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Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum
Thursday, June 13, 2024
RBC PlaceLondon, Ontario

Kristen Barisdale
Vice President, Planning at GSP group


Kristen Barisdale manages land-use planning applications and development projects with a focus on commercial, industrial, and residential development. She works to assist public-sector and private clients with obtaining various planning approvals, including Consents, Minor Variances, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision and Condominium, Site Plan Approvals, and Part-Lot Control.

Kristen has strong analytical skills, which she demonstrates through the preparation of planning justification and feasibility reports. She also has expertise with the preparation of presentations and public consultation as well as preparing for and appearing at the Ontario Land Tribunal. These experiences have given her an understanding of the land-use approval process, project management, and the representation of both public and private interests.

Kristen holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban Planning) from the University of Waterloo. She is actively involved with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and currently sits on the Professional Standards & Registration Committee. Kristen is a GSP Group shareholder.