About


We believe that having better retail and amenities nearby is an important part of building better communities.

Established in 2013, Dream Centres is focused on developing retail shopping destinations primarily within the residential communities developed by Dream Unlimited.

We believe in building better communities for Canadians to live in. Because of this, our centres are being developed with the whole community in mind:

  • we want to provide convenient access to shopping and amenities for families living in our communities and for visitors to our communities; and
  • we want our shopping destinations to enhance the quality and livability of the community-at-large.

Dream TSX: DRM has grown a lot since we started in 1994, becoming one of Canada’s leading real estate companies with over 1,000 employees and approximately $15.0 billion of assets under management in North America and Europe.

 

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Dream provides asset management services for four TSX listed funds:

Dream Office REIT – Canada’s largest office REIT;

Dream Global REIT – the first Canadian REIT to invest exclusively outside Canada;

Dream Industrial REIT – Canada’s largest pure-play industrial REIT; and

Dream Alternatives Trust – providing investors the opportunity to access hard asset alternative investments.

Dream’s operating businesses include:

Homes by Dream – an award winning home and condominium developer;

Dream Development – Canada’s largest residential developer with ~10,000 acres of land;

Dream Centres – focused on developing retail shopping destinations in Dream’s residential communities; and

Renewable Power – investing in renewable energy infrastructure.

Dream has extensive experience developing and managing retail properties directly and through the commercial real estate portfolios currently managing over 1.6 million square feet of retail space.

Dream is also the largest residential developer in Western Canada, with over 10,000 acres of land in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Within those master planned communities, Dream Centres is actively developing over 2 million square feet of retail space on over 200 acres of land.

Our Team


Joshua KaufmanSenior Vice President, Retail and Commercial Development
Ross StathersVice President, Leasing - Retail and Commercial Development
Alan AronVice President, Construction, UD - Western Multifamily, Dream Developments
Anthony Facchini, B.A.Vice President, Property Operations, Dream Commercial, Dream Centres
Chris AtkinsDirector, Development
Joshua Kaufman is the Vice President of Retail and Commercial Development. He has 15 years of experience within the real estate industry specializing in land and retail shopping centre development. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Kaufman was the Vice President of Land Development at Smartcentres, one of Canada’s largest shopping centre developers and operators. Mr. Kaufman was responsible for a development program of more than 8 million square feet of retail space in Ontario which included acquisition, land entitlements, design development, leasing and construction. His most notable achievement is Toronto Premium Outlets, Canada’s first new format Outlet Mall developed on behalf of Calloway REIT and Simon Properties.
Ross Stathers is the Vice President of Leasing, responsible for the Dream Centres portfolio. Mr. Stathers also provides leasing services to Dream Unlimited, managing the retail component of Toronto’s PanAm Games / Canary District. Mr. Stathers has over 25 years of experience in retail development and prior to joining Dream, was Director, Leasing and Development at Smartcentres. In addition, he has developed the roll-out strategies for retailers including Costco, CIBC and Overwaitea Food Group.