Manager, Policy & Planning
- Master of Urban Development (M.Pl), Ryerson University (Toronto)
- Bachelor of Architectural Studies – Design (B.Arch), Carleton University (Ottawa)
Graeme joined REALPAC in May 2019 and brings with him a wealth of experience in the field of urban planning, architecture, construction, innovation, and planning policy. Graeme assists with researching and advancing REALPAC’s advocacy positions through multiple levels of government via a transparent, open approach in line with REALPAC's mission and vision. Graeme monitors the daily and long-term progress of relevant government legislation, produces monthly and as-needed government relations updates, and drafts government submissions. Graeme is also responsible for REALPAC’s innovation research including corporate innovation policy, Smart City development, and emerging technologies. This includes monitoring daily and long-term changes in technology and innovation that could act to either advance or disrupt the CRE industry. Graeme also helps organize quarterly meetings for REALPAC’s Innovation Committee.
Prior to joining REALPAC, Graeme was an Intern Architect with Starkey Group Architects Inc. While there, Graeme assisted with the development and coordination of private housing projects, liaised with contractors and consulting engineers, met with City staff to submit and revise building permits, and presented before Toronto’s Committee of Adjustment on minor variance applications. Graeme also has experience working on multiple construction sites around Toronto.
Graeme is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and volunteers with Founder’s Institute, a pre-seed accelerator program for technology companies in Toronto.