Testimonials... Our Clients Speak
"During this team's early bidding proposal process, and most assuredly within the first few weeks of their contracted engagement with Build, Ted Heighington and Patrick Gossage made it very clear to us that they fully understood our marketplace, stakeholders, challenges, issues and demonstrated a shared vision in our opportunities. Within their prescribed budget and timelines, Build received from this team very sound strategic advice, insightful stakeholder research analysis, innovative brand and positioning development, and we are now confidently ready to launch our messages and action plan with nothing short of first class professional materials."
Derek Ballantyne, EVP & COO
Build Toronto Inc.
"As Build Toronto's Team Lead at Media Profile throughout our recent three-month engagement of managing Build's inaugural Research Benchmarking, Visual Identity & Branding Start-Up Program, I was consistently confident in and impressed with our partner Ted Heighington and his Claremont Group branding team. Ted is an experienced, dedicated and respected Toronto 'urban marketer' with over 25 years of proven 'lure' success. He passionately shares in our city's vision and strategies for growth, global recognition, sustainability and viability. Claremont consistently provided to Build Toronto insightful Toronto business market acuity and experienced strategic marketing counsel, and his team cleverly developed innovative, compelling brand positioning campaigns that were enthusiastically approved by Build's executive team and Board of Directors in short order."
Linda Weichel, Managing Director, Toronto City Summit Alliance
(Greening Greater Toronto, an initiative of the Toronto City Summit Alliance)
SVP, Media Profile (currently on secondment to Toronto)
"The extent of Allied's development and tenant success in Downtown West over the past 15 years could not have happened without Ted Heighington and his skillful brand marketing strategies and inspiring creative concepts, to lure brokers, investors, companies and employees into Toronto's most exciting downtown neighborhood.
Ted and his design team deeply understand and are equally passionate about Toronto's urban revitalization opportunities, Allied's portfolio repurposing vision, creating enhanced asset values, and the importance of community in workplace branding and employer attraction."
Michael Emory, CEO,
Allied Properties REIT, Downtown West Developer
"I found Ted to be creative, energetic, informative and detailed. Ted has played a pivotal role in the success of our key accounts and we value his input and teamwork. To that end, I am pleased to report that Colliers and Claremont won first place in 2008 for the prestigious REX AWARDS by NAIOP, for Investment Deal of the Year".
Senior Vice President
"Ted is one of those marketing minds that any organization would be lucky to be associated with, let alone a non-profit like Habitat for Humanity. Ted has been a strong and steady influence, and with his vast experience has contributed on many levels. He has continuously gone above and beyond the call of duty as a Board advisory Marketing Committee volunteer".
Director of Marketing
Habitat For Humanity
"I love Ted's mind. He is so creative, so original and so smart. We are lucky to have him on our team".
Vice President, Marketing
Habitat For Humanity
& Director of Communications, UJA
"Ted's originality and creative concepts played a key role in winning major projects for our company. He clearly understands the business. He is personable, expert and creative."
Web Marketing Department
DTZ Barnicke Limited
"Your personal effort to attract new business and retain existing business in the City is a tangible symbol of the energy and ingenuity which have made Toronto one of the world's leading business centres. All of Toronto appreciates your dedication."
Former City of Toronto Mayor
"When we needed to partner with the best real estate marketing and branding professional in the city, there was only one call we needed to make, and that was to Ted Heighington of the Claremont Consulting Group."
Chairman, Media Profile
"Ted is a gifted and compelling speechwriter. He also knows how to teach and train senior executives and political candidates how to best articulate and present his powerful messages."
Ontario Securities Commission
Co-Chair, CPC National Election Toronto Team