John Dunlap, the broker of record who sold the Greenbelt land in King sat on the Board of Southlake Regional Health Centre from June 2018 until September 2022.
He acted on behalf of Bob Schickedanz who, at the time of the sale, was President of the Ontario Home Builders Association.
The 687 acres were sold to Green Lane Bathurst GP Inc on 15 September 2022 for $80M. The company whose President is Michael Rice was incorporated in July 2022.
John Dunlap’s listing described the Greenbelt land as a
“prime landbanking opportunity”.
The Dunlap family are long established landowners in King.
John Dunlap is a member of the Delta Waterfowl Board whose profile describes him as President of Moffat Dunlap Real Estate who maintains farms and wildlife properties in Ontario, Georgia and Florida.
Bob Schickedanz : Former President of the Ontario Home Builders Association and Principal of Schickedanz Bros who sold the Greenbelt land on 15 September 2022.
John Dunlap: the real estate broker acting for Schickedanz and a member of the Southlake Board until September 2022.
Michael Rice: A developer and President of Green Lane Bathurst GP Inc which bought the land.
Luca Bucci: the former Chief of Staff to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing who served from January 2021 until April 2022 when he joined the Ontario Home Builders Association as its Chief Executive.
Steve Clark: The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing who announced on 4 November 2022 that certain specified parcels of Greenbelt land – including the lands above - would be opened up for development.
Steve Pellegrini: Four term Mayor of King who was given a commitment by the new landowner at an in-person meeting on 1 November 2022 that portions of the Greenbelt land in King would be offered to Southlake Regional Heath Centre for a “nominal fee”. Representatives of Southlake were present.
Update on 1 February 2023: From Newmarket Today: Newmarket blogger uncovers evidence for Provincial Greenbelt investigation