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“We are a team of talented, driven, likeminded individuals, all passionate about collaborating with the best in the industry to create strong, inclusive communities where people are encouraged to thrive.” Sherry Larjani, President


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Sherry Larjani

President

Sherry Larjani is an experienced real estate developer and entrepreneur, with a focus on creating beautifully designed spaces that bring her visions to life.  Sherry began her career working as a designer at a luxury architecture firm in Toronto and quickly progressed into building new single-home builds and renovation jobs. In 2010, Sherry created Spotlight Developments, specializing in the acquisition of properties for redevelopment into high density residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects. An advocate for collaboration, she champions inclusivity and teamwork as a foundation for a successful approach towards real estate development. In 2019, Sherry partnered with Urban Capital to create Reina, a project with Canada's first all-female development team to raise awareness of gender inequality in the industry and the many roles women can play. In recent years, Sherry has completed numerous projects and partnered with many major developers including Liberty Development, Urban Capital, and others, continuing her life-long legacy in the real estate industry.

Mark Chapman

Investor Relations

Mark is responsible for investor relations, including sourcing new investors and site selection.  Mark has a broad background in Real Estate Leasing, Design, and Development.  Some of his previous roles include Vice President Leasing for O&Y Enterprise, Vice President Office Development at Giffels as well as managing his own real estate consulting company.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Ontario. 

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Aaron Gillard

Director of Development

Aaron oversees development staff in the coordination of applications through the development process, maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders and developing new partnerships with key players in the industry. An expert in analyzing potential development sites and providing high-level strategy that allows the company to best navigate the development approval process, Aaron also assists in the management of office operations, providing oversight on company and individual project objectives. Aaron holds a degree from the University of Windsor in Urban Planning, and is a full member of both the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and has the designation of Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in the Province of Ontario.

Nahid Anari

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

As office manager and bookkeeper at Spotlight Developments, Nahid keeps business humming. Backed by a diploma in computerized accounting from Humber College, and an accounting degree from Iran, Nahid oversees the company's financial accounting, bookkeeping, and banking. She has been with the team since 2014 working in various roles including executive assistant and office manager.

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Ahmed K Ahmed

Financial Controller

Ahmed is a detail-oriented professional, overseeing Spotlight’s financial records. Ahmed completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the Suez Canal University in Egypt, and brings over 20 years of diverse accounting experiences and background. Ahmed is a registered CPA, an is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors holding international IIA Certification. Ahmed manages full cycle accounting processes and bookkeeping, maintaining all financial records and controls for Spotlight’s development projects.