CEO // 416.774.2223
President // 416.773.7073
With more than 30 years of experience in the development and construction industry, John applies his business acumen by working closely with every department and providing strategic and practical direction. As a respected industry leader, John keeps First Gulf looking forward, providing national and international expertise.
Executive Vice President // 416.773.7072
David has over 25 years of experience in the GTA industrial and office real estate business. Respected by colleagues and competitors alike, he has an in-depth knowledge of the different submarkets in Toronto, where he focuses on opportunities to grow the First Gulf platform. His understanding of building design and logistics provides key leadership to our in-house development and construction teams.
Sr. Vice President // 416.773.7095
Brian has 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 office and industrial projects.
Vice President, Finance & Investments // 416.773.7076
Andre is a PEng (Ontario) and CFA charter holder with 20 years of diversified real estate industry experience in finance, acquisitions, development and construction with some of Canada’s leading real estate firms. Leading the Finance & Investments team, he primarily focuses on development analysis, investment decision-making and financing.
Vice President, Retail // 416.773.7067
Jonathan has been part of the First Gulf team for nearly 25 years, beginning his career with the company on the lease-up of a single enclosed mall. Jonathan oversees the leasing, development, and ongoing property management of every retail property, and has been a key player in the expansion of our portfolio from greenfield sites to redevelopment opportunities.
Sr. Vice President, Business Operations // 416.773.7074
Thom has been a leader at First Gulf for 25 years, and is uniquely-qualified to work with all departments. Thom provides leadership in all aspects of the business - from mediation and people management to negotiations - and his well-rounded expertise benefits every project.
Sr. Vice President, Construction & Development // 416.773.7075
With more than 17 years of experience in Planning and Development, Victor leads the Development and Construction teams, ensuring every project - from design-build industrial to mixed-use office projects - is a success.
Vice President, Development // 416.473.1087
Drawing from experience in the public and private sectors, Derek spearheads East Harbour—the largest commercial development project currently underway in Canada. Applying big-picture thinking and a collaborative approach, Derek is leading the design/approvals process for this unique 60-acre project.
Vice President & Controller // 416.773.7079
Solito has worked in various roles in the real estate industry for the last 25 years, and has been a leader on the First Gulf team for seven of those years. In addition to overseeing daily accounting operations and maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, Solito ensures that First Gulf meets the reporting requirements of all internal and external stakeholders and partners.
Vice President, Real Estate // 416.773.7098
Lee has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate business. Lee works collaboratively with the Executive Team in the preparation of Letters of Intent, Agreements of Purchase and Sale, due diligence investigations, and oversees the Closing process. Lee is the key contact with legal counsel and the Executive Team in the negotiation of major office leases and sales agreements.
Sr. Director, Property Management & Operations // 416.773.7060
As the head of our Property Operations Division, Roman is an integral member of the First Gulf Management Team, overseeing the management of the company's growing portfolio of properties. A strong communicator and leader, Roman has experience in a variety of roles in the real estate industry.
Vice President, Estimating // 416.773.7096
With more than 30 years in the construction and development industry, as head of Estimating, Paul is a key member of each project that First Gulf successfully delivers. A respected industry leader, Paul works in partnership with our internal teams as well as external consultants and sub-contractors to provide a well-defined project cost estimate with which clients can confidently move forward.