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Montreal-based real estate developer, owner and operator Groupe MACH has appointed engineer and u...

IMAGE: Daniel Arbour is the Daniel Arbour to the vice-president, major projects at Montreal's Groupe MACH. (Courtesy Groupe MACH)

Daniel Arbour is the Daniel Arbour to the vice-president, major projects at Montreal’s Groupe MACH. (Courtesy Groupe MACH)

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 of MACH’s very first patrons. Until recently, he was senior partner at architectural firm Lemay,  dealing mainly with major urban projects in Québec and Asia.

Previously to that, he had founded Daniel Arbour and Associates, which was eventually acquired by Lemay.

At MACH, Arbour will lead the development of major mixed-use projects, including the Quartier des lumières in Montréal.

He will take his post Sept. 8.

“We are very happy to welcome Daniel to the MACH family,” said Vincent Chiara, president of MACH, in a release. “His arrival at MACH feels like a perfect fit. We share a common vision and the same desire to innovate. Moving forward, his invaluable expertise and remarkable managerial talent will be real assets for our current and future major projects.”

Jackson managing director at Colliers Toronto

Colliers International (CIGI-T) has hired Jamie Jackson as managing director of the office practice group in the Greater Toronto Area.

Jackson’s diverse career reflects the broad skillset he brings to Colliers.

Most recently, Jackson was director of financial services for Iron Mountain, creating and selling multi-million-dollar technology solutions for major banks, insurers and law firms, while overseeing teams of account managers, sales representatives and support teams.

In this role, he was recipient of the firm’s achievement in sales awards in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to this, he was CEO of Fundraising Initiatives North America Inc., leading 500-plus staff during a period of rapid development that resulted in more than 100 per cent revenue growth.

 “We’re excited to have Jamie as part of our leadership team where he will bring in new ideas and drive business development,” says Daniel Holmes, executive managing director of Colliers GTA.

“Jamie has an impressive track record of achieving substantial revenue increases, while doing so with a commitment to excellent client service.”

Sullivan joins Epic board

Toronto-based Epic Investment Services has appointed Kevin Sullivan to its board of directors. He is the board’s first independent director and his appointment expands the board to five members.

“(Sullivan’s) 25 years of experience in investment management and established relationships in the capital market industry will be a great complement to our board’s skills and experience as we execute our growth strategy and create value for our clients,” said Jeff Kohn, chair and co-CEO of Epic Investment Services, in the announcement.

Sullivan was president of KMS Capital Ltd., a Toronto-based advisory firm.

Previously, Sullivan was at GMP Capital since its inception, serving as president and as CEO. He oversaw the creation and growth of GMP Securities and Richardson GMP, a leading Canadian independent investment dealer and wealth management firm, respectively.

He also helped facilitate GMP’s IPO and oversaw its growth from a market capitalization of $300 million to over $1 billion within a seven-year period.

Prior to GMP, he spent three years in the European capital market and was also a lawyer in general practice in Calgary.

Lemay moves to Colonnade BridgePort

IMAGE: Joe Lemay is manager, investment management, at Colonnade Bridgeport. (Courtesy Colonnade Bridgeport)

Joe Lemay is manager, investment management, at Colonnade BridgePort. (Courtesy Colonnade BridgePort)

Colonnade BridgePort has added Joe Lemay to its investment management team as manager, investment management. In the role, Lemay will lead the transaction management for new acquisitions and dispositions of assets on behalf of the owner.

Lemay moves to Colonnade BridgePort from a national institutional real estate management firm, where he worked on the acquisitions and disposition team. Prior to this he was an analyst in the valuation and advisory department at Altus Group.

Lemay holds two bachelor of commerce degrees, one in finance and the other in entrepreneurship, from the University of Ottawa. Also, he is a candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Three new board members at Minto

Minto Group has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Floriana Cipollone, Gabriel Greenberg and Rachel Greenberg have joined the board of the privately held company.

Cipollone is the chief financial officer of MCAN Mortgage Corporation and previously CFO of Plaza REIT. She brings over 30 years of financial experience to the table including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance and risk, and investor relations.

Gabriel Greenberg is a corporate director of the Greenberg Family Enterprise. Before joining Minto’s board, he spent his career in the banking and real estate management industries in both Canada and the U.S.

Rachel Greenberg continues to work for the Greenberg Family Enterprise, most notably driving the creation of a philanthropy strategy for the third generation of the family.

Freed names Jiwa manager of investments

Imran Jiwa has been named the manager of investments at Freed Developments in Toronto.

Jiwa was most recently involved in real estate asset and investment management at Lux Equity, where he worked for over four years.

He also held a role in in asset management and operations, with a focus on seniors living at Metta Lifestyles, and spent a year as asset manager at Impact Equity.

He is also an executive board member at the Ontario Retirement Communities Association.

Graham retiring as Horizon North co-CEO

Horizon North Logistics Inc. (HNL-T) reports Rod Graham is retiring as co-CEO and president for modular solutions.

Graham will stay on for up to three months to assist with the transition. He will remain a Horizon North director until the next annual meeting as part of the transition plan.

“Mr. Graham was a key contributor in the completion of the Horizon North and Dexterra transaction and in the initial post transaction integration efforts,” said board chair Bill McFarland in the announcement.

“The board and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited remains fully committed to all three lines of business at Horizon North. All parties agree that one leader and one voice is in the best interests of the corporation at this time as we create a world-class platform and organization.”

John MacCuish will become CEO, with continued leadership as president of the facilities management business.

Mark Becker becomes COO and will be involved in the modular solutions transition and continue to lead as president of the workforce, accommodation, forestry and energy services business.

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