Bob Finnigan, principal and executive vice-president of Heathwood Homes and The Heron Group, was elected 2007 president of GTHBA-UDI at the association’s recent annual general meeting.
The association represents more than 1,500 member companies involved in every facet of new-home building, development and residential renovation throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Finnigan sees his mandate as working with all levels of government and the association’s low- and high-rise builders, developers, professional renovation contractors and associate members to ensure that choice in homeownership continues to be an affordable option in the GTA.
"This is especially important as the province looks at implementing the growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe," Finnigan says.
As president, Finnigan also sees his role as helping to educate the public on the beneficial role of the industry. "We need to help people understand the role home builders and developers play in making the GTA a great place to live work and play through over $12 billion in annual economic impact and the development of great high- and low-rise communities," commented Finnigan.
With more than 1,500 members, GTHBA/UDI, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the residential land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.