Uzay has more than 25 years of project delivery and private equity real estate experience leading the underwriting, acquisition, development and construction of major projects and deals in Canada, United States, France, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Abu Dhabi, Ukraine and Belarus. He brings multi-asset class experience across mixed-use, residential, hotel, office, retail, masterplanned developments, healthcare and transit-oriented development.
Uzay holds MSc in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, BS in Civil Engineering from Bogazici University, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Project Management Professional (PMP) designations.
He believes that businesses are well-positioned to focus on purpose together with profit better than ever before. He strongly believes that TAS can continue deliver on both and create positive impact both to the community and the environment.
“I love Harbourfront. You can feel the energy of the city on one side and tranquility on the other.”
Mark is an urban planner and passionate urbanist who loves the positive social impact that development can have on a neighbourhood while also helping to address the climate crisis facing our planet. He has experience master planning new cities in the Middle East and Africa, as well as real estate development of mixed-use and multi-family projects in the GTA and Western Canada. In his spare time, he loves exploring different neighbourhoods and spending time around the dinner table with his friends and family.
“My favourite neighbourhood is Kensington Market for its vibrant energy, incredible food options and fantastic people-watching.”
Vedrana has a wide range of experience in residential and mixed-use projects across her time as architect and real estate professional. She brings a strong eye for detail and design, and a creative outlook to her work. In her spare time, Vedrana loves tennis, biking, dancing, and exploring new places.
“I love Palmerston-Little Italy for its charm, parks and patios. It’s also surrounded by other great west-end areas like Kensington, Koreatown, and Dundas West.”
Trained as an urban planner, Stefphon is passionate about building communities through a systematic lens, where economic development, social capital, culture, landscape and built form can meld together to create great communities. Stefphon loves all things outdoors and exploring our neighbourhoods. You can catch him in Algonquin portaging during the summer or enjoying any local restaurant with great food.
“One of my favourite neighbourhoods is Weston – it’s authentic, in transition and bordered by nature. Today, it reminds me of the various immigrant communities that have built and contributed to this great city over the decades.”
Connor thrives on the energy and endless discovery of the City and goes out of his way for good coffee, great restaurants and beautiful buildings. He balances a competitive bike racing lifestyle contrasted by a passion for underground music and nightlife. You can often find him shredding MTB trails in the Don Valley, sipping craft beer in a park, dancing in an abandoned warehouse or talking to strangers on a sidewalk.
“I really can’t pick a favourite neighbourhood because they’re too dynamic to pin down just one, but if I have to choose, I’ll go with the grit and character of Parkdale”
Isaiah is passionate about developing vibrant communities where culture can thrive. An around-the-clock design fanatic, you can find him delving into anything from architecture, to furniture, to fashion. In his free time, you can find him exploring local neighbourhoods by bike or travelling to cities around the world for inspiration and fresh perspectives.
“The people, energy and authenticity of Little Portugal make it my favourite neighbourhood in the City.”
Ronnie brings experience with adaptive-reuse and affordable mixed-use developments in Boston and New York. In his spare time, you’ll either find him on the tennis court or in the pool depending on his mood.
“I love Cabbage Town – give me rich history, preserved Victorian housing and quaint cafes any day and I’ll be happy.”
Georgia has a great sense for what makes a neighbourhood. Everything from connectivity to character catch her attention and spark ideas for TAS projects.
“My favourite neighbourhood in Toronto is the Annex because it has a bit of everything – eclectic yet affluent, progressive yet historical. To me, it’s the heart of the city.”
An engineer by training who happened to fall in love with planning & development, Barry has previously worked on such famous buildings as the Rogers Centre. He loves working out and all things aquatic, whether that means being by the lake, splash pads, pools, or water parks, as well as exploring neighbourhoods on his bike, taking in the urban planning and design.
“I love the Belt Line – it connects so many areas of the city with great neighbourhoods, cafes, and pools to cool down with along the way.”
Prior to joining TAS, Ken worked as a designer for award-winning architecture studios in Toronto & Montreal. With a passion for the outdoors, Ken can be found on the ski hills in winter, and biking (or even paddleboarding!) around the city in the warmer months.
“Roncesvalles is my favourite area in the city. Why? It’s friendly, independent and authentic.”