Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Kourosh Rad


Kourosh Rad is an Iranian-Canadian planner living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After immigrating to Canada from Iran with his family in 2007, he started his Bachelor of Community Design at Dalhousie University. After graduation, he completed an internship in Paris with an online journal focusing on modal share transportation systems. Kourosh was then selected for an internship program through CIDA/CIP to work with the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs in Guyana. Upon his return, he started working as a planner with WSP Canada. During his five years as a consultant, he found his passion for real estate development and led multi-disciplinary teams in design and approval of over 3,000 residential units and 1 million sq. ft. of commercial spaces. Kourosh is now Vice President of Strategy with Compass Commercial, responsible for research and development of comprehensive strategies for real estate portfolios across Canada.