CEO of Landmark Group
Reza Nasseri is the CEO of Landmark Group of Companies. He founded Landmark in 1977 with an entrepreneurial commitment to build better homes for families at the best price possible and has been building houses from Landmark’s Edmonton headquarters for over 40 years. Since then he has grown the organization to be one of Alberta’s largest homebuilding companies often being at the forefront of the industry’s most significant innovations. Along the way Reza has become a leading proponent of reducing the environmental impact of the home building industry and encouraging the creation of energy-efficient homes.
The homebuilding industry has never been forced to improve and Reza has always been driven to change that. He chose the path of industrializing residential construction to make sustainable homebuilding possible and profitable. In doing so, he revolutionized and redesigned the way homes are built by replacing site construction (stick-building) with ACQBUILT Inc, an indoor, state-of-the-art manufacturing process.
His contributions have been recognized with numerous honours, including being appointed to the Order of Canada, the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours system. As well, he has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Real Estate and Construction category with a special citation for product innovation, been named one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people, been inducted to Alberta Order of Excellence, received the Exceptional Service Award from the Edmonton Home Builders Association, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and is an Alberta Business Hall of Fame Inductee.
The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 6
Have we hit a tipping point for residential construction where the cost and quality of a factory-built home always compares favorably to the cost and quality of a conventionally-built home? Are Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists beginning to train their sights on this mammoth industry? In the sixth and final episode of a series on the future of homebuilding, Andrew discusses how entrepreneurs eager to disrupt this space might conceive of building and financing a modern homebuilding factory.
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