Gardner Church, former deputy minister for the GTA appointed Chairman of Commercial Focus Advisory Services Inc.
Commercial Focus Advisory Services is pleased to announce that we are enhancing our senior expertise in order to maintain our position as leading edge real estate experts. Mr. Gardner Church has been appointed as Chairman of Commercial Focus Advisory Services Inc.
Mr. Church is a leading authority on local governance, urban policy, the building industry and real estate planning and development.
While in the public service, he served under six Premiers from three parties and held such prestigious positions as Deputy Minister for the Greater Toronto Area, and Deputy Minister of Housing and President of the North Pickering Development Corporation.
As deputy minister for the GTA, he led the Provincial Government’s policy agenda to deal with the pressures facing Toronto and environs due to rapid growth, and exerted significant provincial impact on Canada’s largest metropolis in terms of the waterfront and waterfront transportation corridors and housing policy, in terms of assisted residential rent reviews, and market oriented assisted housing programs.
He has attained academic appointments as Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Waterloo and received the Pragma Chair in Planning there. He also served as Visiting Associate Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and taught graduate courses in the fields of urban development and urban governance.
Mr. Gardner Church has also advised governments internationally in France, Sweden, Spain, Latvia, the United States and South Africa on growth management complementing the Commercial Focus Advisory Services Team’s additional collective experiences in over 23 other countries.
With the ancillary senior experiences of Mr. Church, Commercial Focus Advisory Services is pre-eminent in providing strategic real estate advisory services, strategic policy formulation, as well as negotiations and mediation services.
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