Shaji Nada, President/CEO
Shaji Nada is recognized as an industry leader specializing in the construction of high-rise/mixed-use residential, commercial, and luxury custom home projects. His visionary approach has resulted in the rapid success of one of the fastest growing real estate development companies in the Greater Toronto Area in less than a decade.
Shaji’s leadership and expertise present a competitive advantage in all aspects of acquiring, financing, developing and constructing real estate projects. His broad experience provides great insights into everyday strategic planning and operations. Shaji has led negotiations on complex, multi-million dollar transactions including successful negotiations with municipal and provincial councils to further advance land development projects. His hands-on approach to site selection and a responsible investing approach contributes to the long-term success of projects, resulting in maximizing profits and enabling him to be a market leader in the real estate development industry.
With a proven entrepreneurial background in launching and operating thriving companies in the real estate, investment and the construction industries, Shaji remains focused on Ideal Developments’ continued rapid and exponential growth.
Anthony Jacobelli, Director of Finance
Anthony Jacobelli is a Chartered Professional Accountant, (C.G.A) with a Bachelor of Business Management degree in Accounting and Finance. With over 20 years in the construction building industry, Anthony has extensive experience in the financial management and analysis of both residential and industrial development projects across the GTA. In addition to his financial expertise, Anthony has a vast knowledge of information systems and Human Resource Management.
Luis Correia, Director of Development
Luis Correia is responsible for the management of all aspects of the real estate development process. He leads multiple projects from initial acquisition, project design, through the government approval process and construction oversight, ensuring they are on schedule and on budget.
Luis has over 15 years of real estate development experience including prominent roles with leading real estate development firms.
Previously, Luis was Director of Development with Stanton Renaissance. Earlier, Luis was a Director of Development with Knightsone Capital Management, also a Project Manager with SmartCentres, and later, Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust, where he was responsible for the planning and execution of retail development across Southern Ontario.
Luis received his Bachelor of Applied Arts (Urban and Regional Planning) degree from Ryerson University.
Quanlin Zhao, Director of Business Development in Asia
As Director of Business Development for Asia, based in China, Mr. Quanlin Zhao oversees business development in that region and the coordination of strategic partnerships and investment of Asian Invest Groups visiting Canada, as well as Ideal Developments business ventures in the region.
Omkara(Sri Nithya Omkarananda), Director of Corporate Affairs
Omkara is a veteran entrepreneur with a reputation of having the profound ability to provide strategic leadership in a corporate environment. Omkara has extensive experience in commercial real estate and has successfully managed a mixed real estate investment portfolio in both Canada and U.S.A.
Omkara is an integral part of the strategy and underwriting process when assessing new corporate opportunities. He also leads a portfolio of ventures, and from time to time cross-services projects on behalf of the Ideal Group management team. He will also be maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and with a sound knowledge of industry trends that affect the interests of the company, Omkara will direct changes the company needs to be in line with future growth.
Prasana Balachandran, Director of Executive Communications
Prasana pursued his BA at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Political Science. He later went on to obtain a degree in Law with Honours from the University of Manchester. As a graduate, he is currently taking the necessary steps to get called to the Bar of Ontario. In the meantime, Prasana has simultaneously worked with Ideal Group for the past 2 years in many different endeavors in support of the company’s various business objectives.
As Director, Executive Communications, Prasana will be leading the development and management of all internal and external communications programs at the executive level. Prasana will continue to take a lead with all stakeholder and investor relations and various other special projects that Ideal Group is engaged with.
Michael Fredericks, Director of Business Development
Michael Fredericks focuses on the sales and marketing for Ideal Developments Inc. Michael completed a Systems Engineering from Centenial College to compliment his accounting degree from the University of Guyana, South America. He then pursued sales and marketing both domestically, and internationally, and has become a leading consultant in marketing and sales for both national and international companies. Michael brings over twenty years of experience in sales, distribution and international business to Ideal Developments. Amongst his significant previous positions, Michael was an IBM team member engaged in technical support for the Community Living Toronto Association. He also worked with Home Depot in sales management and was later recruited by a Middle Eastern building and contracting group as their Principal Purchasing and Sales Manager for North America.
Shazaad Mohammed, Director of Middle East Region
As Director of Middle East Affairs, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Mohammed oversees business development in that region and the coordination of strategic partnerships and investment of Gulf and Middle Eastern Invest Groups visiting Canada, as well as Ideal Developments business ventures in the region.
Omar Khan, B.Eng., MBA., Sales & Marketing Manager
Pranavan (Pran) Ganeshalingam, Manager of Acquisitions
Pranavan (Pran) Ganeshalingam leads the due diligence, structuring and underwriting of all new potential acquisitions in support of Ideal Development’s strategic business objectives. With over 5 years of experience in Real Estate Asset Management and Finance, Pranavan works cross-functionally with the management team to support Ideal’s corporate financing objectives and manage our investment fund partners.
Prior to joining Ideal, he worked in progressively senior roles in the Ontario Public Service, most recently as a Senior Economist providing leadership and expertise on corporate fiscal planning for the Government of Ontario. Pranavan is a graduate of the International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA) degree and most recently the inaugural Masters of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) program at the Schulich School of Business.
Jamie Galloway, Director of Construction
Jamie Galloway is a Professional Engineer with 25 years experience managing the design, budgeting and construction of complex development projects and municipal infrastructure systems. Jamie is a LEED Accredited Professional with extensive work experience delivering unique projects in both Canada and the United States.
Arun Balachand, Chief Estimator
Qualified as an architect and work as a project manager for 15 years in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Singapore, and Germany for the various type of heavy construction projects such as housing and infrastructure.
For last 32 years working in North America with the largest Trade construction company as a senior/chief estimator to manage the largest project such as ICI type projects and low and high-rise housing project.
Kayla Peavoy, Project Designer
Kayla Peavoy, obtained her Advanced Diploma in Interior Design and has since gained exceptional knowledge within the corporate office design industry, as well as residential home design within the GTA and Muskoka region. She continues to further her knowledge of the design industry through constant study of the aesthetics and psychology behind a space. Kayla truly feels that the environment in which people live has a direct impact on the quality of people’s lives and she is thrilled to be a part of that foundation. Her idealistic, sincere perspective for a successful design will greatly contribute to the vision of Ideal Developments.
Sunita Sowdagar, Business Manager
Sunita Sowdagar is the Business Manager at Ideal Developments Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Business Management. Sunita provides executive planning, strategic direction and execution to the CEO related to the day to day operations of the Ideal Group of Companies.
Sunita is strategic in the development of company financial goals and objectives that foster growth by ensuring that the company has skilled professionals and suitable resources to achieve set goals and to maximize productivity. She is skilled at assessing overall company performance against objectives and can easily identify ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Sunita is the main point person in managing joint-venture partnerships, trade partners, vendors and customers. She comes with vast experience in Office Administration, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Payroll Administration and Human Resources.
Throughout her career, she has successfully managed and supported various aspects of the business. She has demonstrated industry knowledge and provides strategic direction to the managing team. Sunita takes great pride in managing each and every aspect of Ideal Developments.
Fanseay Wang, Strategy & Development
Bachelor in Commerce, EMBA, Shanghai University of International Business and Economic, China Europe International Business School.
With over 25 years of experience in corporate management and fund raising, Mr. Wang own and operate different investment related entities in Great China, Canada, US, South America & South Africa during his career. With the extensive industry experience and deep relationship in Real Estate Development, Mr. Wang is an indispensable core member of the organization.
Mr. Wang is also appointed as the Chairman of Grand Grace Group and as the co-founder of Dragon Holding LP, will assist the corporation’s business development globally.
Yanfeng Chen, Fund Development Coordinator
Yanfeng Chen, born in 1962, over 15 years experience serving senior manager and VIP branch president in Agricultural Bank of China and Merchant Bank of China, more than 12 years as CEO for two large agribusiness companies (Sunner Group and Joysun Group), an expertise in company strategy planning and financial capital integrating. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fujian Agricultural University and his master’s degree from Zhejiang University, and was a visiting scholar in UC Davis for two years.
Najmul Siddiqui, Entrepreneur and Inventor
Najmul Siddiqui Entrepreneur and Inventor, brings a wealth of business management experience, over 25 years as President and CEO which includes 14 years experience of running a very successful TSX listed company as founder Chairman and CEO. Managed a variety of businesses both nationally and internationally. Received many local and international awards and recognitions including the highest fellowship award, equal to UK Doctorate conferred by the Council of the City of Guilds of London Institute for outstanding professional and personal achievements.
Alving Curling, Educationalist and Senior Politician and Member
An exceptional addition to Ideal team that brings strengths in many areas. Served for many years as director and various committee chair of a successful TSX listed company, as MPP in the Ontario legislature five times starting 1985, as Minister of Housing and Minister of Skills Development between 1985 and 1990, as Deputy Opposition House Leader, Deputy Whip and critic for Training and Skills Development, Solicitor General, Human Rights and Colleges and Universities and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Dominican Republic. An exceptional individual who has demonstrated excellence in public affairs, he was honoured by the Government of Jamaica with the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander. Holds two Honorary Doctorate Degrees, Doctor of Letters from the University of Technology in Jamaica and Doctor of Law from York University, Toronto
Kubes Navaratnam, Lawyer and Entrepreneur
Kubes Navaratnam is the Managing Partner at Nava Wilson LLP. Today Kubes leads negotiations on complex, multi-million dollar deals; has negotiated with municipal and provincial councils on land development projects; and has created models for re-structuring Canadian registered funds as investment vehicles for real estate.
The diversity in his areas of expertise is further underscored by his time in the Province of Ontario’s Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee; there he focused on civil litigation and estate matters on behalf of adults found to be mentally incapable. He is also a two-time honouree of Homes Magazine’s annual Who’s Who of Real Estate.
Under Kubes’ leadership, from 2015-2017, Nava Law Professional Corporation operated as a fast growing Toronto law firm, that provided knowledgeable, value driven, and client-focused legal advice to homeowners and entrepreneurs. Nava Law’s position within the communities it served, as a huge proponent of community building and capacity building, through investment in sustainable initiatives, served as the springboard from which Nava Wilson LLP has launched.
Kubes received an LL.M. in international humanitarian law from the University of Toronto, a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario, and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McMaster University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Tamil Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Advisors for Ideal Developments.