Women Trailblazers in Real Estate


Date October 28, 2020
Location Zoom Webinar
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Hear from the women behind  Etobicoke's Reina Condo, the first all-female lead condominium development project in Canada. Women Trailblazers in Real Estate is an “ask me anything” style of webinar featuring featuring moderator, Victoria Joly, Founding Partner & Broker of Record, Distinctive Advisors Inc., and presenters Taya Cook, Director of Development, Urban Capital and Sherry Larjani, Managing Director and President, Spotlight Development, both part of the Reina Condo project leadership team. 
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About Reina Condo

Named after the Spanish word for queen, Reina is the first all-female led condominium development in Canada. The intent of the project was to shed light on the significant gender imbalance in commercial real estate and the accompanying fields (including architecture, engineering, planning, construction management, legal and finance), and to give a platform for women to come together, work together and create together. This creative mandate led to a yearlong process of community engagement, outreach, and discussions around current condominium design in Toronto and what can be done to improve it. 


Victoria Joly
Founding Partner & Broker of Record
Distinctive Advisors Inc.

A 30-year veteran of commercial real estate investment banking and mortgage brokerage, Victoria’s knowledge and curiosity of real estate development and passion for client service are her three-legs of the stool building and sustaining a profitable and productive business.


Taya Cook (left)
Director, Development, Urban Capital 

Sherry Larjani (right)
Managing Partner & President, Spotlight Development

Taya Cook
As the first employee hired at Urban Capital 16 year ago, Taya has had the unique experience to grow with a company that has become one of Canada’s top residential developers. With a building portfolio now valued at over $3.7 billion dollars, Urban Capital is a leader in innovative condominium design and excels at producing buildings that stand out. Through this time Taya has been involved in every step of development including overseeing land acquisition, due diligence, legal, planning, sales, construction, and of course, delivery. 

Sherry Larjani
Sherry Larjani has led the charge at this growing development firm. While specializing in the acquisition of properties for the purpose of redevelopment into high density residential and mixed-use projects, Sherry and her team bring years of experience in navigating the municipal re-zoning and approval process, and creating value through the best-use of various sites. With projects currently slated for Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket and Ajax, she has quickly shown that she is one to watch.

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