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About Us

Who We Are

The Urban Development Institute of Nova Scotia is affiliated with an impressive network of national organizations.  Locally, UDI Nova Scotia is comprised of a diverse, knowledgeable and highly respected membership team, in all aspects of the development industry. Our members include but are not limited to developers, builders, consultants, engineers, architects, government organizations, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, lawyers, and suppliers. UDI members and the Board of Directors are well-respected leaders in their fields of expertise and provide collective professional experience and advice that results in more effective protocols and more efficient development.

New neighborhood

2002

Year Established

697

Concerns

Raised

594

Concerns

Addressed

63

Current

Members

Our Vision

Our Association is involved in many technically complex, politically sensitive and community-based projects and initiatives. We incorporate a proactive relationship model with various levels of government on numerous issues. Our goal is to ensure that government policies dealing with the land development industry are fair, consistent, predictable and financially responsible. Our approach will result in high-quality and affordable housing, providing built communities and a higher quality of life for our residents.

FAIR

CONSISTENT

PREDICTABLE

FINANCIALLY

RESPONSIBLE

Our Vision

Our Mission

UDI Nova Scotia aims to deliver timely information, public policy leadership, and proactive engagement with all levels of government, in the interest of promoting excellence in development within our communities.

issues

Issues We Are Involved In

Our Misson
Construction in Progress

As the province's largest association representing the construction and development industry, we are committed to ensuring that members have access to timely, relevant, high-quality information. We pride ourselves in being available to our members, while we advocate on their behalf by keeping governments informed about industry needs and concerns. Our mandate is to advise the government, promote development, and improve the lives of people in need. In other words, we represent you - the people of Nova Scotia.

Meet Our Team

Our Team
Our Board

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Chris Marchand

President

Ramar Developments

Vice President of Operations

cmarchand@ramar.ca

(902) 865 - 1607

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Chris Marchand

President

Ramar Developments

Vice President of Operations

cmarchand@ramar.ca

(902) 865 - 1607

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Mark VanZeumeren

Vice President

Stevens Group

Project Manager

markvz@stevensgroup.ca

(902) 802 - 4280

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Joseph Daniel

Treasurer

Cresco

CEO

jdaniel@cresco.ca

(902) 832 - 6666  ext 13

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Alex Halef

Director

BANC Group

President

ahalef@bedfordcommons.ca

(902) 832 - 8930

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