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MGAC Welcomes Gail Borthwick as Vice President for Commercial and Development Strategy

At MGAC, our success has always been rooted in the uniquely talented, creative, and experienced members of our team. That success starts with outstanding leadership, and we are happy to announce the addition of Gail Borthwick as our newest Vice President for Commercial and Development Strategy in Toronto. Gail comes to MGAC with over 20 years of experience having worked in architecture, urban design, and sustainable design. Over the course of her academic and professional career, she has worked and lived in Canada, the United States, and Scotland.

“At MGAC, we are always looking for leaders who bring unique perspectives and experiences to the team. We have certainly found that in Gail,” says Ashley O’Connor, Managing Director at MGAC. “She has done hands-on architectural and city development work, has led teams at some of the most widely recognized firms in the business, and approaches her work with a sharp business analysis mindset. Her wide-ranging projects and global experience will be invaluable in the greater Toronto area, which is so extraordinarily diverse and forward-looking on the development front.”

Gail joins the firm just as MGAC’s Toronto team has expanded its footprint by opening the doors to a new Downtown Toronto office. “Helping to grow teams and team capabilities is the kind of work I really love, and it is an exciting time to come in and do that at MGAC,” says Gail. “Having worked with some of the Toronto team in the past, I know what this group is capable of. On top of that, there is so much happening on the building front in our region, which will only bring more exciting opportunities over the months to come. I am truly humbled and thrilled to be a part of that journey.”

Gail currently serves as the Women’s Leadership Committee Co-Chair through ULI Toronto and has previously been a Board Member and Education and Research Committee member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, biking, making ice cream and is currently on the hunt for a houseboat to enjoy the Toronto Islands.

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