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Toronto-based developers Collecdev and Markee Developments have merged.

Collecdev, Markee Developments Join Forces

Toronto-based developers Collecdev and Markee Developments have merged to expedite housing projects across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas.

Jennifer Keesmaat, who formerly headed Markee, has assumed the role of CEO with the amalgamated company. Keesmaat, a former City of Toronto chief planner, announced the merger on X, formerly known as Twitter, and LinkedIn.

She said the merger moves Markee into its next stage: Construction. Collecdev-Markee has about 7,600 homes in the development pipeline.

The projects include the Tyndale Green multi-residential development in North York, which is slated to begin construction in early 2024 and contain about 1,000 purpose-built rental units, including hundreds of affordable homes.

“We will continue to prioritize access to affordable housing!” Keesmaat wrote on X and LinkedIn.

Image: Tyndale Green, North York; Collecdev-Markee


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