NAME: Jonathan Hughes TITLE: Vice-president for public buildings, NORR Ltd. YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: One RESPONSIBILITIES: Expanding the firm’s business in the institutional sector across the nation. PAST POSITIONS: Director of Eastern Ontario operations, NORR Ltd. NOTABLE PROJECTS: Collins Bay and Kingston Penitentiary redevelopments; Southwest Detention Centre; Housing unit projects at both Collins Bay and Bath Institutions. Under Mr. Hughes’ leadership, NORR secured one of the most significant projects now underway in Ottawa, the redevelopment of the Wellington Building, an integral part of the Federal Government’s Long Term Vision and Plan for the Parliamentary Precinct.
NAME: David K. Cole TITLE: President and managing partner, COLE + Associates EDUCATION: Masters in Architecture, BES, OAA, MRAIC, CAHP, LEED accredited professional YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: 18 RESPONSIBILITIES: Leadership/ guiding projects through approval processes PAST POSITIONS (JOBS AND COMPANIES): Partner at Helmer Stranks and Cole Architects AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS: Ottawa Citizen, Best Architecture, 2005, City of Ottawa’s Fire Station No. 37. NOTABLE PROJECTS: RCMP National Operations Centre in Ottawa; Space optimization / lower bay fit-up of the National Museum of Science and Technology
NAME: Barry J. Hobin TITLE: Principal / architect, Barry J. Hobin and Associates
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Architecture, Carleton University
YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: 34
RESPONSIBILITIES: Anticipating emerging opportunities, trends, and strategic management PAST POSITIONS: Past Director of Habitat for Humanity, National Capital Region; member of the Carleton University Board of Governors
AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS: University Medal
NOTABLE PROJECTS: Master Plan for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park (with Richard Brisbon); Westboro Station Redevelopment; The Redevelopment of Beaver Barracks Project (Shortlisted as one of 10 finalists worldwide for the 2013 world habitat awards)
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERS
NAME: Alain Desmarais TITLE: Senior managing director and broker of record, Cushman and Wakefield Ottawa
EDUCATION: MBA, Queens University
YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: Five
RESPONSIBILITIES: Overseeing the day to day operations of the brokerage. That includes all of our services: commercial office, industrial and retail leasing and investment sales, business development and management of the overall operation. PAST POSITIONS: Vice-president, office leasing, Cushman and Wakefield Ltd.
AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS: Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty under 40 award (2005); Top sales awards within Cushman and Wakefield.
BIGGEST BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT: Purchasing the Ottawa business of Cushman and Wakefield with partner Nathan Smith to become Cushman and Wakefield Ottawa, which is an independently owned affiliate of Cushman and Wakefield Ltd.
NAME: Kelvin Holmes TITLE: managing director, Colliers International
EDUCATION: BA, Carleton University
YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: 5.5
RESPONSIBILITIES: Running of the day-to-day operations of the Ottawa office, including business development, recruiting and training, and developing and implementing the long term strategic growth plan for the Ottawa group.
PAST POSITIONS: Broker for the past 20 years at Colliers and GWL Realty Advisors.
BIGGEST BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT: Being selected to lead the leading commercial real estate brokerage in Ottawa.
NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS: Leasing 125,000 square foot buildto-suit office space for tenant Marconi Communication (landlord was Canderel)
NAME: Philip L. Zunder TITLE: Broker of record, Decathlon Commercial Realty Corp.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Ottawa
YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: Five
RESPONSIBILITIES: To run the company, keep it profitable, ensure that clients are getting the best service possible, and try to maintain a role in the community.
PAST POSITIONS (JOBS AND COMPANIES): Sales rep with Colliers International as well as Royal Lepage Commercial.
BIGGEST BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT: Leaving the national firms and starting up my own local firm.
NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS: Listing the Diefenbunker in Carp for sale as well as the sale of the old Park Lane Hotel on Cooper Street.