Chief Executive Officer
Andrew founded CentreCourt Developments in 2010 and is responsible for the oversight and management of all business areas and personnel.
Andrew has had over 25 years of experience in the real estate development industry and has been involved in some of Toronto's major real estate projects including Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences and numerous residential, office, industrial and mixed use projects completed throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to forming CentreCourt Developments, Andrew was Chief Operating Officer of Menkes Developments Ltd, a leading real estate developer in the Greater Toronto Area where he worked from 1989 through 2010. 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 Ronald McDonald House, Mount Sinai Foundation and Founder and Board Member of Hold'em for Life Charity Challenge, an organization that has raised in excess of $17 million for cancer research and other worthwhile charitable initiatives. For his tremendous contributions to the community, he is the recipient of the prestigious Community Service Award at the 14th Annual NAIOP Real Estate Excellence (REX) Awards.
Andrew is also a Director of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust, a major Canadian diversified REIT listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Shamez joined the CentreCourt team in early 2011 and is responsible for managing acquisitions, development and sales related activities.
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.
Shamez’ prior work experience includes working in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs.
Shamez is a Board Member of Hold'em for Life Charity Challenge (an organization that has raised in excess of $17 million for cancer research and other worthwhile charitable initiatives.).
Stephen is a partner in CentreCourt Developments 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.
Vice President, Finance
Jonathan joined the CentreCourt team in 2010 and is responsible for all finance and accounting related activities.
Prior to working at CentreCourt, Jonathan worked at Aon Consulting where he advised pension plans, endowments, foundations and trusts on their investment strategies and governance practices.
After working at Aon Consulting, Jonathan completed his real estate focused MBA at the Schulich School of Business and is also a CFA Charterholder.
Jonathan is a supporter of several initiatives from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and specifically, a participant in their Team-in-Training Program, which involves fundraising for cancer research. Jonathan is also an avid marathoner and sailor.
Associate Vice President
Gavin joined CentreCourt in 2016 and is involved in acquisition underwriting, sales, and development.
Prior to joining CentreCourt Gavin worked in Toronto in private equity and investment banking, with a focus on real estate investment trusts.
Gavin attended Duke University for his undergraduate degree and received a JD/MBA from the University of Toronto.
Vice President, Construction
Robert Barth joined CentreCourt in late 2014 and is responsible for construction oversight.
In this role, Robert will work in tandem with consultants, the construction management team and subtrades to ensure that the projects are delivered on-time and on-budget.
Robert 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.
Robert graduated from the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Fanshawe College.
Associate Vice President, Operations
Danny joined the CentreCourt team in early 2012 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CentreCourt's operations.
Prior to joining CentreCourt Developments, Danny worked for Fairmont Hotels as a Banquets Accountant where he developed extensive knowledge in accounting principles, analysis and reporting.
Danny is a graduate from the University of Toronto where he studied City Development and Urbanization.
Danny holds a HBA degree from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing his Certified Management Accountants (CMA) designation.
Associate Vice President, Development
Mitch Gascoyne joined CentreCourt in early 2016 and is involved in development and construction activities.
Mitch is a professional engineer and joins the team with over 10 years of consulting engineering experience. Prior to joining CentreCourt was an Associate at MCW Consultants where he worked as a Project Manager with a focus on multi-unit residential projects in Toronto, and an Associate and Manager of Sustainable Design Services at Yolles. Mitch has spoken extensively energy efficiency, green buildings, and the Toronto Green Standard and previously taught a course at the University of Toronto on the subject.
Mitch attended the University of Western Ontario and obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Associate Vice President
Bader joined the CentreCourt team in 2017 and is responsible for acquisition underwriting, sales and development.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Bader worked as an Investment Associate for Tricon Capital Group, a real estate private equity firm, in Toronto and in investment banking at CIBC Capital Markets.
Bader holds an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario where he graduated with Distinction.
Nikola joined CentreCourt in 2017 as a Controller, and is responsible for all aspects of financial and partnership reporting.
Nikola worked in the real estate sector for four years prior to joining CentreCourt, first as a Manager of Accounting and Financial Analysis at Minto and subsequently as a Manager of Accounting at Oxford Properties.
Nikola attended Schulich School of Business for his undergraduate degree and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2013 while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Alexander joined CentreCourt in early 2017 as Project Manager, and will be responsible for managing all aspects of a project to ensure that all key deliverables are achieved.
Alexander previously worked at Minto Communities for five years overseeing multiple projects from development through to construction, including Minto Spring, 30Roe and Minto Westside.
Alexander graduated from the Architectural Technologist program at George Brown College, and obtained a Project Management Certificate from Ryerson University. Alexander has also earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) credentials.
Ian Veloso Joined the CentreCourt team in early 2017 and is involved in development and construction activities.
Prior to joining CentreCourt, Ian worked as a Sustainability Consultant at MCW Consultants specializing in the design of energy efficient buildings.
Ian attended the University of Toronto where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering.