Professional Profile

Shelley Wells has been providing broad based real estate, planning, project management and development consulting services since 1980. Her role, across several hundred projects, has been collaborative, either as team leader or a member of an interdisciplinary team. She coordinates complex project teams to address a wide range of real estate, due diligence, urban planning and land development activities.

Shelley is a Registered Professional Planner who draws on extensive executive operational leadership experience in the corporate sector, and more recently as President of Plan Wells Associates. Her core competencies are: value enhancement of real estate assets, navigation of development approvals, and effective project management. She has negotiated and documented project financing, joint venture major tenant, and purchase and sale agreements.

Having managed in diverse real estate sectors and lead multi disciplined professional teams, she has a distinctly entrepreneurial approach. Shelley has achieved a pattern of success through solid communication and relationship management skills. For over thirty years she has been a trusted advisor to senior leaders throughout the real estate industry.

Shelley has met the demands of operational, staff and consulting roles in both line and headquarters environments; and in so doing has learned adaptability and an appreciation for diverse perspectives. She brings effective input and innovative solutions to each client.

Academic Qualifications

Master’s Degree, York University,
Environmental Studies, Planning
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Waterloo

Professional Affiliations

Member Canadian Institute of Planners
Ontario Professional Planners Institute
Registered Professional Planner

Plan Wells Associates

Plan Wells Associates has achieved a solid reputation for expertise in the full range of real estate consulting services, land use planning, development approval and project management. Formed in 2000 by Shelley Wells, the firm operates throughout central Ontario from its base in Collingwood and Markham.

Corporate Experience

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Development Corporation

Regional Manager, Greater Toronto
Responsible for branch location planning, construction, and property management for over 250 retail bank branches.

CIBC Delta Plus

Lead strategic planning and implementation programs to reconfigure the Toronto branch network in consultation with a cross functional business team.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Vice President, Specialty Centres, Director Project Financing
Development Executive
Lead an entrepreneurial team to acquire, develop, construct, lease and dispose of real estate assets.
Assumed a significant role in negotiating and documenting project and permanent financing for North American shopping centre portfolio. Successfully obtained Ontario Municipal Board approvals.

Community Service

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital: Past Chair Board of Trustees
University of Waterloo Senate: former Member
Georgian Triangle Development Institute: Former Member Board of Directors
Rotary Club of Collingwood: former Chair Donations Committee
Gas Light Tour Productions Inc: Past Board Chair