R-LABS_I&T_David Wilkes
Industry Partners

David Wilkes

President & CEO of the Building Industry & Land Development Association (BILD)


David Wilkes is a seasoned business leader with a deep understanding of large-scale transformation. Drawing on his extensive retail experience, he currently leads over 197,000 employees and brings $30 billion in investment value to the Greater Toronto Area as the CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). David has also been a powerful advocate for land developers and home builders in this role – building meaningful partnerships and maintaining exceptional government relations that move our industry forward.

Over his 40-year career, David Wilkes has built a strong reputation for his unmatched ability to bridge public and private interests. His passion for industry advancement enables him to act as a strategic partner to a wide variety of stakeholders and partner organizations. From housing supply to safe construction practices, David always looks for mutually beneficial solutions to major industry problems.

Certifications & Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Geography from Ryerson University

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