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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Allied Properties REIT has an experienced and focused management team, led by the following senior executives:

  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    MICHAEL R. EMORY
    Michael is our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to entering the real estate business in 1988, Michael was a partner at the law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in corporate and real estate finance. Michael is also a Director of Equitable Group Inc. and Equitable Bank.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    THOMAS G. BURNS
    Tom is our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Retail at DTZ Barnicke, as well as a member of DTZ's Global Management Committee. During Tom's 30 year career, he has distinguished himself in the Canadian Real Estate community in both the leasing of retail space and consulting on the repositioning of existing retail properties. He is a Business Administration graduate of Algonquin College specializing in Real Estate.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    CECILIA C. WILLIAMS
    Cecilia is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She was formerly Vice President and Controller of Dream Unlimited and Chief Financial Officer of Dream Alternative Trust. Cecilia began her career at Arthur Andersen, where she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2001 while working in the assurance and valuation practices. She continued her career development through progressively more senior financial and planning positions at Magna International and Canwest Broadcasting/Shaw Media.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    DOUG RICHES
    Doug is our Senior Vice President, Mission Critical Facilities. He was formerly Senior Facilities Manager Sustainability at Bell Canada responsible for the major Key Facilities in Ontario. During Doug’s 35 year career, he has been an out-of-the-box thinker, a leader in the design and operation of critical environments and the recipient of the Double EE award from Toronto Hydro for Engineering Excellence. Prior to arriving in Canada, he worked throughout England specializing in the upkeep and maintenance of critical plants. He graduated from the Northumbrian Institute of Technology with honours in electrical theory.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    DAVID PITFIELD
    David is our Senior Vice President, Operations. Immediately prior to joining Allied Properties, David developed community retail projects with Thompson Centres in secondary markets in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. He was formerly Senior Director of Retail Leasing at Cadillac Fairview, a leading national owner/operator of enclosed shopping centres and Class A office buildings. During David’s 25 year real estate career, he has held numerous positions in both Property Operations and Leasing. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    TIM LOW
    Tim is our Senior Vice President, Leasing, responsible for leasing Allied’s office and retail portfolio across Canada. Prior to joining Allied, Tim was employed by Northam Realty Advisors Ltd, where he spent over eight years leasing Northam's Toronto and Western Canadian Portfolio. Over Tim’s 23 year real estate career, he has leased a variety of commercial properties, including heritage properties and Class A bank towers.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    HUGH CLARK
    Hugh is our Vice President, Development, and is responsible for overseeing value creation projects for Allied. Prior to joining Allied, he spent five years working for an award winning architectural firm in Toronto. Hugh has worked as a licensed architect in both Ontario and Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Harvard University.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    LUQMAN M. AHMAD
    Luqman is our Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining Allied, Luqman worked for Calloway REIT in various progressive positions, most recently as Corporate Controller. Luqman began his career at PwC, focusing on public clients specializing in the real estate sector and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2008. Luqman is a graduate of York University.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    TYRONE BOWERS
    Tyrone is our Vice President, Acquisitions and is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence and negotiation of acquisition & disposition opportunities throughout the country. Prior to his role as Vice President, Acquisitions, Tyrone worked as Managing Director, Leasing, a position he held with Allied Properties REIT for five years. Prior to joining Allied in 2010, Tyrone was with Cushman & Wakefield. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    JENNIFER L. IRWIN
    Jennifer is our Vice President, Human Resources and Communications. She was formerly Senior Director, Learning Infrastructure and Planning as well as Senior Director, Human Resources for Loblaw Companies Limited. Prior to that, she held both national and international positions for Johnson Controls, Husky Injection Molding Systems and IKO. Jennifer is a Certified Human Resources Professional and a graduate from the University of Western Ontario.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    DAVID SILVA
    David is our Vice President of Technology and is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of all Information Technology services. Prior to joining Allied in 2017, David was with Morguard Investments Ltd. Over David’s 25 year Information Technology career he has held numerous senior positions in Information Technology. He has also held strategic advisory roles in local startups and non-profit organizations.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    Jean-François Burdet
    Jean-François is Regional Vice President, Eastern Canada (Ottawa, Montréal, Québec) and is responsible for overseeing all regional activities. Prior to his role as Regional Vice President Jean-François worked as Regional Director, Eastern Canada. Prior to joining Allied in 2007, Jean-François was at BLJC and SNC Lavalin. Over JF’s 20 year real estate career he has held numerous positions in Property & Project Management as well as construction and building expertise for government interest, privately owned and publicly trading companies.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    LAURA TRUJILLO
    Laura is the Regional Vice President, Central Canada (Ontario) and is responsible for overseeing all regional activities. Prior to her role as Regional Vice President, Laura held the position of Regional Director, Central Canada. Over Laura’s 20 year real estate career, she has held numerous positions in Property Operations and Project Management. Laura holds the CPM & ACoM Designations with the Real Estate Institute of Canada.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    MARINA NAGRIBIANKO
    Marina is Regional Vice President, Western Canada (Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg) and is responsible for overseeing all regional activities. Prior to her role as Regional Vice President, Marina worked as Regional Director, Western Canada. Prior to joining Allied in 2013, Marina was at Triovest Realty Advisors. Over Marina’s 30 year real estate career she has held numerous positions in Property & Project Management as well as in Marketing.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    NANTHINI MAHALINGAM
    Nanthini is our National Controller, Property Accounting. She was formerly Divisional Controller for Skyline Retail and Commercial REITs. During her nearly 18 years in Real Estate, Nanthini has been a strong leader with a focus on streamlined processes and ever improving efficiencies. Her range of expertise includes financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting; talent selection and development; and acquisition integration and project management. Nanthini started her career in the Real Estate Industry with Oxford Properties Group and moved on to various progressive accounting positions with Smart Centres, Calloway REIT and Conundrum Capital. Nanthini holds her CPA, CMA designation and is a graduate of Ryerson.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    Christina Sjahli
    Christina is our Corporate Controller and is responsible for the financial reporting and regulatory compliance of the REIT. She started her career at Ernst & Young in Jakarta, Indonesia in their assurance and consulting practice. She obtained her chartered accountant designation in 2007 while working for KPMG in Toronto. Prior to joining Allied in 2017, she was working in various progressive roles in the mining industry over the last 8 years, most recently as a Corporate Controller of a publicly traded gold mining company. She holds a bachelor degree in Accounting from University of Oregon and a US certified public accountant designation.
  • MICHAEL R. EMORY
    ANDREW GROENEWEGEN
    Andrew Groenewegen is our Vice President, Asset Management and is responsible for asset management of our national portfolio. Immediately prior to joining Allied, Andrew managed a large national portfolio for institutional and pension-fund clients. During Andrew’s career he has also held positions in leasing, acquisitions, and development in numerous real estate asset classes. He is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and Queen’s University.

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