TEAM

Bringing local knowledge and global expertise together

Our team works collaboratively with clients towards minimizing risk, 
navigating challenges, and creating innovative solutions. 

ASH MAHMOUD
PRESIDENT

Ash has a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a Graduate Diploma of Construction Management from Heriot-Watt University. He obtained PMP certification in 2005 and has over 24 years of experience in Real Estate Development and Construction.

He has been the driving force behind numerous projects in Canada and in the Middle East.

He has successfully managed, from inception to completion, +7000 multi-family and commercial unit projects in Canada. His projects (both new construction & conversions) include mid-rise wood frame buildings, high-rise towers, and townhomes as well as 3 shopping malls.

Ash’s passion for ensuring that his clients vision becomes reality is part of the foundation for Cairo Development. His objective is not to meet the Client expectations, it is to exceed them. This goal has become an intrinsic value of Cairo Development.

Construction is not a linear process – changes happen – and Ash’s experience allows him to seamlessly pivot, guiding his team to meet project challenges & keep construction schedules and budgets on track. In working with his clients, he guides them to position their projects so that profitability is increased while providing innovative, beneficial contributions to our urban landscape.

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DAVID CAMPBELL
DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTION

David holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, a Red Seal Journeyman Certificate as well as being a Passive House Certified Builder.

David’s background includes Design, Development and Project Management – in both large- and small-scale multi-family commercial and residential construction. He is well-versed in energy-saving techniques, including the Passive House initiative. His projects have been both wood-frame and concrete. His extensive experience includes conversion commercial projects in addition to new construction of multi-family, commercial and infill townhome and single-family residential projects from concept through completion.

He has worked in the construction industry for 15+ years. His knowledge & experience has contributed to his excellent reputation in the Edmonton market – not only among his peers but with City officials, Consultants, Developers, Clients, Suppliers and Trade Contractors.

David has effectively managed well over 80 projects, collaborating with multiple site teams, suppliers, trade contractors, consultants, and city officials, all in fast-paced environments with zero-lost time accidents.

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SCOTT BALKWILL
DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTION

Scott has 35+ years’ experience in the construction industry. He has been involved in the construction of over 3 million square feet of space including well over 2500 units.

His extensive knowledge has enabled Scott to amass a great depth & understanding regarding the construction process for both Type One (Concrete) and Type Five (Wood) buildings, as well as commercial and tenant improvements.

Scott’s projects have included entry-level housing, multi-building high rise complexes, office to residential conversions and health care construction across Canada. His strength lies in the fields of management, communication and liaison with municipal officials, procurement, and construction. His approach to construction management has been collaborative by building relationships within project teams.

Scott provides leadership, guidance, and support to all the project management teams. He works constructively to ensure that the projects are delivered timely, at high quality, complying with applicable health and safety standards. He is highly skilled in managing schedule, cost control, and estimating functions, and have a keen understanding of working with a cross-functional team in the full-cycle execution of construction projects.

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LISA STEWARD
DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS

Lisa manages Cairo Development’s Operations including the Contract Life Cycle, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Development of Workflow Processes and Document Control, actively contributing to a company-wide initiative of building a sustainable corporate structure that provides our Client base with an unparalleled experience. 

She has 18+ years of construction management experience, in both commercial projects & custom residential projects in Canada and the United States.  This experience has allowed her to develop a well-rounded knowledge of the construction process with a focus on best practices.

She completed her degree in Business Administration with Honours, received certification in Early Elementary Studies and successfully completed her Construction Contract Law program.

Her professional background includes Contract Management, Client Relations, Project Management, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Team Management, Trade Partnerships and Cost Control. 

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KATHY SCOTT
CONTROLLER

Kathy is an accomplished and energetic financial and business expert with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry working for reputable companies in Calgary and Brisbane, Australia. She has a solid history of achievement in full cycle accounting for various commercial and residential construction projects.

Her profound knowledge in developing and maintaining financial forecasting procedures, ensures that budgets are realistic and reasonable. Kathy constantly tracks and monitors the projects financial data and budgets to better suit the needs of the end users and stakeholders.

Kathy works closely with project management team to ensure current budgets are realistic and reasonable. With her ability to identify and correct systematic issues in the accounting structure she has been able to improve financial reporting timing and accuracy. She is an experienced user of accounting software packages including Sage 100 (Timberline), Sage 300, CMS, ERP-LN, QuickBooks, etc.

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PEGAH JAZAERI
PRE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Pegah has a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She has 14+ years of progressive construction experience with a proven track record of results in multiple roles ranging from estimating, procurement, business development, quality control and project engineering.

She provides detailed project estimates and reports based on the specifications of the projects as well as quantifying alternative materials that will allow reduction of overall project construction costs.

Pegah proactively explores opportunities that meet the needs of the development projects, providing cost-effective solutions that result in measurable project cost reductions. She has repeated success in developing project initiatives and the necessary resources for the implementation of a project.

She oversees all pre-construction activities, including the estimating and budgeting process, schedule development and management, constructability, procurement, benchmarking, development of project proposals, and management of client, consultant, and stakeholder relations from the start of a proposal/opportunity through to contract agreement.

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MILAD KONDORI
PROJECT MANAGER

Milad Kondori has more than 18 years of expertise in all phases of construction projects. He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA), SAIT certifications and an accredited history of successful residential and commercial projects.

His proficiency in developing positive partnership with the vendors and clients, coordinating the trades, and cost analysis guarantees the project to be completed on time and on budget.

Milad’s strong technical background helps to improve project schedule, resolve inefficient processes, and minimize disruptions in the project lifecycle from inception to monitoring and closing stage to deliver an end result that exceeds the clients’ expectations.

Milad offers an array of skills in ground up construction, and adaptive reuse projects implementing continual improvement, logical problem solving, and identifying potential roadblocks. His extended knowledge of latest technology and building material from managing projects in concrete, steel structure, light-gauge steel, and wood frame dwellings gives him the ability to analyze, compare, and select the best method and process for each project.

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MOE REZKIN
PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Moe has over 16 years of experience leading the technical and procurement departments in various residential and commercial construction projects in UAE, Qatar, and Canada.

Moe received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2003 from Al-Mansoura University, Egypt. He is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS), SK, Canada and a member of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP), Qatar.

He is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of procurement strategic plans to guarantee effective tender enquiry processes (technical and commercial). He delivers competitive, compliant bids for full analysis, comparison, and recommendation at both tender and construction phases.

Moe works collaboratively with colleagues, and stakeholders to deliver effective and practical solutions to the projects. Moe is an expert in value engineering, design management, project engineering, and software such as AutoCAD, Navisworks, Sap 2000, MS office and Aconex.

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