Land Development Planners in Ottawa, Canada since 2004

Akash Sinha, Founder & President


After experience as a consultant to federal government and later, hired by other development companies as an urban planner, Akash Sinha saw the need for new creativity and conscious development in projects coming to life in Ottawa. Dharma’s first mission was to offer a choice to the Canadian home buyer for a healthier built home at fair market prices. Akash’s conscious community building included creation of charitable events, online local arts magazine and environmental conservatism. 

Twelve years later, Dharma Developments has enjoyed projects ranging from urban infills, acreage custom homes, town home communities and low-rise condominium developments. Akash Sinha is well known around the Ottawa new home construction industry for sharing his ideas on guest panels, serving on the Foundation Board for Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, and in 2009 being a recipient of Ottawa Business Journals’ Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs to watch.


Katy Sinha, VP of Dharma, combines her enthusiasm for understanding people and genuine respect for the natural environment in her inherent ability to direct the business’ inner culture and outward positioning in the marketplace. From its inception, Dharma Developments has relied on her thoughtful approach to addressing clients’ needs and providing leadership in Dharma’s commitment to sustainable practices.