Our Team

In real estate, location is supposed to matter most, but we see things differently. Our greatest asset is our people; they’re the difference between good and exceptional. They comprise a relentless, inspiring team that’s dedicated to creating the places in which people can live and truly thrive. Our culture fosters an ongoing, open dialogue and our team is always encouraged to question and challenge the status quo.

Matt Young

President & CEO

Matt founded Republic in 2019 after a 10-year career helping to grow some of Canada’s largest development firms. Matt is responsible for the oversight and management of Republic and remains specifically focused on project development, acquisitions, human resources, and capital raising activities.

With 14 years of experience in the real estate development industry, Matt has built a track record of executional excellence, having managed the development of over 15,000 units to date representing approximately 12.2 million square feet and a development value of over $13.5 billion dollars.

Prior to founding Republic, Matt was VP of Development at Capital Developments where for over seven years he led all development activities and helped grow the business from a start-up builder, into one of Toronto’s preeminent development organizations.

Matt is an avid cyclist and the co-founder of UNC (United Nation of Cyclists), a cycling club and racing team dedicated to growing the sport by creating a more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment for riders. In addition to this, he sits on the real estate committee for the SHN Foundation supporting the Love Scarborough campaign, as well as the fundraising committee for the Hold Em’ For Life charity challenge.

Ken Wilcox

Vice President, Development

Ken joined Republic in 2023, bringing 15 years of experience working on ambitious mixed-use development projects in the GTA and across North America. He is responsible for leading design, entitlements, and development management for all of Republic’s ground-up developments.

Prior to joining Republic, Ken led the development team at TAS where he oversaw a highly innovative and complex development pipeline, earning a reputation as an industry leader whose projects challenge the status quo and gain broad political and community support.

Ken holds a degree in architecture from Toronto Metropolitan University and began his career working with award-winning architecture studios in Toronto and Montreal.


Kyle Parry

Vice President, Construction

Kyle leads all construction activities for Republic. In this role, Kyle works closely with all departments to optimize and streamline project delivery on site, and build meaningful relationships within the construction industry to support those objectives. As a construction leader with 15+ years of experience in development and construction across Canada, Kyle is trusted to ensure all of our projects are delivered to the highest quality standards.

Prior to joining Republic, Kyle led projects across Canada in multiple asset classes for some of North America’s largest developers and general contractors, including Oxford Properties, and PCL.

Kyle holds a diploma in architecture and a degree in Business Administration from Mohawk College and Thompson Rivers University. Kyle is also a Gold Seal Certified project manager and a LEED accredited professional.

Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and exploring the city and everything Toronto has to offer.


Arben Cani

Vice President, Accounting & Finance

Arben is an experienced finance professional with over 20 years’ experience focusing on financing, accounting, tax, and consulting. As Vice President, Finance & Accounting, Arben is responsible for overseeing all project accounting, corporate accounting & finance, and tax planning.

Prior to joining Republic, Arben was VP Finance for Freed Developments (2017-2019) where he led the accounting team and oversaw all day to day accounting functions, along with corporate tax strategy, financial reporting, and internal audit. Prior to this, Arben was CFO for JLT & Associates (2003-2017).

Arben is a CPA (Ontario), and holds an MBA degree from Schulich Business School, and a Bachelor of Science degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Polytechnic University Tirana, Albania.

In his spare time, Arben enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing soccer, and running.

Ian Pinchin

Director, Project Management

Ian Joined Republic in 2023, bringing nearly a decade of experience in progressively senior roles in development and infrastructure. His primary focus at Republic is on achieving business objectives throughout project lifecycles, encompassing capital planning, sales strategy, and development management across the company’s portfolio.

Prior to Joining Republic, Ian held development roles at Kindred Works and Shannondale Developments, where he led the underwriting, acquisition, and development of several prominent infill projects across Ontario. He has previously held roles at Altus Group’s Economic Consulting group and Potentia Renewables, where he began his career. Ian holds an M.Pl in Land Use and Real Estate Development, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy, both from Queen’s University. Outside the office, Ian enjoys whitewater kayaking, water polo, golf, and exploring Toronto on his bike.

Peter Mancini

Director, Finance & Investments

Peter is an experienced investments and finance professional with expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and lending with a focus on mixed-use, multi-family and commercial projects. As Director, Finance & Investments, Peter is responsible for leading all investment and financing activity on new acquisitions and existing projects, as well as assisting with partnership deal structuring and ongoing partner relations.

Prior to joining Republic, Peter held leading investment and finance roles at both Forest Gate Group and Clifton Blake Asset Management, where he was responsible for underwriting all development projects and overseeing the company’s acquisitions and financings across various asset classes.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in finance.

In his spare time, Peter enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, travelling, and exploring new and exciting spots around Toronto.


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