Commercial Focus Advisory Services

Commercial Focus Advisory Services

President – Stephen I. Fagyas, M.C.I.P., R.P.P.

Mr. Fagyas has over 30 years of experience in Real Estate/Development Management. He has directed complex real estate assignments in diverse economic and cultural settings globally and in most Canadian jurisdictions. He is the Founder and President of Commercial Focus Advisory Services, a multi disciplinary firm, advising on land use and land development matters, and Managing Partner of Commercial Focus Realty Corporation.

He has held senior management positions as Vice-President and Group Head with three leading engineering firms, providing direction to multi-disciplinary teams in real estate/asset management consulting services across Canada.

Previously, Mr. Fagyas was a Senior Manager of the Grant Thornton Real Estate Practice, Price Waterhouse Real Estate Services Group and Laventhol Horwath Real Estate services, three internationally recognised management-consulting firms providing comprehensive professional services to the real estate industry. As a Senior Manager, Mr. Fagyas planned, directed and managed a wide range of services targeted to clients in government and industry. Was responsible for providing clients with pragmatic, market-oriented advice on the planning, marketing, financing and execution of their developments and asset management programs. The services had to meet the highest standards of lending institutions, investment groups, developers and public decision making bodies.

Prior to entering the consulting industry, Mr. Fagyas served at an executive level in municipal settings at the Commissioner level and in provincial agencies as Executive Director. He has managed large professional technical groups in political environments dealing with all aspects of the built environment. Representative examples of experiences are: growth and asset management issues; site plan designs; housing policy development; downtown revitalization program conceptualization; implementation of neighbourhood planning programs for developed and undeveloped sectors of cities; strategic planning and asset management. He has appeared as an expert witness for various appellant courts and tribunals in three jurisdictions (Ontario Municipal Board, Alberta Planning Board, New Brunswick Planning Board), and the Supreme Court of Ontario.

Mr. Fagyas has contributed to the advancement of professionals in the industry by delivering lectures/courses at four Canadian and two International centres of higher learning. As well, he has spoken extensively on real estate issues with Professional organisations and continuing education programs.

Education:
B.E.S. (Bachelor of Environmental Studies, School of Urban and Regional Planning), University of Waterloo.
M.A., Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo.

Memberships:
Canadian Institute of Planners,
Registered Professional Planner

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