President & CEO
Origin Active Lifestyle Communities
Neil Prashad has been involved in the real estate development and retirement housing industries in Canada and the USA since 1987. He has an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo and two Masters degrees from MIT where he focused on developing Continuing Care Retirement Communities. While at MIT, Neil also completed the Health Care Administration course at the Harvard Business School.
Prior to acquiring Origin, Neil was the first Chief Operating Officer then Executive Vice President of Amica Mature Lifestyles. While with Amica, Neil was instrumental in creating and implementing the business plan that saw Amica grow from 4 to 22 facilities and develop new CCRCs in Vancouver and Toronto. Neil was the key figure in the development of these CCRCs, and he held the responsibilities of community design and functional programming, preparation of disclosure and other documents for condominium sales, management of the marketing and condominium pre-sales process, pre-opening operations planning, and the implementation of staffing and operational systems for post-opening management of the completed facilities. Neil has published many articles on seniors’ housing in trade journals and has been a speaker at several national conferences. He was past Chairman of the Advisory Working Group on Seniors Housing for the Region of Peel in Ontario and is a Sessional Lecturer in the Real Property Program at York University’s Schulich Business School.