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“Meander” by Artist Philip Beesley


Dream Big.
Stay Creative.
Live Passionately.

Founded in 2010, HIP Developments saw an opportunity to approach residential real estate development differently. Most developers rely on business models that worked for them in the past. But, we believed the future would look very different: urban neighbourhoods, condo and apartment living, and vibrant, densely populated areas connected to public transit and public cultural spaces.

Building more than real estate.

We set out on a new path with fresh ideas. We knew that sustainable success in the real estate business is a result of contributing to both the social and economic growth of the community you operate in. It’s not just about buildings. And so, we committed to actively participate in developing creative neighbourhoods, culture and quality of life.

We have been rewarded for this vision. Today we are seen as the innovative leader in real estate development in southern Ontario. Our projects, including Gaslight District in Cambridge, Strata and Circa 1877 in Waterloo, not only create exciting new forms of residential living, they tangibly contribute to making the community more creative, vibrant and confident.

The values that drive our vision are: honesty, integrity and pride of workmanship. Those initial form our name - HIP. Those values continuously drive us forward. We challenge ourselves…and invite our communities to stay creative, dream big and live passionately.

Meet our team

Meet our talented and creative team at HIP Developments. You’ve probably heard about these individuals who dream big and help shape the communities that surround us.

Scott Higgins


Randy Renouf

Vice President

Joel Doherty

Director of Development

Chetan Patel

Director of Finance

Jefferey Roher


Christine Handy

Customer Experience Manager

Lori De Jong

Executive Assistant

Michelle Martin

Project Manager

Alisa Moore

Development Coordinator

Geoff Wiseman

Brewmaster - Foundry Brewing