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David Allen

Founder & President

Situated was founded by David Allen after 20 years as a land development professional. David is passionate about solving real estate business challenges and an experienced development leader. David has been accountable for real estate business P&L, asset management, brand, sales & marketing, government relations, operations, joint ventures, and team performance as a manager and executive leader. David developed and executed strategic plans for $500M of real estate assets and has extensive knowledge of North American development practices.

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Bela Syal

Planning & Strategy

Bela Syal has over 25 years of experience in leading the visioning and planning for some of the largest, best-selling and innovative communities in Calgary, navigating through the multifaceted municipal approval process with a proven track record of success. Combined with her Executive MBA, Bela has a comprehensive understanding of land development for both large and small scale residential, commercial and industrial real estate. Bela's services include planning, design and strategy for policy plans, land use, outline and neighbourhood plans, growth management business plans and advocacy.

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Bob Clark

Development & Strategy

Bob has been a leader and influencer in the Development Industry for decades as a builder, an engineering consultant and a land developer. Bob holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary and a diploma from the Banff School of Advanced Management. Bob has been involved in all facets of the land development business from strategic land acquisitions to the planning, design and execution of 19 master planned communities. Bob has worked extensively with the development industry, municipal and provincial authorities to influence policy and decision making at both the Provincial and Municipal level.

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Ashley Woo


Ashley has over 9 years of experience in urban planning in the Calgary region. Through work for the public sector, private sector and as a consultant, throughout her planning career, she has knowledge of all sectors of development. Ashley provides a range of planning services within the Land Use Development arm of Situated. These services include conceptual design, land use planning, policy development, and landowner coordination to balance the interests of property owners, the municipality and the community.

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Neelima Siddhartha

Urban Design

Neelima has 20 years of experience as an International Architect, delivering high value projects integrating Urban design and Architecture, and providing designs, drawings and graphic illustrations. She led Architectural consultancy as a Principal Architect through complete development lifecycle of medium to large scale projects averaging $40M. Her projects included architectural consultancy & design for automobile dealerships of Audi, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, and other international brands. She has substantial expertise in designing commercial and educational buildings, Industrial master plans and community development plans. Neelima’s recent collaborative work on bringing back Main street project challenge received recognition from RAIC & CUI in 2020.