Recently, the Building and Industry Land Development Association (BILD) held its 32nd annual awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding excellence. A highlight of this exciting evening was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to one of the building industry’s veterans, Rudolph (Rudy) P. Bratty. Chairman and CEO of The Remington Group Inc. and founder of Bratty and Partners LLP, Mr. Bratty’s industry experience spans the gamut from residential and commercial real estate ventures to finance and publishing. His visionary and legendary approach to real estate development is the driving force behind Downtown Markham, which was also singled out with a pinnacle award from BILD.

Among Mr. Bratty’s many admirable qualities is philanthropy – the caring man is selfless when it comes to donating time and resources to helping the greater community. He is director on several boards and is dedicated to many charitable causes. Born in Toronto to parents who immigrated from Italy, he is also devoted to his family. He was one of the original board members of Pier 21 in Halifax, and an Exhibition Hall in the Canadian Museum of Immigration there was named after him. Mr. Bratty has certainly fulfilled, and ever surpassed, his parents’ dreams for him.

Congratulations to a fine businessman and corporate citizen who is an inspiration to us all!