Welcome to Elite

Our mission is this: to deliver the Canadian Dream

—Premier real estate properties distinguished by design and attainable by more.

Entrusted to a diverse team, experts in fields that together make the full spectrum of real estate, the enterprise has seen Elite create a robust portfolio of residential and commercial properties across Ontario.

Locations are sourced, acquired and developed based on a principled approach of empirical market study and foresight, navigating urban sprawl to integrate communities at the centre of market densification.

The communities themselves revolve around sustainability and wellness, modern luxuries and affordability, offering residents, tenants and investors alike the opportunity to maximize their returns, whether on the experience, the investment, or both.

These are our foundations and above them the pillars and promises on which we stand rise. In effect ever since.

Leadership Team

Because to bring out the best—of a community, of an experience and investment—you have to bring in the best.

Hamid Hakimi

CEO

Hamid Hakimi

CEO

Hamid Hakimi serves as the CEO of Elite Developments and drives the company’s overall strategy and long-range planning. Under Hamid’s leadership, Elite Developments has become one of Canada’s fastest growing real estate developers and builders. Prior to founding Elite, Hamid was one of Canada’s leading realtors, acclaimed and recognized as an industry leader. Additionally, he worked with some of Canada’s top builders and real estate developers to source and acquire cost-efficient land for development.

Relying on this extensive real estate market experience, Hamid has been able to identify trends in Canada’s changing population demographics, urbanization, under densification in cities. This led him to found Elite Developments and embark on a rapid land acquisition strategy, which has now culminated in 45+ active projects under Elite’s portfolio.

Hamid’s vision for Elite is to become a people and value centric company that pioneers the future of Canada’s real estate development future.

Sam Sakhi

President

Sam Sakhi

President

Sam Sakhi serves as the President of Elite Developments. With over 15 years of wealth management, private equity, and real estate acquisition experience, Sam builds and drives Elite’s overall investment strategy. Sam brings an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to the business that is born out of his practice managing medium and large medical facilities across Ontario. He, along with his team, executes the full development cycle; from land acquisition to building, while closely monitoring and evaluating project financial performance at each stage. A key component of Sam’s role also includes negotiating equity and hybrid investments in large-scale premium developments nationwide. Additionally, Sam works closely with his executive team to build a project go-to-market strategy that is underpinned by critical analysis and stress tested against sound financial principles.

Sam’s vision for Elite Developments is a value-oriented real estate development company that builds thriving homes, communities, and cities.

Tameem Miri

Chief Financial Officer

Joanne Colamartini

Manager, Design

Joanne Colamartini

Manager, Design

With a deep passion for creating exceptional living spaces, Joanne Colamartini leads the Design Studio department at Elite Developments. Known for her innovative approach and keen eye for detail, she brings a wealth of experience in residential design to every project.

As a seasoned professional with 15 years in the building industry, Joanne excels in project management, team leadership, and client satisfaction. By fostering a collaborative work environment that encourages creativity and excellence, she leads a talented team of designers to craft homes that not only meet but exceed client expectations.

Joanne is dedicated to quality and craftsmanship to ensure that every residential project reflects a perfect blend of functionality, aesthetics, and practicality. By staying ahead of industry trends in home building, she ensures that the studio remains at the forefront of innovation in the industry, delivering designs that are both timeless and contemporary.

Nic Martini

Manager, QA and Client Care

Nic Martini

Manager, QA and Client Care

Nic Martini, with over two decades of construction industry experience, leads Elite Developments' quality control and service endeavors. Beginning his career in 2002 with custom renovations, Nic's expertise in meticulous attention to detail ensures client satisfaction. His tenure in quality control inspections for a major developer builder from 2009 to 2014 sharpened his ability to identify and address issues preemptively, maintaining top-tier craftsmanship.

Transitioning to roles such as Finishing Supervisor and Site Supervisor from 2014 to 2023, Nic honed his technical skills, managing intricate projects and diverse teams. Now, as Quality Control and Service Manager, Nic's dedication to excellence aligns perfectly with Elite Developments' commitment to superior real estate developments that enhance communities.

Nic Martini's profound technical knowledge and unwavering commitment to quality make him an invaluable asset to Elite Developments, ensuring projects meet the highest standards of craftsmanship.

Ahmad Mirza

Director, Investor Relations and HR

Ahmad Mirza

Director, Investor Relations and HR

Ahmad Mirza is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 12 years of strategic experience in the real estate development industry. At Elite he handles a double portfolio as the Director of HR and Partner Relations. Ahmad serves as a trusted advisor to our leadership, staff and shareholders, leveraging his expertise across Compensation & Benefits, Leadership & Development, Talent Acquisition, and HR Technology to drive lasting success within the organization.

With a genuine passion for creating transformative workplace experiences, Ahmad is dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive organizational culture at Elite Developments - for both our staff and sharholders. His focus on enhancing employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention has led to the implementation of impactful people-centric initiatives, contributing to the company's overall success for both staff and shareholders.

Ahmad's leadership has been instrumental in enhancing Elite Developments' market presence, fostering partner confidence, and supporting the development of thriving residential communities. Ahmad is dedicated to creating a workplace where success is not only achieved but shared and celebrated. 

SUPERIOR ARCHITECTURE aND DESIGN

Exteriors, interiors and a curated selection of amenities designed by award-winning teams, together with leading smart home systems, quality features and custom finishes, built for today’s buyers.

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COMPREHENSIVE CLIENT CARE

Homeowners and investors receive exclusive access to Elite’s full suite of in-house services that assure quality and drive property value.

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STRATEGIC LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCES

Community locations are selected by the Elite members who are experts in the region. Close proximity to education, transport, lifestyle programming and conservation areas are requirements to meet homeowner expectations.

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SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our unique expertise empowers us to develop high-performing assets that deliver increasing risk-adjusted returns and long-term value. Investments as sustainable as the communities we build and the locations we choose.

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Corporate Culture

Our culture is in Diversity of thought, Equity in action and Inclusion of opportunity. It’s heard in the conversations a select group of people have; it’s seen in the work a select group of people do. Because every community we build has its roots in the very first one we built: our own.

Teamwork

You will collaborate with talented people who work together to win together.

Impact

Your work will be purposeful, having an inherent impact on communities, cities, lives.

Opportunity

You will participate in the industry’s most transformative projects, supported by its best teams.

Leadership

You will have every opportunity to further your growth trajectory, personally and professionally.

Our Purpose

Our purpose, the reason for being, is to enhance the Lived experience. Creating meaningful homes, shaping thriving communities, giving back. We are what we do every day: building excellence.