Next Property Group
Next Property Group is a team of urban entrepreneurs who are dedicated to improving and growing the City of Toronto through the development and operation of properties that bring out the best in our city.
Opportunities in neighbourhood clusters that have sometimes been neglected and overlooked. We play a unique role in shaping the catalytic vision for places we love and help to grow – retrofitting and bringing back to life older properties with more to give, or developing empty spaces into vibrant communities to live, work and play. We love natural materials that give back – to the environment, to the warmth and atmosphere of the properties they shape – and by tapping long established benefits for strength, safety and structural integrity.
Cary has a passion for building developments that unite, inspire and support communities in the city.
A well-known real estate executive, Cary spent most of his thirty-year career in the development, management and construction areas of the real estate industry. After graduating from the Ivey School of Business, he joined a privately owned real estate development company and led its expansion into the high-rise, commercial office and retail sectors. Within a twelve-year period, he constructed and renovated some eight million square feet in both the Canadian and U.S. markets.
For the last ten years, Cary focused on the adaptive re-use and repositioning of older industrial properties into repurposed space for businesses in the digital age – which unleashed a renewed appreciation for the role development can play in shaping and supporting community in an urban environment.
His keen understanding of development, construction and leasing has led to a creative and entrepreneurial approach in developing new and historically linked, freshly textured buildings that are both interesting and purposeful for business – supported by a commitment to excellent customer service and partnership with our customers and investors alike.
Cary’s energy, dedication to city building, integrity and ability to see possibilities everywhere shape the vision for Next Property Group for the many years ahead.
With a degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration (finance) from Dalhousie University, Jeff’s career includes over a decade of experience managing the development and construction of commercial properties as well as both low and high-rise residential properties across Canada and in the United States.
Jeff is passionate about the City of Toronto and building communities within. He has developed tremendous expertise with projects in gentrifying areas identifying development opportunities that meet the needs of local residents. He has tremendous insight into all aspects of an integrated development and construction process and shares the ability, integrity and ambition to transform a vision into successful projects with the Next Property Group team.
Jeff’s development background extends far beyond the City of Toronto and his passion for transforming communities is not limited to bricks and mortar. As a committed developer who understands pairing ‘good deed’ opportunities with profitable ventures, Jeff served as Vice-President of Gengrowth Renewables and President of Prowind, Canada where he led the team with the early development process of wind farms in Ontario.
John W. McKinnon
John McKinnon has dedicated his career to understanding and supporting a vibrant real estate market. A graduate of Western University’s Ivey Business School, John began his working life at a KPMG predecessor firm and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation – and then found real estate and never looked back.
For over thirty years John worked with a number of real estate companies in roles of controllership, finance and management. His experience includes land and building development and construction, and property management for both residential and commercial properties. He has also gained significant experience in community development issues serving as the Chairman of his neighbourhood ratepayer association for five years.
John has tremendous experience in creating and delivering expert advice and structuring during project evaluation and selection and superior reporting and control during project execution. His values based approach is a tremendous asset within our leadership team. John and his wife live in Mississauga and have raised their four children there.
Kristin brings over 15 years administrative and management experience to Next Property Group and is currently our Director of Commercial Property Management. Kristin’s background provides deep knowledge and experience in commercial and residential real estate, corporate finance, as well issues relating to municipal government.
Kristin is passionate about delivering exemplary client care and attention to service in everything she does. She embodies Next’s commitment to building long term relationships and value, constantly suggesting new ways we can make our clients’ lives easier and more productive. Kristin truly goes out of her way to ensure top level service.
Kristin’s enthusiasm for helping extends beyond Next where she is frequently involved with charities and community groups, organizing, fundraising and running events. All of this, including her strong service and organizational skills offer a unique perspective and skill set for overseeing the properties and clients in our care.