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Ornella Richichi

Ornella Richichi

Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Planning and Development | Stratagem Studios

Ornella Richichi brings over 25 years of real estate development expertise to Stratagem. Most recently, she was Chief Development Officer at Plaza Partners, one of Toronto’s leading asset management firms. There, she oversaw all aspects of development related to the existing and expanding Plaza Partners portfolio. Her previous role was that of Chief Development Officer with The Torgan Group, where she was responsible for the redevelopment of the portfolio to create value through mixed-use development projects. Ornella’s extensive experience also includes 20 years with SmartCentres, a high-performing Canadian real estate investment trust. As SmartCentres’ Executive Vice President, Development, Ornella oversaw a portfolio of more than 100 properties worth over $800 million, and was responsible for the development of over 8 million square feet of commercial space – including 629 Eastern Avenue in Toronto’s Studio District. Ornella had key responsibility for the opening and expansion of Revival 629 Film Studios, helping to make it one of the Toronto film industry’s most successful facilities.