We process

Streamlined approvals.

With more than two decades in the industry, we’ve built invaluable connections with municipal, provincial, and federal bodies to ensure an efficient approval process. Our team is intimately familiar with the proper channels, permits, and documentation to keep complex development projects on track.

We Partner

Working with the world's best.

We have developed longstanding relationships with some of Canada’s preeminent pension fund asset managers, private equity, and REITs – as both development managers and investors. The result is an innovative, experienced network of experts that bring extensive resources and innovative ideas to every project.

we manage

End to end
operations excellence.

From the beginning of the process to the exit, we have done it all as development managers, and we bring an unparalleled end-to-end understanding to our projects. We take our role in the process extremely seriously, which has resulted in an industry reputation that speaks for itself.

We optimize

Maximizing returns.

While getting into development has myriad complexities, maximizing profits and value at the exit point is at the centre of our processes. With that in mind, we have developed the relationships and strategies to ensure our partners’ investments see maximized returns.

what we stand for
Creating Value


Our reputation has been built by bringing simplicity to a very complex process, and adding value at every step of the journey.

Fostering Community


People come first. That’s why our projects are executed to ensure our partners, and the people who live and work in our developments, win at every level.

Working Sustainably


As a pioneering creative force in the industry, we have always been dedicated to building with sustainability and purpose in mind.

Our people.

Our innovative, detail-oriented team brings decades of combined experience to every project, and is committed to ensuring the development process is smooth, efficient, and optimized to create lasting value.

General partners
Project manager
Development coordinator
Strategic Partners
General partner

Mark Cairns

As a founding partner at EDEV, Mark has thrived in facilitating the marriage between the public and private sectors. Throughout his career, he has continued to gain a reputation as a dependable, innovative, and forward-thinking developer who focuses on the demands of today while keeping an eye on the evolving future of the industry. Currently, Mark is specializing in transit-focused purpose-built rentals across various asset classes.

General partner

Alan Vihant

Alan is a well-regarded real estate executive with over 35 years of experience as a developer and architect. During his career, he led high-rise development for North America’s largest home builders, including Great Gulf Homes and Concord Adex. Alan is a passionate advocate for City-building and has served on the boards of Habitat-for-Humanity and BILD.


Paul Golini

Paul is a highly respected industry veteran with over 30 years experience. As Founding partner of Empire Communities and General Partner/Co-Developer with EDEV, Paul is deeply invested in the Canadian real estate market. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Toronto Region Board of Trade, and advises on many other boards both commercial and philanthropic interests.


Vanessa Flint

With extensive international experience in business development, strategy, finance and accounting, property development, and design, Vanessa has a proven track record across a variety of industries. She holds a Professional Diploma in Interior Design from the Interior Design School in London, UK, and is a registered CPA with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.


Jason Levitt

As Vice President of Development, Jason oversees EDEV’s Canadian self-storage joint venture portfolio. Since joining the company, he has managed the construction of $100M+ self-storage projects, creatively managing complex capital requirements and tight schedules for each new build. Jason is also responsible for the development of EDEV’s custom underwriting models for Purpose Built Rental, Condominium, and Self Storage projects.

Project manager

Ivan Ivanov

Ivan has 10 years of experience in the construction industry. In that time, he has worked on a variety of projects ranging from custom homes to large subdivisions. As a project manager at EDEV, Ivan oversees and manages construction projects from their inception to completion.

Development Coordinator

Marco Golini

Marco has comprehensive experience in residential real estate development, having held positions within multiple facets of the industry. As Development Coordinator, Marco oversees the day-to-day operational tasks that assist with the successful completion of development projects.

Strategic Partner

John Levitt

John Levitt joined EDEV in 2005 having already established himself in the Canadian real estate development sector over a 40-year career. As a Partner at EDEV, John is responsible for sourcing and overseeing unique development and joint venture opportunities. Prior to joining EDEV, John was a member of the senior management team of O&Y Properties Corporation overseeing their acquisitions and development programs, which grew from $250 million to over $2 billion within eight years.

Strategic Partner

Cliff Dyke

Cliff is a highly respected real estate investment and development professional with over 30 years of experience working in all facets of the business across Canada.