2019, A Year In Review

At our 2019 JD Development Group Annual General Meeting we heard from our department leads on this year’s past achievements and milestones. Here are just some of our exciting highlights from 2019…


At the 2019 London Home Builder’s Association, from left to right: John Chemilian, Julia Zhang, Jillian Summers, and Dan Marois.

Jefferson Homes, a part of the JD Development Group, accepted the award for ‘Best New Single-Family Home over $1,000,000’ for the Wickerson Hills industrial-style home, located in London’s most sought after neighborhood. Find more information about Jefferson Homes and Wickerson Hills ‘quick move-in’ program. Your new dream home could be ready in as little as 90 days!

JD Development Group has set a new precedent in obtaining CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.) financing for purpose-built student accommodations. JD Development has played a significant role in the Waterloo area in meeting the demands of students by providing affordable, clean and safe housing options.

Luxury Student Residences at REZ-ONE, Fergus House, Phillip Square, Waterloo

Learn about all Rez-One properties and get leasing information here.

Preliminary rendering of Phillip Square. Rendering is Artist’s concept.

Nearly two-thirds of the way to construction completion, Rez-One Hespeler House will be the third building added to the Phillip Square community. That’s 500 brand-new tenant accommodations added to the Waterloo University District coming this year! Leasing for Hespeler House started in late 2019 and the building now is 95% leased-out – only a few units remain for the 2020-2021 academic year.

LakeVu Condos Phase 1 Barrie. Photo taken in early December 2019. Northside of the site parking level 3 is close to completion with slab on grade and prepping for the P2 floor deck is in progress.

Over $200mil worth of Projects Under Construction in 2019. Hespeler House Phillip Square in Waterloo, Tempo I Towns, Wickerson Hills in London and LakeVu Condos Phase 1 – all experienced significant construction progress in 2019.


Located conveniently close to Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Waterloo,
at the REZ-ONE Phillip Square, Student Residences.

Ken Sushi House located at Rez-One Phillip Square in Waterloo has assumed the role of the ‘Premier sushi and sashimi venue in the Kitchener-Waterloo area’. We totally agree! Ken and his staff precisely inspect and pick only the freshest seafood. All of the sushi is made in-house by hand, with the highest quality ingredients.


Kilworth Heights West combines the best of the city convenience and country charm.

Three new land acquisitions were attained in 2019. Sunningdale, a parcel of land situated in north-west London, more land for what will be Tempo II and Kilworth Heights West in London was acquired.

JD Development proudly continued to support Markham Stouffville Hospital, KidsAbility and the Hong Fook Mental Health Association in 2019.


Through the Builders for Healthy Communities partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital, JD Developments has invested in the Markham and Stouffville communities by enabling exceptional health care through the purchase of critical, life-saving equipment and technology for the hospital.


Rosanna Petricca, CFRE | Vice President, Development,
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation

JD Developments is proud to provide essential support to ensure MSH can continue to meet the needs of our growing communities.

We stand beside local organizations dedicated to improving lives and value being part of the communities in which we ourselves live and build in.

Thank you for an incredible 2019! We are excited to see all that 2020 will bring. All the best this new year!

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