Who We Are

Experience, Distinction

“We look for opportunities that are challenging, require creativity and energy. We are stimulated by new ideas and are proud of being innovators of new ideas and project concepts.”

Anthony Zwig, CEO

How We Started

Starting in the 1950s, we started as a construction company building houses. We quickly grew and became one of the pioneers developing major commercial office buildings along Toronto’s subway line.

What we’ve done

Since then, the company has built 6 million square feet of commercial real estate that would be valued at $1.8 billion today.

We have built and financed many of Toronto’s major landmarks for ourselves. As the long term owner and operator we take responsibility for the operational ramifications of design, construction and financial decisions for the 20-year-plus life of a building. This is a perspective distinct from that of the Canadian
traditional developer. Both the present and long-term implications of design and construction decisions are important in this model.

What we’ve done

Since then, the company has built 6 million square feet of commercial real estate that would be valued at $1.8 billion today.

We have built and financed many of Toronto’s major landmarks for ourselves. As the long term owner and operator we take responsibility for the operational ramifications of design, construction and financial decisions for the 20-year-plus life of a building. This is a perspective distinct from that of the Canadian
traditional developer. Both the present and long-term implications of design and construction decisions are important in this model.

Today

Our vision for the future combines our decades of experience in real estate construction and green energy. This means

. developing energy efficient buildings that utilize green energy and
. sustainable technologies where possible;
. designing buildings that accommodate the modern lifestyle
. embracing innovative construction methods that are simple and scalable; and
. supporting the decarbonization of the building and construction sector.

Our Team

Our Senior Professionals bring diverse perspectives of real estate and financing to the table.

Anthony Zwig, CEO

As President of Horizon Legacy, Tony leads the company’s activities in real estate and renewable energy development. With a rich background in the finance and management of infrastructure assets, Tony has successfully overseen the development of more than 2,000,000 square feet of commercial and residential space in Canada and the US, and more than 11 renewable energy projects across North America and Europe. His entrepreneurial approach and deep experience in real estate has also enabled him to create and execute a model for Toronto’s first privately owned residential building geared towards student living.

Nhung Nguyen, VP Development

Nhung joined Horizon Legacy in 2004 and supported the Horizon Legacy move into renewable energy projects. Nhung is responsible for managing the development of the energy projects from concept to completion. She uses her deep industry knowledge to meet legal and contractual obligations of regulators, consultants, the public, and contractors. She works with the IESO, public relations, land acquisition, feasibility, and risk analysis. Nhung engages with consultants and regulators and contributed to the development our Ernestsown (Ontario), Maryvale (Nova Scotia), and Thunder Bay (Ontario) windfarms, two hydro projects (Bala and Trout Lake) and four Ontario solar projects. She also engaged with contractors, created and executed planning criteria for all participants, and helped direct construction of two windfarms, one hydro project and five solar projects.  She also worked with the architects on the powerhouse building for the Swift River Hydro project in Bala.

Frank Belerique, Vice President

Frank brings his over 20 years of experience at Horizon Legacy in project development and operations to direct the development of renewable energy projects at Horizon Legacy. In his role as Vice President, Frank has engaged directly with regulators (including MNRF and MOECC) and consultants. He coordinated the multiplicity of approvals at provincial, federal, and local government levels with contractors and the public. Frank has supervised construction and operations of the windfarms, the Bala water power project, and the Toronto solar project. Frank led the team that operated the company’s 800,000 square foot One Financial Place and led the design, construction, and operation of the 343 bed student residence, Campus Common, which is located directly across the street from Ryerson University.

Emylee Kahr, Administrator

Emylee manages the intricacies of administration. Emylee joined Horizon Legacy one year ago after working for four years at the company’s student residence, Campus Common. She engages with suppliers, contractors, staff, and consultants at Campus Common.

Lourie Chopra, Controller

Lourie brings over 20 years’ experience at Horizon Legacy. She managed all aspects of the details and complexities of administration of the real estate projects. She participates in the monthly management meetings of the student residence, Campus Common. Lourie now is Controller and engages with and coordinates with all participants in our projects; including consultants and contractors in day to day operation of accounting and funding needs.

Claire Brooke, CFO

As Chief Financial Officer for Horizon Legacy, Claire provides strategic financial leadership, oversight, and analysis that ensures delivery of operational excellence in alignment with the company’s vision and core values of financial advancement, integrity and effective stewarding of organizational resources and partnerships. Clair Brooke, CFOClaire actively oversees treasury planning and accounting functions, manages ongoing engagements with financial and legal institutions, and liaises with the government on regulatory and legal requirements. Claire brings over 20 years of professional experience in diverse financial sectors and in tandem with her chartered designation, she draws from academic research and scholarships in finance related domains.

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