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.

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SkyDev - Lorraine Roberts

Lorraine is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development process for SkyDev projects, including design development, background studies, regulatory approvals, land acquisition applications, and building permit applications. In her role, she manages multiple project consulting teams, and liaises with Skyline’s internal development team and service companies, as well as external consultants including lenders, attorneys, architects, surveyors, engineers, and contractors.

Lorraine has been in the real estate development industry since 1998. She began her career at the City of Brampton in Land Planning, and in 2010 she shifted to the private sector with the role of Land Development Coordinator for Eastforest Homes (now Activa) in Waterloo, ON.

Previous to Skyline, Lorraine was Manager of Land Development at Losani Homes in Stoney Creek, ON, during which time she worked on a number of projects that awarded the company dozens of accolades from organizations such as Canada’s Best Managed Companies, the National Homebuilders’ Association, the Consumer Choice Awards, and the Ontario Business Achievement Awards. Her experience in managing the coordination and development of new real estate projects spans many building types including residential, industrial, retail, and mixed-use.

Lorraine’s managerial approach places importance on mentorship and team collaboration. She views the successes and achievements of her reports as the most significant demonstration of her own success, and she believes that when it comes to respect, there are no titles or positions.

Lorraine holds a diploma in Municipal Law and Municipal Administration from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks, and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), as well as a certificate in Project Management from the University of Waterloo. She is also an executive council member at the Royal Canadian Legion in the roles of Public Relations Officer, Youth Education Chairman, and Past President.

Carrie Lamarche P. Eng

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.

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Sarah is responsible for the coordination of various residential, industrial, and retail real estate development projects, and for receiving the regulatory municipal approvals and permits required for those developments. Sarah is also responsible for the due diligence of potential acquisitions, including both vacant land and previously developed sites. Her other duties include liaising with internal stakeholders, municipal staff, third-party consultants, and architects. She oversees logistical timelines for projects including feasibility studies, applications and permits, proformas, and building design.

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 and is a Master of Business Administration Candidate at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.

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.
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Greg is responsible for leading the SkyDev team in bringing sustainable and impactful new real estate development to fruition for Skyline Group of Companies, building great places for Canadians to live, work, and shop.

Joining Skyline with more than 15 years of apartment, retail, and commercial real estate development experience, Greg has worked with several real estate development firms delivering new buildings across Canada and the United States, including Cadillac Fairview, First Gulf Corporation, and Lanterra Developments.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Housing and Real Estate Management and a Master of Land Use Planning from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Business Administration specializing in Finance and Organization studies from York University’s Schulich School of Business.