Stephen MartinVice President, Development at Colonnade BridgePortSpeaker
Stephen Martin is expertise personified — the kind of proven executive that can bridge private and public sectors, navigate complex bureaucracies, and deliver timely results. Backed by 30 years of industry experience, Stephen has excelled in all areas of the development process, including asset acquisition, design + delivery, and residential, commercial, retail, and mixed-use property operations. As an accountable corporate representative, Stephen is known for not only delivering large-scale projects — up to $460 million — but also for being an articulate and thoughtful leader who develops winning teams and mentors upcoming professionals.
As Vice President, Development with Colonnade BridgePort, Stephen oversees every aspect of development project execution, from front-end planning through approvals, underwriting, and end-to-end value creation. A skilled communicator with extensive industry knowledge, he is a rigorous, agile planner with a rare ability to anticipate challenges and maintain momentum. Stephen previously held senior management positions at Canderel, Giffels, Minto Commercial, and CBRE Project Management. He holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a Gold Seal certification as a member of the Canadian Construction Association.