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Don Wilcox Managing Editor, RENX

Senior board, exec additions at QuadReal, Four Seasons, CPP, Crombie...

Don Wilcox Commercial CEOs National Nov. 18 2022

Rita Achrekar has joined the board of directors of QuadReal Property Group, one of a number of senior appointments chronicled in this People Space. We also note moves at Four Seasons, Crombie REIT, CPP, Colliers, Genesis and more.

CFO moves at Fengate, SmartCentres, Minto, Firm Capital ...

Don Wilcox Commercial Executives National Oct. 28 2022

Fengate Asset Management has promoted longtime company executive Nina Yoo to chief financial officer, one of several significant CFO transitions we chronicle in this instalment of People Space.

People Space: Exec moves at Starlight, CBRE, Colliers, SmartCentres

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Sep. 9 2022
Longtime real estate investment banking executive Chris Bell has joined Starlight Investments as president and chief investment officer. Bell has more than three decades of real estate experience and over 20 years in real estate investment banking. He moved to

People Space: Major executive moves at Brookfield, C&W

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Aug. 19 2022
Brookfield Asset Management has announced a major reorganization and is shuffling several top executives as a result, including former Bank of Canada and Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The company now known as Brookfield Asset Management is being renamed

People Space: Promotions, hirings at Terra Firma, AIC, Crombie…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jul. 27 2022
Real estate finance company Terra Firma Capital Corp. (TII-X) has appointed Shelley Ochoa chief financial officer and corporate secretary. Ochoa joined Terra Firma earlier this year as vice-president, finance. Prior to joining the corporation, she was vice-president, financial reporting at

People Space: New leaders at PSP Investments, Skyline Industrial

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jul. 22 2022
PSP Investments has named Deborah K. Orida its new president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1. She will succeed Neil Cunningham, who will become vice-chair and special advisor to the president and CEO until his retirement on March 31, 2023. Orida

People Space: Finkbeiner leaving GWL, new CAPREIT chair named

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jun. 20 2022
Paul Finkbeiner will step down as executive vice-president, global head of real estate at Great-West Lifeco and leave the company as of Sept. 30. The announcement was made in a LinkedIn post by GWL’s executive vice-president and global CIO Raman

People Space: KingSett, Chartwell, Link, Allied make senior moves…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jun. 14 2022
Aliyah Mohamed has been named chief capital officer and a member of the management committee at KingSett Capital. Mohamed joined KingSett from TD Securities where she spent more than 16 years in investment banking, most recently as managing director, real estate.

People Space: Rayburn joins KV Capital, new Nova CEO …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National May. 26 2022
Darin Rayburn is back in the real estate and development industry. The former president and CEO of Melcor Developments and Melcor REIT (MR-UN-T) has been named president of KV Capital’s new Real Estate Equity Partners division. Rayburn is joining KV’s

People Space: CAPREIT’s Stein to retire, new InterRent CEO

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National May. 4 2022
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR-UN-T) announced Michael Stein will retire from its board of trustees at the end of his term, following the firm’s annual meeting June 1. Stein co-founded CAPREIT in 1995 with the late Tom

People Space: New Cominar CEO, senior execs at CPP, LaSalle…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Apr. 20 2022
Cominar has appointed Mario D. Morroni to be its next president and chief executive officer, effective May 9. “Real estate is going through one of its most intense periods of transformation, providing new opportunities to those who can best leverage the

People Space: MacAngus promoted at Colliers, new CCO at KingSett…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Apr. 7 2022
Colliers has announced Colliers Project Leaders Canada and Middle East founder and president Franklin Holtforster will retire and Olivia MacAngus will succeed him. MacAngus is currently chief development officer and will step into her new role on June 1. Holtforster

People space: Senior execs join AIMCo, CT REIT, Hill and more …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Mar. 28 2022
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) has hired experienced industry executive Paul Mouchakkaa as senior managing director, head of real estate. He will join the organization from BentallGreenOak effective May 2. Mouchakkaa will lead AIMCo’s real estate investment team, responsible for $18 billion in

People Space: Cryer leaving CAPREIT, moves at Boardwalk, BTB

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Mar. 17 2022
Scott Cryer has decided to leave CAPREIT (CAR-UN-T) effective April 15 to pursue other opportunities after 12 years at the trust, including over a decade serving as its chief financial officer. Cryer helped CAPREIT grow from a market cap of

People Space: Senior hires at Trez, Manulife, Colliers, CPP…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Mar. 4 2022
Trez Capital has appointed Dean Kirkham president of the firm. Kirkham will help drive Trez Capital’s corporate strategy and will become increasingly external-facing, taking on important strategic relationships. He will also continue to serve as chief operating officer. Kirkham joined

People Space: Reorgs lead to exec moves at Ivanhoé, Great Gulf…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Feb. 8 2022
Ivanhoé Cambridge has created a geographical structure with five global hubs and is appointing senior executives to head up the operations. Among the appointments will be a head of Canada although the firm has yet to hire for that post.

People Space: Executive app’ts at Highstreet, Oxford, CBRE, BGO …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Feb. 3 2022
Founder and president Scott Butler has taken on the role of chief executive officer at Kelowna’s Highstreet Ventures LI, with Christina Wilson stepping up into the president’s position. Wilson joined Highstreet as a development coordinator seven years ago, bringing her

People Space: Changes at Slate, new faces at AY, RISE, Sienna…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jan. 13 2022
Slate Asset Management has announced two significant management changes at its grocery and office REITs. At Slate Grocery REIT (SGR-UN-T), Blair Welch has taken over as interim CEO for David Dunn, who is stepping down. At Slate Office REIT (SOT-UN-T),

People Space: Lemay new Fiera CEO, moves at AGF, Trez, BSR, Yorkton…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jan. 6 2022
As part of its planned succession, Fiera Capital (FSZ-T) announced founder and CEO Jean-Guy Desjardins has become the executive chair of the board of directors and Jean-Philippe Lemay has taken the reins as global president and chief executive officer. Desjardins

People Space: New RioCan COO, hires at RE/MAX, AY, Slate…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Nov. 26 2021
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI-UN-T) has promoted John Ballantyne to chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, from his current role as senior vice-president, asset management. Ballantyne will assume oversight for property operations and leasing and will continue to lead

People Space: Hirings, promotions at MIP, CPP, Great Gulf, V!VA…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Nov. 9 2021
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) has named Sandra Tran its new chief financial officer. Tran has previously played an integral role in the development of resilient mixed-use infrastructure in the Greater Toronto Area and was instrumental in establishing the financial strategy, approval

People Space: Key departure from CPP, new hires at CFO, REBGV…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Oct. 19 2021
Longtime CPP Investments executive Alain Carrier is resigning as senior managing director and head of international as of Oct. 22. Carrier will take over as global CEO of New York-based Bregal Investments. “For nearly 14 years, CPP Investments has benefited

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