The Orchard, Blue Mountain

Our History. Our Passion. Our Legacy.

For over 30 years, MacPherson has been dedicated to creating vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive communities with a commitment to innovation and excellence.

Framing Roof

It all started in 1994 when we built our first three townhomes on MacPherson Avenue in Toronto, a legacy that inspired our company name. Since then, we’ve specialized in being a premier developer of residential master-planned communities across Southern Ontario.

The View Community

The MacPherson Process

We believe that homebuilding starts with understanding the distinctive makeup of each community within which we build: the lifestyle heritage, local needs and desires, and the way families aspire. Then we strategically design streetscapes and home layouts that respond to these unique characteristics, creating welcoming communities destined to help families live comfortably for generations to come.

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A Master Built Reputation

At the heart of our mission lies the commitment to crafting homes of enduring quality, designed to reflect and uphold the cherished values of our homeowners while appreciating in value over time. Our approach marries distinctive architecture and contemporary lifestyle plans with traditional-quality craftsmanship, offering you an exquisite home that feels uniquely sculpted to your lifestyle.

Leadership Team

MacPherson Builders - Team

Building a MacPherson home requires a dedicated team of professionals, guided by a steadfast determination to ensure total purchaser satisfaction. Collectively, our team is focused on paying attention to every detail in pre-planning, quality assurance, and delivering superior after-sale customer care.

Russell Higgins

Russell Higgins


Russell Higgins founded Mandarin Creek Developments Limited in 1988 as a residential land development company and then transitioned the company into a land developer and home builder under the MacPherson banner in the 1990s.  Prior to 1988, he was a real estate analyst with The First Boston Corporation in New York City.  With over 35 years of experience in the industry and having developed and built thousands of homes in Ontario during that time, Russell is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company.

Russell is a graduate of Upper Canada College and Princeton University.

Joseph Mirabella

Joseph Mirabella

Vice President, Land Development

Joseph Mirabella joined MacPherson in 2017, and was promoted to Vice President, Land Development in 2023.  With over 18 years of experience in Land Development, he is dedicated to shaping the future of our communities through innovative and sustainable development practices.

Joseph holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University).

Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson

Director, Low-Rise Construction

Chris Lawson joined MacPherson in 2017 as Site Supervisor, and was promoted to Director of Low-Rise Construction in 2024.  With over 16 years of experience in low-rise construction, he manages the construction of MacPherson’s developments with precision and expertise, ensuring that each project is delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest standards of quality.

Chris studied Architecture at Mohawk College, before transitioning to Fanshawe College to study Construction Engineering.

Amanda Myrvold

Amanda Myrvold

Director, Décor Sales

Amanda Myrvold joined MacPherson in 2018 as Director, Décor Sales.  With over 10 years of experience in the construction industry and a passion for interior design, she brings our homeowners the best selection of quality finishes and décor ideas and works closely with them to customize the options to meet their individual needs.

Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from York University.

Brayden Singh

Brayden Singh

Director, Finance

Brayden Singh joined MacPherson in 2022 as Director of Finance.  With over eight years of experience providing audit & assurance services for a major Canadian accounting firm, Brayden oversees all reporting, financial planning, and analysis, and other finance related activities. As MacPherson’s finance lead, Brayden works directly with the investment, development, asset management, and legal teams on all real estate projects.

Brayden holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management and a Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Natalia Skoko

Natalia Skoko

Director, Sales and Marketing

Natalia Skoko joined MacPherson in 2023 as Director, Sales and Marketing, bringing with her 17-years of industry experience in marketing and sales covering a wide range of real estate projects including residential condominiums, purpose-built apartments, and senior housing.

Natalia holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University) and a license with the Ontario Real Estate Association.

Paulette Traves

Paulette Traves

Director, Customer Service

Paulette Traves joined MacPherson in 2004 and has held multiple positions within the company until 2011.  Rejoining MacPherson in 2015, she held the role of Project Manager before being promoted to Director of Customer Service in 2018.  With over 20 years of experience in various customer facing roles, she plays a pivotal part in delivering an exceptional client experience to our homeowners.  She facilitates homeowner expectations and MacPherson’s obligations under the Tarion New Home Warranty Program.

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