Brixen was formed in 2019 by Alexander D’Orazio and Andrew Iacobelli.
The partnership confirmed their common values – commitment to quality, desire to build communities, and the underlying belief that people come first.
Brixen is determined to integrate these values into each project. Together, Alexander and Andrew hold over 20 years of residential development and construction knowledge. Each of their developments are delivered within budget and within promised schedules without sacrificing their core values.
In just a few short years, Brixen has achieved many goals and in 2022 was nominated as a finalist for BILD’s prestigious Home Builder of the Year, Mid/High-Rise award in the company of giants of the industry; a ringing endorsement of the company’s meteoric accomplishments.
Alexander D’Orazio has been developing and constructing mixed-use, high-density communities for over fifteen years and is responsible for building more than 6,000 units throughout various stages of development and construction.
Alexander plays a key role in the oversight of all design/development, planning approvals, construction, and customer care at Brixen Developments. Alexander brings a wealth of knowledge to the design and development of each project, ensuring that each project fits into the community and achieves the highest standards of quality.
At the onset of Brixen Developments, Alexander was responsible for bringing the construction management in-house, hiring some of the most talented construction personnel in the GTA. The construction team has gone on to build various complex communities throughout the GTA on-budget, on-schedule and maintaining the highest quality standards.
Alexander has proven success in leadership and management of various stakeholders and teams. Prior to co-founding Brixen Developments, Alexander worked with some of the largest GTA Developers/Builders in senior roles, developing their landmark sites.
Alexander graduated from the Architectural Studies program at George Brown College and earned a Project Management degree at Ryerson University. Alexander also obtained his Certified Engineer Technologist (C.E.T.) credentials in 2013 and his Project Management Professional (PMP) credentials in 2015.
Alexander is a passionate industry advocate, contributing his time to numerous advocacy groups and counsels, as well as post-secondary institutions to promote the construction industry to interested youth. He’s also committed to bettering our community and involved in various charitable organizations.
Andrew Iacobelli has worked in the industry for more than a decade as a managerial consultant, owners rep and as an independent investor. Andrew is responsible for the corporate side of the business, handling site acquisition, deal structuring, financing, sales and marketing and office operations.
He holds an Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and began his career in manufacturing controls, designing automation systems in factories in the GTA, the U.S. and Africa. This experience provided Andrew with a deep foundational understanding of systems and drawings, as well as a highly transferrable skillset of strong analytical skills and an ability to identify obstacles and solve problems, whether technical or business related. He went on to obtain his Professional Engineering designation before returning to academics to complete his Master's of Business and Administration at his alma mater, with a focus on real estate and development.
With a true passion for city building, Andrew spent the next 10 years in development, playing a key role in the development of various residential and commercial real estate projects in Canada and the U.S.
His other career passions include building companies, building relationships and building a brand. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and relationships to the partnership as well as a strong desire to change the status quo of the industry by regarding each and every stakeholder as a partner and committing to a mutually beneficial outcome on every project. He holds a private pilot license, currently sits as the Chair of the Board of a local Long-Term Care home and is involved with numerous other charitable organizations.