Advisors

Advisors

LSG Advisors are a key resource for agents as well as clients, bringing decades of specialized experience in their respective fields.

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Advisors Available

Amir Fathollahzadeh

Chartered Professional Accountant ⎮ FTSP Professional Corporation

Amir is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of experience. He is a partner at  Shimmerman Penn LLP and FTSP Professional Corporation and has helped his clients achieve their next level of success.

Amir provides business advisory services on an on-going basis to owner-managed businesses in a wide range of industries including real estate, wholesale and distribution and architecture firms. His expertise is in tax planning, corporate restructuring and succession planning.

Amir holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Anil Seegobin

Traffic Consultant ⎮Trans-Plan Transportation Engineering

Anil is a seasoned traffic consultant at TRANS-PLAN Transportation Engineering, where he provides responsive and innovative consulting in traffic engineering and transportation planning services to private sector owners, architects, contractors, investors and government clients across North America. 

Established in 2009, TRANS-PLAN is recognized as an industry leader in the provision of quality, cost-effective and technically excellent multidisciplinary transportation engineering and planning solutions for a diverse range of projects. 

TRANS-PLAN has developed a credible reputation, both in the industry and among our peers, namely for our: quality of work, innovative applications and commitment to deliver customized solutions to complex situations. Our work has been recognized by clients and organizations across North America and internationally. 

We offer a high degree of experience in all aspects of transportation planning and engineering. These core practice areas include transportation planning, traffic safety, transportation engineering, public transit and smart transportation systems. 

At TRANS-PLAN we are passionate about our work and the clients we serve, taking the time to identify your key objectives, so we can effectively anticipate and respond to those needs. As we constantly adapt to the changing needs of our clients and emerging trends in the marketplace, one aspect remains fixed at TRANS-PLAN – our Core Values. 

TRANS-PLAN’s defining qualities are our: relentless dedication to work, high degree of professionalism and integrity and an open, collaborative relationship with our clients and staff. We’re more than planners and engineers – we’re communicators and problem-solvers, leaders and listeners. TRANS-PLAN offers a cutting edge, fresh perspective. 

Chris Wahba

Principal and Ontario Land Surveyor ⎮C. Wahba Surveying Ltd

Christopher Wahba, B.Sc., O.L.S., O.L.I.P, is Licensed by the AOLS as an Ontario Land Surveyor.  Chris is a second-generation OLS with over 20 years of experience and a passion for the profession that runs in the genes. Chris is a condominium specialist with expertise in all areas of cadastral surveying. He offers a diverse skill set which ranges from: plan of common element condominiums, lot-line condominiums, stacked condominiums, low and mid-rise condominiums, marketing and registration of disclosure plans and schedules, plan of subdivisions, draft plans for municipal applications, part-lot control plans, severance plans, stratification plans, land title’s absolute plans, surveyor’s real property reports, grading plans, and geodetic control surveys.

C. Wahba Surveying Ltd. is proud to offer a wide range of diversity and professionalism to all clientele.

Our number one goal is to provide an accurate, on-time and a cost effective service while adhering to the ethical principles and standards of Professional Land Surveying. Our long term vision is to provide a wide range of service within the legal, cadastral and construction survey sectors while ensuring we meet the ultimate satisfaction of all our clients. To be approachable and listen when dealing with your requests. To offer advice that goes beyond your request and will add value to all project types. We take great pride in our work and approach each project with the same enthusiasm from start to finish and we also believe that a working relationship with our clients can be an enjoyable experience.

David Liu, P. Eng.

Principal and Consulting Engineer ⎮ GeoPro

David is the Principal and Consulting Engineer of GeoPro, a full service engineering consulting firm providing geotechnical, geo-environmental, hydrogeological, material testing and inspection services. David is a key point of contact for projects of any size that require engineering consulting.

David is a principal engineer with over 28 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering and construction inspection of civil and municipal projects and foundation engineering projects. David has been responsible for field investigations and geotechnical report preparation and construction services for a wide range of civil and municipal and foundation engineering projects. Projects include municipal roadway, underground services and utilities; fully serviced residential subdivisions, site grading, townhouse, apartment and school developments; commercial building developments; storm water management; pavement design and evaluation; rehabilitation of existing pavements; retaining walls designs and global stability analyses; tunnelling and trenchless measures for underground services; stability of natural and cut slopes including remedial measures; culvert/bridge foundation design and widening and replacement; engineered fill to support building foundations and roads; as well as testing and inspection during construction including footing, caisson, piling inspection and in‐situ materials testing (concrete, asphalt and granular). As the Principal Geotechnical Engineer for this assignment, David will provide geotechnical investigation services as required to determine existing subsurface conditions, provide recommendations for the design of sidewalk and construction procedures and material sampling/laboratory testing.

Ellena Steiner

Lawyer ⎮ Steiner Law Group LLP

Founder of SLG Canada, Ellena Steiner maintains its corporate and commercial practice. In Canada and internationally, she has been involved in a variety of public M&A transactions, banking and finance, corporate organizations, and restructuring projects. In addition, she continues advise private clients and corporations in international business, immigration, real estate, wills and estates, and commercial litigation matters.

Ms. Steiner completed her LL.B. at Osgoode Hall Law School, in Toronto. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada; the Canadian Bar Association; the Ontario Bar Association; Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA, Toronto Chapter).

Outside of SLG, Ms. Steiner’s 30 years of experience include nearly a decade at Goodman & Carr, in-house counsel to MDMT Group, and having served as Associate Editor for the Banking and Finance Law Review. She is also a former director of the JRCC, and a member of Canada-Russia Economic Forum.

Steiner is a native English speaker, is fluent in Russian, and is comfortable conversing in Hebrew, Ukrainian, and Spanish.

Firoozeh (Rose) Bahrami

Principal Lawyer ⎮ Bahrami Law Office

Rose Bahrami is a qualified Canadian lawyer practicing in Toronto since 2005 and is the founder of Bahrami Law Office.  Her main practice areas are real estate and corporate law.

In addition to her legal work, she has been involved with many community organizations such as Canadian Iranian Legal Assistance Clinic Pro Bono and serves on the advisory board to Iranian Canadian Real Estate Professionals and Land Services Group.

Ms. Bahrami obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology and Professional Writing from  the University of Toronto in 2001 and a bachelor of laws (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa in 2004. She is fluent in English and Persian and has a passion for the arts and writing.  

Jack Wong, MCIP, RPP

Land Use Planner

Jack is a professional land use planner with over 13 years of experience in land development and land use planning. He is also experienced in project management with residential, commercial, and industrial projects in various scales. He provides strategic land use planning advice and the ability to navigate the Ontario planning system through approvals for his clients.

Jim Kotsopoulos, MCIP, RPP

President ⎮ JKO Planning Services Inc.

Mr. Kotsopoulos has over 33 years of professional experience in the field of land use planning. His professional career has comprised various positions in both the public and private sectors. He has developed a broad and varied knowledge base and a wide range of planning skills and tools. He has managed staff and has coordinated the completion of several projects with the assistance of a variety of sub-consultants.

In his current position as Principal of JKO Planning Services Inc., Mr. Kotsopoulos is responsible for providing a complete range of land use and community planning services.

Similarly, in his previous position as Senior Associate with Armstrong Hunter & Associates, Mr. Kotsopoulos was responsible for providing a complete range of land use and community planning services to a variety of private sector groups. He was directly involved in the coordination, preparation, research and presentation of same of a variety of planning approval applications (i.e. Official Plans, Zoning By-laws, Draft Plans of Subdivision, Site Plans, Draft Plans of Condominium and Committee of Adjustment proposals) for residential, commercial, institutional and industrial forms of development and redevelopment projects both within and outside of the Greater Toronto Area. The above responsibilities have included a broad client base, consisting of large development corporations, local developers and small private landowners proposing the redevelopment of their lands. This work has also been conducted with and managing a variety of sub-consultants.

Mr. Kotsopoulos has provided both expert opinion evidence and assisted at several Toronto Local Appeal Board and Ontario Land Tribunal/Local Planning Appeal Tribunal/Ontario Municipal Board Hearings.

He is currently a Registered Professional Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners/Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. 

Kati Asgari

Mortgage Agent, AMP, MA ⎮ Sherwood Mortgage Group

Kati Asgari has been a Mortgage Agent since 2010. Helping her faithful and loyal clients throughout the years has given her the expertise and knowledge to help you with all your financing needs. She has access to more than 57 lenders across Canada with a wide range of products, rates, and solutions for almost every situation. One of her biggest prides is that she would only commit to what she can do; her advice to you is fair, unbiased and feasible.

Mehdy Ajvand

Principal and Architect ⎮ Hyphen Studio

Mehdy Ajvand is an OAA registered Architect and Founding Partner who brings more than 10 years of experience in different fields of design to the firm. From huge public projects to private residential ones, his technical and practical experience always leads to creative and reasonable design solutions.

Having a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from The University of Tehran and Master of Landscape Architecture From S.B. University gives him an integrated vision over the project which he completes with his extraordinary knowledge of details and construction.

Hyphen Studio is an OAA registered Architectural Practice known for its unique way of design and problem-solving. As its motto says: “When nothing goes right…Go left!” Hyphen Studio always thinks out of the box and comes up with a creative and extraordinary solution which is not only acceptable but also brings the “wow” to the project.

Hyphen Studio leaning on its passion and outstanding experience is focused on residential design and specializes in single-family dwellings and custom made homes, multi-family residential developments, and low-rise and mid-rise residential buildings.

Michael Qashqai

Co-founder and CEO ⎮ Status

Proven experience in leadership and project management with proficiency and creativity in identifying and designing effective solutions to meet the business goals. 

As the President & CEO of Status, Michael Qashqai is responsible for running all facets of the business. Michael has an extensive background in Information Technology and over 25 years of experience managing, designing, and implementing enterprise IT solutions including Big data, Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Security and Network in the technology industry. Prior to joining Status, Michael was Manager of Hosting and Cloud Services of Shawcor Ltd. a leading integrated energy services company, led a global team to design and implement several effective solutions to meet the current needs and future expectations of business organically and through M&A. Previously, he served as Sr. Network Engineer of St.Clair Interactive, a Self Service Solution Company where he designed and implemented several projects including service integration, migration and data center expansion. During his career Michael has held different roles including System & Network engineer, DBA, Web Developer and Programmer. Michael holds a master’s degree in Computer Networks, along with multiple certifications including Strategic Management of Enterprise IT from University of Toronto.

Mostafa Hosseini

Lawyer, Founder ⎮ Exilex Legal Professional COrporation

Mostafa Hosseini is a Canadian Lawyer and a Member of the Law Society of Ontario in Good Standing. He has provided legal advice to numerous international companies seeking international investors or talent. His areas of expertise within Business Immigration include Investment, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Immigration.

Mostafa is an Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni with a Master’s Degree in Law. Mostafa has more than a decade of experience in Business Immigration Law, with hundreds of successful cases in their portfolio. 

Mostafa founded Exilex Legal Professional Corporation in January 2020 in Toronto, Canada, to fulfill his vision of establishing a unique law firm that has a practical approach to solving clients’ legal matters. As someone with a great aptitude for problem-solving, Mostafa believes that every single issue within the legal realm is rooted in a lack of knowledge. 

At Exilex, Mostafa and his team are mostly focused on Corporate Immigration and startup companies. His team has more than a decade of experience in helping startup companies at different stages of the business, including concept to revenue, raising funds and investment, go-to-market strategy, and corporate structure.

Shenshu Zhang

Principal ⎮TAES Architects Inc.

PhD-Arch. MARC. OAA, LEED-AP/BD+C

Since opening his own architectural practice, TAES Architects Inc., Shenshu uses his extensive knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive architectural services and development consulting to clients. These services include investigating the planning regulations required for real estate development, coordination with municipal planning and building departments, development strategy study, architectural design and construction administration.

Shenshu spent six years in Germany, where he received his PhD and practiced at various firms, focusing on energy-efficient building design. He continued his professional career in Canada, working for Zeidler Partnership Architects. During his six years there, he worked on many projects, such as Queen’s Quay Terminal – Phase II, Eaton Centre – Phase IV Addition, and Four Seasons Resort Nevis. After joining Diamond and Schmitt Architects in 2006 as a LEED-specialist, he managed dozens of LEED Gold projects. His research at Diamond and Schmitt focused on effectiveness of architectural strategies in terms of energy consumption reduction and energy cost saving, lifecycle analysis, as well as impacts of the 2030 Challenge on architectural design.

Shenshu graduated from Hefei University of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture and completed his Master’s at Tianjin University, in China. He received his PhD (Dr-Ing) for research in energy-efficient building design from the University of Stuttgart, in Germany.

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