• Land Development Approvals
  • Zoning Due Diligence
  • Market Intelligence
  • Litigation Support

Rick Pennycooke,

MCIP RPP - President

Rick is the Principal of the Firm which he founded in 1994. He advises a broad range of national and international clients on development, due diligence, market impact, municipal approvals and site selection issues. Appearances before the Ontario Municipal Board, the Courts and city councils are a regular part of Rick's activities. His professional background covers private and public sector experience gained as in in-house consultant for major law firms and the Ontario Government. Rick is a graduate of the University of Waterloo's School of Urban & Regional Planning. He is also a Registered Professional Planner, a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a Registered Real Estate Agent and a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits. Rick is interviewed regularly in the national TV and print media. He is often seen on CTV Newsnet, CBC Newsworld and Business News Network (BNN) and is quoted in the National Post, The Globe and Mail and Bloomberg News. Numerous organizations involved in real estate development, retail location strategies and property law have invited Rick to address them at conventions and seminars.

Stephen Gardiner,

MCIP RPP - Manager

Stephen is the managing consultant on all the Firm’s land use planning, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), site design projects including 3D modeling and aerial photography. His duties extend to securing municipal approvals, zoning due diligence, client representation and market intelligence services including demographic and sales modeling. He brings experience from several large Ontario municipalities such as Kitchener, Mississauga and Richmond Hill. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s School of Urban & Regional Planning and is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.