Curtner Leadership Program

ULI Toronto's Curtner Leadership Program is an annual curriculum-based program designed to immerse mid-career professionals from different disciplines in Toronto city building to create positive change in our city.

The Curtner Leadership Program is sponsored by Quadrangle in memory of one of its founding partners, Brian L. Curtner. The program reflects many of Brian’s passions, including city building, mentorship and collaboration.

Curtner Leadership Program

Led by former City of Toronto Chief Planner Paul Bedford



Our mission is to cultivate thought and industry leadership by immersing emerging leaders in the real estate and land use industry in the challenges and opportunities of developing the Greater Toronto Area.

Class of 2019

Program Overview

During the course of the eight-month program, participants will have an opportunity to provide leadership on a critical Toronto issue. Working in teams, participants will be responsible for sharing their expertise and advice to develop recommendations. Participants will be exposed to thought leaders across the key disciplines of land development. The program has been developed by a multidisciplinary expert team led by former City of Toronto Chief Planner Paul Bedford. Leaders will have the opportunity to collaborate with top industry peers from various real estate disciplines, to engage in solving real land use challenges within a defined region of Toronto District involving key stakeholders from the private, public, and non-profit community sectors.

It is ULI’s mission to ensure this generation of leaders have the right knowledge base and professional networks to take on the greatest city building challenges, so that we can increase the quality of life and economic prosperity of our region. ULI leadership programs across North America have raised the profile of their participants within the real estate industry and demonstrated added value to their employers.

Congratulations to our 2018/2019 participants!
Alecsandra Parvu, IBI Group
Amanda Mock, WSP
Antonio (Tony) De Franco, Urban Strategies
Banah Mustafa, Sweeny & Co. Architects
Betty Vuong, HATCH
Brian Teefy, Strategy Corp
Carolyn Fearman, Giannone Petricone Associates
Cynthia Shahani, Dream
Daniele Vezzoli, Zeidler
Daran Somas, City of Toronto (Real Estate Services)
Devan Sommerville, Counsel Public Affairs
Harim Labuschagne, Quadrangle Architects
Ian Trudeau, Entuitive
Jacob Larsen, City of Toronto (Affordable Housing Office)
Maryam Sabzevari, City of Toronto
Max Rosenfeld, Crestpoint Real Estate Investments
Michelle German, Evergreen Canada
Nima Kia, Habitat GTA
Paul Stasiewich, First Gulf
Philip Ristevski, Cadillac Fairview
Rahul Nargas, Dialog
Sasha Jurak, Waterfront Toronto
Scott Pennington, CreateTO
Stephanie Rosales, Choice Properties REIT