The Ideal Team

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.

Omar Khan, B.Eng., MBA., Chief Operations Officer

Recognized in Canada, and internationally as a dynamic top-level executive. Omar is a forward-looking business leader in a variety of business sectors that include Business Strategies, Sales and Marketing, Operations and Management, Construction and Development. He has earned many business leadership and excellence awards under different capacities.

Omar strives to be innovative in the development of new businesses, operations, and efficiency-oriented strategies. He has spearheaded several successful marketing campaigns. Key to his success is his passion to analyze, synthesize and present complex business challenges into cogent, efficient and result-oriented implementation plans.

Manoj Kumar Chourey, Development Manager

18 years of exceptional leadership in managing state-of-the-art construction projects. Manoj combines the exemplary level of Project and Management capabilities, knowledge, and system developments. Manoj has a strong understanding of integrated construction project development, planning, design, and system-oriented construction management.

Manoj enables large teams of professionals and trades to deliver high-quality projects with fast-track timelines. With his high proficiency in analytical risk-taking, he has been successfully leading teams in challenging situations.

Manoj carries solid educational background; he is basically an architect with Maters in Business Administration, Masters in Construction Management as well. In His own professional philosophy, “I am a diverse professional that believes in delivering complex projects consistently attaining customer satisfaction that exceeds organizational expectations”.

Jenny Lian, Sales and Marketing

With years of real estate experience in sales, marketing, and client services, Jenny has deep knowledge of the industry. She is now responsible for overseeing all aspects of frontline communications and implementing innovative marketing strategies process to create cohesive brand identities at both corporate and project levels. Her insatiable desire to immerse herself in different environments, learn new things and be creatively challenged is what ultimately brought her to Ideal.

Alex Ji, Accountant

Alex has a wealth of practical experience in all aspects of accounting in construction and real estate industry. His comprehensive knowledge in finance management adds a great deal of significance assuring financial stability and growth for Ideal. His leadership and strategic planning make him an asset to our team.

Frank Provenzano, B.Eng, Construction Manager

Frank has a degree in Civil Engineering from Ryerson University and has almost 25 years of experience in the residential development and homebuilding industry. Frank and his team have built and delivered thousands of homes to families in and around the GTA. Frank’s focus has always been to promote a safe workplace while keeping up with the latest building techniques and ensuring home purchasers a positive experience.

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.

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.

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.