Neil Rodgers will be elected the 2016-2017 president of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) at the organization’s annual Meeting of Members, which will be held September 19, 2016 at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario.
Neil was most recently the association’s 1st vice president and has been a member of the executive committee since 2012. The OHBA describes him as a long-time dedicated advocate for the association and the industry. He brings nearly 30 years of experience and expertise to this new role within OHBA.
Neil has a background in land development with a career within both the public and private sectors of the industry across southern Ontario, British Columbia and the United States. He is currently the executive vice president, acquisitions at Tribute Communities, one of the province’s largest integrated land developer and community builders. In his current role, Neil is responsible for all aspects of land acquisitions, vendor/investor and broker relationships and market research.
Before joining Tribute, Neil played an important leadership role during the merger of the Urban Development Industry (UDI) Ontario and the Greater Toronto Homebuilders’ Association (GTHBA) to form the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the largest local home builders’ association in Ontario. Neil has an Urban Planning degree from the University of Waterloo, and has worked with a number of associations and their stakeholders, forming him into a natural in the political sphere and a knowledgeable representative of the homebuilding industry.
As OHBA president, one of Neil’s focuses will be on evidence-based research in order to demonstrate what the future of the marketplace will look like with the current policy models that are in place. Neil plans to use this research to help educate, advocate and inform the government on issues such as the Greenbelt and Growth Plan, the OMB Review and Building Code changes around Net Zero housing, as well as the Climate Change Action Plan.