We are committed to building affordable, low-carbon apartments in walkable neighbourhoods, accessible to a diverse audience. We look past the bricks and mortar and focus on tenant happiness by promoting healthy-living, respectful and responsive communication, and creating communities that encourage long-term roots and lasting relationships.
Our tenant and neighbour's health and happiness is our first priority. By encouraging open and transparent dialogue we build trust and lasting relationships. All our projects are located close to public transit as we believe a walkable neighbourhood promotes healthy living and neighbourhood connectedness.
We aim to tackle the lack of affordable housing in Toronto. We have developed solutions which ensure that we are able to provide our properties at affordable below average rents.
We are committed to providing environmentally friendly homes to our tenants. All our upcoming projects will be completely geothermal and will voluntarily meet the Toronto Green Standards Tier 2.
Understanding local communities and adopting a vernacular perspective.
Creating opportunities for the next generation to live and work in urban communities.
A commitment to dialogue, transparency, communication and connectedness.
Years of experience testing a wide range of investment strategies have led us to our area of focus: Development of Infill multi-unit rental properties.
James earned a B.Eng. from Queen’s University in 2006 and subsequently joined a leadership development role at Telus (Toronto). He started raising investor capital and acquiring Toronto real estate which led him to leave Telus in 2008 to pursue the development of rental properties full-time. After co-founding Percy Ellis, he has since completed more than twenty-five successful projects. James’ key expertise now includes value acquisitions, project planning & financing, multi-unit rental design, urban & public realm design, creating community benefits, and municipal approvals. Outside of work, James spends time with his wife and pups, reading on a wide range of subjects from the latest in science to ancient history, creative writing, experimenting with landscape design, and sailing his 50 year old laser inherited from his father.
Emery earned a B.Sc. from UBC in 1993 and a Chartered Accounting designation in 2001. His interest in real estate began while working with clients in that field as Senior Manager Ernst & Young (Vancouver). In 2007, he relocated to Toronto to capitalize on the GTA real estate market and acquired/redeveloped five long-term hold properties with a focus on up-market multi-unit rentals. His key knowledge base includes multi-unit development, construction processes, financial reporting/taxation, and the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act. Emery runs Percy Ellis Construction Inc. and takes projects from building permits to stabilization/disposition. Outside of work, Emery spends time with his wife and three children and enjoys skiing and cycling.
Percy Ellis 494 Eastern Avenue Toronto ONM4M 1C5
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