Our Team

A photo of the CreateTO team

Our Team

CreateTO is a multi-disciplinary team of real estate experts with experience in property management, development, planning, portfolio strategy and partner relations that supports our new mandate. Together, we look to create opportunities and solutions to build a better tomorrow.

Executive Team

Building on the strengths of partnerships and working collaboratively with City stakeholders, external partners and community members, our Executive Team upholds CreateTO’s mandate to develop innovative real estate solutions that are effective in their design and delivery.

Brian Johnston – Chief Executive Officer

Jaspreet Hansra-Kulasingam – Chief Financial Officer

Steven Trumper – Chief Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Vic Gupta – Senior Vice President, Strategic Development

Asset Management & Portfolio Strategy

City-wide strategy and planning is key to ensuring our real estate decisions support the City of Toronto’s organizational goals and objectives. The Asset Management & Portfolio Strategy Team leverages portfolio assets to deliver on innovation, opportunity, economic and community benefits.

Ashmeed Ali – Director, Portfolio Strategy & Asset Management

Perminder Bhogal – Manager, Data Strategy & Architecture

Seamus Shanahan – Senior Real Estate Analyst

Esther Imm – Senior Real Estate Analyst

Client & Partner Relationship Management

By collaborating with various groups, partners and stakeholders to identify opportunities, needs and objectives that maximize the experience of Toronto, the Client & Partner Relationship Management Team leverages multi-disciplinary expertise in all areas.

Ryan Glenn – Vice President, Stakeholder Relations

Barbara Carou – Manager, Stakeholder & Client Relationship Management

Nader Qawasmi – Manager, Client Relationship Management

Daniel Woolfson – Manager, Development

Marika Franko – Development Planner

Development & Major Projects

We have a unique focus on supporting the City of Toronto in identifying, improving and developing City-owned property. Our Development & Major Projects Team spearheads this work to create spaces and communities that are more liveable, sustainable, recognized and celebrated.


Don Logie – Senior Vice President, Development

Michael Whelan – Senior Vice President, Development

Carlo Bonanni – Vice President, Land & Development Planning

Salima Rawji – Vice President, Development

Gabriella Sicheri – Vice President, Development

Jason Chen – Director, Development

Peter Harron – Director, Development

Tracey Smith – Director, Environmental Services

Hon Lu – Director, Project Management & Sustainability, Major Projects

Chantelle Burgess – Manager, Development

Mehakdeep Dhillon – Manager, Development

Melita Varga – Manager, Development

Tina Panagoulia – Manager, Development

Samantha Zavaglia – Manager, Development

Nima Kia – Manager, Development

Mia Baumeister – Manager, Development Planning

Arash Oturkar – Development Planner

Tharmiha Kanagathasan – Planner

Deborah Prestwich – Executive Assistant

Tamara Rambaran – Executive Assistant

Farida Hameed – Executive Assistant

Property Management

Through leasing, land management and brownfield reclamation and remediation, our team of property management experts support the vision to transform the Toronto Port Lands and other underutilized lands into places for local businesses to thrive and to create new opportunities.

Nik Chatterjee – Director, Property Management

Alan Kearsey – Senior Property Manager

Adam Elsharkawi – Project Operations Coordinator

Martin DaSilva – Operations Manager

Sarah Hughes – Property Manager

Jennifer Vicente – Assistant Property Manager

Corporate Services

Corporate Services ensures business goals and objectives are met by streamlining processes while ensuring effectiveness and supporting other teams in day-to-day operations. This team includes business support, communications, finance, human resources, legal and strategy.

Business Support

Helen Finch – Manager, Office Services

Janice Paterson – Sr. Executive Assistant and Board Liaison


Susan O’Neill – Director, Communications & Marketing

Nicole Spina – Communications & Marketing Specialist


Jaspreet Hansra-Kulasingam – Chief Financial Officer

Kathryn Truman – Controller, Financial Reporting and Accounting

Ashutosh Sanghvi – Controller, Budget Planning and Forecasting

Jennifer Li – Manager, Financial Reporting & Accounting

Vivian Wong – Manager, Accounting & Taxation

Sameer Jain – Manager, Financial Analysis

Fred Zhang – Manager, Budget Planning & Forecasting

Dhiraj Chaudhary – Manager, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing

Zahidul Mollah – Senior Analyst, Financial Reporting

Shoon Huggett – Senior Financial Analyst

Cole Cappell – Financial Analyst

Kashaidi Jogi – Procurement Specialist

Christina Ip – Supervisor, Accounting

Yvonne Lin – Senior Accountant

Gavin Gao – Senior AP Administrator

Eric Ho – Senior AP Administrator

Robert Wu – Accountant, Support & Special Projects

Human Resources

Sharon Goff-McCue – Director, Human Resources


Steven Trumper – Chief Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mary Ormond – Associate General Counsel

Sylvie Eadie – Senior Law Clerk

Lisa Palumbo – Senior Law Clerk

Portfolio Execution

Nick Simos – Director, Portfolio Execution

Jennifer Tharp – Manager, Portfolio Execution

Sarah Corey – Senior Development Planner

SoMei Quan – Senior Development Planner


Scott Pennington – Manager, Strategic Planning

Josephine Cusumano – Manager, Policy and Strategic Priorities