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Canadian Apartment Investment Conference
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

Steven Paynter
Studio Director at Gensler


Steven Paynter is the Studio Director at Gensler. Embodying the philosophy that diversity fosters innovation, Steven is widely recognized as an industry leader and an invaluable resource for market expertise to developers, landlords, and tenants alike. His ability to combine technical execution with elegant design and his commitment to each project makes him sought-after by clients across all industries. Steven is frequently called on to provide thought leadership and regularly speaks on topics such as unlocking the value of Class B & C buildings by converting them to residential, shaping the future of cities, the urbanization of suburbia, and design of post-pandemic office buildings. Engaged in original research, he has led the development of a tool for rapid assessment of existing office building stock for ESG performance. Steven was nominated by Business Insider as one of their Top 100 People Transforming Business in 2022, and his work and leadership have been featured in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Calgary Herald, CBC, BBC, South China Morning Post, RTE and Architectural Record. Engaged in professional outreach, he is an active member of the OAA, ULI, and CoreNet Global.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Economics of Conversion: Can we make it work?