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We believe in building world-class, award-winning condominium communities

Dream has become a leader in the development of unique, forward-thinking urban condominium communities that integrate retail and compelling public spaces to create authentic urban villages that boast a wealth of conveniences.

We have more than 2,000 units under development in Toronto including the award-winning projects located at the Distillery District, the Canary District (the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Athletes Village), The King Edward Private Residences and numerous boutique-style projects located in vibrant downtown neighbourhoods.

Dream

Homes by Dream is the home building division of Dream, an exceptionally dynamic and entrepreneurial real estate investment, development and management company that has become one of Canada’s most consistently innovative and leading real estate companies with over 1,000 employees and more than $15 billion of assets under management.

 

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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 our residential communities; and

Renewable Power – we invest in renewable energy infrastructure.

Our Team

Our team is made up of the industry’s smartest, most dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced real estate development, investment, management and financial professionals.

 

Jason LesterSVP, Urban Development
Enrico LevaVP, Construction
Harvey BarthProject Manager
Stephen HaskoDirector, Construction
Steven DejonckheereDirector, Development
Jason Lester is the Senior Vice President, Urban Development of Dream, primarily responsible for retail and urban development. He has 19 years of experience in multi-family residential, commercial and industrial asset and property management. Prior to joining the company in 2004, Mr. Lester held the positions of Executive Vice-President, Asset Management and Vice-President, Acquisitions and Asset Management at Residential Equities REIT, where he was responsible for the property management division, acquisition activities and investment strategies for a portfolio of 11,000 suites.
Enrico Leva is the Vice President, Construction at Dream responsible for overseeing the construction division for urban development projects including condominium, retail and commercial. Enrico started his career as an Architectural Technologist focused on residential, commercial and industrial projects. He transitioned into general contracting project management, responsible for tendering, scheduling, budgeting and value engineering and oversaw several construction projects for some well know retailers, as well as several multi-unit retail plazas, industrial buildings and head offices. In 2001, he joined Saddlebrook Construction where he managed several High Rise Condominium projects for the Pemberton Group. In 2005, he joined Empire Communities and was promoted to Vice President of High Rise Construction. He then joined Cresford Developments as Vice President of High Construction prior to joining Dream in 2014. Mr. Leva holds an Architectural Technologist degree from Humber College and has over 25 years of progressive experience in the construction industry. Enrico dedicates his time to a foundation that raises funds and builds homes, schools, churches, medical centers, and sports facilities for Dominicans and Haitian refugees living in the Dominican Republic.
Harvey Barth is a Project Manager at Dream, responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village Project.  This 25 acre, $650 million development will initially house 10,000 athletes and coaches, and then be transformed into The Canary District, a dynamic mixed-use urban community comprised of over 1,000 mid-rise housing units, an 82,000 square foot YMCA, a residence for 500 students of George Brown College, and extensive retail and neighbourhood amenities. Harvey first joined Dream (formerly Dundee Realty Corporation) in 1997 as Vice-President Construction Eastern Canada. He was responsible for the reconstruction of Dream’s head office at 30 Adelaide Street East, Toronto. Harvey returned to Dream in 2012 in his current capacity.  Throughout his career, Harvey has held progressive positions managing the design and construction of commercial projects. Mr. Barth joined Cadillac Fairview in 1980 as assistant to a senior vice-president in urban development. He was a project manager for a major design/build contractor. He ran the construction operations of a major Toronto retail and commercial developer. He was a Partner of V&A Properties, and in 2001, he co-founded a real estate and construction company focused on acquiring, managing and adding value to office buildings in Toronto and the GTA. Mr. Barth holds a Civil Engineering degree and an MBA from Boston University.
Stephen Hasko is the Director, Construction at Dream primarily responsible for managing the redevelopment of the King Edward Hotel & Private Residences and monitoring the construction progress on a number of joint venture condominium development projects. Stephen started his career in construction at his family’s business in Montreal, and was then recruited to join an international construction group based in Toronto building hotels around the world. Stephen holds a Building Engineering degree from Concordia University and has extensive experience in real estate including new builds, renovation projects, commercial property acquisition and capital planning.
Steven Dejonckheere is a Director, Development at Dream, responsible for all condominium and mixed-use project budgets and operations, as well as assisting in the creation of Dream’s multi-residential development division which will focus on multi-residential and mixed-use projects in Western Canada. Steven was selected from his graduating class at Columbia University in 2011 to join Dream. In this role, Steven assisted with the leasing of Dream Office REIT’s downtown Toronto portfolio, providing analytical support to the leasing team and overseeing the development of a company-wide lease forecasting tool. Prior to joining Dream, Steven was a junior architect with Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz and Associates, a Chicago-based architectural firm focused primarily on institutional and residential high-rise design. Mr. Dejonckheere holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University.