We believe in building better communities.
Dream TSX: DRM has grown a lot since we started in 1994, becoming one of Canada’s leading real estate companies with ~800 employees and approximately $14 billion of assets under management in North America and Europe. The scope of the business includes residential land development, housing and condominium development, asset management & management services for four TSX-listed funds, investments in and management of Canadian renewable energy infrastructure and commercial property ownership.
We provide asset management services for four TSX listed funds:
- Dream Office REIT – Canadian office REIT;
- Dream Global REIT – the first Canadian REIT to invest exclusively outside of 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.
Our 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.
Whatever we do, we work to create value and make everything we do better than it was before— for investors, for tenants and for the greater community — at every stage of the real estate life cycle.
For a complete overview please see our Dream Brochure.
Our team is made up of the industry’s smartest, most dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced real estate investment, asset management and financial professionals that have a proven track record of creating value.
We’re honest, accountable, transparent, and respectful in our dealings with others. We act in a way that helps to create goodwill for all our relationships, now and in the future.
We help each other achieve collective goals while reinforcing each other’s strengths and doing our best to help others in the areas they are weaker. Our successes are shared with all.
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Our success relies on our ability to meet and exceed the expectations of our stakeholders. We believe prompt responses with thoughtfulness, compassion, innovation and creative solutions will lead to the best outcomes.
We believe in contributing in the communities where we live and where we work and value the commitment of others.
We provide a safe and respectful work environment that attracts, supports and develops high-performing and innovative team members and provides opportunities in as fair a manner as possible.
We believe that Dream’s success is enhanced when we encourage an environment where people enjoy working together, take interest in each other, create social events to develop our understanding of each other and encourage humour at work.
Our culture includes living all of these values. It is in the work we do, the way we communicate, the decisions we make, and the way we share our responsibilities, which makes Dream a great place to work.
What makes Dream such a special place? Our people. We hire smart, dedicated, knowledgeable and fun people to join our team. We hire people who not only live, but also represent our values and, together, we build better communities.
We are proud of our employees, and you will see in their stories that they are proud to work for Dream. These are the people who would be your colleagues, and we’re willing to bet they would quickly become your friends.
These are the stories of a few of our people:
Jim, VP, Development & General Manager“The only constant is change.” Though he heard these words from Michael Cooper nearly 20 years ago, Jim Grandan remembers them as though they were spoken just last week. Read More
Rod, Service ManagerRod is rarely in his office. Every day, he is out in the field, showing Dream homebuyers their new home and making sure their needs are met and they are satisfied with their purchase. Read more
Sharlene, VP, Property ManagementTwenty-one years after joining what would later become Dream, Sharlene McKillop still finds her job dynamic, challenging, and most importantly, enjoyable. Read more
Ayesha, VP, InvestmentsAyesha’s career at Dream started when she launched into a monologue explaining why she is a good fit for the company. It was during one of her interviews; she received an offer about an hour later. Read More
Jose, Director, Development Finance & TreasuryJose Maldonado has sat at six different desks since joining Dream three years ago. Over that time, he has taken on roles in various parts of the growing company, including with the debt team, Dream Global, Land & Housing and, now, Dream Unlimited. Read More
Dream is committed to building better communities. We believe we not only have the ability, but also the responsibility to contribute to and invest in the communities where we work.
We do that by partnering with not-for-profit organizations, encouraging employee volunteering, and supporting local charities that are important to our employees.
We also do it through our work, whether it’s by building themed parks for the children in our residential communities or by launching initiatives in our office buildings to give tenants a chance to help people in need.
Dream has always been committed to building better communities by supporting local programs and initiatives that strengthen the social fabric of the communities where we work and live.
Investing in our communities means more to us than simply writing a cheque: we like to partner with like-minded organizations so that we can all grow from our collaboration, allowing us to impact even more people.
We want all Dream employees to live our values and contribute to making their communities better by getting involved with causes they care about. To show our support for our employees, Dream contributes up to $500 per employee per year to organizations that employees volunteer with. This has helped empower local children’s programs, sports teams, and community-building activities.