation of comprehensive sales and marketing programs for the multiple communities in which Remington builds including Oakville, Brampton, Markham, Thornhill, Midland and Georgetown.

Company: Remington Homes

Esther LaySales & Marketing Manager

Responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing activities for the residential projects in Mississauga and Toronto. Pinnacle International is one of Canada’s leading builders of luxury condominiums residences, hotels and commercial developments in North America. Pinnacle is currently developing Master-planned communities in Mississauga, Etobicoke and the highly anticipated, One Yonge Street in Toronto.

Company: Pinnacle International

Eva NaumovskiPrincipal & Vice President Sales and Marketing

Also President of The Mikey Network, a registered charity that works to promote heart healthy lifestyles and is committed to placing "MIKEYs" (Automatic External Defibrillators) in high-risk locations to help people affected by sudden cardiac arrest.

Company: Herity; Heathwood Homes and Heron Homes

Eve LewisPrincipal and CEO

Founder of Toronto condo market research company, Urbanation Inc., and Toronto-based residential condo marketing experts, MarketVision Real Estate Corp., which has successfully marketed and sold close to 22,000 residential units since 1993. Additionally, Lewis is CEO of Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, a real estate company focused on developing and managing Heritage properties in the Summerhill and St. Lawrence neighbourhoods of Toronto.

Company: MarketVision


Ezio TartaroPresident

A multifaceted team with extensive experience of adult-lifestyle communities, commercial developments, barrier-free design and custom homebuilding. Member of OHBA, CHBA, Tarion and current President of the GWHBA. Gintar has been recognized; its vision, integration and skill in all facets of the construction industry are the means of success and a way of life for more than 35 years.

Company: Gintar Group of Companies

Fausto PalomboFounder

Fausto has been in the development and building industry for over 35 years. Holds P.Eng., MBA, and CA degrees, thereby combining technical and financial expertise to develop many successful projects. Current and past developments in Toronto, Oakville, Kitchener, Vaughan, Brampton, Richmond Hill and Florida (USA). Presidents Award (2001) and nominated for the Ernest Assaly Award (2001). Member of BILD.

Company: Queensgate Homes


Fernando MammolitiCEO

Over 31 years in the stone and tile industry. A Past Chairman of the TTMAC. He launched Ciot Toronto in 1984 and Caesarstone Canada in 2010.

Company: Ciot Toronto and Vice President Global Projects, Caesarstone Canada


Frank CarogioielloPresident

Over 40 years experience and over 5,000 new homes built across the GTA. Extensive experience in land acquisitions and development. Has recently ventured into the midrise condo market with 2 new projects, namely Capo di Monte in Woodbridge, and Hampton Place in Stouffville. A master craftsman who has a passion for detail on all his projects. Member of BILD and CHBA. Proud supporter of Sunnybrook Hospital and various charities.

Company: Royal Pine Homes


Frank GiannonePresident

An award-winning developer, founded in 1981 by Frank and his father. Has built over 13,000 residences in Southern Ontario. Also involved in building projects in Calgary, the U.S. and southern Italy. Past President of the OHBA. A past President of the Toronto Home Builders’ Association (now BILD) in 1989. Currently on the Tarion Board of Directors.

Company: Fram Building Group

Frank MaidaVice-President

Over 39 years in building residential neighbourhoods. Instrumental in establishing Georgian as a leader in quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. Received the coveted Tarion award for Highest Service of Excellence for the creation of a core competency in customer service, developing a superlative after-sales service department.

Company: Construction Georgian Development Corporation

Frank MazzottaPresident

Mazzotta’s dream of building beautiful homes has led him to create traditional, contemporary, and neo-classical design homes, midrise condos, and commercial complexes throughout the GTA. AHD has been honoured by the City of Vaughan with the Urban Design Award (2005), the Maple Streetscape Award (2005), Vaughan Chamber of Commerce for the Business Achievement Award for Construction Services and Products (2009) and Builder of the Year (2011).

Company: Armour Heights Developments


Frank Pacitto, Paolo Pignatelli, & Ray PignatelliPrinciples

Founded in 1965. Members of BILD since 1978. Over 50 years of manufacturing and supplying the building & landscaping industry with interlocking paving stones, Concrete paving slabs, retaining walls, steps, curbs and window sills to commercial and residential builder, building material dealers & contractors. With the third generation of family owners, they operate two plants, Woodbridge & Uxbridge.

Company: Best Way Stone Limited


Fred LosaniCEO

Recipient of the 2014 CIBPA Business Excellence Award, Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate of 2012, and 2010 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Horseshoe Chapter. Every year since 2007, Losani Homes has been named one of “The Best Managed Companies in Canada”, and has been a recipient of the Consumer’s Choice Award for 5 consecutive years from 2013-2017.

Company: Losani Homes

Gaetano MarcelloPresident

Over 25 years of construction experience in renovations and new home construction. He takes pride in a hands-on attitude while using new and innovative products. As a construction manager for a large building firm, he brought new and maintenance-free products to the marketplace, which he continues to do with Bath Solutions microban product. Personally involved in all aspect to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Company: Bath Solutions of Mississauga


Gary BenskyPrincipal and President

More than 40 years experience in the industry. Past member of the Board of Directors, BILD. With a background in architecture and concern for detail, has been the driving force in the Wycliffe organization, which has added mid-range priced housing and maintenance-free lifestyle projects to the ever-growing list of high-quality Wycliffe ventures.

Company: Wycliffe Homes

Gary McwatersPrincipal and Founder

Developing and implementing strategic marketing and creative branding in the New Home Building Community for over 40 years.  A highly respected and multidisciplinary leader in his industry, producing measurable results for premier Ontario home builders.

Company: Adlogic Advertising Inc


Gene Maida

Over 30 years experience in creating investment properties and in industrial real estate. Leading the property management of more than 500 tenants in over one million sq. ft. of income producing buildings and has also overseen the construction of another three million square feet as design built facilities for Fortune 500 Companies. An active member of The Society of Industrial Realtors and a past Director of BILD.


Geoffrey GrayhurstPresident

Over the past 17 years active in real estate development in lowrise home building, highrise condominium communities and investment in commercial properties. Develops and owns properties in many joint ventures both in Canada and internationally. Global advisor for real estate interests and investments of affiliates in Western Europe.

Company: Dorsay Development Corporation

Geoffrey McouatCreative Director, Brand Identity Consultant and Principal

Recipient of numerous advertising and marketing industry awards, he has contributed to the successful completion of over 2,000 communities, condominium projects and resort condominiums. His experience also includes work with such brands as Honda, Nestlé, Butterball, Weetabix, Perrier and others.

Company: McOuat Partnership


George CarrasPresident

Carras is a professional engineer and one of Canada's leading entrepreneurs in use of information technology in the advancement of opportunity in Canadian property markets. Past President of Toronto NAIOP, a co-founder of the REX awards program, serves on the advisory board of the Schulich school of Business program in Real Estate and Infrastructure, a recipient of the Riley Brethour Award and is a featured columnist in the Toronto Star.

Company: RealStrategies Inc. and founder RealNet Canda Inc.

George GronwallCEO

He established his business Applewood Air Conditioning in 1970. With over 50 Years’ experience in the HVAC industry, He oversees the operations of the firm, managing his team of over 100 HVAC experts. Currentl on the BILD Board of Directors. He also served on the board of directors of The HRAI of Canada as well as the RHVCA. Gronwall maintains a motto “Being good is good for business” and therefore supports many charitable causes such as Community Living Mississauga, Sick Kids, MADD, Peel Police, Diabetes Foundation to name a few.

Company: Applewood Air Conditioning


George GrossmanPresident and CEO

Active in land development, residential construction and property management within the GTA.

Company: Pinedale Properties


Gil BlutrichPresident

Founded Skyline in 1998 to pursue real estate projects across Canada. Has developed several properties, such as Port McNicoll, earning a reputation for innovation in unique approaches to real estate. Blutrich’s vision include the acquisition of resort & hotel properties in Ontario, including Deerhurst & Horseshoe Resorts, 50 per cent of the retail component of the Village at Blue Mountain and the remaining developable land, and 2 hotels in Cleveland

Company: Skyline International Development Inc

Gino, Philip Lucchese & Joseph Messina

A family-operated company run by Gino Lucchese, his son Philip and son-in-law Joseph. Highmark Homes is a fully integrated land developer and lowrise home builder with a strong presence in Durham Region. Current communities include Orchards and Triumph, both located in Whitby, as well as NUVO, an in-fill executive development in Richmond Hill.

Company: Highmark Homes


Glen PelosoChief Creative Director

With a Master’s in Fine Art, 20 years experience in both residential and commercial design, now in conjunction with Jamie Alexander. Regular print, radio, TV (Restaurant Makeover, Marilyn Dennis Show, Toronto Star, Reno and Decor).

Company: Peloso Alexander Interiors and Glen & Jamie @Home Furnishings


Gordon MasonOwner and President

Celebrating 50+ years experience and over 7,000 homes built. Member of BILD. Founder of the first production company to join the Energuide Program for New Houses and built the first occupied ENERGY STAR® Home. Awards include EnerQuality Leader of the Year, BILD Green Builder of the Year and Peterborough and Kawarthas Projects of the Year (Avonlea and Cloverlea).

Company: Mason Homes

Grace Kwok Vice President

Best known as first realtor in Vancouver to sell pre-construction strata project to local and overseas markets (1983), starting a trend that is now an accepted norm in the real estate marketing industry. 29-year life member of MLS Medallion Club.

Company: Anson Realty


Grace PastoreSales and Marketing Manager

Managed by Verve Senior Living, a multiple recipient of the Order of Excellence Award. Involved with the City of Mississauga Culture Division, Friends of the Museum, Trillium, Health Partners, Mississauga Board of Trade, Bereaved Families of Ontario - Awarded Circle of Guardian Award. Partners with Alzheimer’s Society, Canadian Cancer Society. Director, Marketing for Square One Older Adult Centre. Past Board Director (Publicity), Mississauga Potters’ Guild, Mississauga Arts Council.

Company: Evergreen Retirement

Graz PalumboPrincipal, Sales and Marketing

Democrat Homes offers over 30 years of experience in new home construction and is currently building in three communities: Horseshoe Valley, Orillia, and Richmond Hill.

Company: Democrat Homes

Greg Panetta

Over 30 years experience with sales and marketing of new homes. Has represented many of the leading homebuilders in the GTA helping launch and sell communities from Mississauga to Peterborough and north to Collingwood. Current clients include Mansoura Development in Barrie, Stonegate Townmanors in Barrie and Viva Homes in Barrie.

Greg TanzolaExecutive Vice President

An integrated real estate development, investment & management firm for over 60 years; the Group has a long term focus on income property investment, development and vertical construction. Tanzola is responsible for the leadership and management of the land, housing and hi-rise operations. He currently serves on the Board of RESCON and the MTABA.

Company: Sorbara Group of Companies


Harley NakelskyVice President

Nakelsky has over 14 years of experience in the sales and marketing of new home developments. He previously worked as VP of sales and marketing for a major Ontario builder, and before that worked for a real estate consulting firm devising online and offline marketing, sales and advertising programs for developments across North America.

Company: Baker Real Estate Incorporated


Heather WeeksMarketing Manager

Rosehaven Homes has been building homes for over 20 years within the GTA and southern Ontario, creating architecturally inspiring neighbourhoods and homes and has established the Rosehaven Brand as a sought after name within the housing industry. Rosehaven Homes is now expanding to midrise with the project coming to Burlington as Affinity. Currently active or coming soon to Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville, Brampton, Bradford, and Holland Landing.

Company: Rosehaven Homes


Howard BogachPresident and CEO

Joined Tarion in 2008.  Collectively, has over 25 years of experience in consumer protection, financial services, and the cooperative and member service sectors. Prior to Tarion, he served as President and CEO of Credit Union Central of Ontario (CUCO), and President and CEO of Metro Credit Union. He has a B.A and B Comm (Hons) from the University of Manitoba.

Company: Tarion Warranty Corporation

Hunter MilbornePresident

Sold his first multiphase condominium project 41 years ago. He has since developed and defined sales and marketing techniques used by our industry. With over 700 residential condominium developments sold and a client list of developers that reads like the who’s who of the industry, Hunter Milborne is the most experienced and most successful pre-construction Real Estate Broker in Canada.

Company: Milborne Real Estate Inc


Ignat KaneffChairman and CEO

Recipient of the Order of Ontario, Stara Planina Purva Stepen, the highest civilian award in Bulgaria. Honourary Doctor of Laws, University Of Toronto (1994), Honourary Doctor of Laws, York University (2010), Honourary Doctor of Laws, University of Rousse in Bulgaria (2013), Honourary Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science – Sheridan College (2015). RBC Top 25 Immigrants Award (2016). BILD Lifetime Achievement Award (2016). Induction into Mississauga’s Legend’s Row (2015). Mississauga's Businessman of the Year (1982,1998), and Brampton's Businessman of the Year (2000). Builder and developer of numerous residential apartment buildings, subdivisions, retail plazas and championship golf courses.

Ingrid MccallumSales and Marketing Manager

Responsible for development and administration of all marketing campaigns, website production and management of Townwood's in-house sales team. Townwood is celebrating over 40 years on the leading edge of this industry, providing customers with a diverse product line of townhomes and detached homes.

Company: Townwood Homes

Jack PongPresident

Always ahead of the curve - from renovating housing in Cabbagetown, to converting downtown industrial buildings into brick & beam Hi-Tech Offices, One of the first to build combination condominium retail & office units. Completing Gold LEED projects, and installing geothermal & solar energy systems into developments. Harmony Village in Toronto and soon in Barrie, is developing innovative seniors communities to bring care and compassion back to multi-generational housing & services.

Company: City Core Developments Inc & Harmony Village Inc


Jacqueline GlassPrincipal

A full-service design firm inclusive of renovation and space planning, furniture placement and design, window treatments, colour and styling. An extensive career in interior design for over l8 years. A regular guest expert on CityLine and contributes regularly to national decor magazine and newspaper publications.

Company: Jacqueline Glass Inc


Jared MenkesVice-President, Highrise Residential Division

With over 60 years of experience, Menkes is one of the leading condominium and single-family home builders in the GTA. Menkes oversees the design, sales and marketing, and construction of projects including Pears on the Avenue, Fabrik, 87 Peter, 365 Church, Harbour Plaza and The Eglinton. He sits on the Developing Leaders Board of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association (Toronto Chapter).

Company: Menkes Developments

Jason LesterSenior Vice President

Primarily responsible for urban development. Has over 25 years of experience in multifamily residential, commercial and industrial asset and property management. Lester is also focused on the development of renewable energy projects in various provinces across Canada through Dalhousie Mountain Wind Farm.

Company: DREAM Asset Management Corp

Jason PantalonePresident, Managing Partner

Graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Pantalone also holds a Masters of Science in International Housing from the London School of Economics, London, U.K. Specialized in land development since 1999, with an emphasis on in-fill residential, retail malls and high-end retirement residences Has established expertise in land acquisitions, Pro forma and budget analysis, land development approval process, construction contract negotiation, building design development and property management.

Company: National Homes


Jay BrownGeneral Manager

Founded over 55 years ago. Graduated from University of Victoria in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in economics. Obtained an MBA from the University of Windsor in 2001. Member of the Greater Toronto Apartment Association and BILD. The Brown Group is involved in the acquisition, development, construction, and management of real estate.

Company: The Brown Group of Companies Inc.

Jay LibfeldDirector

Under his leadership, the Conservatory Group has earned an enviable record as Canada's largest builder of high-quality exclusive communities, creating over 30 landmark condominium towers across the GTA and surrounding areas.

Company: The Conservatory Group


Jeanhy ShimPresident

Real estate strategist, and analyst with over 24 years experience in new condominium development industry, including market and consumer research, product positioning and development, land acquisitions, sales and marketing strategy. Founder of Children's Discovery Centre, Toronto's first and only children's museum helping to build a city that also meets the growing needs of its newest and youngest residents.

Company: Housing Lab Toronto

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