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GREAT GULF

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Transforming cities across North America since 1975.

About Great Gulf

Great Gulf began in 1975 with a mission to transform.

From our first lot in Cambridge, Ontario, to residential, commercial and recreational developments in 18 cities across North America , we’ve come a long way. While a lot has changed in that time, one thing hasn’t: our unwavering commitment to building great spaces that inspire the people who live, work and play there. With over 45 years of experience, we continue to transform and lead the industry with technology, sustainable design and innovation with a multi-faceted portfolio including commercial, mixed-used & residential development, construction management & software, engineering panelization manufacturing, architecture and hospitality.

The Great Gulf Group of Companies was built on the principals of integrity and trust. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence, our mission is to preserve and enhance the value of the capital entrusted to us by our customers, equity partners, founders and other stakeholders. At Great Gulf, we are committed to deliver diverse and robust strategic community transformations through innovative design, intelligent construction, and dedicated devotion to the well-being of our customers.

  1. Launch of Great Gulf (low-rise home builder)

  2. Launch of Gulf Lake Realty (brokerage)

  3. Acquisition of Taboo (hospitality & resort)

  4. Launch of First Gulf (commercial development)

  5. Launch of Ashton Woods (U.S. low-rise home builder)

  6. Launch of Great Gulf High Rise

  7. Launch of Tucker HiRise (high-rise construction management)

  8. Launch of Home Technology (panelization plant)

  9. Launch of Systems (low-rise construction management)

  10. Launch of Draft (low-rise design & architecture)

It's in the Numbers

Whether we are delivering detached homes to families or developing office towers for companies on the move, the Great Gulf difference is evident.

RESIDENTIAL

80,000+ Residences designed and constructed across North America

Hillsborough Community

8,000+ High-rise units in development or under construction

Monde Condominiums

5,000+ Single-family homes delivered across North America each year

Whity Meadows
COMMERCIAL

30MM+ Square feet of office, retail, mixed-use and  industrial real estate developed

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5MM+ Square feet of commercial properties in development or under construction

Aviva Office

The Great Gulf Group of Companies

Great Gulf has grown into a group of companies that develop, construct and manage residential and commercial real estate across 18 cities, 8 states, 2 provinces and employs over 1500 people in North America. As one of North America’s premier real estate organizations, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.

Great Gulf Properties Across North America

As the residential development arm of the Great Gulf Group, Great Gulf is one of the largest home builders in North America with experience and expertise that spans the residential spectrum, including low-rise homes and land development in Canada, and condominiums and purpose-built rentals in Canada and the United States.

With a mission to transform at every opportunity, we design, construct, and market luxury homes, master-planned communities, high-rise condominiums, resort properties, and more. The success of Great Gulf’s award-winning projects relies on quality workmanship, exceptional standards, and the commitment of improving and impacting how customers live and work.

Great Gulf holds true to our promise of building great spaces that inspire people to live greatly.

To Learn more explore our current communities

HIGH-RISE
DEVELOPMENT

Since the launch of this division in 1995, the business has grown to include numerous high-density, mixed-use residential projects across North America, including the landmark, international award-winning One Bloor.

One Bloor

LAND
DEVELOPMENT

Complimentary to the low-rise and mid-rise division, Great Gulf Residential has been active in the planning, engineering and development of thousands of acres of land across the Greater Toronto Area.

Whitby Meadows

LOW / MID-RISE DEVELOPMENT

With master-planned communities across the Greater Toronto area, Great Gulf Residential is one of the largest home builders in Canada. Since its inception in 1975, Great Gulf Residential has constructed and delivered over 35,000 homes across Ontario.

Land Aerial Overview
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When it comes to the development of office, mixed-use, retail and industrial properties, First Gulf is a proven market leader with more than $4-billion in developed assets. Offering development, construction, leasing, finance and property management expertise, we provide clients with unique and exciting market opportunities.

Within the Greater Toronto Area alone, our team has completed development and construction of more than 5-million square feet of premier, LEED®-certified office space, with another 2-million square feet currently under construction. Within the industrial sector, First Gulf has constructed over 6-million square feet of space, with an additional 6-million square feet currently in the pipeline. First Gulf also manages over 4-million square feet of fully-operational buildings.

To Learn more visit firstgulf.com

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Ashton Woods is one of the largest private home builders in the United States for more than 30 years operating in 12 major markets. Established in Dallas in 1989, Ashton Woods has expanded across the US Sun Belt with headquarters in Atlanta, GA. In 2017, the company introduced the Starlight Homes brand, which offers a more affordable, entry-level option to home buyers.

With over 45,000 homes built, Ashton Woods takes pride in the exceptional design and high quality new homes in cities including Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Dallas, Houston, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio, Sarasota and Tampa.

To Learn more visit ashtonwoods.com

Ashton Woods Home Interior
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H+me Technology focuses on providing modern construction solutions, through manufacturing precisely planned, produced, measured H+ME Technology engineered building materials.

Founded in 2007, H+ME Technology operates a 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility that produces all exterior walls, interior partitions and flooring systems for Great Gulf and other builders.

H+ME Technology uses automated machinery to build the panelization systems indoors, ensuring on-time delivery and precision detailing. The fully integrated system is transforming the traditional construction with 3D technology and science; providing efficient use of materials; allowing for stricter quality controls and providing a peace of mind.

To Learn more visit hometechnology.com

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High Rise Construction Management

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Architectural and Design Services

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Low Rise Construction Management

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High Rise and Low Rise Brokerage

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Hospitality and Resort

Leadership Team

Great Gulf Group

Jerry Patava - Chair

Jerry Patava

Chair

Great Gulf Group

Ilias Konstantopoulos - CEO

Ilias Konstantopoulos

Chief Executive Officer

Great Gulf Group

Mike Kirchmair - CFO

Mike Kirchmair

Chief Financial Officer

Great Gulf Group

Tom

Tom Griffiths

Chief Legal Officer

Great Gulf Group

Tim Aubrey - SVP & CIO

Tim Aubrey

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Great Gulf Group

Paula McMullan - SVP, General Counsel-Corporate Affairs and Development

Paula McMullan

Senior Vice President, General Counsel—Corporate Affairs and Development

Great Gulf Group

Madeline Zito - SVP, Public Relations

Madeline Zito

Senior Vice President, Public Relations

Great Gulf Group

Lauren West - VP, Human Resources

Lauren West

Vice President, Human Resources

Great Gulf Group

Great Gulf Residential

Niall Collins - President

Niall Collins

President

Great Gulf Residential

Tad Putrya - President

Tad Putrya

President

Great Gulf Low Rise, Home Technology and Systems Plus

Kathleen Schofield - EVP

Kathleen Schofield

Executive Vice President

Great Gulf Residential

Alan Vihant - EVP

Alan Vihant

Executive Vice President

Great Gulf Residential

Geoff Matthews - SVP, High Rise

Geoff Matthews

Senior Vice President High Rise

Great Gulf Residential

J. Kiel O’Sullivan - SVP, Business Development

J. Kiel O’Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Great Gulf Residential

Amanda Wilson Watkins - SVP, Marketing and Sales

Amanda Wilson Watkins

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales

Great Gulf Residential

Ron Weinstock - SVP, High Rise Construction

Ron Weinstock

Senior Vice President, High Rise Construction

Great Gulf Residential

First Gulf

David Carreiro - President

David Carreiro

President

First Gulf

Brian Harrison - EVP

Brian Harrison

Executive Vice President

First Gulf

Andre Mihelic - EVP

Andre Mihelic

Executive Vice President

First Gulf

Thome Jackman - SVP, Business Operations

Thom Jackman

Senior Vice President, Business Operations

First Gulf

Renée Gomes - CDO & VP, Development

Renée Gomes

Chief Development Officer & Vice President, Development

First Gulf

Ashton Woods

Ken Balogh - President & CEO

Ken Balogh

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ashton Woods

Cory Boydston - CFO

Cory Boydston

Chief Financial Officer

Ashton Woods

Deborah M. Danzig - CLO

Deborah M. Danzig

Chief Legal Officer

Ashton Woods

Ryan Lewis - COO

Ryan Lewis

Chief Operating Officer

Ashton Woods

Carrie Schonberg - CMO

Carrie Schonberg

Chief Marketing Officer

Ashton Woods

H+ME Technology

Kamal Sabaratnam - General Manager

Kamal Sabaratnam

General Manager

Home Technology

Jerry Patava

Chair

Great Gulf Group

Jerry Patava serves as Chair of the Great Gulf Strategic Advisory Board and Chair of Ashton Woods USA L.L.C. Previously, Mr. Patava served as CEO of Great Gulf Group, responsible for the continued growth and profitability of the company’s operating platforms in Canada and the U.S.

Mr. Patava joined Great Gulf in 2007, bringing more than four decades of experience in real estate and finance. Before joining Great Gulf, he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. and as Director and Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Legacy Hotels Real Estate Investment Trust. He also held a senior position as Vice President and Treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited and, before that, as Vice President and Director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Mr. Patava has served on numerous public and private boards in North America and internationally. He is currently a Board Member and Chair of the Investment Committee of Terra Firma Capital Corporation. He is also a member of the Fiera Capital Corporation Independent Review Committee.

Mr. Patava holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from York University.

Ilias Konstantopoulos

Chief Executive Officer

Great Gulf Group

Ilias Konstantopoulos joined Great Gulf in January 2020 as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Konstantopoulos oversees all aspects of the Great Gulf Group and reports to the Great Gulf Strategic Advisory Board. He is responsible for the strategic direction, continued growth, and profitability of the operating platforms, and with ensuring that the group’s financial capital and human resources are optimally allocated across each of the businesses in Canada and the U.S.

A successful real estate executive, with more than 30 years of experience in operations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets, Mr. Konstantopoulos’ past roles include CFO at Granite REIT, Managing Partner at Brookfield Financial, Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets’ Montreal operations, Auditing and Taxation at Ernst & Young, and Structural Design Engineer at Bechtel.

Mr. Konstantopoulos is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) and has Canadian Chartered Accountant (CPA) and US Certified Public Accountant (US-CPA) designations. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration from McGill University.

Mike Kirchmair

Chief Financial Officer

Great Gulf Group

Michael Kirchmair leads the high performing finance team at Great Gulf and is responsible for financial strategy, supporting the company’s strategic business plans; corporate finance, ensuring compliance with all financing requirements; and treasury, overseeing all cash management and treasury activities in Canada and the U.S.

Mr. Kirchmair joined Great Gulf in 2012, bringing nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector, ranging from corporate to global. Over his impressive career, he has worked for several Fortune 500 companies that include financial institutions, investment organizations, and global real estate firms.

Mr. Kirchmair has a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and holds a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University. A sports enthusiast, he was drafted by a European hockey team for his passion and proficiency as a hockey player.

Tom Griffiths

Chief Legal Officer

Great Gulf Group

Tom Griffiths is Chief Legal Officer for Great Gulf Group, overseeing the provision of legal services, advice, and support to the company. Mr. Griffiths joined Great Gulf in 2011, bringing over 30 years of legal experience with an emphasis on real estate and deal-making in Canada, the U.S., and around the world.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Griffiths practiced with several major North American law firms in international sites, including a major U.S.-based firm in their Hong Kong office with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region, in-house counsel in the grocery and hospitality industries, and as Head of Legal for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Fairmont-Raffles-Swissotel based out of Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr. Griffiths holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws – Common Law (LLB) degree from the University of Ottawa.

Madeline Zito

Senior Vice President, Public Relations

Great Gulf Group

Madeline Zito joined Great Gulf in 2013 and is responsible for Public Relations, Corporate Philanthropy, and Strategic Communications. Leveraging more than three decades of industry experience, Ms. Zito provides support to all lines of the business, implementing innovative strategies to increase brand awareness and reputation management with the public, media, government, and industry groups, elevating brand recognition in both Canada and the U.S. She has introduced initiatives generating millions of dollars of publicity at no cost.

Prior to joining Great Gulf, Ms. Zito served as Director of Corporate Communications for the City of Vaughan, Associate Vice President Public Affairs and Ombudsman for BCI Bank, Senior Partner at ZitoFlumian Communications, President of PHYT-TECH Sports, and Property Assessor for the Ministry of Revenue. She was appointed by Provincial Cabinet serving two terms on the Assessment Review Board, Ministry of the Attorney General, to adjudicate property assessment appeals.

Ms. Zito has sat on numerous boards and committees with current posts on the Cancer Cabinet at Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Italian Contemporary Film Festival Board. She is a mentor and motivational guest speaker for several non-profit organizations, colleges, and universities..

Ms. Zito holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business.

Lauren West

Vice President, Human Resources

Great Gulf Group

Lauren West is responsible for the overall human resource strategic direction of the company including developing and leading large-scale employee engagement and people development programs, reinforcing a strong company culture, and implementing inclusive talent management strategies that support the achievement of business goals.

Ms. West joined Great Gulf in 2018 bringing more than 15 years human resource leadership experience in multiple industries in Canada and the U.S. She has previously held roles as Director of Human Resources and Total Rewards for L’Occitane en Provence North America, Manager of Human Resources for St. Joseph’s at Fleming Long Term Care Home and Superior Facility Services, Human Resources Generalist at ShopCity.com Inc., Human Resources Advisor at Leisureworld Caregiving Centres, and Training Coordinator at CIBC.

Ms. West has been recognized for her success in implementing new HR systems, technologies and processes to optimize organizational performance, as well as her extensive labour relations experience leading collective bargaining, negotiating and settling grievances, and acting as an employer representative at arbitration hearings.

She holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management from York University, a Business Administration Studies Human Resources Advanced Diploma from Sheridan College, and an Administrator Leadership designation from the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors.

Paula McMullan

Senior Vice President, General Counsel—Corporate Affairs and Development

Great Gulf Group

Niall Collins

President

Great Gulf Residential

Niall Collins leads Great Gulf’s North American residential projects and expansion, leveraging 25 years’ experience in residential and commercial development, asset management, and investment in numerous real estate asset classes in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Mr. Collins has served in a number of senior roles including Senior Vice President Development at Cadillac Fairview, responsible for the company’s commercial and mixed-use residential developments, and as Projects Director at Shelbourne Development in Chicago, Illinois and Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Surveying Degree from the University of Dublin and a Master of Science (Honours) Real Estate Degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Tad Putrya

President

Great Gulf Low Rise, Home Technology and Systems Plus

Tad Putyra is President and COO, Low-Rise Division, and President of Home Technology and Systems Plus for Great Gulf Residential. He is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s low-rise strategy, overseeing operations and construction of low and mid-rise developments. He has been instrumental in the growth of Great Gulf’s Canadian low-rise platform and the establishment of Ashton Woods Homes in the U.S. He has also led the creation of Home Technology, Systems Plus and Draft businesses.

Mr. Putyra joined Great Gulf in 1983 and in his decades-long career has pioneered the implementation of advanced manufacturing technology and computerized automation in construction in Canada. He led the initiative to bring European home and mid-rise building manufacturing offsite technologies to Home Technology, manufacturing over 10,000 residential units since 2008.

Mr. Putyra has served on numerous boards and industry associations. He currently sits on the Residential Construction Council of Ontario Board and Chairs the Toronto Residential Construction Labour Bureau. He is a Founding Member of the Brussels-based Active House Alliance and serves as Chair of the Board Advisory Committee. He received the Wood Champion Award by the Canadian Wood Council, for innovation in wood construction.

Mr. Putyra holds a Master of Architecture and Engineering from the University of Technology in Krakow, Poland.

Tim Aubrey

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Great Gulf Group

Tim Aubrey, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, joined Great Gulf in 2013 and is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience working in the public and private sector. He has an extensive background in delivering performance-critical projects and is a recognized financially-savvy technology and new product innovator in both the hospitality and real estate sectors.

Mr. Aubrey leads the central IT team that serves all the business units. Functioning primarily as a development group, the IT Team is largely comprised of software developers focused on designing and implementing new business functionality and scaling a large custom ERP system to support the growth demands of the businesses.

Prior to joining Great Gulf, Mr. Aubrey held senior management roles at Delta Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts. He takes pride in being responsible for conceiving, designing, and implementing large enterprise projects that positively transform the business. His areas of focus include Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Branding, and Product Design. Mr. Aubrey is well versed in corporate strategy, governance, finance, and accounting, and has served on corporate boards and advisory committees.

Mr. Aubrey holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Kathleen Schofield

Executive Vice President

Great Gulf Residential

Kathleen Schofield is the Executive Vice President of Great Gulf Residential, involved in all aspects of land development projects and master planning in communities such as Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Bradford, and Whitby. Ms. Schofield also leads the land acquisition investigation and execution for the company’s growth in the low and mid-rise sectors.

Ms. Schofield joined Great Gulf in 2003, bringing expertise in land development, negotiation, urban planning, land acquisition, and business development. She previously held the role of Vice President Land Development at Mattamy Homes and Vice President Land Development and Acquisitions at Brookfield Homes (Ontario) Limited. She is an experienced land development executive with a demonstrated history in the real estate industry, primarily within the Greater Toronto Area.

Ms. Schofield is a member of the BILD Board of Directors and Co-Chair for Peel Chapter. She is a Member of Urban Land Institute and, in 2014, was named to the ULI Women’s Leadership Championship Team for exceptional leadership in her sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Alan Vihant

Executive Vice President

Great Gulf Residential

Alan Vihant is Executive Vice President of Great Gulf, managing a large portfolio of high-rise residential and mixed-use projects across North America, including sites in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and West Palm Beach.

Prior to joining Great Gulf, Mr. Vihant managed Toronto high-rise developments for Concord Adex, including City Place and Concord Park Place. He is a past Board/Executive member of BILD and Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Vihant holds a Degree in Architecture and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Geoff Matthews

Senior Vice President High Rise

Great Gulf Residential

As Senior Vice President of High Rise Development, Geoff Matthews oversees the development of Great Gulf’s high-rise projects across Canada and the U.S. His work includes acquisition and underwriting efforts, working collaboratively with local government officials, and directing the design team to create unique projects with award-winning design.

Since joining the organization in 2006, Mr. Matthews has managed a variety of urban land redevelopment processes both locally and abroad and has developed a broad skill set that aligns well with the all-encompassing industry of land development. Complementing his analytical skills, is an ability to communicate effectively with industry leaders and maintain an attitude of integrity and trust. This enables him to realize the company’s ongoing commitment to superior quality development, exacting construction standards, and design excellence.

Mr. Matthews holds an Engineering Degree from Queen’s University and a Master in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Real Estate and Infrastructure.

J. Kiel O’Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Great Gulf Residential

J. Kiel O’Sullivan serves as the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Great Gulf. He is responsible for pursuing real estate development and investment opportunities across residential and mixed-use asset classes in the U.S. and Canada. He is also focused on private capital fundraising.

Prior to joining Great Gulf in 2019, Mr. O’Sullivan was Vice President with Tricon Capital Group where he led the sourcing, underwriting, and management of the firm’s residential development investments in the central U.S. While at Tricon Capital Group, he also worked on fundraising, investor relations, and corporate strategy initiatives. Prior to that, Mr. O’Sullivan worked in investment banking for TD Securities as a member of the real estate team.

Mr. O’Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, where he graduated first overall and was awarded the Nahum Melumad Memorial Prize.

Amanda Wilson Watkins

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales

Great Gulf Residential

Amanda Wilson Watkins is responsible for corporate branding, residential marketing and sales, and new product design and development for Great Gulf’s portfolio of residential high-rise projects throughout North America, as well as the Canadian low-rise traditional planned communities.

Ms. Watkins brings more than 20 years of real estate development and home building experience to her role. She has held several key executive leadership positions for publicly traded homebuilders and award-winning private residential and resort developers in North America and the Caribbean. She is active in the real estate industry as a leader and mentor, and in her spare time, is passionate about promoting healthy living.

Ms. Watkins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.

Ron Weinstock

Senior Vice President, High Rise Construction

Great Gulf Residential

David Carreiro

President

First Gulf

David Carreiro is President of First Gulf, leveraging his in-depth knowledge of Toronto’s various submarkets to find growth opportunities for the First Gulf platform. He brings 30 years of experience in the GTA industrial and office real estate business, and an expert understanding of building design and logistics. Respected by colleagues and competitors alike, Mr. Carreiro provides key leadership to our in-house development and construction teams.

Brian Harrison

Executive Vice President

First Gulf

Brian Harrison brings more than 20 years of experience in the commercial construction, design-build, and real estate industries. His proven ability to champion strategic initiatives and promote direct communication with clients has resulted in the successful delivery of numerous office and industrial projects for First Gulf.

Andre Mihelic

Executive Vice President

First Gulf

As Executive Vice President, Andre Mihelic leads all aspects of project underwriting and financing and oversees the operations and property management at First Gulf. He brings 25 years of diversified real estate industry experience in finance, acquisitions, development, and construction with some of Canada’s leading real estate firms including Minto, RioCan, and SmartCentres. Mr. Mihelic holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Professional Engineer designation in Ontario.

Thom Jackman

Senior Vice President, Business Operations

First Gulf

Thom Jackman provides leadership in all aspects of business for First Gulf, from mediation and people management, to negotiations. Mr. Jackman’s well-rounded expertise benefits every project. Throughout his 25 years with the company, he has positioned himself as an incomparable leader, uniquely-qualified to work with all departments.

Renée Gomes

Chief Development Officer & Vice President, Development

First Gulf

Renée Gomes leads the planning and implementation of First Gulf developments, some of Canada’s largest and most complex redevelopment initiatives. Ms. Gomes is a Registered Professional Planner with specialized expertise in master-planned communities and mixed-use initiatives, often featuring multisectoral collaboration and innovative approaches to unlocking challenging development sites. She has successfully led municipal approvals processes for multiple high-profile and time-sensitive developments.

Ken Balogh

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ashton Woods

Ken Balogh is responsible for the overall operations and strategic direction of Ashton Woods. Prior to taking the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Balogh served in the role of Executive Vice President Operations for Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix. Before joining Ashton Woods, he spent 16 years with Centex Homes in executive roles including Land Acquisitions, Entitlement and Development, Division President, Regional Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Finance.

Mr. Balogh currently sits on the Board of Directors for HomeAid, one of the nation’s leading non-profit providers of housing for the homeless population. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Central Florida.

Cory Boydston

Chief Financial Officer

Ashton Woods

Cory Boydston currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the company’s financial strategy.

Mrs. Boydston has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of leadership positions at several large U.S. public homebuilders, including Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Partner at Starwood Land Ventures, LLC; Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasury, at Beazer Homes USA, Inc.; and Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller at Lennar Corporation.

Mrs. Boydston is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University.

Deborah M. Danzig

Chief Legal Officer

Ashton Woods

Deborah Danzig oversees the provision of legal services, counsel, and support to the company.

Prior to joining Ashton Woods she served as Vice President, Compliance Officer at Beazer Homes and spent several years in private practice with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Atlanta, and with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Ms. Danzig also clerked for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University and received her Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.

Ryan Lewis

Chief Operating Officer

Ashton Woods

Ryan Lewis is responsible for the development and execution of Ashton Woods’ growth strategy, overseeing company operations.

Mr. Lewis joined Ashton Woods in 2013 as Division Manager, responsible for the startup of the Charleston market. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Lewis held the role of Vice President of Construction Operations at the PulteGroup. Before that, he spent nine years with Centex Homes, serving in multiple operational leadership roles including divisional, regional, and corporate assignments.

Mr. Lewis has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Georgia Southern University.

Carrie Schonberg

Chief Marketing Officer

Ashton Woods

Carrie Schonberg leverages her extensive expertise in marketing strategy, brand development, digital marketing, direct marketing, multi-channel marketing, marketing communications, business development, and cross-functional team leadership to steer the marketing strategy at Ashton Woods.

Ms. Schonberg brings a breadth of experience in industries as varied as e-commerce, consumer electronics, consumer goods, sports and entertainment, healthcare, financial services, and real estate. In 2018 she was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Femme which honors female marketers who have taken risks, pushed limits, and achieved standout success in their marketing careers.

Ms. Schonberg is a sought-after speaker for industry events and conferences and has been featured in several publications including Forbes. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, where she regularly returns as a guest lecturer.

Kamal Sabaratnam

General Manager

Home Technology

Kamal Sabaratnam is the General Manager and Site Leader for Home Technology, one of Canada’s first construction companies dedicated to advancing the design, manufacture, delivery, and construction process of floor, wall, and roof components for the home building industry.

With 25 years’ experience, domestically and abroad, in engineering operations, Mr. Sabaratnam has developed extensive expertise in project management, strategic positioning, technology development, engineering management, global product management, evaluation and implementation of capital projects, development of specifications, and cost improvement.