Prior to founding Cresco in 1989, Hossein began his university education with his eye on a medical degree. However, his artistic heart won him over, and with a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Francis Xavier University in hand, he followed his dream into home renovations. Today, Hossein is widely respected for his visionary methods and progressive thinking when planning communities. His ideas and input on home building industry trends are regularly sought out by various organizations. Hossein and his wife, Darlene, have three children and two grandchildren.
Taleb has a long history in the construction field and joined Cresco as a Principal in 1994. But his first career began with children as a physical education teacher. With six children and nine grandchildren of his own, he is a strong advocate of education, health and cultural diversity, values that deeply influence Cresco’s commitment to active lifestyle communities. Taleb was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Mary’s University in 2015. He has been a member of the Bedford South Advisory School Board, Halifax Region Immigration Leadership Council, and the School Advisory Committee for Rocky Lake Junior High School. He is an Ambassador at the Cobequid Community Health Centre and is the Chair of the Alrasoul Islamic Society. He has been instrumental in raising significant funds for both organizations.
Joseph Daniel, CPA, CA
Chief Executive Officer
Whether at work or in his volunteer life, Joseph is passionate about building vibrant communities in Nova Scotia. A natural entrepreneur, he is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University. Since joining Cresco in 2001, Joseph has worked in a variety of roles, and is currently Chief Executive Officer. He has worked in financial/accounting roles for a variety of companies and was a Lecturer at Saint Mary’s University. He has been and continues to be a volunteer in several associations, including business, cultural, religious, and political organizations. Joseph lives in Dartmouth with his wife, Dr. Jocelyne Faddoul, and their sons, Jonas and Jordan.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Andrew is a longtime resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and excited about Halifax’s future growth and development opportunity. Andrew recently joined Cresco after 15 years with a large heavy civil construction contractor where he was responsible for complex contracting and business development initiatives, locally, regionally, and internationally. Andrew graduated from Dalhousie Law School after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Northern British Columbia. Andrew regularly volunteers with community and charitable organizations, and serves on a number of professional and volunteer boards. He enjoys playing music, hiking, mountain and road biking, skiing, sailing, and spending time with his wife and two young boys.
Nancy Alexander, CPA, CA
Vice President, Finance
Nancy joined Cresco in July 2022 in the VP, Finance role. She has 20+ years of work experience in finance, budgeting, process improvement, strategic planning, change management, investor relations and sustainability roles. Specifically, she has been in the real estate sector for the past 14 years with publicly traded real estate companies. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Nancy & her family call Halifax home today, and you’ll find her running the trails all around Halifax, always training for her next marathon.
David M. Wassmansdorf
Vice President, Development and Construction
As a second-generation homebuilder and industry expert, David brings 30+ years of experience and knowledge to the Cresco family. Hailing from Ontario, David and his wife moved to Halifax to join Cresco in October 2022. Throughout his career, David has held several senior-level roles at leading real estate development companies across Ontario, gaining a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of residential land development – from acquisition and construction to sales and marketing. David has an innate ability to cultivate, nurture and engage multi-disciplinary teams for every project he’s part of. He’s passionate about bringing innovative, strategic approaches to business challenges and loves to build things! Being new to Atlantic Canada, when he’s not reading spy novels, David plans to spend his free time exploring the region in search of the best ocean views, golf courses, and oysters.