Case Studies Region: Canada

Antony Cannell – Metro

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The municipality of Petawawa in Ontario, Canada, has many things—a Canadian Army garrison, a heritage village—but until recently, the town of roughly 81,000 did not have a discount grocery store. Metro, a Montreal-based food purveyor, set out to change that. The company, which has over $19 billion in revenue and 95,000 employees, is building a […]

Andrea Wolf

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A 2022 article in Bloomberg magazine emphasized how recent labor shortages have led to women smashing past the concrete ceiling in the construction industry. Meticulously charting her path through the similar and adjacent boy’s club of corporate real estate, Andrea Wolf spent the past three decades firmly ignoring ceilings. Instead, she developed her guiding philosophy […]

Alex Klimsiak – Holt Renfrew

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Even in today’s Amazon-driven economy, some things just can’t be bought online. Among them, the store experience. Not just any store experience, says Alex Klimsiak who has done much to enhance Holt Renfrew locations over the past year. The luxury department store chain is Canada’s version of such south-of-the-border high-end retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue […]

Allison Wright and Kerri Souriol – Calgary Stampede

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The dust has long settled, and the horses and livestock have returned to the ranches of Western Canada and elsewhere. What, for 10 roarin’ and rompin’ July days, had been the Province of Alberta’s third-largest city—actually, a city within the city of Calgary—has been mostly vacated. But a year passes quickly for those entrusted with […]

Anthony Fragale – Greenpark Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A visit to Toronto and its surrounding communities quickly shows how the real estate market is looking up. That’s not just in terms of prices—it’s also about the high-rise projects filling the skyline in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and Vaughan. Anthony Fragale is making a career of building up. As the director of high-rise construction for […]

Ash Mahmoud – Cairo Development Ltd.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s a western Canadian province subject to booms and busts, Alberta teeming underfoot with fossil fuels whose demand can fluctuate. The demand having decreased through COVID-19 effect on the energy industry, there’s been a lot of Albertans in need of housing and unable to afford a mortgage. “There’s such an undersupply of proper multifamily rental […]

Albert Fiacco – C&W Services

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Every day Albert Fiacco looks at the shiny plaque on his wall and smiles.   Winning the 2018 Energy Project of the Year from the government of Ontario and the industry conference Energy into Action is a point of pride for Fiacco, the director of facilities at Boston-based integrated facilities provider C&W Services.  It also makes him feel good about the positive environmental impact the company is making globally. And yes, on a […]

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