Our Story

At Sunny Communities, we develop with a specific vision in mind: To make every day in one of our homes feel like a Sunny day

It is not just about the homes themselves, but about the security and happiness that comes from living in them. When you enter your new house or condo, we want to ignite a spark within you— one that will light the way for you to live your most passionate life

Our team comes with experience from a vast array of industries, providing us with the dynamic and versatile foundation on which Sunny Communities has been built.

With backgrounds spanning all aspects of real estate and development, you can trust that our team will build an exceptional home.

Our name may be new, but our history guides us as we constantly improve, grow and evolve.

Let us reinforce, reshape, and reignite what home means to you.

Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang, Managing partner & ceo —

Property development, building ,and hard work run deep in Mr. Zhang’s family. His father was a prominent builder in Northern China and introduced his son to the industry at a young age. Mr. Zhang learned that being a part of a community means working with that community, giving back, and supporting local projects.

Highly creative and sharp-minded, Mr. Zhang has enjoyed a successful career in executive management and has founded several well-known companies in Ontario. He has also worked with many of the country’s leading corporations, where he has built a reputation for leadership, integrity, and hard work. His knowledge base spans law, corporate budgeting, analysis, finance and loans, projections, investing, and marketing.

Mr. Zhang’s well-rounded expertise is an invaluable asset to the Sunny Communities team, helping to build versatile homes that support happy, healthy lifestyles. It’s a company whose community vision will leave a legacy for generations to come.

Chris O’Hanlon

Christopher O’Hanlon, Managing partner & President —

Mr. O’Hanlon has built a solid reputation on his ability to form productive working relationships with planners, tradespeople, agencies, consultants, and policymakers. His formal education in construction technology gave him the technical, business, and social skill necessary to manage construction projects of varying sizes and complexity.

Early entrepreneurship at O’Hanlon Construction allowed him to hone those skills and build an early name for himself. Following his father’s, Mr. O’Hanlon’s first business focused on subcontracting and building homes through acquired older-character properties and custom home remodels.

With his extensive knowledge of rezoning regulations, development experience, dedication, and an ability to nurture relationships with essential policymakers, Mr. O’Hanlon is an integral part of Sunny Communities. He brings fresh vision and an understanding that connections are an integral part of development projects. He pays particular attention to what and how he builds and remains committed to building homes that prioritize community.

Aries Lobrin, VP of Development
Marc Micheli, Director, VP of Construction
Karena Wei, Director of Sales and Marketing
Yennise Yan, Design Centre Manager
Danny Rosati, Site Manager
Tania Quaresma, Assistant Site Supervisor

Danny Rosati, Site Manager

Mr. Rosati has over 20 years of experiences in the construction industry. He began his construction career as a carpenter where, after 12 years honing his craft, he advanced to become a construction site superintendent for well-known developers. In the 12 years that followed, he worked on various projects ranging from new construction low-rise to mid-rise.

This experience provided Danny practical knowledge in managing active construction projects. He serves as the lead site manager in Sunny’s landmark Markham Gold project, and his high standards, exceptional motivation skills, and ability to work with developers and sub-contractors gives ensure his projects are completed in a timely fashion and on budget.

Marc Micheli, VP of Construction

Mr. Micheli’s career in the construction industry spans over 20 years. He’s worked with one of Canada’s largest homebuilders constructing thousands of homes in diverse communities across the GTA. He offers a deep understanding of the industry and is known for his practical, solutions-based approach.

His initiative and effective leadership skills are essential to his team’s success and have gained him the trust of his peers and trade partners alike.

Karena Wei, Director of Sales and Marketing

Ms. Wei has worked for well-known homebuilders over the last 15 years, where she has played a key role in the successful launches and closed many communities totaling over 10,000 homes across the GTA.

Drawing on a wealth of sales and operational experience, and fluent in three languages, she is responsible for the daily operations at Sunny Communities, managing the operations and sales teams, overseeing quality assurance programs and handling escalated with purchaser/homeowners inquiries. Her exceptional communication skills and problem-solving capabilities have helped her build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, purchasers, and the team.

Aries Lobrin, VP of Development

With over 15 years of industry experience on award-winning designs and communities, Mr. Lobrin leads the architecture and land development department for Sunny Communities. Working alongside top professionals in architectural design, engineering, and planning he has developed expertise and passion that have made him an industry leader.

Mr. Lobrin brings a unique perspective from his experience with builders, consultants, and local governments to his work with Sunny Communities. He thrives on the challenges presented to him daily and with a confident approach and results-driven attitude he delivers creative solutions. Mr. Lobrin is grateful to be a part of and grow with this team.

Yennise Yan, Design Centre Manager

Ms. Yan has spent the last eight years helping homeowners fulfill their vision for their dream home. She led the creation of Sunny Communities’ first ever design centre, from where she now crafts interiors that are both functional and unique.

Ms. Yan takes pride in her ability to work with diverse personalities in a fast-paced environment, while keeping apace of the latest industry trends. Her attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple priorities allow her to consistently deliver stunning, yet practical design options for new homeowners in every Sunny community.

Tania Quaresma, Assistant Site Supervisor

Tania's passion for construction shines brightly as she embarks on her new role as an Assistant Site Supervisor at Sunny Communities. With her extensive experience as a Customer Care Manager, adeptly handling various challenges in high-rise and low-rise buildings over the past decade, Tania is eager to delve deeper into the intricacies of site supervision. Her recent completion of the site supervisor course at George Brown College further solidifies her dedication to advancing her skills in the construction industry.

Warranty Coverages

Sunny Communities has been committed to providing excellent service under the guidelines of the new home warranty and protection program with HCRA (formerly known as Tarion). For more information visit www.hcraontario.ca

Manage Your New Home Warranty Online

Your new Sunny Communities home is backed by Tarion. Register for Tarion’s MyHome (myhome.tarion.com) right after you take possession. MyHome is an online tool you can use from your computer or mobile device that allows you to submit warranty claims and upload supporting documents directly to your builder and Tarion. It also alerts you to important dates and warranty timelines, allows you to receive official correspondence from Tarion electronically, and schedule an inspection with Tarion when you need assistance.

Giving back to our community

Sunny Communities works with some wonderful causes and groups and is quickly expanding our charitable involvement. Here are just a few ways we’ve started giving back to our community.

Ride for mackenize health

In support of the Mackenzie Richmond Hill and Cortellucci Vaughan Hospitals. All funds raised by the Sunny Communities team members were matched by Sunny Communities.

Markham Stouffville Hospital

To raise funds for life-saving equipment.

Markham Heritage Preservation

In support of efforts to maintain and protect Markham’s historical buildings.

The Charles H. Diabetes Centre

Sponsor of the annual golf tournament in support of patients living with type 1 diabetes.

Holiday Heroes

A month-long drive in December collecting new children toys, school supplies, non-perishable food, monetary donations and more, proudly in partnership with York Regional Police.

King Township Mayor’s Golf Tournament 2022

In support of the King Township with funds raised to go towards enhancing town programs, services and facilities.

King City Cultural Gala 2022

In support of the institutions promoting and preserving the arts, culture, and heritage of King Township.

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge for Cancer Research 2022

In support of cancer research at Sinai Health Foundation and The Hold’em For Life Fellowship Program.

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