Mr. Switzer graduated from the University of Toronto School of Architecture in 1978 and after working as an architect at WZMH Architects and as a planner at the City of Toronto, went on to establish the high-rise division of Great Gulf Homes, one of Canada’s largest home builders. During the next two decades, Mr. Switzer developed some of the most successful and award-winning projects in Toronto, including The Saint James, The Morgan, The Hudson, 18 Yorkville, X and Charlie. Since founding MOD in 2009, Mr. Switzer has focused on urban developments that build on this legacy, while staying true to MOD’s founding principles of design excellence and city-building.
Mr. Switzer is the Chair of the Toronto Chapter at BILD (the Building Industry and Land Development Association), and is a frequent lecturer on development issues at the University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University.
Mr. Lalani received a law degree from the University of Windsor, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, where he specialized in Real Estate Finance and Development. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lalani received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Before joining MOD in 2009, he worked in the corporate finance group and commercial real estate group of a prominent Canadian law firm and worked as an account manager for the Toronto Dominion Bank Real Estate Group where he was responsible for underwriting and managing various residential construction loans in the condominium and homebuilding sectors.
Mr. Lalani has served on the Artscape Extravaganza Fundraising Committee and is a past Board Member of Distress Centers Toronto. Currently, Mr. Lalani sits on the Strong Start, Great Future Campaign Cabinet for the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
Mr. Ball graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2007 and has many years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining MOD, he worked for seven years as a Project Manager for Camrost-Felcorp and managed multiple hi-rise projects such as the luxury Avenue development at Avenue Road & St. Clair and Imperial Plaza, a re-purposing of the iconic 1957 Imperial Oil Building at 111 St. Clair into a residential condominium. Since joining MOD, Mr. Ball has been in charge of supervising all aspects of MOD’s various developments projects.