Whether it’s his company, the industry as a whole, or causes that are near to his heart, Alan Norris is a proven leader.

The chairman and CEO of Brookfield Residential, a 35-year veteran of the business, is one of two people being inducted into the BILD (Building Industry and Land Development) Alberta Hall of Fame this weekend, during BILD Alberta’s Fall Conference in Jasper.

Norris joins Ralph Young, formerly of Melcor Developments in Edmonton, in receiving the distinction earned through “prolonged contributions and leadership to the industry, and involvement in the association at multiple levels,” says a release from BILD Alberta.

“Alan has been an inspiration to so many of us,” says Wendy Jabusch, chair of BILD Alberta, and senior vice-president of Brookfield Residential, Edmonton Homes. Jabusch was formerly an executive in Brookfield’s Calgary office.

“He’s been in a leadership position in the industry for a long time, but he hasn’t just stuck to the industry. He’s had contributions outside of it,” she adds, singling out his work as chair of the Resolve Campaign.

Norris’s work has also included previous roles as chair for the Carma Centre for Excellence, and the Calgary Homeless Foundation, says BILD Alberta. “If (Norris) can make a positive impact, if he has something to offer, he really steps forward and tries to make the world a better place.”

Norris calls the hall of fame induction an honour.

“It’s a wonderful industry that’s full of many great individuals, so to be recognized in this way is quite special,” he says.

On his involvement, Norris says “you want to do well by your company, by your stakeholders, but I think there’s an obligation to do the right thing for the industry, as well. To make sure that the industry is in a better place. Then also, to make sure your community is in a better …read more

Source:: Calgary Herald


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