The Construction Source

SEPTEMBER 2021 For example, both Fred and John place a significant emphasis on community and corporate citizenship. Fred has long been involved in a number of local charities in Toronto, while John has done the same in Ottawa. Together, under the banner of Trinity Group, they have given heavily to organizations that support youth education and sport, healthcare, care for seniors, community programming, and the arts. They are major donors to groups including: St. Patrick’s Home, the Royal Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Ottawa Hospital, the National Capital Regional YMCA, and Bruyère Continuing Care. “We’re both communityminded,” Fred says. “We believe that creating a legacy of positive change goes far beyond the bricks and mortar that encompass our developments.” At the same time, they believe the bricks and mortar are important too – and that belief is reflected in the company’s robust portfolio and pipeline. Currently, Trinity owns 10 new format shopping centres, 14 mixed-use centres, and four grocery-anchored shopping centres. As previously mentioned, they have 11million square feet of properties in ongoing development. Much of that property is located in Ottawa – where Trinity commenced and where John is based – but the company is also active in Calgary and the Greater Toronto Area. In all locations, they aim to take on on large-scale projects in important corridors. Historically, Trinity Group has been one of the most prominent developers and owners of shopping centres. Their current focus, however, is primarily mixed-use buildings. “We want to be where the growth is, and that’s where the growth has been,” Fred explains. To date, Trinity’s mixed-use projects have been highly successful. Fred credits that success to how well the projects work for the end-users –