Andrew founded CentreCourt in 2010 and is responsible for the oversight and management of all business areas with a focus on corporate strategy, capital partners and acquisitions.
Andrew has over 30 years of experience in the real estate development industry and has been involved in many of the GTA’s most notable real estate projects across residential, office, industrial and mixed-use asset classes. Andrew has played an integral role in the acquisition and execution of every project since CentreCourt’s inception. Prior to forming CentreCourt, Andrew was Chief Operating Officer of a major real estate development firm in the Greater Toronto Area where he worked for over 20 years.
Andrew holds an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and prior to 1989, he articled and practiced law at Goodmans, LLP, a major Canadian law firm.
Andrew is active in a number of community organizations and initiatives including board participation at Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital and is an active Committee member at a number of charitable organizations including Ronald McDonald House and Sherman Campus JCC. Andrew is also Co-Founder and Board Member of Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge, an organization that has raised in excess of $30 million for cancer research and other worthwhile charitable initiatives. In recognition of his contributions to the community, Andrew was the recipient of the prestigious Community Service Award at the 14th Annual NAIOP Real Estate Excellence (REX) Awards.
Shamez joined CentreCourt in 2011 and is responsible for overseeing and managing all business areas and personnel with a focus on development, sales and construction. Shamez became President and a partner in CentreCourt in late 2015.
Shamez was instrumental in the development of the company’s landmark residential towers: Peter Street Condos, Karma Condos, INDX Condos, Core Condos, Grid Condos and 411 Church Condos, while currently overseeing major developments including Transit City Vaughan (within the SmartVMC urban centre), Zen King West, The Forest Hill Condiminum and 55 Mercer.
Shamez is currently responsible for CentreCourt’s active development pipeline consisting of over 7,000 homes valued at over $3.5 billion dollars.
In 2020, Shamez was named as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” . The annual award is in recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40 and is the country’s most coveted award for young business leaders.
Shamez holds an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Columbia Business School and an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining CentreCourt, Shamez worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in New York City.
Shamez is a Board Member of Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge raising in excess of $33 million for cancer research and other worthwhile charitable initiatives. He is currently the Co-Chair for the Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life event which raises more than $2.0 million for cancer research initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.
Partner, SVP Acquisitions
Bader joined CentreCourt in 2017 and leads our new acquisition efforts. He is responsible for deal sourcing, underwriting, and due diligence, and is actively involved in the zoning process. Bader has also contributed to various pre-construction sales processes, most recently leading the successful sales launches for Prime Condos and for 252 Church Condos.
Bader has been an active member of the Toronto real estate industry and is a past Co-Chair of ULI Toronto’s Program Committee. He has been involved with several mentorship and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives over the years.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Bader worked as an Investment Associate for a major real estate private equity firm, having previously worked in investment banking for a large Canadian bank.
Bader holds an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.
Associate VP, Development
Daniel is involved in all aspects of development activities across several CentreCourt projects.
Daniel actively manages development applications, design development, municipal approvals and working drawing coordination on The Forest Hill, Yonge-Wellesley, 39 East Liberty, Mode Condos and 99 Blue Jays Way.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Daniel worked as a Project Manager at WSP Canada specializing in Environmental and Geotechnical engineering services. Daniel has five years of engineering consulting experience and has worked on a wide variety of environmental projects.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from Queen’s University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Vice President, Operations
Danny is responsible for internal operations including oversight of physical facilities, information technology, human resources, corporate policies and cost controls.
Prior to his current role, Danny was an Accounting Analyst and subsequently a Controller at CentreCourt. Prior to joining CentreCourt, Danny worked for Fairmont Hotels as a Banquets Accountant where he developed extensive knowledge in accounting principles, analysis and reporting.
Danny holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University and a HBA from the University of Toronto.
Assistant Vice President, Customer Care
Hazel is responsible for administering purchase agreements, ensuring the homeowner Pre-Delivery Inspection schedule and occupancy targets are met, and providing excellent customer service from the post-sales stage through to the post-occupancy warranty coverage period. Hazel is in the final stages at Grid and 411 Church Condominiums playing an integral role in their success and she is transitioning to join the Zen Condominiums team.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Hazel worked at CoStar as a Research Associate where she analyzed market trends in the Canadian Real Estate market and maintained large databases of critical market information.
Hazel holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Ryerson University where she majored in Marketing and Real Estate Management.
Associate VP, Development
Ian is involved in all aspects of development activities across several CentreCourt projects.
Ian actively manages development applications, design development, municipal approvals and working drawing coordination on Grid Condos, 411 Church Street Condos, Transit City Condos and ZEN King West Condos.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Ian worked as a Sustainability Consultant at MCW Consultants specializing in the design of energy efficient buildings.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Partner, SVP Finance
Jonathan joined CentreCourt in 2010 and is now responsible for the oversight and management of all finance and corporate structuring activities. He has led the underwriting of project financing to support $2+ billion of development value and is responsible for oversight and administration of the Company’s long term equity capital pool and partner relations. Other responsibilities include support for acquisitions, accounting and project budgeting.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Jonathan worked as an investment consultant providing advice to pension plans, endowments, foundations and trusts on their investment strategies and governance practices. Jonathan completed his real-estate focused MBA at the Schulich School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.
Senior Site Superintendent
Mark is responsible for overseeing the construction process and is responsible for overall construction activities.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Mark was a Project Superintendent at Minto for more than 11 years and oversaw many of Minto’s largest projects which include Minto Midtown, Minto Richgrove Village and Minto Watergarden.
Mark holds a Diploma in Business Management and Civil Engineering from Humber College.
Senior Project Accountant
Mary is responsible for financial reporting for various development projects.t.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Mary was a Junior Accountant at Starlight Investments where she prepared financial reporting packages and managed cash flow for various properties.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Partner, SVP Development
Mitch has oversight of all development activities across our active sales and construction portfolio and is engaged in securing new acquisition opportunities. He is actively involved in rezoning, design development, working drawings and registration across all CentreCourt’s projects, and is currently leading the development of the upcoming 5251 Dundas and 254 Adelaide projects.
Prior to joining CentreCourt in 2016 , Mitch worked as a consulting engineer for over 10 years with a focus on multi-unit residential, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Mitch has spoken extensively on energy efficiency, green buildings, and the Toronto Green Standard and previously taught a course at the University of Toronto on the subject. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Partner, SVP Accounting
Nikola joined CentreCourt in 2017 and is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s accounting, financial reporting, and financial control systems and processes. Nikola’s team provides value added analysis, tax expertise, and budgeting capabilities to support structuring and decision making.
Nikola worked in the real estate sector for four years prior to joining CentreCourt, first as a Manager of Accounting and Financial Analysis for a large residential developer and subsequently as a Manager of Accounting for the real estate arm of a Canadian pension plan. Nikola had previously articled at a Big 4 accounting firm.
Nikola holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Partner, SVP Construction
Robert has over 16 years of experience in high-rise residential construction and is an expert in the formation and oversight of construction budgets, schedules and teams. Robert spearheaded the development of our in-house construction management capabilities and is responsible for the oversight of 45+ construction management personnel. He has been responsible for all aspects of construction on Karma Condos, INDX Condos, Grid Condos, 411 Church Street Condos and ZEN Condos, and is currently leading construction of the Transit City 4 & 5, The Forest Hill, 55 Mercer and Westline Projects. Robert is also a Committee Member of the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge, an organization that has raised in excess of $37 million for cancer research and other worthwhile charitable initiatives.
Prior to joining CentreCourt in 2014, Robert worked in various project management capacities for a large multi-residential developer and was in involved in some of their most significant development projects.
He graduated from the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Fanshawe College.
Assistant Project Manager
Shalia is responsible for the coordination and administration of all aspects of the construction project, providing assistance to the Project Manager.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Shalia previously worked at TMG Builders as a Project Coordinator where she assisted with Project Manager with the overall project performance including costs, schedule and project safety.
Shalia holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and Government as well as her Building Science Certificate from the University of Toronto.
Partner, Executive Vice-President
Stephen is an Executive Vice-President and Partner in CentreCourt, and has been a strategic advisor to the company since its inception in 2010. Stephen is actively involved in formulating corporate strategy, pursuing site acquisitions, structuring joint ventures and securing development approvals and financing for all CentreCourt projects.
Stephen has had over 30 years of experience in the real estate development industry, including over 25 years as a senior partner in the real estate group at Goodmans LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. During his time at Goodmans, Stephen specialized in real estate development, acquisitions, portfolio dispositions, cross border and domestic joint ventures, restructurings and public/private transactions, with extensive experience in complex real estate financing transactions (including land development and construction loans, acquisition facilities and bond financings).
Stephen has been actively involved in some of Toronto’s major real estate projects including the Ritz Carlton Hotel/Residences, Brookfield Place, Bay-Adelaide Centre, RBC Centre, Maple Leaf Square, the Ryerson University business school, and numerous other mixed-use and residential developments.
Stephen has also provided ongoing strategic and legal advice for the acquisition, financing, development, management and disposition of several $100 million+ portfolios of office, retail and industrial buildings, including the creation of joint ventures and investment funds for those portfolios.
Stephen attended University of Western Ontario and received his JD from University of Toronto.
Stephen is also a director of Triovest Inc., a real estate asset manager and investor with over $8 billion of assets under management.
Managing Partner, President
Gavin joined CentreCourt in 2016 and was appointed as President in 2022. He has led numerous high-rise development projects to industry-leading outcomes including ZEN King West, Transit City, The Forest Hill and 55 Mercer. During his tenure at CentreCourt, Gavin has played key leadership roles across numerous operational areas of the company including sales, finance, development, and construction.
Gavin is also a Board Member of the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge, a non-profit organization that has raised in excess of $37 million for cancer research and other worthwhile charitable initiatives. He served as the Co-Chair for the 2021 Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life event which raised more than $3.0 million for cancer research initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Gavin worked in Toronto in private equity and investment banking at a major Canadian bank, where he was involved in underwriting, financing, and advising public and private real estate entities. Gavin holds a dual JD/MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.
Senior Associate, Development
Elliot is involved in all aspects of development activities across several CentreCourt projects.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Elliot worked as a Development Coordinator at Intermarket Real Estate Group Toronto and more recently as an Urban Designer at Bousfield Inc.
Elliot holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo.
Partner, SVP Sales & Marketing
Jason joined CentreCourt in 2018 and has been responsible for building the Company’s in-house Sales and Marketing capabilities. He has 10+ years of high-rise condominium sales experience and has been instrumental in the successful launch of over 10,000 units. He currently leads all sales and marketing activities for CentreCourt’s pre-construction projects and has been responsible for the successful launches of Transit City Condos, 55 Mercer Condos, The Forest Hill Condos, 8 Wellesley Condos, Prime Condos, 199 Church Condos, Westline Condos and 252 Church Condos.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Jason worked for a major brokerage for 7 years in various roles, most recently as a Sales Director.
Assistant Site Superintendent
Joseph is responsible for overseeing the construction process and is responsible for overall construction activities.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Joseph was a High Rise Foreman Supervisor at Canadian Concrete Forming.
Partner, VP Business Lead
Jacob joined CentreCourt in 2019 and is responsible for ensuring great outcomes across the entire project lifecycle – from design development and management of sales processes through to construction and customer care. As a Business Lead, Jacob leads project strategy and oversees execution of project budget and schedule. Jacob is currently acting as Business Lead for the 8 Wellesley Condos, 199 Church Condos and Westline Condos projects.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Jacob worked in real estate investment banking for a major Canadian bank. Jacob completed an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.
Assistant Site Superintendent
Cristian is responsible for overseeing site construction activity.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Cristian worked for The Sorbara Group as an Assistant Superintendent. He has previously worked on projects including 210 Simcoe, 5200 Yonge and 411 Church.
Cristian holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from Ryerson.
Henry is responsible for overseeing mechanical and electrical activity at various project sites.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Henry was an MEP Commissioning Manager at Brookfield Multiplex, and an Technical Service Consultant at CIMCO Refrigeration where he was involved in numerous high-rise residential projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Henry holds a Diploma in HVAC from George Brown College.
Manager, Project Accounting
Vinson is responsible for financial reporting for various development projects.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Vinson has more than 4 years of working experience in various accounting roles within the real estate industry, including most recently at Amica Senior Lifestyles as a Corporate Accountant where he played a significant role in preparing quarterly REIT reports and gained in-depth knowledge of consolidation and accounting principles.
Vinson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
AVP, Sales Admin and Operations
Kaila is responsible for overseeing administration of sales launches and post-sale purchaser administration.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Kaila was at Baker Real Estate for more than 14 years in various roles including Project Administrator, Assistant Project Manager and most recently, Project Manager.
Kaila holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University.
Accounts Payable Administrator
Giselle is responsible for providing support to internal operations, as well as administrative support for all areas of CentreCourt’s business.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Giselle worked at The Milborne Group as a Project Administrator for 3 years and was instrumental in pre-construction condominium sales launches in Toronto, selling more than 3,500 units.
Giselle holds a Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations from Seneca College where she graduated with Honours.
Iryna is responsible for construction project management on high-rise condominiums at CentreCourt.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Iryna was a cost consultant with Turner & Townsend where she gained an in-depth knowledge for preparing estimates, cash-flow projections and advising clients on procurement strategies on projects including Ripley’s Aquarium, Maple Leaf Foods, Mount Sinai Hospital, Women’s & Infant Health Care Program and Lakeridge Health, the Oshawa & Bowmanville Hospital. She also brings with her several years of project management experience with Multiplex Construction, where she was involved with all stages of the planning process through to project completion of multi-million dollar condominiums such as Core and Grid condominiums.
Iryna holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University.
Senior Project Manager
Jeff is responsible for the overall project management of high-rise condominiums at CentreCourt.
Prior to joining Centrecourt, Jeff held various management roles, bringing more than 14 years of high-rise construction management experience from both a Developer and General Contractor capacity. Jeff has been involved with leading and overseeing all phases of mixed-use multimillion-dollar projects, from design coordination to post-occupancy completion, on many mid-rise and high-rise condominiums in Toronto such as Encore at Equinox, Celsius, The Kip District, 88 Scott, 1088 Kingson & Co., 5249 Dundas & Aukland, Herons Hill Phases 1, 2, & 3 and Battery Park Phases 1, 2, & 3.
Jeff completed his Construction Project Management Certificate and Construction Estimating Certificate (CEC) at George Brown College and received his CEC designation through the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Ontario Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Jeff has also completed his Computer-Aided Estimating Certificate from Humber College.
Alex is responsible for overseeing the construction process and is responsible for overall construction activities.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Alex has more than 10 years in construction as a site superintendent including the most recent position supervising the Minto Westside Condos.
Alex holds a Diploma in Construction Management and Technology from George Brown College.
Michael is involved in all aspects of development activities across several CentreCourt projects.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Michael worked as a Project Manager at WSP Canada Group Limited, and more recently as a Team Lead at Quasar Consulting Group, where he managed a board range of Commercial, Industrial and Mission Critical projects.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Senior Manager, Construction Accounting & Finance
Jeffrey is responsible for assisting with the review and approval of monthly construction draws across all CentreCourt projects.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Jeffrey worked at Ernst & Young LLP as a Senior Staff Accountant where he led complex audits under IFRS, ASPE and not-for-profit accounting standards, with experience in manufacturing, utilities, universities, technology startups, dealerships and consumer products. He also gained experience drafting financial statements and implemented changing standards such as IFRS 15 and IFRS 9, creating T2 corporate tax returns and income tax reconciliations, and improved audit quality through the utilization of data analytics software.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management (Dean’s Honours List) from the University of Waterloo.
Domenic is involved with ensuring interior finishes are completed in compliance with the construction schedule and contract documents.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Domenic worked as an Assistant Project Site Supervisor for more than 5 years and has been involved with many mid-rise and high-rise condominiums in Toronto such as 7 On The Park, Avenue on 7, Hotel X, Towns of Don Mills, The Kennedys Condo and Dream Residences at Yorkdale.
Domenic holds a Diploma in Construction Engineering Technology & Management from George Brown College.
Kathrina is responsible for providing support to internal operations, as well as assisting with the development and implementation of new corporate initiatives.
Kathrina joined the CentreCourt team in 2014 originally within Customer Care and has rejoined in 2020 in the role as Operations Coordinator.
Kathrina studied at the University of Toronto working towards a Bachelor of Arts.
Mai Ly Cao
Sales Admin & Operations Manager
Mai Ly is responsible for providing administrative and operational support services to the Sales and Marketing department and assist with managing day to day sales office operations.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Mai Ly was the Head Project Administrator & Site Manager at Baker Real Estate where she worked for 6 years.
Mai Ly holds a Bachelor or Arts, Business and Society degree with a Minor in Sociology and Social Science from York University.
Dino is responsible for overseeing field operations and overall construction activities at our Transit City East Block project.
With over 30 years of high-rise experience, Dino has spent the last 20 years as a Superintendent. Dino worked for a prominent real estate developer prior to joining a leading Canadian General Contractor where he held the position of General Superintendent/Construction Manager.
Dino holds a Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) along with various Gold Seal Certified certificates. His journey in high-rise construction began in the late 80’s as an electrician. Dino also holds a Certificate of Qualification.
Robert Di Niro
Manager of Corporate Accounting
Robert is responsible for overseeing the accounting cycle for the corporate entities and providing development, construction, and marketing services for CentreCourt’s projects.
Robert brings a diverse set of experiences, having worked in public practice as aSenior Accountant in Grant Thornton’s audit and assurance practice, and later as Senior Analyst in Grant Thornton’s domestic tax team. His client base consisted primarily of owner-managed businesses in a variety of industries, as well as non-profit, public sector, and power generation companies.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Accounting & Financial Management (2016, Dean’s Honours List) and a Master of Accounting (2017, Dean’s Honours List), both from the University of Waterloo.
Krysten is responsible for construction project management on high-rise condominiums at CentreCourt.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Krysten was a project manager at Mondconsult Limited for high-rise and low-rise condo/townhouse construction in downtown Toronto. She also held the role of Senior PM/Interior Designer and managed commercial construction throughout the GTA for over 6 years.
Krysten holds a Bachelors of Interior Design from CIDA accredited Ryerson University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from OCAD University.
Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Payable Clerk
Partner, SVP Construction
Joshua has nearly 20 years of experience in construction and is an expert in driving aggressive project deliverables with precision, detailed planning, risk mitigation and construction methodologies. He leads with a passion for good outcomes and for developing strong relationships with colleagues and trade partners. Joshua is responsible for the oversight of 45+ construction management personnel and is actively involved in developing and growing our construction management function. He is currently leading the construction processes for the 8 Wellesley Condos, Prime Condos, 199 Church Condos and 252 Church Condos.
Prior to joining CentreCourt in 2021, Joshua worked in multi-residential and commercial construction for various large construction managers and he completed numerous large scale and complex projects for a variety of clients, including CentreCourt’s Core Condos, Grid Condos, and Transit City 1, 2 & 3 towers.
Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Derek joined CentreCourt in 2021 and is responsible for operational initiatives across the company including talent recruitment, retention & development; process enhancement and optimization; investments in infrastructure and IT, and governance.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Derek held progressively senior roles in public accounting and in investment banking across various industries. Derek was involved in a number of marquee Canadian M&A and IPO transactions and also led the strategy and acquisitions functions for a private equity backed food manufacturer.
Derek is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Ronan Mc Mahon
Project Warranty Coordinator
Accounts Payable Clerk
Justin is involved in ensuring great project outcomes across several projects’ life cycle as well as the sourcing and underwriting of new deals.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Justin worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, where he was involved in M&A transactions, IPOs and secondary offerings in the Real Estate & REITs sector.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management from the University of Waterloo.
Test text joined CentreCourt in late 2014 and is responsible for construction oversight.
In this role, will work in tandem with consultants, the construction management team and subtrades to ensure that the projects are delivered on-time and on-budget.
Previously worked at Minto Developments for nine years where he worked in various project management capacities on several of Minto’s largest development projects including Minto Midtown, Minto Yorkville and 88 Sheppard.
graduated from the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Fanshawe College.