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Menkes Leadership: A Multigenerational Business

Menkes Developments Ltd is a family-operated business with deep roots in the city of Toronto. The Company was established nearly 65 years ago by Murray Menkes, an entrepreneur, visionary and successful businessman, who initially wanted his business to be focused on building single-family homes that delivered outstanding quality and lasting value. Over the years, Menkes grew to creating entire mixed-use communities, becoming a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary real estate development company.

Today, carrying on the legacy of their late father, Menkes is led by Murray’s three sons Alan, Steven and Peter, and his grandsons Jared, Jason, Adam and Sean, who not only oversee the execution of the Company’s vast portfolio, but share a common commitment to shape the landscape of Toronto.

ALAN MENKES

President, High-Rise Residential
Alan joined the Company in 1976. Under his leadership, Menkes has completed over 25,000 condominium units and is highly regarded today as one of the most trusted home builders in Toronto.

Alan has spearheaded a number of high profile projects, including the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences in Yorkville, and the landmark Empress Walk retail-entertainment-residential complex in North York City Centre.

Currently, he is overseeing the development of nearly 6,000 condominium units in projects across Toronto. Menkes’ latest project is Sugar Wharf, an 11.5-acre property on Toronto’s Waterfront. This vibrant mixed-use community will include five condominium towers, varying in height from 64 to 90 stories, and will be home to between 7,000 and 8,000 residents, upon completion.

Alan was named 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year in Ontario by Ernst &Young. He serves on the Board of the University Health Network Foundation and is a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO).
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ALAN MENKES

President, High-Rise Residential

Alan joined the Company in 1976. Under his leadership, Menkes has completed over 25,000 condominium units and is highly regarded today as one of the most trusted home builders in Toronto.

Alan has spearheaded a number of high profile projects, including the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences in Yorkville, and the landmark Empress Walk retail-entertainment-residential complex in North York City Centre.

Currently, he is overseeing the development of nearly 6,000 condominium units in projects across Toronto. Menkes’ latest project is Sugar Wharf, an 11.5-acre property on Toronto’s Waterfront. This vibrant mixed-use community will include five condominium towers, varying in height from 64 to 90 stories, and will be home to between 7,000 and 8,000 residents, upon completion.

Alan was named 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year in Ontario by Ernst &Young. He serves on the Board of the University Health Network Foundation and is a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO).

STEVEN MENKES

President, Low-Rise Residential
Steven joined the Company in 1982, and today heads the Low-Rise Residential Division and oversees the Finance and Accounting functions. Under his leadership, the Low-Rise Residential Division has received recognition for excellence in the development and construction of over 3,000 homes in single family residential communities throughout the GTA

Steven has financed many different types of real estate development and has extensive experience in complex real estate financing transactions.

Currently he is overseeing an exciting luxury development in the established Joshua Creek community in Oakville, which includes 48 homes.

Steven holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from Boston College.

He is supportive of several charitable institutions including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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STEVEN MENKES

President, Low-Rise Residential

Steven joined the Company in 1982, and today heads the Low-Rise Residential Division and oversees the Finance and Accounting functions. Under his leadership, the Low-Rise Residential Division has received recognition for excellence in the development and construction of over 3,000 homes in single family residential communities throughout the GTA

Steven has financed many different types of real estate development and has extensive experience in complex real estate financing transactions.

Currently he is overseeing an exciting luxury development in the established Joshua Creek community in Oakville, which includes 48 homes.

Steven holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from Boston College.

He is supportive of several charitable institutions including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

PETER MENKES

President, Commercial/Industrial
Peter joined the Company in 1982. Under Peter’s leadership, Menkes has developed and managed over 20 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space across the GTA.

Peter has led the development of a number of notable projects and landmark buildings including the One York Street LEED® Platinum office tower (Sun Life Financial Tower), 25 York Street (Telus house), Procter & Gamble building, and Empress Walk Retail Entertainment Centre.

Currently he is overseeing the development of a cutting-edge 400,000 square foot plus commercial office development on Toronto’s waterfront.

Peter is an active member of real estate industry associations including RealPac and NAIOP.  He takes a keen interest in community affairs and has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Board of North York Hospital Foundation, the Board of Governors of the Technion University in Israel, the Chair of the Bathurst JCC Development Committee and is currently a Trustee of the University Health Network (UHN).
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PETER MENKES

President, Commercial/Industrial

Peter joined the Company in 1982. Under Peter’s leadership, Menkes has developed and managed over 20 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space across the GTA.

Peter has led the development of a number of notable projects and landmark buildings including the One York Street LEED® Platinum office tower (Sun Life Financial Tower), 25 York Street (Telus house), Procter & Gamble building, and Empress Walk Retail Entertainment Centre.

Currently he is overseeing the development of a cutting-edge 400,000 square foot plus commercial office development on Toronto’s waterfront.

Peter is an active member of real estate industry associations including RealPac and NAIOP.  He takes a keen interest in community affairs and has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Board of North York Hospital Foundation, the Board of Governors of the Technion University in Israel, the Chair of the Bathurst JCC Development Committee and is currently a Trustee of the University Health Network (UHN).

JARED MENKES

Executive Vice-President, High-Rise Residential
Jared oversees all aspects of the High-Rise Division including the construction, sales, management and customer service of nearly 6,000 condominium units.

Under Jared’s leadership, Menkes has launched a number of luxury and mixed use developments, including the award-winning Harbour Plaza Residences in Toronto’s South Core and Pears on the Avenue.

He is currently overseeing Menkes’ latest project is Sugar Wharf, an 11.5-acre property on Toronto’s Waterfront, which will include five condominium towers, and Toronto’s first vertically integrated school.

Jared is an active member of the Programs Committee for the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association - Toronto Chapter.
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JARED MENKES

Executive Vice-President, High-Rise Residential

Jared oversees all aspects of the High-Rise Division including the construction, sales, management and customer service of nearly 6,000 condominium units.

Under Jared’s leadership, Menkes has launched a number of luxury and mixed use developments, including the award-winning Harbour Plaza Residences in Toronto’s South Core and Pears on the Avenue.

He is currently overseeing Menkes’ latest project is Sugar Wharf, an 11.5-acre property on Toronto’s Waterfront, which will include five condominium towers, and Toronto’s first vertically integrated school.

Jared is an active member of the Programs Committee for the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association - Toronto Chapter.

ADAM MENKES

Director of Development, Low-Rise Residential
Adam oversees the Low-Rise Division including the acquisition, planning and development, design, sales and marketing of communities such as Enclaves of Upper Canada (Georgetown), Dwell City (Etobicoke) and Hometown Sharon Village (East Gwillimbury). 

Currently he is managing the development of an exciting community in the established Joshua Creek in Oakville, which includes 48 luxury homes.

He is a member of several local homebuilders’ associations and is an editorial contributor in various industry publications.
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ADAM MENKES

Director of Development, Low-Rise Residential

Adam oversees the Low-Rise Division including the acquisition, planning and development, design, sales and marketing of communities such as Enclaves of Upper Canada (Georgetown), Dwell City (Etobicoke) and Hometown Sharon Village (East Gwillimbury). 

Currently he is managing the development of an exciting community in the established Joshua Creek in Oakville, which includes 48 luxury homes.

He is a member of several local homebuilders’ associations and is an editorial contributor in various industry publications.

JASON MENKES

Vice President, Commercial/Industrial
Jason manages a portfolio of over 4,000,000 square feet of industrial, office and retail space across the Greater Toronto Area. He is also responsible for growing the Company’s industrial portfolio through both existing asset acquisitions & land development, of which there is over one million square feet of industrial space currently in the pre-development phase. He also oversees the Company’s solar energy initiative, having installed solar rooftop installations on many of the Company’s industrial buildings, amassing the largest privately-owned rooftop solar portfolio in the GTA.

Currently he is managing the development of a 268,000 warehouse and accessory office in Milton, and a 255,000 square foot warehouse in Caledon.

Jason graduated from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2006. He is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
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JASON MENKES

Vice President, Commercial/Industrial

Jason manages a portfolio of over 4,000,000 square feet of industrial, office and retail space across the Greater Toronto Area. He is also responsible for growing the Company’s industrial portfolio through both existing asset acquisitions & land development, of which there is over one million square feet of industrial space currently in the pre-development phase. He also oversees the Company’s solar energy initiative, having installed solar rooftop installations on many of the Company’s industrial buildings, amassing the largest privately-owned rooftop solar portfolio in the GTA.

Currently he is managing the development of a 268,000 warehouse and accessory office in Milton, and a 255,000 square foot warehouse in Caledon.

Jason graduated from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2006. He is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).

SEAN MENKES

Development Manager, Commercial/Industrial
Sean manages a portfolio of over 3,000,000 square feet of office and retail space in Toronto, including new office and mixed use developments.

Currently he is managing the development of a cutting-edge 400,000 square foot plus commercial office development on Toronto’s waterfront.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He is currently a member of NAIOP and sits on the Greater Toronto Chapter’s Developing Leaders Committee.
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SEAN MENKES

Development Manager, Commercial/Industrial

Sean manages a portfolio of over 3,000,000 square feet of office and retail space in Toronto, including new office and mixed use developments.

Currently he is managing the development of a cutting-edge 400,000 square foot plus commercial office development on Toronto’s waterfront.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He is currently a member of NAIOP and sits on the Greater Toronto Chapter’s Developing Leaders Committee.