our team

Corey Hawtin

Corey Hawtin

Founder & CEO

Corey is the founder and CEO of Core, and as a third generation real estate developer, brings considerable breadth and depth of professional experience to the management and oversight of the company.

In addition to Core, Corey has founded and successfully grown three affiliate construction companies including Mazenga Building Group, one of Toronto’s most exclusive commercial and residential builders. Corey’s success has been driven by his passion for process driven management and value optimization of Core’s investments.

Corey studied at Guelph University with a major in Finance and Economics.

Bryan Nykoliation

Bryan Nykoliation

President

Bryan is responsible for overseeing Core’s operations, strategic planning and investor relations as well as structuring and negotiating the acquisition, financing and disposition of real estate opportunities for the company.

Prior to joining Core, he was Vice President of Marketing and Real Estate for Georgian International, where he managed the company's real estate investment and development portfolio and brings over 15 years of knowledge in the procurement, financing, development and marketing of residential real estate.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree from Queen's University and is actively involved in fundraising for numerous cultural institutions including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the MacLaren Art Centre, where he is a member of the Board of Directors.

Sandra Skrypko

Sandra Skrypko

Vice President, Finance

Sandra is a senior finance executive with broad experience in leading financial departments across a wide range of industries. Over the last 15 years, she has brought a unique combination of technical, management and financial skills and has held top financial positions at fast-growing IT, manufacturing and construction companies, including Viceroy Homes.

Sandra holds Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant designations and MBA in Finance from Laurentian University. She also holds a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from State University of St-Petersburg.

John Wyman

John Wyman

Director of Construction

A construction industry veteran with over 20 years of commercial and residential experience, John is responsible for the management of all development projects from planning through execution to turn-over and delivery. He is charged with the procurement and the negotiation of supplier and trade contracts ensuring Core's brand is well represented in the end product and projects are completed within budget and on schedule.

Prior to joining Core, John was the Director Of Commercial Projects at Mazenga Building Group contributing to its growth and expansion into the commercial sector. John has a Civil Engineering Technology diploma from George Brown College.

Oksana Solodova

Oksana Solodova

Controller

As a Controller at Core, Oksana is in charge of the company's accounting function. She brings strong technical accounting knowledge, understanding of systems and controls as well as internal and external reporting skills. Before joining Core, Oksana spent four years in a progressive role with a public accounting firm where she obtained experience in financial reporting, audit and assurance, and tax related matters within a variety of industries spanning construction, manufacturing and services.

Oksana is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Accounting from Seneca College and a Law degree from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine.

Toula Nessinis

Toula Nessinis

Senior Development Manager

Toula is responsible for leading and managing Core Development Group’s real estate development projects. With over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial development, Toula brings extensive urban planning, project management and land analysis skills and knowledge to effectively manage and implement developments.

Prior to joining Core, Toula managed the development of large scale greenfield and infill residential (low-rise and high-rise), mixed-use, rental, and commercial projects for landowners/developers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) area. Having also worked as a municipal planner, she brings a unique understanding and approach to driving and delivering results in land development.

Toula holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Urban Studies and Sociology from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University. She is also a full member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP).

Leo Luo

Leo Luo

Analyst

As a seasoned real estate professional with an extensive background in commercial and residential development analyses, Leo is responsible for generating detailed financial models for Core’s real estate investment portfolio and prospective site acquisitions. Prior to joining Core, Leo was at Oxford Properties where he was part of the multi-residential investment and asset management team. Prior to Oxford Properties, he was a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) analyst at GE Capital Real Estate responsible for leading financial forecasts within a $2.5Bn debt and equity portfolio.

Leo has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and an MBA from the University of Toronto. He is also a Certified Microsoft Excel Specialist. Currently, Leo is working towards his AACI designation through the University of British Columbia's Distance Learning Program.

Sarah Chu

Sarah Chu

Senior Market Analyst

Sarah is responsible for conducting market research and analysis for Core’s prospect and active development sites, as well as underwriting and supporting the coordination of development approvals. She brings a comprehensive understanding of market research and planning policy. Prior to joining Core, she was a Senior Market Analyst at Altus Group, where she conducted research on commercial investment transactions, land acquisitions and development projects.

Sarah holds a Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, and is working towards a Registered Professional Planning designation.

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