BES, MCIP, RPP
Mr. Emery holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo and is a Registered Professional Planner with membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute.
Mr. Emery began his career with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto in 1982 as a Policy Analyst, where he was responsible for the analysis of major development projects, including preparing and advocating the business position to municipal, provincial and federal governments.
From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Emery worked for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, where he worked as Policy Analyst and, subsequently, Manager of Section Services. In these capacities, he was responsible for developing municipal positions, achieving consensus amongst various types of municipal governments and advocating such positions to various Ministries on an array of legislation and regulations.
Mr. Emery joined Weston Consulting in 1989 to lead the company’s Land Investigation Services Division, which involved the analysis of properties on behalf of prospective investors and financial institutions. In 1991, Mr. Emery became involved in a variety of planning and development projects and, in 1993, Mr. Emery became responsible for Business Development activities for the firm as well as managing planning and technical staff on a variety of projects.
In 1995, Mr. Emery was appointed Vice President, responsible for Business Development activities and a range of operational functions of the firm. Mr. Emery has been involved in the management of a broad cross section of planning projects within the firm, involving both “greenfield” and “brownfield” land use planning and development / redevelopment projects across the Greater Toronto Area. A substantial amount of his work has been geared toward property positioning and asset disposition strategies on behalf of corporate and institutional landowner clients.
In 2007, Mr. Emery was appointed President of Weston Consulting. He is responsible for the overall growth, development and management of the firm. He continues to focus on Business Development, project management responsibilities, and financial and administrative management. Mr. Emery has been instrumental in the continued growth of the firm to its existing size of 45 staff throughout two offices (Vaughan and Toronto).