As a globally recognized real estate developer, Carla has delivered over $1B in mixed-use real estate development across Canada’s top markets. She combines urban planning, sustainability and real estate development to create communities that benefit people and the planet, while ensuring financial viability. As the CEO of Purpose Driven Development, she believes that real estate development, when done well, is one of the most powerful tools to transform the way we live, work and thrive in our communities. Having worked in housing delivery from private sector, government, and non-profit Carla has a unique understanding of what it takes for successful affordable housing delivery. Purpose Driven Development works with non-profits, First Nations, investors and governments, to bring a proven approach to unlocking successful development to create communities where everyone can thrive.
Carla’s portfolio includes leading many award-winning complex, mixed-use, master plan and waterfront revitalization projects. She is a recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s Global Land Use Professionals Award, as well as Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. In 2022, she was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s Most Influential Business Leaders in the province. As an active Board member, she currently serves on the British Columbia Pavilion Corporation Board and has been appointed to the Thames Estuary Growth Board, UK’s largest growth opportunity focused on innovative green growth through the revitalization along the Thames River. Carla is an international speaker and thought leader on innovative approaches to development and city building.