Human Rights Policy

The Skyline Group of Companies is committed to maintaining a living and working environment which actively promotes and supports human rights.  All members of our community (employees, tenants, contractors, vendors and investors) deserve to be treated fairly and equitably, be able to contribute fully, and have access to equal opportunities.

Harassment and discrimination are unacceptable practices and are incompatible with the standards of our organization, as well as being a violation of the law. We take complaints and claims very seriously and, if one is proven, disciplinary measures will be applied up to and including termination of employment or tenancy from Skyline.

Guiding Principles

  • Everyone associated with Skyline has the right to live or work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment.
  • Managers and supervisors in particular must foster an environment respectful of human rights and should address potential problems before they become serious.
  • Everyone associated with Skyline has the responsibility to support human rights and equality.
  • We will provide services to assist staff, tenants, investors, and anyone else who is a part of the Skyline community seeking human rights protection.
  • We will ensure everyone associated with our organization receives ongoing education on human rights.
  • The ultimate responsibility for a healthy and inclusive housing or work environment rests with Skyline.

Our Human Rights policy applies at every level of the organization and to every aspect of the workplace environment and employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfers, training, salaries, benefits and termination. It also covers rates of pay, overtime, hours of work, holidays, shift work, discipline and performance evaluations.

For a full version of the policy, please click here.

Carrie Lamarche, P. Eng

Vice President, Development

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As Vice President, Development, Carrie oversees the end-to-end real estate development process for SkyDev, from site acquisition to placement into service.

Carrie joined SkyDev with 20 years of experience in real estate development spanning multiple asset classes. She has been accountable for all steps in the development process including creation of real estate market strategies, feasibility assessment and due diligence for lease/land purchases, acquisitions, schedule management, municipal approvals, and design & construction management.

As Vice President, Design, Construction & Maintenance at Walmart Canada, Carrie oversaw maintenance and capital expenditure projects for a 30M+ square foot portfolio of retail, warehouse, and office properties, including any new store and distribution centre design & construction. Her achievements include the creation of a Sustainability Strategic Plan to reduce energy consumption by 50% by 2025, testing alternate technologies in refrigeration, solar, and wind, achieving 88% diversion of waste to landfill, and enhancing customer experience through an updated contemporary design for stores.

Carrie’s managerial approach is based in servant leadership, and centres on active listening, mentoring, and perpetuating an inclusive culture that values diverse thinking. She is an advocate of ongoing self-development and sustainable practices in both personal and professional life.

Carrie is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.A. Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. She is also a Director of the Guelph Non-Profit Housing Association, providing social housing and programs to meet the needs of Guelph’s low and moderate-income households. Her wide-ranging experience across the real estate development field makes her an asset to the SkyDev team.

Sarah Reeve

Senior Development Coordinator

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Sarah is the Senior Development Coordinator for SkyDev. She is responsible for the coordination of research, planning, and all other regulatory duties in the development process. Her other duties include liaising with internal stakeholders, City staff, third-party consultants, and architects. She oversees logistical timelines for projects including feasibility studies, applications and permits, proformas, and architectural planning.

Sarah joined SkyDev in 2019 with previous experience in Land Development with a residential home builder, as well as Real Estate Acquisitions and Expropriation for the Ontario government. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Real Estate and Housing from the University of Guelph.

Andy Coutts

Vice President of Capital Projects

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Andy is the Vice President of Construction and the very first Skyline employee, having been hired by Skyline’s owners, Jason Castellan, Martin Castellan, and R. Jason Ashdown, in 2001. At that time, Andy helped Skyline manage approximately 40 student rental houses, along with a handful of Skyline’s first apartment properties. As Skyline’s apartment assets grew, Andy became a regional Property Manager for three years, moved into a CAPEX director role in 2005, and now leads the oversight of all construction in the Skyline portfolios having overseen hundreds of millions in project value over his tenure.

Gregory Jones

President

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Gregory Jones is the President of SkyDev. He leads the development team and is responsible for bringing new real estate developments to fruition for the Skyline Group of Companies. Greg has worked with various real estate development firms delivering new buildings across Canada and the United States.

Greg has over 15 years of apartment, retail, and commercial real estate development experience. He holds an Undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Housing and Real Estate Management, a Master of Land Use Planning, and a Master of Business Administration specializing in Finance and Organization studies.