M Realty is comprised of real estate and investment specialists with over a century of combined experience in providing the best real estate investment opportunities around the globe.
SHOAIB KHAN, CEO
Shoaib Khan the founder and CEO of M Worldwide Inc., is a serial entrepreneur, business owner, community leader and philanthropist who has founded, built and scaled several projects, ventures and communities with and for some of the biggest brands and companies in the world.
He has held leadership roles in strategy, design, development, project management, business development, sales, marketing, revenue management, financing, technology, and customer service.
Tridel, Great Gulf, Tribute, Oxford, W Hotels, Kapinski, Cadillac Fairview, Menkes, Google, Warner Brothers, GM, Honda, RBC are just some of the brands Shoaib, his team and this group of companies have worked alongside over the years of service and investments.
His vision to develop the world’s most premier brand in real estate, development and hospitality is inspired by his years of experience in helping these global companies develop brands of excellence.
DR. PAUL GABRIEL PH.D. – Vice President of Development
Dr. Gabriel has over 30 years of experience in directing and managing large scale planning, design, and construction projects. He has a broad range of skills in the strategic design and planning of development, and project implementation. Along with professional practice, he taught design and planning in the United States and Abroad. He has also served as a professional advisor to clients and juror on International design and planning competitions. He managed projects in Phoenix, Dubai, and Luxembourg. In Phoenix, along with teaching at ASU, he was the principal architect planner at a large engineering firm and a project manager with Maricopa county.
In Luxembourg and Dubai he worked with Hill International and with Tetra Tech International on managing projects and promoting business opportunities. In Phoenix he acted as the Phoenix executive project manager for Faithful +Gould/ Atkins.
Currently Dr. Gabriel is the Vice President of Development at M Worldwide, and will be working with the leadership team, City of Peoria and the entire project team for this exciting project.
Robin Clarke – Vice President of Design
Robin was born in London, England and was educated at Eltham College and the University of Westminster (formerly The Polytechnic), School of Architecture, graduating in 1963. He worked for Architects Co-partnership and the London Borough of Bromley before emigrating to Canada in 1967. He was a partner at the Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden (WZMH) partnership, before founding the Clarke Darling Downey Partnership in 1977. Robin Clarke Associates was established in 1988 before merging with Page and Steele Architects in 1995. Page and Steele joined the IBI Group and Robin remained as a Principal Emeritus.
He is recognized as an award winning designer, whose career has involved many types and scales of projects worldwide. He has been working with Four Seasons hotels on nine overseas and Canadian projects, since 1967, when he designed the Inn on the Park, London. Other notable projects include the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences in downtown Toronto and the restoration and additions to the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa and the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. He has designed and built a number of hotels for Hilton, Marriott and Sheraton.
Robin has designed and built over eight million square feet of major office complexes, including Royal Bank Plaza, the Richmond Adelaide Centre, 145 King West, 393 University Avenue, the Four Seasons Home Office in Toronto, the Maritime Tel building in Halifax and the Bell Mobility Headquarters Campus in Mississauga. The multi-phase York Trillium Centre in Toronto also included a GO bus station above a TTC bus station over an existing TTC subway station, all within an office and retail complex.
Several thousand residential units in multiple projects include; One York Quay and 550 Queens Quay West. He has designed and built several schools in Toronto and recently completed the UOIT Faculty of Criminology building in Oshawa, which received the inaugural City of Oshawa Urban Design Award. Other projects include master plans for a variety of mixed use complexes, the Centennial GO station parking facility in Markham for Metrolinx, Children’s Aid Centre, Toronto and the Forensic Sciences Labs for the RCMP in Ottawa. Within the major organizations where he was a design partner, he has provided in-house design advice on many other retail, residential and industrial projects.
PEKKA VARVAS, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
With 40 years of experience in the marketing, advertising, promotion and publicity business, Pekka Varvas is a seasoned marketing professional. A graduate of OCAD University in Toronto, Pekka’s business experience has spanned an extensive array of business sectors including retail, travel and tourism, automotive, insurance, service, non-profit, manufacturing and the full spectrum of real estate marketing. He has worked on both Client and Agency sides as graphic designer, art director, creative director, general manager and finally as Senior Agency Principal in 6 different Advertising Communications firms.
In the last 25 years, Pekka’s expertise has been providing the full scope of marketing services within the real estate industry – in sectors such as large mixed-use commercial/retail/residential projects, office, industrial, shopping centers, residential single-family new home communities, retirement/seniors communities, resort/vacation properties and non-profits housing. His clients have ranged from large North American-wide corporations to regional and city-local development firms and services.
Pekka brings a wealth of real estate sales and marketing experience to M Worldwide, where he oversees branding, design, sales and leasing of all projects.
MARCUS GILLIAM, Vice President of Construction
Marcus is a project management specialist with 20 years of experience in the planning and delivery of a wide range of complex construction projects. He has successfully delivered many projects in various sectors and internationally with a focus on extensive pre-construction planning, design management and risk management techniques.
He brings a wide perspective and strong capability to the design, approval and construction stages of each project. Marcus has been an integral part of many award-winning projects and he is a recipient of a Toronto Construction Association “Best of the Best” award and a British Construction Industry Award.
His experience includes a wide range of projects across various sectors and internationally, with a focus on extensive pre-construction planning, design management and risk management techniques. Marcus believes successful projects do not happen by chance, but rather they are the result of deliberate planning on behalf of project stakeholders.
At M Worldwide, Marcus oversees the pre-construction and construction functions of all projects by liaising with construction management/contracting, design and government personnel.
SUNNY MATHAROO, Vice President of Operations
Sunny Matharoo has over 20 years of experience across a diverse set of vertical industries, including the real estate and technology sectors. Horizontal leadership activities include strategic marketing, operational management, technology development, business start-ups, as well as mergers & acquisitions.
His spectrum of experience has been earned within several blue chip companies. Sunny graduated from London University with a degree in Engineering, followed by an MBA in which he specialized in the strategic and operational management of technology systems. He achieved member status with several professional institutions, including: the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the British Computer Society and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Sunny worked on some of the biggest technology infrastructure projects delivered in Europe, the largest valued at over $12 billion. Often acting as the lead consultant or program director, he spent a number of years developing leading edge technology through development teams and providing input to the world’s largest global technology standards bodies.
With regards to real estate, Sunny was a member of the Federation of Master Builders and National Housing Building Council in the UK. Sunny has extensive real estate development experience spanning across public and private sectors. Another core competence for Sunny has been the setting up and management of real estate managed funds for investors which is accompanied with a wealth of knowledge in the area of North American securities laws and general compliance.
HAROLD GABER, Vice President of Finance
Harold has over 35 years of senior management and finance experience in a variety of industries such as CPG, Real Estate and Financial Services. His leadership activities include Financial Management, Strategy, Operations and Project Management.
Harold graduated from McGill University, Montreal in Industrial Relations, and started his career with one of the leading Fortune 100 CPG brands. He achieved recognition in his industry and continued his career in the big box retail industry.
Harold brings a wealth of knowledge and financial leadership experience to M Worldwide, where he leads the firm’s financial operations as the Chief Financial Officer..
RAZA KHAN, Development Associate
Raza Khan has global experience in a variety of sectors such as banking, real estate, asset management and entertainment.
Raza started his career as a university student by co-founding one of Canada’s most successful live entertainment brands. He further honed his professional skills in a client advisory capacity at TD Bank, where he developed a love for investments and finance. This passion naturally grew into asset management and real estate, and led him to start a private family investment fund based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Raza further exposed himself to the GCC market by undertaking an asset management role at a large family office in Qatar, where he had the opportunity to cover markets like Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, UK and the United States.
Upon his return to Toronto, Raza blended his previous experience by joining Clearoute and M Worldwide Inc. where he actively coordinates, manages and develops opportunities in various sectors such as Real Estate, Finance, CPG and Entertainment.
Raza Khan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Guelph, and an advanced diploma in International Business from the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, Canada.