Our history of success is the result of our experience at these iconic properties.
What We Do
At our core, we create great workplaces and exceptional customer experiences. We bring our clients a boutique approach that combines sophisticated corporate capabilities with family style service and values.
Meet the Team
Head of ESG and CFO
Head of Community Operations
Community Operations Representative
Community Engineering Leader
New Customer Engagement VP Office Leasing
Philosophically aligned with Taylor Co. values and culture, David enables his client’s success with a customer first approach to business.
He has over 25 years’ experience in Commercial Real Estate representing or working for property owners and working with corporations directly. His extensive network with senior executives and brokers is a testament to his skills at pairing the needs of any business with the right corporate property for their employees needs and corporate success.
David has valuable experience in the Real Estate Investment Trust sector having worked for a Canadian Office REIT and supported investment opportunities with an Industrial REIT.
David is driven to execute and is only satisfied with his work when his client’s businesses are successful.
A. David M. Taylor
Moving to the entertainment industry, David led the operational and financial turnaround of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, overseeing two culturally significant concert halls. He stimulated the management team to pursue excellence and to engage in entrepreneurial activities.
David was recruited by the National Hockey League, to lead the design, redevelopment and operation of the Hockey Hall of Fame as its President. The project was completed on time and on budget. This facility won numerous awards and set attendance and sponsorship records. It became a world standard for halls of fame. His innovation led to the establishment of the Spirit of Hockey retail outlet, a bestselling book, a television series and a gold record of hockey related music.
Forming a partnership with a property management company, David secured the redevelopment and management contract for the CN Tower. Reestablishing and refocusing the management group, he led the change in culture, and the design/development of the physical changes required to support improvements to the guest experience. The physical changes were completed on time and on budget with no loss of business. During David’s management of this project, numerous design awards were won, the management team was designated employer of the year, the public voted the facility the best attraction in the community in successive years, and the significant food services operation won impressive recognition. The profitability of the facility was dramatically improved to a significant multiple of the acquisition profit, and financial targets were exceeded.
As a principal of Asset Directions Inc. (ADI) and Attractions Strategy Group Inc. (ASG) he provides strategic and operational management support to a variety of enterprises. His clients continue to benefit from the breadth of his industry experience and his respectful and encouraging management approach.
David is a graduate of McMaster University B.A. Honours, Summa Cum Laude and the University of Western Ontario Business Course.
Previously involved in a number of charities and not-for-profit organizations as Chair and member of the Board, he is currently a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation and an active member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. He resides in Toronto, Ontario.