Heather Tremain (LF ’09) has been appointed CEO of Options for Homes, Canada's largest nonprofit for affordable home ownership, in Toronto. She is taking the reins from founding director Mike Labbé, who applauds her “development smarts and social conscience.”
Tremain brings firm convictions and high ambitions to her new role with, because “People should have the chance to buy a home, at an attainable price, and build equity for their futures. We want to reverse this unfair trend towards wealth inequality in our society."
She returns to Toronto, where she was raised, from Vancouver, where she had been advising nonprofits on real estate strategies as a principal of Urban Fabric Group. She was also a founder of reSource Rethinking Building, which developed an innovative model for affordable ownership. Her projects have received numerous awards, and she created and produced the international television series Healthy Homes.
Tremain says, "I am excited to be in Toronto. I think the conditions are ripe here to really raise the bar and make beautiful and affordable condominium homes available to even more people in this dynamic city. In Toronto, I sense that we have all the necessary building blocks to scale up affordable housing production–demand, political support and a strong developer–in Options for Homes."
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