The Baz Group of Companies is one of Canada’s largest privately-owned Real Estate firms with operating companies that strategically acquire, develop, construct and reposition assets throughout North America.
Launched in 2013 as Marlin Spring, the company was formed with the purchase of three acres of land in Markham, Ontario. The firm was rebranded in 2023 as the Baz Group of Companies, reflecting the collective growth of each of our operating companies while providing each platform with its own individuality within the collective group to best serve our clients. The company has evolved and grown over time, but our unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional real estate value to all our stakeholders with an uncompromising adherence to our core values has remained steadfast.

Marlin Spring US Realty is an Investment and Asset Management firm focused on the acquisition and repositioning of multi-family assets across the United States.

Spring Living owns and operates retirement communities situated in established residential neighborhoods throughout Canada.

Marlin Spring Developments develops and builds both low-rise and high-rise residential properties in the Greater Toronto Area.

Greyspring is an investment and asset management firm focused on the acquisition and repositioning of multi-family assets across Canada.

The Baz Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to supporting causes and organizations whose mandates are youth focused.

Through a dedication to excellence that is unsurpassed in the industry, the Baz Group of Companies connects experience and expertise to create successful ventures that impact the landscape of modern living throughout Canada and the United States.

Our Mission
& Vision

Our mission is deliver exceptional Real Estate value to all our stakeholders with an uncompromising adherence to our core values.

Our vision is to be recognized as one of the most trusted companies in the global real estate industry.

Our Values

Baz Group of Companies Cares
  • Collaboration
    We unite our individual strengths by working together as a team.
  • Agility
    We are dynamic and adaptive, embrace change, innovation, growth and learning and keep an open mind.
  • Respect
    We respect and care about our people, our partners, our communities and all our stakeholders.
  • Excellence
    We uphold ourselves to the highest standards, pursue excellence and exhibit a strong work ethic.
  • Sincerity
    We operate with transparency, demonstrating sincerity and honesty and conduct ourselves with integrity in all that we do.
The Baz Group is proud to be an award-winning company. Acclamation for our commitment to our customers, investors and partners motivates us and keeps us focused on providing the very best developments and investments.

Building for Communities

Acquisitions +
  • Strong track-record of sourcing opportunities both on and off market
  • Focus on primary markets with favourable employment dynamics
  • Fully integrated underwriting process
  • Principled investment philosophy
Development +
  • Experienced team leading the entitlement process
  • Excellent relationships with local community and city planners enabling timely approvals
  • Long and trusted relationships across all political levels
  • Dedicated in-house sales and marketing team
Income-Producing Assets +
  • Focus on major North American markets with strong population and economic growth
  • Unique developer’s perspective predicated on replacement cost
  • Top local operators and hands-on asset management team
Construction +
  • Strong in-house construction management capabilities across all divisions
  • Professional estimating and contracting
  • Long-standing relationships with contractors and material suppliers in major markets
Investor Relations +
  • Detailed reporting and project level tracking
  • Advisory board of industry leaders who lead global companies
  • Professional team dedicated to interfacing with partners and investors
Community Responsibility
  • Giving Back
  • Sustainability & Environment

Baz Group of Companies is deeply committed to making the world a better place and giving back to our community.

Our philanthropic focus is expressed through our Marlin Spring Foundation – a charitable organization as well as through many other charities and causes.

Deeply focused on environmental responsibility.

Baz Group of Companies promotes sustainability through the use of renewable resources, local products and principled building practices. Our commitment to creating smart, ethical communities is compatible with our long-term vision to create the very best neighbourhoods for generations to come.

Our Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board is comprised of some of North America’s most talented business professionals. Their counsel has been and will continue to be instrumental to our success.
Jaime McKenna
As Managing Director and Group Head, Real Estate at Fengate, Jaime leads and is responsible for the firm’s real estate business and is a member of the Fengate Executive team. Prior to joining Fengate, Jaime was Chief Investment Officer of Minto Apartment REIT.
Philip Reichmann
Beginning his career at Olympia & York Developments Limited in 1978, Philip Reichmann was involved in the development of World Financial Centre in New York and Canary Wharf in London. He is Founding Partner of ReichmannHauer Capital Partners Inc., a Canadian private equity firm.
Ken Rotman
Ken is President of Roy-L Capital Corporation, a private investment company active in the real estate industry and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Clairvest Group Inc. (TSX: CVG), a leading middle market private equity firm based in Toronto. Ken will not advise on any matters relating to Baz Group of Companies' seniors’ home/long-term care home investments due to a conflict of interest.
Benjamin Tal
Deputy Chief economist of CIBC, Mr. Tal is well-known for his published research on topics such as labour market dynamics, real estate, credit markets, international trade and business economic conditions.
Lawrence Zucker
President and CEO of Osmington Inc., an investment company primarily focussed on real estate, Mr. Zucker has transacted on more than $2.5 billion in real estate. His portfolio includes investments in hospitality, technology, green energy and entertainment.
Baz Group of Companies’ exceptional track record has led to partnerships with some of the most significant and well-known organizations in North America which include institutional and private investors and real estate developers.
Selected Partners
Selected Financiers