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Our People

We believe that our success is the product of the diverse ideas, experiences, and personalities that our employees bring to IO. Learn more about some of our employees, their roles, and the career paths that led them to IO.

Manish Pandey, Senior Advisor, Landmark Projects

Manish Pandey

What does your role entail? I am a Senior Advisor with the Landmark Projects Team, which helps the government leverage existing real estate assets to deliver both policy and fiscal objectives. My role is to support all aspects of the development process, from inception through delivery. I work collaboratively as part of a larger multi-disciplinary, inter-departmental team to provide support to the Ontario Place Redevelopment Programme as well as other new mandates.

What is your career background? I am a trained Architect with a master’s in real estate & Infrastructure from Schulich School of Business. I have over 10 years of experience in large multi phased Infrastructure projects including Exhibition centers, stadiums, commercial & residential projects etc. I specialize in stakeholder management, real estate development, and project management.

What drew you to join IO? IO is a unique agency that has a mandate to deliver projects and programmes that provide opportunities to make a purposeful contribution to the community. My previous experience in project management with government-led large-scale projects and IO’s mandate were a natural fit. The Ontario Place Redevelopment project with the Landmarks Projects team specifically drew my attention because of its iconic stature, scale, and socio-civic importance.

What’s the most unique part of working at IO? Working with cross-sectional teams that are experts in their own fields is amazing. Everyday is an exchange of knowledge with subject matter experts, meaningful conversations, and growth. The work environment is very supportive, discussions are encouraged. One can only intellectually thrive in an ecosystem such as this.