Vice President, DECO Communities
Sector: Private Sector
Alexandra De Gasperis is Vice President of DECO Communities, a land development company born of the family-run TACC Group. Alexandra, proud of her almost five-decade family legacy of construction and land development sought to build a legacy of her own with DECO Communities. DECO Communities is a land development company and a division of the TACC Group, one of Canada’s largest builders in construction and infrastructure. We build modern, master planned communities to enhance lifestyle and support all life stages. Our planning and development processes are informed by our design-forward principles; from architecture, to parks and public spaces and the craftsmanship within our interiors. We bring a contemporary lens to building sustainably resilient and vibrant communities to enhance how people live.
Alexandra practiced law at Kagan Shastri LLP in the areas of land use planning, development, and municipal law as well as commercial litigation. Alexandra joined Kagan Shastri in 2012 as a summer student and completed her articles with the firm prior to being called to the bar in 2015. As an associate, Alexandra was involved in many notable cases which helped shape the planning and development landscape in Ontario and has appeared dozens of times in the Novae Res Urbis (NRU).
Alexandra graduated with a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies from Western University in 2010 before obtaining her law degree from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom in 2013.
Alexandra believes that community building does not stop at her development work. Alexandra’s community involvement began at a young age when she co-founded and became Executive Director of the Burgundy Brick Foundation (BBF) in 2007. The BBF supports affordable housing and initiatives to combat youth homelessness in Ontario. In 2011, BBF was chosen to be a Women’s Build Ambassador by Habitat GTA – something for which Alexandra is very proud since she is a dedicated supporter of Habitat for Humanity.
Alexandra proudly sat as Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee for the ULI Spring 2020 Toronto meeting, helping to raise over 2 million dollars, exceeding the sponsorship goal by 106%. In July 2019 Alexandra was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors. Alexandra is passionate about city building, art and design and firmly believes that these disciplines must interact to create vibrant communities.