Andrea is a multiple award-winning communicator and educator with more than a decade of experience in public relations and public affairs. Her media campaigns have won awards from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and consistently lead to coverage in top-tier media across the country and internationally.
Prior to her career in communications, Andrea worked as a journalist and producer at some of Canada’s top national broadcasters as well as international news outlets.
Andrea is one of less than 500 Canadians Accredited in Public Relations (APR) through the CPRS and also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University. Passionate about advancing the Canadian communications industry, she often teaches and guest lectures at post-graduate institutions and serves as Vice President of both the Public Affairs Association of Canada and the CPRS Toronto Chapter.
“My favourite neighbourhood is the Beach because, well, the sand and the water! It’s like being on vacation in our own backyard.”
Ashley brings a diverse background to TAS including experience in commercial and multi-family real estate development, investment, and sales/leasing, across western and central Canada.
In her spare time she occupies herself with all things food! She is an avid home chef and loves travelling and trying different cuisines.
“Dundas West is one of my favourite neighbourhoods because of the mixture between old and new, the cultural diversity, and of course the amazing restaurants!”
Vlad brings over 20 years of experience leading complex large-scale projects. He enjoys watching hockey and going skiing whenever he gets the chance.
“I love being Downtown for the energy, diversity and scale.”
Tooran holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and founded TAS alongside her partner Babak. Her instrumental insights and ideas have helped TAS bring a sense of home to our projects.
“I love High Park. It’s welcoming, accessible and has a sense of community.”
Richard brings over 20 years of experience in real estate and investment management. He is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®), a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®) and has an MBA in Finance and Financial Services, a JD in Corporate Law and a BA in Commerce. He has built upon his multi-disciplinary background in finance, strategy, M&A, law and operations and has worked with and for entrepreneurs and global financial institutions such as BentallGreenOak.
Richard believes in developing diverse teams focused on radical candour and taking a systems approach with a bias for action. He firmly believes that TAS can focus on both purpose and profit – and play a leadership role in shifting how business interacts with communities, society and the environment.
“Willowdale is my favourite neighbourhood in the city. An eclectic and diverse population with great schools and parks and a great combination of commercial and residential development that retains a sense of community.”
Mazyar has led the evolution of TAS over the past 20 years with a focus of deeply aligning purpose and profit. He is deeply committed to unlocking equity across all community stakeholders and leading the evolution of capital as a tool to drive long term resiliency. Mazyar’s commitment to leveraging capital to drive impact, coupled with enhancing profitability through deep engagement have positioned TAS as a leader in community-focused real estate development. His playbook is simple, live out your passion in everything you do.
Mazyar is active and involved in the community as Chair of The Bentway, Trustee at the Art Gallery of Ontario and across the YPO network.
“The Annex is my favourite playground, it’s diversity is a microcosm of everything that makes our city and country so unique.”
Liza is an avid backyard farmer and keen cyclist, she enjoys spending the warmer months river tubing and loves to take part in all forms of snow sports in the winter. She brings a background in architecture, experience in major P3 projects and a passion for people to her work with TAS.
“Riverdale is my favourite neighbourhood in Toronto because of the views, culture and the rich fabric of old & new.”
Leslie cut her teeth (professionally!) in the charitable sector where she learned how to collaborate closely and drive impact with communities through projects like museums and cultural centres. She enjoys expanding her perspective through contemporary art, the culinary arts, yoga and meditation.
“Fave hood has to be Parkdale for its diversity, spirit and grit.”
Khan has 15 years of experience in finance and real estate with a focus on investments and asset management. He has held progressive leadership roles at PwC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and CPP Investment Board. He is a certified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and also holds a BBA from Wilfred Laurier University.
Khan is passionate about his family, taking time to enjoy the lighter things in life, and leveraging TAS’s platform to drive positive social and environmental impact. When he’s not chasing his kids around, he enjoys a good meal, following politics and watching mindless movies.
“The St. Lawrence Market is central, nostalgic with great food. Love that part of the city.”
As the founder of TAS, Babak brings his experienced touch to every project, ensuring high quality design and family-oriented spaces are at the forefront. He holds three Master’s Degrees in Architecture from the National University of Iran, University of Toronto & the Beaux Arts in Paris, and has worked on more than 200 projects worldwide.
“I love The Beaches because of the focus on connections, community and motion.”