TORONTO, ON, CANADA, April 24, 2012 /Stanford Who’s Who/ — Stanford Who’s Who proudly announces the acceptance of Carel A.J.M. van der Heijden to the prestigious ranks of premier professionals as a result of his remarkable work in the real estate industry. Throughout his brilliant professional career, Carel consistently displayed the passion, vision, and dedication necessary to be considered among the best in the business.
Now retired, Carel spent over 50 years in the banking and real estate industries, excelling in every role he served. He retired after working for Cushman & Wakefield LePage Inc. for 32 years, where he started in the industrial division. He went on to move into the land division, eventually working his way into the international division and serving as Manager of the company’s Netherlands office in Amsterdam. After his official retirement, Carel provided consulting services and was instrumental in the assembling of shopping centers and a residential division.
Mr. van der Heijden was actively involved with numerous charitable organizations, including the Community Association of Riding for the Disabled (CARD), which is an organization that provides therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. Carel is a Senator No. 1352 in the JCI Senate, a Junior Chamber international organization of men and women who have received special recognition from their local Junior Chamber of Commerce chapters. Mr. van der Heijden was also the chairman of the Don Mills Community organization, a community of some 11,000 inhabitants, for about 2.5 years. Afterwards he became chairman of the North York Liquor vote, a community of some 30,000 people, and was able to obtain more votes than the normal civic elections.
While a member of the Toronto Jr. Board of Trade, Mr. van der Heijden was asked to assist the Board of the Canadian National Exhibition in the entertainment of some 5,000 sailors of the Nato Fleet who were visiting Toronto. Along with another member he organized “A Sailer home for Dinner”, which was so successful that it was oversubscribed by local families who invited the enlisted men home for dinner.
Subsequently the CNE board asked Mr. van der Heijden if he also could look after the officers. A committee was organized and headed up by General Guy Simmonds to have the Debutants of the Upper Ten invite the officers for cocktails at their home. The group additionally organized a large dinner decant at the Royal York Hotel where they all attended after being introduced to the Governor General of Ontario. There were 3 military bands and the evening was so successful that they were able to donate $3,000 to the Red Cross.