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Sweet Treats with Great Gulf, an interview

We spoke with Carolyn Mednick, Diane Wallace and Dee Pasquale to get the scoop on the Toronto real estate development market. As real estate sales and marketing influencers, they share some of Great Gulf’s sweetest treats.


How do you like the popsicles
Yummy!! We believe a picture is worth a thousand words.


What is your favourite ice cream flavor?
Carolyn: Oreo McFlurry, Dee: Vanilla soft cone with sprinkles, Diane: Ice Cream Sandwich





If we could be anywhere in the world right now having ice cream altogether, where would we be sitting?
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Sharing gelato overlooking the sea with a side of pizza.


What do you do for work? What is your current role?
We are the sales and marketing team for Great Gulf.


What is your attraction to real estate and development?
It’s fast pace and dynamic. It’s creative, we bring ideas to live and provide real spaces for real people.


How do you lead your team?

Bribery always work (*incentives are available for a limited time only)….

It starts with a team leader, and that we have. VP of Sales & Marketing Amanda Wilson Watkins – she sets the standards.

Together we lead by inspiring each other and others and work together towards a common vision.  We believe in solutions, answers to other people’s needs and this transcends into everything we do. We create an environment that is fun and enjoyable and provide an open and free space to think outside of the box.

We understand that everything is hard before it is easy. We challenge our team to do things differently, persist until something happens, find better a more effective ways to reach our goals. We are fearless and brave and we support each-other, right there with our teammates, not just on the sidelines.


How do you effectively brainstorm new ideas, projects and opportunities?
Loudly!! In an open forum. We are focused and don’t limit our ideas as there are no bad ideas. We create a safe environment where people can be honest, think and express freely with no judgements.


What do you feel about Toronto?
We have a great sense of community. Go Raptors Go! The vibe is really strong right now!


What other north American city would you compare Toronto to and why?
“Nothing compares… 2 U” Toronto is truly unique – there’s nothing like to. The vibe and culture are so different, no other American or Canadian city can measure up to it.


What separates you from other developers?
We don’t just develop or build, we transform. We create better places for people to live, work and play. We live greatly and we are true innovators.



Why is modern real estate marking so challenging?
The market is moving quickly and consumer needs are moving with it. Reaching consumers are people is easy, the challenging part is identifying and connecting with these people and also keeping up with changes and trends. We are focused on new technologies and strategies. Consumers are savvy and have a strong voice, we want to hear them!



How do you feel about realtors, especially ones that enjoy ice cream?
They support and drive the condo market, they are critical to our business and an extension of our team.


Which projects are you currently working on?




Any special incentives or takeaways for our clients?
$75,000 off homes in 40’ft homes in Summerlyn Village, Bradford https://greatgulf.com/communities/summerlyn-village/


What are the hot and up-coming Toronto neighbourhoods and why?
The revival of Yonge & St. Clair…find out why here!


What is unique and one-of-a-kind that you are doing?


H+ME Technology, which is an advanced indoor automated manufacturing plant allows floor, wall and roof assemblies to be built as integrated panels in a controlled environment. The H+ME Technology facility is supported by 3D computer visualization, prototyping and fabricating technologies that reduce environmental waste and increase energy performance through the manufacture of tight-fitting building components.



What’s next, what’s coming, what do we have to look forward to.


Get to know Great Gulf a little more.


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