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People Space: Senior appts. at First Capital, Timbercreek, Plaza, Forum …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Nov. 16 2020
First Capital REIT (FCR-UN-T) has hired Neil Downey as its executive vice-president, enterprise strategies and as chief financial officer of First Capital, effective in Q1 2021. Downey is currently managing director and associate director of Canadian research for RBC Capital

People Space: Hirings at Colliers, CMLS, Firm, Colonnade BridgePort …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Oct. 29 2020
Colliers has brought on Roelof van Dijk as senior director, research and analytics for Canada. van Dijk has 15 years of experience covering the Canadian commercial real estate market, most recently as director of market analytics and market economist at CoStar Canada.

People Space: Dream, JLL, Forum, CBRE add execs …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Oct. 22 2020
Meaghan Peloso has been promoted to chief financial officer of Dream Hard Assets Alternatives Trust, after holding the post on an interim basis. The trust is soon to be renamed Dream Impact Trust, as it refines its focus within the

People Space: Hirings, promotions at CPP, Summit, Cominar …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Sep. 21 2020
Canada Pension Plan Investments has announced three senior executive changes, including the appointments of Edwin Cass as chief investment officer and Deborah Orida as senior managing director and global head of assets. Cass becomes CPP Investments’ first dedicated CIO. He joined

People Space: Exec hirings at MACH, Colliers, Epic…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Sep. 1 2020
Montreal-based real estate developer, owner and operator Groupe MACH has appointed engineer and urbanist Daniel Arbour to the position of vice-president, major projects. Considered a pioneer in modern urban planning and championing Québec expertise in that field across the globe, Arbour was one

People Space: Announcements from H&R, Colliers, Slate…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Aug. 17 2020
Alex Avery has been appointed executive vice-president, asset management and strategic initiatives of H&R REIT (HR-UN-T), one of a series of moves in its executive halls. Avery has been a member of the REIT’s board of trustees since 2017, and

People Space: New C&W CEO, execs at Harbour, Purpose, Sienna …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jul. 28 2020
Andrew McDonald is the new chief executive for the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield. He replaces Shawn Mobley, who held the CEO’s post for two-and-a-half years. McDonald was promoted from his previous position as president of Cushman & Wakefield’s Western region,

People Space: New CEOs at Zoono, Sienna …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jul. 9 2020
Zoono Services Inc. has appointed longtime industry executive Neil Lathangue as its CEO and partner. Lathangue brings more than 15 years of experience as an award-winning leader in the environmental cleaning and infection control industry, facilities services and venture capital. He’ll

New BGO managing partner; hirings at Slate, PSR, WBM …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jun. 11 2020
BentallGreenOak has hired Paul Mouchakkaa as a managing partner. Mouchakkaa, an Ottawa native, has been managing investment director and head of real assets at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) since 2015. In that role, Mouchakkaa had responsibility for CalPERS’ US$43.5

Dream Equity names execs; moves at BTB, Tricon, MCAN …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jun. 1 2020
Dream Unlimited has created and named executives for a new business arm, Dream Equity Partners, an asset management business for private real estate clients. Rahul Idnani was hired as president, moving from his role as global COO for Nuveen Real

People Space: New OMERS COO, moves at Teachers’, Caisse…

Don Wilcox Commercial Executives National May. 12 2020
Bob Aziz has been promoted to OMERS chief operating officer. For the past decade, Aziz was with Oxford Properties Group, the real estate arm of OMERS, as executive vice-president and chief legal counsel. Before joining Oxford, he was president of

People Space: Gavan joins Colliers board, Botting moves to AY …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Apr. 16 2020
Colliers International (CIGI-T) has appointed P. Jane Gavan to its board of directors. Gavan is president, asset management of Dream Unlimited (DRM-T), one of Canada’s largest real estate companies with approximately $9 billion of assets under management.  She brings more

People Space: Comings, goings at AY, SNC-Lavalin, GWLRA, Dream …

Don Wilcox Commercial Executives National Apr. 2 2020
Eva Maglis has been appointed to the board of directors of Avison Young. As former executive vice-president and global CIO for one of the world’s largest IT companies, CGI, Maglis has led significant technology initiatives, acquisitions and integrations in North America,

People Space: New Colliers CEO, execs at Boardwalk, REW.ca …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Mar. 9 2020
Colliers International (CIGI-T) has announced Brian Rosen will be promoted from Canadian chief operating officer to succeed David Bowden as president and chief executive officer, Canada. The move is effective March 31. Bowden will transition to a new role as

People Space: New Slate Retail CEO, more SNC hirings

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Feb. 18 2020
Slate Retail REIT (SRT-UN-T) has promoted David Dunn from chief operating officer to chief executive officer effective March 12, when current CEO Greg Stevenson is scheduled to retire. Dunn has worked closely with Stevenson since 2015, overseeing asset management, property management

People Space: New hires, new titles at Colliers, PIRET, Fiera…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Feb. 5 2020
Global commercial real estate services and investment management firm Colliers International Group (CIGI-T) has appointed John Friedrichsen to the newly created global leadership position of chief operating officer.  In this role, Friedrichsen will provide executive oversight and leadership at the global level

People Space: New senior execs at MACH, BGO, Altus, WWC…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jan. 30 2020
Groupe MACH has appointed Stephen Champion as executive vice-president, real estate and development, for Ontario and Western Canada. Champion has almost 20 years of experience in commercial real estate overseeing investments, development and management operations across all asset classes. He holds an

People Space: Colliers, Manulife, AY, Empire name new execs…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Jan. 7 2020
Ferial Sheybani has joined Colliers Canada as director of business solutions, bringing with her extensive experience as an IT and business transformation leader. Sheybani joins Colliers (CIGI-T) from SNC-Lavalin, where she was the senior director of IT application delivery for

People Space: Comings and goings at Slate, AY, Oxford…

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Dec. 23 2019
Slate Retail REIT and Slate Office REIT both named new senior executives during the past few days. At Slate Retail (SRT-UN-T), Andrew Agatep was promoted to chief financial officer and David Dunn to chief operating officer. Slate Office REIT named

People Space: Cominar exec shuffle, moves at CDPQ, Savills …

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Nov. 15 2019
Cominar REIT (CUF-UN-T) recently announced sweeping changes to executive ranks, including the addition of Bernard Poliquin as executive vice-president, office and chief real estate operations officer. He will oversee the leasing and property management teams for office and industrial assets

People Space: Marlin Spring’s new prez, Colliers hires in GTA

Don Wilcox Commercial Executives National Oct. 17 2019
Toronto real estate investment firm Marlin Spring has hired Ashi Mathur as its new president. Mathur has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and the real estate industry. He moved to Marlin Spring from BMO Capital Markets. For the

People Space: Melcor’s new CEO, exec shuffle at Chartwell

Don Wilcox Residential Executives National Sep. 24 2019
When Vlad Volodarski takes over from Chartwell’s retiring CEO Brent Binions in March 2020, he will also be surrounded by new faces at the company’s senior executive table. Chartwell (CSH-UN-T) Canada’s largest provider of seniors living options, announced the Volodarski-Binions succession

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