Founder Ignat Kaneff was a land and home developer, builder, visionary and philanthropist. He is an icon of admiration in the real estate industry and beloved member of the Mississauga and Greater Toronto Area Communities.
An immigrant to Canada nearly 67 years ago, he entered the country with no formal education and limited ability to communicate in English. Working as a labourer for a building company in Mississauga, he was quickly inspired to achieve his own success in the industry. After just one year in Canada, Mr. Kaneff purchased his first home, which he eventually mortgaged to purchase two more, laying the foundation for his own company’s legacy.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Kaneff built his first apartment building, pioneering the first high-rise building in Mississauga’s history. The Kaneff building are a staple in the heart of Mississauga’s City Centre.
Kaneff Properties has over 5,000 family homes, high-rise apartments, office buildings, retail commercial plazas and golf courses developed and managed in the last 65 years. What set Mr. Kaneff apart is his commitment and reputation of hard work, honesty and unwavering focus on quality and community in every development he sets out to create.