Flato Developments Inc
Flato Developments Inc.
Honourary Patron of Flato Markham Theatre
Shakir Rehmatullah, President and Founder of Flato Development Inc., is a builder and land developer of commercial and residential communities across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Ont, Canada. Shakir was first introduced to the building and construction industry at a young age, as his father was a builder & developer in Pakistan. With his first-hand experience in the industry, Shakir chose to enhance his knowledge by studying architectural engineering at the at the University of Miami. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Canada with his family and began working in the construction industry. Just over 10 years ago, after several years of working in construction in Canada, Shakir started Flato Developments Inc. The head office is currently based out of Markham, Ontario, where Shakir lives with his wife and four children.
Today, Flato Developments’ focuses on home building and land development, with both commercial and residential developments. Offering a full range of home designs, from affordable townhomes and semis, to luxury singles and high-rise condominium residences, as well as commercial development.
Flato Developments is continuously growing and building across the GTA, currently building homes in Brampton, Richmond Hill, and Markham, including Edgewood Greens, a master planned community in the Village of Dundalk. Edgewood Greens is a new single family home development that is currently in pre-construction, located just an hour north of Brampton. The new community features spacious homes with modern amenities in a growing community. Flato’s past projects include residential homes in Vaughan, Mississauga, Markham, and South Unionville. Recently, Flato completed a commercial/residential centre at the corner of Countryside Drive and Torbram Road in Brampton, including land leased to Esso for a gas station and Tim Hortons (coffee shop). Flato is also proud to announce its near completion of their first condo project in Markham – Arthouse Condos. Markham’s first ever arts-inspired high-rise condo is a 14-storey residential condominium with 173 units and is located on Markham Road, directly across the street from the Mount Joy GO Station. For future developments, Flato has acquired raw land in Brampton, Caledon and York Region.
In 2011, Flato Developments was awarded the Markham Building Excellence Award – an award that is presented annually to new home builders that demonstrate compliance with the Building Code regulations, the Building Code Act, and conduct exemplary site administration.
At his core, Shakir is a man who advocates putting community first – understanding that building communities is much more than just building homes, it is about giving back to the services and facilities that matter to the residents.
Shakir believes in supporting the community where it builds – his philanthropy efforts reflect his deep-rooted sense of responsibility to give back. Well known for this generosity in the community, Shakir provides ongoing support to hospitals, charities and recreations organizations – including, the Brampton Civic Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital, as well as local hockey teams, and more.
“Giving back to the community where we build is important to me” - Shakir Rehmatullah.
Shakir also believes in the importance of the arts in the community and has partnered with and continues to support the Flato Markham Theatre & the Varley Art Gallery. Flato is a major corporate sponsor and the official custodian of the Flato Markham Theatre. Flato’s naming agreement with the City of Markham’s Theatre, is the first corporation to have formed such a partnership with the City in Markham’s history. He strongly believes that aiding services, the arts, and recreational activities keeps our communities active, healthy and thriving for future generations the enjoy.
Flato Home is a new venture for Shakir. He is taking his dream further and making sure that Flato becomes the one stop shop for families for their home product needs even after they have moved into their homes. Shakir’s goal is to give customers a name everyone can recognize and trust for everything hoem related. Currently selling a wide range of product, Flato Home is continually expanding its product offering so Flato can better serve its customers.
His inspiring vision for Flato Developments, joined with his strong leadership, and deep-rooted beliefs – Shakir has created a dynamic and continuously growing organization focused on delivery quality projects and products to his customers.