Upon graduation in 2007, with a professional degree in architecture, Natasha worked in real estate investment, focusing in natural resource-driven communities across Canada. The success of the portfolio’s income-producing properties hinged upon research into infrastructure and mining expansion. As part of the real estate acquisitions team, Natasha was responsible for identifying, screening and recommending potential investment opportunities.
Natasha then transitioned back into architecture, working as an intern architect in order to obtain her professional license with the Ontario Architects’ Association (OAA). During this time, she worked primarily on master plan developments and infrastructure projects, coordinating municipal aims, developers’ objectives and engineering work. This experience led to the launch of her own company focused on architectural design and investment in northern, natural resource-based communities, and was driven by her commitment to the efficient and sustainable improvement of the built environment.
Natasha joined the Schulich MREI program to obtain a broader and deeper understanding of real estate and infrastructure assets for acquisition and management, and to learn about the structures and opportunities of infrastructure investment. She is the inaugural recipient of the $25,000 RioCan Scholarship.
Natasha holds a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) from Cornell University in New York, USA.