Lorne Bassel artfully combines three decades of groundwork in real estate development.
President and CEO of Crave Real Estate, Lorne Bassel artfully combines three decades of groundwork in real estate development with a passion for master planning innovative people places in both urban and resort locations throughout the world. Ever the globetrotter, Lorne calls upon his curated and extensive global network – including partners such as Lubert Adler and Cirque du Soleil – to cultivate the ingenuity and expertise necessary to design and develop the world’s most creative real estate ventures. Prior to founding Crave, Lorne was the Executive Vice President of Intrawest Corporation. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Lorne earned an HBA and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Lorne is also a dedicated member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving as Vice-Chair of the Recreational Development Gold Council. He is also a very active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and the acting forum chair in the YPO Real Estate network. Lorne is very active in his community, and devotes time to working with elementary schools to promote differentiated learning.