Team

Passionate people with
proven expertise.

It takes a lot of big-picture thinking to develop a successful project, but we never lose sight of the little things. We’ve built a reputation on strong relationships – those relationships start here.

Todd Cowan

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Todd Cowan

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Todd has over 30 years of real estate experience in North America and Europe and co-founded Capital Developments in 2007. He is responsible for oversight and management of all business areas with a focus on corporate strategy, executive resources, investments and capital partners. Prior to Capital Developments, Todd represented TrizecHahn Corporation and was one of the founding executives and CEO of TriGranit Development Corporation from 1996 – 2006. During this time the company established operations in 12 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe, developed a large portfolio of award-winning projects and positioned TriGranit as one of the leading developers in Central and Eastern Europe. Todd graduated with an HBA designation from the IVEY School of Business and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He was a founding investor and Board Member of JCM Power, a leading renewable energy provider in emerging markets and has held positions on various corporate and community Boards. Todd continues to pursue a lifetime passion for the outdoors and competitive sports.

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Jordan Dermer

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Jordan Dermer

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Jordan co-founded Capital Developments in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s management including strategy, acquisitions, partnerships and development. He has accumulated over 27 years of real estate experience in North America and Europe. He was formerly the Chief Development Officer of TriGranit Development – one of the leading developers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Jordan is currently a member of the Innovation Committee at the Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Board Member of Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge (an organization that has raised in excess of $30 million for cancer research), and a member of the Board of Governors of the Bishop Strachan School and a Co-Founder of Kids for Kids. Jordan has a love of family, and enjoys travel and fitness. Jordan has a B.A. from McGill University.

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Carlo Timpano

President

Carlo Timpano

President

Carlo oversees the day-to-day operations of Capital Developments. Prior to Capital Developments, Carlo co-led high-rise office development for Oxford Properties Group where he managed a pipeline of over $5 billion and active construction of over $1 billion. Carlo has also been a management consultant for both Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. Carlo is an avid traveler having visited over 75 countries, an amateur astronomer, a proud father, and a horror movie enthusiast. Carlo has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Comm from Queen’s School of Business.

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Andrew Adams

Executive Vice-President, Finance and Investments

Andrew Adams

Executive Vice-President, Finance and Investments

Andrew has over 10 years of real estate experience in Canada. At Capital Developments, Andrew oversees financial operations and planning for all projects including financial modeling, and investor relations. Andrew also oversees development and execution of the Capital Developments acquisitions pipeline. Prior to joining Capital Developments, he worked as an Analyst to the CFO at DREAM while Dundee REIT became the largest office REIT in Canada. Andrew was also involved with DREAM as they completed the IPOs for Dundee International REIT, Dundee Industrial REIT and numerous acquisitions. Prior to working on the finance side of real estate, Andrew was a structural engineer.

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Geoff Matthews

Executive Vice-President, Development

Geoff Matthews

Executive Vice-President, Development

Geoff leads the Development Team at Capital Developments. Prior to Capital Developments, Geoff co-led high rise development at Great Gulf where he managed the acquisition and development of several mixed-use projects in Canada and the US now representing 2 Million SF of active construction and a development pipeline of 4 Million SF. Notable projects include One Bloor Street East Condominiums and Frank Gehry’s first residential high-rise project in Canada. Geoff is a ski and snowboarding enthusiast, proud husband and father, and ardent urbanist who takes every opportunity to travel to different cities to experience their culture and interests. Geoff has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Real Property and Infrastructure and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.

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Mohamad Amin

Vice-President, Construction

Mohamad Amin

Vice-President, Construction

Mohamad leads the construction department and oversees the overall execution and delivery of projects from conceptualization to execution. His ten years of Construction Management experience include a diverse portfolio of projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Mohamad’s most accomplished projects include Aura, Canada’s tallest condominium, 155 Redpath Condominium and a 7 acres' state of the art hybrid cannabis production facility. Prior to joining Capital Developments, Mohamad was the Director of Construction and Development at the Supreme Cannabis Company, responsible for the design, development and execution of production, processing and packaging infrastructure. Outside work, Mohamad pursues a passion for playing Water polo as well as a strong interest in the culinary arts. Mohamad has a B.Eng (Civil) from McGill University.

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Joy Wang

Vice-President, Sales and Marketing

Joy Wang

Vice-President, Sales and Marketing

Joy has over 10 years of real estate experience and has involved and successfully launched more than 9 high rise mixed-used projects throughout the GTA, encompassing over 4,500 residential units and a total sales volume of $2.9 billion. In each case, the project launch out-performed company’s internal targets regarding both sales velocity and revenue achieved. She is involved in every step of the process from inception through sales and marketing process, to completion and closing. Prior to joining Capital Developments, Joy was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Cresford Developments. Notable projects 1000 Bay, Casa 2 & 3, Gloucester on Yonge(Clover on Yonge), 33 Yorkville and Concord Sky(YSL). Joy is an avid golfer and a snowboarding enthusiast. Joy graduated with an Honours, Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Toronto and she also holds a Real Estate Broker license.

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Tim Hamelin

Vice-President, Controller

Tim Hamelin

Vice-President, Controller

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Sharmin Ali

Junior Project Accountant

Sharmin Ali

Junior Project Accountant

Sharmin primarily focuses on full cycle accounts payable while also performing month end processes, preparing loan draw documents and other financial reporting. Prior to Capital Developments she gained experience in the real estate finance and accounting field working at Stafford Homes and P1AG Cineplex Entertainment overlooking the Central America operations. Sharmin has been living in Toronto for 8 years and loves exploring the city. She is a foodie and is always looking for the next treasure in the city. She loves board games and is always up for a good competitive strategy game.

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Alida Alm

Marketing Coordinator

Alida Alm

Marketing Coordinator

Alida is responsible for corporate and project marketing on social media. She graduated from Sweden’s Mälardalen University where she specialized in Information Design. Prior to moving to Canada and Toronto in 2021, she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for Sweden’s largest educational publishing company, Studentlitteratur. Outside work, Alida enjoys long walks through IKEA, axe throwing and spending quality time with friends and family, including her cats Kitt and Kasper.

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Joe Bartkiw

Analyst

Joe Bartkiw

Analyst

Joe is primarily responsible for monitoring the performance of ongoing projects, preparing materials for internal and external decision makers, as well as assisting in the underwriting process for new investments. Prior to Capital Developments, Joe held summer internships at both Revera Inc. and Graywood Developments within Corporate Development, Investments, and Development groups. Joe has an HBA from the Ivey Business School. Joe enjoys canoe tripping, playing guitar, and trying to outsmart Jeopardy! contestants.

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Ashish Bhatt

Director, Customer Care

Ashish Bhatt

Director, Customer Care

Ashish has more than 15 years of experience in delivering Customer Service in residential real estate. At Capital Developments, he leads the Customer Service team and is responsible for creating an after-sales Customer Experience program. Prior to joining Capital Development, he was Client Care Manager at Remington, successfully delivering projects such as Signature, IQ and York Condominiums. He holds B.Eng. (Civil) from MS University of Baroda (India) and Home Inspection Certification from Seneca College. Outside work, he enjoys reading non-fiction, listening to Indian Classical music, and spending time with the family.

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Sharon Carey

Associate, Customer Care

Sharon Carey

Associate, Customer Care

Sharon has more than 15 years experience in customer service, warranty administration and coordination. Sharon will be responsible for customer communication and the customer care office operations at Azura Condominiums. She will also assist with broader tenant/customer engagements on new projects. Prior to joining Capital Developments, she was working at Daniels Corporation as a Warranty Administrator. Sharon is passionate about travel, interior design, dogs and most important, family.

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Dichelle Catu

Corporate Accountant

Dichelle Catu

Corporate Accountant

Dichelle is an accounting professional with extensive experience in real estate development. At Capital Developments, she is responsible for managing corporate accounting and finance as well as overseeing various projects. Prior to joining Capital Developments, she worked with JD Development Group which she led the accounting team. Dichelle enjoys nature tripping, love watching basketball and taking care of her family.

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Sarah Chu

Manager, Development

Sarah Chu

Manager, Development

Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management of many of the company’s development projects. Prior to joining Capital Developments, Sarah worked at Core Development Group as the Manager of Acquisitions, reviewing and underwriting acquisition opportunities for various development sites in the GTA. She also worked at Altus Group on the commercial research team. Sarah enjoys art and design, painting, and caring for her houseplant collection. Sarah holds a M.SC in Planning from the University of Toronto.

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Jay Cowan

Vice-President, Western Canada Development

Jay Cowan

Vice-President, Western Canada Development

Jay joined the firm in February of 2021, and is responsible for overseeing acquisition and development activities in western Canada. Providing the team with over 26 years of real estate experience in development and asset management across Canada, Jay has worked for the industry leading firms of Aspen Properties, Cadillac Fairview, GWL Realty Advisors and Brookfield Properties. He has a BA (double major) from the University of Guelph in Business and Economics. He is an avid skier and sports enthusiast. Jay loves the outdoor activities, spending time with his family and getting involved with the local community.

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David Cramer

Manager, Corporate Accounting

David Cramer

Manager, Corporate Accounting

At Capital Developments, David is responsible for working on and managing the project accounting function. David's development accounting experience came from his time at Lanterra Developments and Distrikt Capital. This was after earning his CPA, CA designation through work in tax focused roles in small firms, including Kapadia LLP and Garber Urback Chartered Professional Accountants. David has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. When not working, he enjoys cycling, skiing and playing with his family of five.

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Chris Dynes

Director, Development

Chris Dynes

Director, Development

Chris manages a portfolio of development projects at Capital Developments, from feasibility and design through delivery and has over 8 years of experience working in the development industry in the GTA. Prior to joining Capital Developments in 2018, Chris was as a Development Associate and Analyst at Minto Communities where he worked on numerous high-rise and low-rise projects in the GTA and Ottawa. Chris is a member of BILD’s Young Builders’ Committee where he and other young leaders facilitate educational and networking opportunities for the next generation of leaders of the GTA home building and land development industry. Chris has a B.Comm with a major in Real Estate and Housing from the University of Guelph.

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Caitlin Elliott

Manager, Development

Caitlin Elliott

Manager, Development

Caitlin manages development projects on a day-to-day basis at the company. Previously, Caitlin worked in real estate acquisitions and development in Toronto and New York City. She holds two master’s degrees from Cornell University – Master of Regional Planning and Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate. Caitlin has a passion for design, development, and planning, which stems from her love of cities (especially Toronto) and place-making. Caitlin enjoys traveling and spending time with her family (particularly her mini-golden-doodle).

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Marc Elmer

Vice-President, Development

Marc Elmer

Vice-President, Development

Marc oversees acquisitions, planning, development, and sales for low- and mid-rise projects. Prior to joining Capital Developments, he worked as a Vice President of Operations for Sun Communities and Equity Lifestyle Properties the 2 largest REIT’s in North America in the manufactured housing sector. Marc has also been involved with numerous acquisitions of individual properties as well as the acquisition of the Thousand Trails and Carefree Communities portfolios. Marc is also an avid cinephile and a devoted husband and father. Marc has a B.A. from the University of Western, Ontario.

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Alex Furneaux

Tenant Liaison

Alex Furneaux

Tenant Liaison

Alex acts as a support for Capital Developments' tenants, ensuring that concerns and questions are brought to the appropriate contacts and addressed.

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Sari Goldstein

Director, Human Resources

Sari Goldstein

Director, Human Resources

Sari is a designated CPA, CA with approximately 15 years of experience in the finance and accounting industries. At Capital Developments, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources. Prior to joining Capital Developments, Sari held senior finance or accounting positions with PC Financial, Loblaw Companies Limited, George Weston Limited and KPMG. She has also sat on the board of directors and acted as the treasurer of multiple charitable organizations in Toronto. She is also a proud mother of three growing boys.

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Michael Lirio

Manager, Construction

Michael Lirio

Manager, Construction

Michael is responsible for ensuring excellence in execution on-site during construction. Prior to joining Capital Developments, Michael was an Assistant Project Manager at CentrecCourt where he oversaw tendering and site reviews. Michael has a B.Eng (Civil) from Ryerson University and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

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Sam Postelnik

Associate, Finance

Sam Postelnik

Associate, Finance

Sam is responsible for underwriting new investments, acquiring debt financing, conducting due diligence, assisting with the disposition of completed projects, and monitoring the performance of ongoing developments. Prior to Capital Developments, Sam worked on the Canadian Multi-Family Investments Team at Starlight Investments and the Asset Management Team at RioCan REIT. Sam has an H.B.A. from Ivey Business School at Western University. Sam enjoys skiing, watching football, reading history books, and cooking, having completed culinary courses at George Brown College

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Deanna Prentice

Manager, Customer Care

Deanna Prentice

Manager, Customer Care

Deanna has over 7 years of experience in warranty resolution for new home builders. Here at Capital Developments, Deanna oversees the warranty resolution and customer care office at our Azura project. Prior to joining the Capital Developments team, Deanna was the Assistant Manager of Customer Care at Kaitlin Corporation. While there, Deanna oversaw the warranty resolution for all low-rise and mid-rise projects. Deanna graduated with a BSc Psychology from Southern Adventist University, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Outside of work life, Deanna enjoys spending time with her 3 children, traveling, camping, baking, and hiking with her dogs.

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Aun Qazilbash

Manager, Pre-Construction & Design

Aun Qazilbash

Manager, Pre-Construction & Design

Aun is responsible for preconstruction and design management functions in the early stages of a project’s life-cycle. Prior to joining Capital Developments, Aun worked as Preconstruction Manager at the Canadian office of a global high-rise construction management firm. Aun is a family man, loves to play recreational basketball and is a UAV/drone photography enthusiast. Aun has a P. Eng designation and a B. Eng (Civil) from Carleton University.

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George Shivraj

Manager, Project Accounting

George Shivraj

Manager, Project Accounting

George is responsible of all project accounting and finance functions including construction draws, cash calls, deposit release, HST filings and financial reporting. In the past, he has performed similar functions for Liberty Developments, Empire Communities and JD Development group. George is passionate about CD’s brand and expectations and likes to follow trends in real estate. In his spare time, he volunteers at the local community centre. George has a degree from the University of Pune.

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Giancarlo Spataro

Director, Investments

Giancarlo Spataro

Director, Investments

Giancarlo is responsible for the sourcing of development opportunities, strategic expansion of the development pipeline as well as continued cultivation of relationships within the industry. Prior to Capital Developments, Giancarlo managed Land Acquisitions for North American Development Group where he was responsible for the acquisition of mixed-use development opportunities and identifying new growth markets through out Ontario. Giancarlo enjoys travelling, cycling and spending time with his family. He is proud member of the board for Brain Cancer Canada and a 5-time participant of the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Giancarlo has a diploma in Business Management from George Brown College.

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Emily Summers

Tenant Liaison

Emily Summers

Tenant Liaison

Emily acts as a support for Capital Developments' tenants, ensuring that concerns and questions are brought to the appropriate contacts and addressed.

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Faye Summerville

Executive Assistant

Faye Summerville

Executive Assistant

Faye Sommerville is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 25 years in the field. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, including scheduling and correspondence. Having held positions in fundraising, education and varying sectors of the provincial government, Faye is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of all clientele. Outside of work, Faye enjoys event planning, travel and catering to family and friends.

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Kara Wilson

Executive Assistant to the Co-CEO’s

Kara Wilson

Executive Assistant to the Co-CEO’s

Kara is responsible for direct support to Todd Cowan and Jordan Dermer, as well as office management. Kara has over fifteen years of experience in administrative support roles with progressively increasing responsibility starting in frontline roles like reception to providing support to more senior executives. Kara has a track record of strong performance in high-volume environments. Outside the office family and friends are the priority along with a love of cooking, foreign film, sci-fi and a beginners vinyl record collection.

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