Alan Norris, Chair; President and CEO, Brookfield Residential Properties
Shortly after Alan Norris arrived in Calgary from Scotland, he joined Carma Developers as the Corporate Controller. Over the next number of years, he helped build one of North America's largest real estate companies, now known as Brookfield Residential.
Under his leadership, the company has enjoyed successive years of record growth, expanding operations to 12 North American markets, including throughout Alberta, Ontario, Washington, DC, California, Colorado, Texas and Arizona; growing the company’s asset base tenfold to $3.8 billion and an employee base to more than 1300 people.
Alan Norris is a community builder in every sense. While building a worldclass company, he shared his expertise with the Homeless Foundation which provides housing options for Calgarians. Norris is also the Chair of the Resolve Fundraising campaign which is in the process of raising $120 million for affordable housing. He recognizes his goal of ending homelessness in Calgary as “an audacious goal. But doable.”
Alan’s approach to business, his personal life, and his philanthropic work exemplifies a combination of community caring and the ‘can do’ spirit that makes Calgary a great city and has earned him the Distinguished Business Leader Award.
“It’s not about having a ‘can do’ attitude,” states Alan Norris, “It’s a ‘will do’ attitude that creates success.”
Join us October 14th and learn how Alan Norris became a leader.