ROI Group welcomes Jonathan Westeinde, Ralph Shaw and Toon Dreessen as special guests

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture

Oct 03
YouTube Replay of Entire Session, https://youtu.be/qNFDHQAYn1Y

The ROI Group was formed to create a forum for interested parties to get together online (and occasionally in the real world too) to speak to issues surrounding the creation of vibrant communities that are sustainable in every way. The idea is to find new, innovative ways to meet multiple “bottom lines” including how to:

  1. develop walkable neighborhoods with all the commercial services they need close by or integrated into the community
  2. build a great experience for residents, workers, visitors and guests
  3. promote strong societal gain, tolerance and inclusiveness as well as diversity
  4. optimize returns for developers, investors, owners and tenants too
  5. protect the environment
  6. be self sufficient (or close to it) in terms of food and energy production
  7. reduce waste
  8. embrace the FEHAJ (for every home a job) movement.

On October 9th, 2019 at noon ET join us online to talk these issues through and listen to our distinguished guests. It’s also a chance to ask them questions and to voice your views as well.

To be part of this, simply use the zoom link below at that time:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/742241339

Jonathan Westeinde is founder and CEO of the Windmill Development Group, one of Canada’s well-known green building developers. Windmill has completed over $1B of developments since inception in 2003 with a strong pipeline of future projects in place. Jonathan is specifically interested in creating alternative financing vehicles to embed sustainability into projects and is a recognized leader in Canada for finding innovative solutions for non-conventional lifecycle financing issues. This ingenuity has led to firsts in the green building industry, including innovative partnerships to create zero carbon district energy systems, energy services contracts to introduce geothermal, and green loans. Jonathan’s most recent focus has been a new targeted sustainable communities impact investment fund which is currently underway. Jonathan sits on a number of profit and non-profit boards. Jonathan holds an MBA from Trinity College, Ireland and a BA Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Toon Dreessen is a graduate of Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism and recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal. Toon is a member of the American Institute of Architects and was inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows in 2016. He leads his ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Architects DCA, and is responsible for award winning, high-profile infill development. DCA is a firm with roots dating back more than 40 years. Toon also served six years on OAA committees & joined the Ontario Association of Architects Council where he served two years as president. Mr Dreessen leads DCA’s activism in terms of social justice, gender equity, fiscal responsibility and the role of architects in strategic, visionary, and thoughtful planning. Toon is a recognized speaker and author with local and national media experience including CBC Radio, the Globe and Mail and Ottawa Citizen.
Ralph Shaw, former president of OREB, Ottawa Real Estate Board, and Broker of Record, CENTURY 21 Explorer Realty Inc, Brokerage

You can also join the ROI Group on Facebook. Find us at, https://www.facebook.com/groups/reiroi/.

For more information, please contact:

Bruce M Firestone, B Eng (civil), M Eng-Sci, PhD
Real Estate Investment and Business coach
Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc broker
Ottawa Senators founder
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• MAKING IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE
• FREEDOM VIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT AND PB4L, PERSONAL BUSINESS FOR LIFE
• FEHAJ, FOR EVERY HOME A JOB
• MAKE YOUR HOME WORK FOR YOU, INSTEAD OF YOU WORKING FOR IT
• HIGHER ROI NOT JUST FOR OWNERS AND INVESTORS, BUT FOR TENANTS, GUESTS, VISITORS, NEIGHBORHOODS, COMMUNITIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES, CITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT TOO

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