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Member Profile: Brennan Carroll, Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

By Nelson Mah, Meridian Credit Union Brennan Carroll is a partner in the Toronto office of the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), where he’s spent his entire career practicing Commercial Real Estate Law. He is a part of the commercial leasing, health sector services and public private infrastructure groups and has over 18 years of experience in providing advice for all types of commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, purchasing, sales and financing. Brennan grew up near Chatham, ON, and became focused on a career as a lawyer … Read More

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Member Profile: Andrew Garrett, Director, Real Estate Development at Cadillac Fairview

  By Brad Stewart, Project Manager, Quest Windows Andrew Garrett is the Director of Cadillac Fairview’s (CF) real estate development group,  overseeing a team of analysts responsible for assessing development and redevelopment opportunities within CF’s portfolio. In his spare time Andrew is known for helping early career professionals trying to break into commercial real estate and has been an important force in helping ULI Toronto develop its leadership program for mid-career professionals, now midway through its second class. He is also the founder of the WeBuild organization, which he started … Read More

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Member Profile: Matthew Slutsky, President and Co-Founder of BuzzBuzzHome

  By: Danny SC Tseng, Syllable       “The challenge right at the start was the naysayers. People constantly telling you that you can’t do it,” recalls Matthew Slutsky, the Founder and President of BuzzBuzzHome. The widely used online database for new construction homes was founded in Toronto with the goal of creating a fully transparent online space for anyone to do research while enabling collaboration between purchasers and industry experts. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing when Slutsky was getting his idea off the ground. Slutsky earned an … Read More

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Member Profile: Monika Rau, Development Coordinator at Dream Unlimited

By Nelson Mah, Laurentian Bank           Monika Rau is an urban planner, community builder and activist whose personal mission is to help shape Toronto’s growth as a city. She’s a forward-thinking individual who has spent her career focusing on planning, development, and real estate, as demonstrated by the wide range of titles she’s held at established firms and the breadth of her community and industry involvement as a volunteer. Monika caught the real estate bug at an early age. She was always fascinated by homes and … Read More

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Member Profile: Salima Rawji, Vice President Development, CreateTO

By Seemal Saif, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure             Salima Rawji couldn’t be in a better place right now. Her 505 Richmond project with Build Toronto was recently featured in The Globe and Mail and received a rave review, with the paper’s architecture critic writing that the project “breaks nearly every expectation.” It’s clear that she’s excited for what’s in store for her career and the City. The morning we met she had just tweeted “I love my job.” Salima moved to Toronto from Vancouver 15 … Read More

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Member Profile – Hillary Marshall, GTAA

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate           Hillary Marshall, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations and Communications at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”), has come full circle in her current role. Working out of Lester B. Pearson International Airport (“Toronto Pearson”), the Mississauga native draws perspective from a long career in public affairs and communications to bring rapid transformation to a global hub in Canada. Specializing in all aspects of communications, including government and stakeholder relations and crisis and issues management, Hillary possesses over 20 … Read More

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Member Profile: Chandran Fernando, Ambassador for Change and Progression

By Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate                 Gender parity is the new norm that many industries are striving towards. The real estate and development industry is no exception. The focus on people is integral and is the core to any successful business. ULI Toronto’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) launched in 2012 and built the foundation for a conversation to spotlight the importance of gender parity. As a result, in 2015 a new campaign was born: SheWithHe, co-founded by Toni Rossi, President, Real … Read More

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Member Profile: Kendra FitzRandolph, Development Coordinator, Hullmark Developments Ltd.

By Seemal Saif, Regional Municipality of York           Kendra FitzRandolph is not your typical city builder (in the making). Her diverse educational background and career has given her the ability to view development from a unique lens, breaking the traditional silos and integrating the various elements of placemaking into a comprehensive vision. While Kendra is a planner, she did not craft or plan her entry into the field in a conventional sense. “I just fell into planning,” she candidly admits. Her first role as a summer … Read More

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Member Profile: Laurie Payne, Vice President, Development at DiamondCorp

By Robyn Brown, IBI Group               With the recently announced ULI Top 40 Under 40, Laurie Payne is one of only two Canadians selected for the great honour that recognizes the best young land-use professionals from around the globe. In her current role as the Vice President of Development at DiamondCorp, Laurie is in charge of one of the city’s largest redevelopment projects, the 60-acre former Celestica Site at Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Formerly employment lands, the new development will create a … Read More

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Member Profile: Fabienne Chan, City Builder, Data Analyst, Urbanist

By Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate          As an active member of ULI Toronto and an emerging leader under 35, Fabienne Chan’s passion for city building has not gone unnoticed. In ULI Toronto, she is known for having played an essential role within the Communications Committee, helping to grow the organization’s presence, both online and offline. In the industry, Fabienne is known for her former position as a market analyst at residential market data firm Urbanation and as a founding member of #SitTO, a campaign that … Read More

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