About Us

Welcome to Lakeland Consulting Inc.

An entrepreneurial provider of professional services that offers a unique promise of value and personal attention to all projects.

Since 2007, Lakeland Consulting Inc. has been successfully providing Commercial Management Expertise to the construction industry from project inception to completion. We have assisted owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, legal counsel and other clients in providing oversight and addressing key issues in a logical and results-based manner. Lakeland Consulting Inc. continues to build its reputation on successfully providing timely advice, actionable strategies and quality deliverables to meet the requirements of our clients.

Business Objectives


To provide our clients with Commercial Management Expertise, including Business Improvement, Contract Management, Dispute Resolution and Knowledge Share services.


To communicate the principles and values of Commercial Management and establish Lakeland Consulting Inc. as the pre-eminent provider of Commercial Management Expertise in Canada through delivery and knowledge share.


To provide Commercial Management Expertise to maximize improvement opportunities and achieve our clients' commercial, contractual, business and ethical interests.


To provide specific service offerings during the opportunity realization, pre-contract, execution and close out phases of construction projects with corresponding outcome deliverables.


To act with integrity, provide an industry standard of service, promote trust, treat others with respect, take responsibility and uphold confidentiality, in accordance with our Professional Code of Conduct.


To ensure that services provided to our clients are regulated by an internationally recognized professional body. We are proud to have achieved such regulation.


To continue to advance local and international affiliations in a manner that contributes to a sustainable profession.


To continue to develop a workplace that both cultivates and fosters diversity, inclusivity and access, in accordance with our Codes of Conduct for Inclusivity and Accessibility.

Founder's Message

“The construction industry continues to attract many challenges, with an increase in competition and demanding constraints on schedule and budget. This requires a heightened awareness of commercial and contractual approaches.


In parallel with increasing demands to achieve business expectations, the construction industry continues to suffer a shortage of in-house expertise to objectively assess approaches to business practices and situations.


Lakeland is an established consulting firm with subject matter expertise in commercial management that provides a structured approach to reviewing issues and opportunities, recommending approaches and implementing solutions.


Our impressive growth since our formation in 2007 is a function of our success in combining our entrepreneurial approach with our subject matter expertise, which has resulted in repeat business from clients who have welcomed new approaches.


We have established a code of conduct founded on the utmost integrity, providing an ethical and high standard of service, promoting trust, treating others with respect, taking responsibility and upholding confidentiality.”


Arif Ghaffur

Founder & Chair

BSc(Hons), PQS(F), MCIArb, FRICS

Richard Fogarasi


MBA, BASc (Hons), P.Eng

Daniel Josiah

Director, Contracts & Commercial


Ricardo Raymond

Associate Director, Contracts & Commercial

BSc(Hons), Dip. C.E.T

Bill Mocsan

Senior Fairness & Procurement Consultant

BA(Hons), M.E.S., CMC

Gargi Deshpande

Senior Contracts & Commercial Specialist


Udayan Chatterjee

Associate Director, Contracts & Commercial

B.Tech. (Hons), Dip. C.E.T, PMP, MRICS, PMI-SP

Nabiha Ghaffur

Contracts & Commercial Coordinator

BA (Hons), B.Ed.

Don Solomon

Senior Contracts & Commercial Consultant


Prasanna Thuraisingam

Senior Contract Administrator

BSc(Hons), CMQS, PQS

Zain Ghaffur

Senior Contracts & Commercial Specialist

LL.M., BSc(Hons), MCIArb

Rupert White

Forensic Lead, Commercial & Contracts

B.Tech. (Hons), CST

Syed Lowtun

Senior Contracts & Commercial Specialist