Calgary Inner City Builders Association

About Us

We are a group of diverse and passionate professionals, experienced builders, developers, renovators, suppliers and consultants such as designers and architects,  unified and dedicated to the redevelopment movement in Calgary.

What Our Members Have Done

An association is only as good as its members. Our members have been impactful in changing Calgary’s building industry. Some of the changes our organization has already made:

  • Partnering with the city in developing RCG
  • Partnering with the city in developing contextual permits
  • Negotiating with the city on off site levies
  • Developing the Best Practices Guidebook
  • Changing the P2P process
  • Reducing the costs of road degradation fees
  • Reducing the cost of storm development
  • Working in bylaw sustainment
  • Developing bylaws
  • Effective changes within SDAB process
  • Coordination and development participation into Main Streets
  • Partnering with the city designing of Main Street corridors
  • Partnering with the city in developer gets the Infill guideline book
  • Partnering with the city in the energy code process
  • Partnering with the city on red tape reduction in the building process
  • Partnering with Enmax on redevelopment processes
  • Working with City of Calgary Water
  • Working with City of Calgary Transportation

Board of Directors

As an organization that is mandated to represent the development industry, we believe that a vast skill set and diverse group is needed. Our Board of Directors are:

Sheldon Appave

Saville Homes

Principal & Founder

Mike Borkristl

Tricor Design Group


CICBA Vice Chair

Josh Burns

Divine Flooring

Calgary Sales Manager

Dawn Lavergne

MKL Residential


Shameer Gaidhar

Millenium Plus Homes

President & CEO


Mark Gerlitz

Advisor to the Board

Jordan Hiller

Davidson Enman Lumber Ltd.

Sales Manager Inner City Sales

Sina Rezaian

Sina Homes

CEO & Founder

Mike Ruttan



Amanda Ovaici

Osuji Smith

Associate Lawyer

Grace Lui

Advisor to the Board

Join The Board

We have two vacant seats are actively interviewing for the CICBA Board of Directors. Tell us why redevelopment is important to you.

We have received a large number of applications for the CICBA board so we appreciate your patience.