Mark Salerno

Mark Salerno

Director Toronto, Ontario
Other affiliation:
 M.Arch., B.Tech., MRAIC, Corporate Representative, National Management Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Mark excels in forging strategic relationships and unique partnerships, creatively sharing CMHC’s vast housing expertise and fostering the creation of sustainable housing/communities.
He ‘s CMHC’s media savvy spokesperson – able to cover a range of housing issues and especially enjoying the chance to passionately share his substantive expertise in sustainable housing and community design.
His weekly article dealing with a range of housing topics from renovation to home maintenance to home finance can be read across the Sun Media Chain. 
Mark is one of 250 Canadians personally trained by U.S. Vice President Al Gore to present the live version of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ as part of the Climate Project Canada Initiative.
Mark has a strong inclination for concrete action as evidenced by his role in spearheading 4 travelling, full-scale, sustainable house exhibits ($5M fund-raising effort, 500k visitors, $5M editorial value of media coverage; CTV’s Live Earth telecast, Canada AM, numerous TV/Radio news spots, print articles).
As a member of CMHC’s National Management Team, Mark has had a diverse range of exciting appointments including Corporate Representative, Manager Communications/Marketing, Manager CMHC International, National Sales Team Leader Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program & Sr Research Consultant, BC/Yukon where he lead multi-stakeholder relations related to the highly contentious leaky condominium issue in Vancouver.
Prior to CMHC Mark was a building science professor at Toronto’s Seneca College and served 10 years as President of SDC Consultants where he provided design, consulting and project management services for sustainable building design projects.
Mark possesses a Master of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Technology Degree, is a Member Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a contributor to countless boards and committees.
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