President // 416.773.7072
David has 30 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.
Executive 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.
Executive Vice President // 416.773.7076
Andre is a PEng (Ontario) and CFA charter holder with 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.. As Executive Vice President, Andre leads all aspects of project underwriting and financing and oversees the operations and property management at First Gulf.
Executive Vice President, Development and Planning // 416.773.7150
Peter has played a pivotal role in changing the landscape of Toronto over the past 20 years. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Urban Planning and a Masters in Urban Design, he has worked with some of the city’s largest development firms to implement a number of Canada’s largest redevelopment initiatives. Peter has successfully led development and municipal approvals for multiple high-profile developments across office, industrial, retail, residential and mixed-use asset classes.
Sr. 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 over 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.
Vice President & Controller // 416.773.7079
Solito has worked in various roles in the real estate industry for the last 29 years, and has been a leader on the First Gulf team for twelve 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, Construction // 416.773.7075
Andrew leads the construction team, using his 23 years of experience in a variety of roles to ensure every project – from design-build industrial to mixed-use office projects – is a success. An experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry, Andrew has a strong business development background with a B. Engineering focused in Civil Engineering from McMaster University. A professional engineer registered in Ontario and a LEED Accredited Professional, he is also skilled in budgeting, value engineering, cost management, and project estimation.
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.
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Operations // 416.773.7060
Roman oversees the company’s growing portfolio of properties and assumes an important role in helping to shape and execute on the company’s strategic growth and diversification plan. A progressive leader and strong communicator, Roman has earned his MBA in real estate development and worked in a variety of senior roles for financial institutions, telecommunication companies and major international developers in his 15-year career.
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.