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Management Team

Allied has an experienced and focused management team, led by the following senior executives.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael is our founder and our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to entering the real estate business in 1988, he was a partner at the law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in corporate and real estate finance. He is also a Director of EQB Inc. and Equitable Bank.

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MICHAEL EMORY

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael is our founder and our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to entering the real estate business in 1988, he was a partner at the law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in corporate and real estate finance. He is also a Director of EQB Inc. and Equitable Bank.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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 his 35 year career, Tom has distinguished himself in the areas of commercial leasing, operations and development. He is a Business Administration graduate of Algonquin College specializing in Real Estate.

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TOM BURNS

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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 his 35 year career, Tom has distinguished himself in the areas of commercial leasing, operations and development. He is a Business Administration graduate of Algonquin College specializing in Real Estate.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Cecilia is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She began her career at Arthur Andersen, where she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2001 while working in the assurance and valuation practices. Cecilia continued her career development through progressively more senior financial and planning positions at Magna International, Canwest Broadcasting/Shaw Media and Dream Unlimited. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

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CECILIA WILLIAMS

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Cecilia is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She began her career at Arthur Andersen, where she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2001 while working in the assurance and valuation practices. Cecilia continued her career development through progressively more senior financial and planning positions at Magna International, Canwest Broadcasting/Shaw Media and Dream Unlimited. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Executive Vice President, Development

Hugh is our Executive Vice President, Development and is responsible for overseeing value creation projects for Allied. Prior to joining Allied, he spent many 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.

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HUGH CLARK

Executive Vice President, Development

Hugh is our Executive Vice President, Development and is responsible for overseeing value creation projects for Allied. Prior to joining Allied, he spent many 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.

Executive Vice President, Special Operations

Doug is our Executive Vice President, Special Operations. He was formerly Senior Facilities Manager Sustainability at Bell Canada, responsible for the major Key Facilities in Ontario. During his extensive career, Doug 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.

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DOUG RICHES

Executive Vice President, Special Operations

Doug is our Executive Vice President, Special Operations. He was formerly Senior Facilities Manager Sustainability at Bell Canada, responsible for the major Key Facilities in Ontario. During his extensive career, Doug 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.

Senior Vice President, Montréal and Ottawa

Jean-François is our Senior Vice President, Montréal and Ottawa and is responsible for portfolio performance and user satisfaction in Ottawa and Montréal. Prior to joining Allied in 2007, he was at BLJC and SNC Lavalin. Over the course of his real estate career, JF has held numerous positions in property and project management, as well as construction and building expertise for government interest, privately owned and publicly traded companies.

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Jean-François Burdet

Senior Vice President, Montréal and Ottawa

Jean-François is our Senior Vice President, Montréal and Ottawa and is responsible for portfolio performance and user satisfaction in Ottawa and Montréal. Prior to joining Allied in 2007, he was at BLJC and SNC Lavalin. Over the course of his real estate career, JF has held numerous positions in property and project management, as well as construction and building expertise for government interest, privately owned and publicly traded companies.

Senior Vice President, Leasing

Tim is our Senior Vice President, Leasing, responsible for Allied’s National office and retail portfolio. Prior to joining Allied, he worked for a number of large commercial real estate and private equity firms, leasing office space across Canada. Over his extensive real estate career, Tim has leased a variety of commercial properties including heritage properties and Class A bank towers.

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TIM LOW

Senior Vice President, Leasing

Tim is our Senior Vice President, Leasing, responsible for Allied’s National office and retail portfolio. Prior to joining Allied, he worked for a number of large commercial real estate and private equity firms, leasing office space across Canada. Over his extensive real estate career, Tim has leased a variety of commercial properties including heritage properties and Class A bank towers.

Senior Vice President, National Operations

J.P. is our Senior Vice President, National Operations, responsible for the Property Management, Technical Services, Energy Management and Life Safety and Security teams supporting Allied's national portfolio. Prior to joining Allied, J.P. held roles at Timbercreek Asset Management and RioCan REIT. He has extensive experience in acquisitions, asset management and operations. J.P. is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the University of Western Ontario.

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J.P. Mackay

Senior Vice President, National Operations

J.P. is our Senior Vice President, National Operations, responsible for the Property Management, Technical Services, Energy Management and Life Safety and Security teams supporting Allied's national portfolio. Prior to joining Allied, J.P. held roles at Timbercreek Asset Management and RioCan REIT. He has extensive experience in acquisitions, asset management and operations. J.P. is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the University of Western Ontario.

Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Nanthini is our Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting, leading the national accounting team. She is a strong leader with a focus on streamlining processes and improving efficiencies. Her expertise includes financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, talent selection and development, acquisition integration, and project management. Nanthini has held progressive positions in the real estate industry including Skyline Commercial and Retail REIT, Oxford Properties Group, Smart Centres, Calloway REIT, and Conundrum Capital. Nanthini holds her CPA, CMA designation and is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University.

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NANTHINI MAHALINGAM

Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Nanthini is our Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting, leading the national accounting team. She is a strong leader with a focus on streamlining processes and improving efficiencies. Her expertise includes financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, talent selection and development, acquisition integration, and project management. Nanthini has held progressive positions in the real estate industry including Skyline Commercial and Retail REIT, Oxford Properties Group, Smart Centres, Calloway REIT, and Conundrum Capital. Nanthini holds her CPA, CMA designation and is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Anne is our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Allied, she was a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP, where her practice focused on corporate, commercial and securities law. Anne worked closely with us for thirteen years in that role, advising us on numerous public debt and equity financings, corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. Anne holds an LL.B. from Western University and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2007.

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Anne Miatello

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Anne is our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Allied, she was a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP, where her practice focused on corporate, commercial and securities law. Anne worked closely with us for thirteen years in that role, advising us on numerous public debt and equity financings, corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. Anne holds an LL.B. from Western University and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2007.

Vice President, Talent

David is our Vice President, Talent. Responsible for all things people, he fosters and champions Allied’s unique culture. David makes sure our teams have access to the knowledge, programs, training and environment required to not only excel at Allied but succeed in their respective careers. Prior to joining, David held progressive executive and human resources roles with The Canadian Accountability Board, Dream Unlimited, DundeeWealth Inc and Husky Injection Molding Systems. A graduate of the University of Guelph, David blended his passion for helping people and human performance with post-graduate studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as well as Rotman’s Advanced Program in Human Resources Management.

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DAVID DOULL

Vice President, Talent

David is our Vice President, Talent. Responsible for all things people, he fosters and champions Allied’s unique culture. David makes sure our teams have access to the knowledge, programs, training and environment required to not only excel at Allied but succeed in their respective careers. Prior to joining, David held progressive executive and human resources roles with The Canadian Accountability Board, Dream Unlimited, DundeeWealth Inc and Husky Injection Molding Systems. A graduate of the University of Guelph, David blended his passion for helping people and human performance with post-graduate studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as well as Rotman’s Advanced Program in Human Resources Management.

Vice President, Corporate Planning & Sustainability

Jo Flatt is our Vice President, Corporate Planning & Sustainability, and is responsible for developing organization-wide strategic plans to drive innovation and improve social, environmental, and economic outcomes. Prior to joining Allied, Jo worked at Evergreen where she led programs with communities from across Canada to address important local issues, including Toronto’s laneway housing policy. Jo is a former instructor at the Munk School of Public Policy and a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto.

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Jo Flatt

Vice President, Corporate Planning & Sustainability

Jo Flatt is our Vice President, Corporate Planning & Sustainability, and is responsible for developing organization-wide strategic plans to drive innovation and improve social, environmental, and economic outcomes. Prior to joining Allied, Jo worked at Evergreen where she led programs with communities from across Canada to address important local issues, including Toronto’s laneway housing policy. Jo is a former instructor at the Munk School of Public Policy and a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto.

Vice President, Technical Services

Hersha is our Vice President, Technical Services, and is responsible for establishing and leading our national facilities management and preventative maintenance programs with continued focus on training and development of building operations teams. She began her career at H.H.Angus Consulting Engineers, where she focused on data centre design and commissioning, ultimately becoming a partner. Hersha joined Royal Bank of Canada to lead its Critical Environment Engineering & Operations, overseeing its global data centre portfolio. Hersha is an Electrical Engineer with the professional engineer designation and is a graduate of McMaster University.

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Hersha Leung

Vice President, Technical Services

Hersha is our Vice President, Technical Services, and is responsible for establishing and leading our national facilities management and preventative maintenance programs with continued focus on training and development of building operations teams. She began her career at H.H.Angus Consulting Engineers, where she focused on data centre design and commissioning, ultimately becoming a partner. Hersha joined Royal Bank of Canada to lead its Critical Environment Engineering & Operations, overseeing its global data centre portfolio. Hersha is an Electrical Engineer with the professional engineer designation and is a graduate of McMaster University.

Vice President, Development

John is our Vice President, Development. He is responsible for overseeing intensification and development projects in Central and Western Canada. Prior to joining Allied, John worked for a large construction management firm in Vancouver. He holds an engineering degree and MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

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JOHN LINDSAY

Vice President, Development

John is our Vice President, Development. He is responsible for overseeing intensification and development projects in Central and Western Canada. Prior to joining Allied, John worked for a large construction management firm in Vancouver. He holds an engineering degree and MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Vice President, Lease Documentation

Ana is our Vice President, Lease Documentation and is responsible for overseeing lease transactions nationally. Prior to joining Allied Properties in 2010, Ana held positions at Colliers International and SNC-Lavalin. She is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University and holds her CLO designation with the Real Estate Institute of Canada.

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ANA LOPES

Vice President, Lease Documentation

Ana is our Vice President, Lease Documentation and is responsible for overseeing lease transactions nationally. Prior to joining Allied Properties in 2010, Ana held positions at Colliers International and SNC-Lavalin. She is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University and holds her CLO designation with the Real Estate Institute of Canada.

Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Assmae is our Vice President, Portfolio Operations, for Montréal and Ottawa. She is responsible for overseeing portfolio operation activities in the cities. Prior to joining Allied, Assmae held various positions in property and project management with Crofton Moore and Sandalwood, in addition to her experience in immigration and web communication abroad. Assmae graduated university with a degree in Commercial Management.

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ASSMAE LOUDYI

Vice President, Portfolio Operations

Assmae is our Vice President, Portfolio Operations, for Montréal and Ottawa. She is responsible for overseeing portfolio operation activities in the cities. Prior to joining Allied, Assmae held various positions in property and project management with Crofton Moore and Sandalwood, in addition to her experience in immigration and web communication abroad. Assmae graduated university with a degree in Commercial Management.

Vice President, Leasing

Gord is our Vice President, Leasing, Central and Western Canada. He is responsible for overseeing leasing activities across Allied’s Central and Western office and retail portfolios. Prior to joining Allied in 2015, Gord spent eight years in brokerage with Avison Young. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.

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GORD OUGHTON

Vice President, Leasing

Gord is our Vice President, Leasing, Central and Western Canada. He is responsible for overseeing leasing activities across Allied’s Central and Western office and retail portfolios. Prior to joining Allied in 2015, Gord spent eight years in brokerage with Avison Young. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.

Vice President, Leasing

Christopher is our Vice President, Leasing and is responsible for overseeing leasing activities across Allied’s office and retail portfolios in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied in 2016, Christopher represented institutional property owners in industrial and office transactions while at a leading real estate advisory company. He is a graduate of the faculty of law at the Université de Montréal, and prior to that, obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, major Psychology from Concordia University.

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Christopher Thorne

Vice President, Leasing

Christopher is our Vice President, Leasing and is responsible for overseeing leasing activities across Allied’s office and retail portfolios in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied in 2016, Christopher represented institutional property owners in industrial and office transactions while at a leading real estate advisory company. He is a graduate of the faculty of law at the Université de Montréal, and prior to that, obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, major Psychology from Concordia University.

Vice President, Technology

Travis is our Vice President, Technology and is responsible for leading and executing our technology strategy. Prior to joining Allied in 2020, he worked in a variety of industries for companies including Dream Unlimited, BlackBerry, Dynacare, Carpedia International, and the Canadian Forces. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Manitoba.

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Travis Vokey

Vice President, Technology

Travis is our Vice President, Technology and is responsible for leading and executing our technology strategy. Prior to joining Allied in 2020, he worked in a variety of industries for companies including Dream Unlimited, BlackBerry, Dynacare, Carpedia International, and the Canadian Forces. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Manitoba.

Managing Director, Urban Data Centres

John is our Managing Director, Urban Data Centres and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facilities. He joined Allied in 2021 following 10 years as an engineering consultant with a focus on redundant systems design. He applies problem solving and critical thinking skills to increase the reliability and efficiency within the critical environment of our urban data centres. John is a mechanical engineer and is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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John Campbell

Managing Director, Urban Data Centres

John is our Managing Director, Urban Data Centres and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facilities. He joined Allied in 2021 following 10 years as an engineering consultant with a focus on redundant systems design. He applies problem solving and critical thinking skills to increase the reliability and efficiency within the critical environment of our urban data centres. John is a mechanical engineer and is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Managing Director, Lease Documentation

Laurence is our Managing Director, Lease Documentation, Eastern Canada and is responsible for overseeing lease transactions and operational legal matters in the region. Laurence has extensive experience in commercial real estate. She joined the industry as an attorney in a boutique firm specialising in real estate litigation before gaining in-house experience at NKF Devencore (now known as Avison Young) and Ivanhoe Cambridge. Laurence is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Montréal and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2008.

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LAURENCE GIBEAULT

Managing Director, Lease Documentation

Laurence is our Managing Director, Lease Documentation, Eastern Canada and is responsible for overseeing lease transactions and operational legal matters in the region. Laurence has extensive experience in commercial real estate. She joined the industry as an attorney in a boutique firm specialising in real estate litigation before gaining in-house experience at NKF Devencore (now known as Avison Young) and Ivanhoe Cambridge. Laurence is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Montréal and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2008.

Managing Director, Technical Services

Christian is our Managing Director, Technical Services, responsible for overseeing the facilities management, capital planning and building performance for Allied’s assets in Montréal and Ottawa.. He has been instrumental in optimizing the portfolio’s physical attributes while focusing on client satisfaction. Prior to joining Allied in 2009, Christian was with SNC-Lavalin Profac, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, O&Y Enterprise, and CN Real Estate. Christian is a real estate graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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CHRISTIAN MADORE

Managing Director, Technical Services

Christian is our Managing Director, Technical Services, responsible for overseeing the facilities management, capital planning and building performance for Allied’s assets in Montréal and Ottawa.. He has been instrumental in optimizing the portfolio’s physical attributes while focusing on client satisfaction. Prior to joining Allied in 2009, Christian was with SNC-Lavalin Profac, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, O&Y Enterprise, and CN Real Estate. Christian is a real estate graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Corporate Controller

Leslie is our Corporate Controller. She is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, treasury, and corporate taxes. Prior to joining Allied, Leslie held progressive positions at Sienna Senior Living, CIBC, and Deloitte & Touche. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2006.

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Leslie Chen

Corporate Controller

Leslie is our Corporate Controller. She is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, treasury, and corporate taxes. Prior to joining Allied, Leslie held progressive positions at Sienna Senior Living, CIBC, and Deloitte & Touche. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2006.

Controller, Property Accounting

Thileepan is our Controller, Property Accounting and is responsible for overseeing the property accounting teams supporting Allied’s Montréal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver properties. Prior to joining Allied, Thileepan held progressive positions at Avison Young and Fengate Properties. Thileepan is a CPA, CGA designee and is a graduate of McMaster University.

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Thileepan Kathir

Controller, Property Accounting

Thileepan is our Controller, Property Accounting and is responsible for overseeing the property accounting teams supporting Allied’s Montréal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver properties. Prior to joining Allied, Thileepan held progressive positions at Avison Young and Fengate Properties. Thileepan is a CPA, CGA designee and is a graduate of McMaster University.

Controller, Property Accounting

Tony is our Controller, Property Accounting andis responsible for overseeing the property accounting teams supporting Allied’s Toronto and Urban Data Centre properties. Prior to joining Allied in 2016, Tony held progressive positions in the real estate industry at Timbercreek Asset Management, Skyline Commercial REIT, Epic Realty and First Capital Realty. Tony is a graduate from York University and holds CPA, CGA and FCCA designations.

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Tony Tsang

Controller, Property Accounting

Tony is our Controller, Property Accounting andis responsible for overseeing the property accounting teams supporting Allied’s Toronto and Urban Data Centre properties. Prior to joining Allied in 2016, Tony held progressive positions in the real estate industry at Timbercreek Asset Management, Skyline Commercial REIT, Epic Realty and First Capital Realty. Tony is a graduate from York University and holds CPA, CGA and FCCA designations.

Director, Brand Experience

Rashmi is our Director, Brand Experience, and is responsible for developing and overseeing the organization's brand strategy. Prior to joining Allied, Rashmi worked at Oxford Properties where she led the marketing strategy and team for the country's most notable and successful shopping centres. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a Minor in Communications from the University of Calgary.

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Rashmi Aimiuwu

Director, Brand Experience

Rashmi is our Director, Brand Experience, and is responsible for developing and overseeing the organization's brand strategy. Prior to joining Allied, Rashmi worked at Oxford Properties where she led the marketing strategy and team for the country's most notable and successful shopping centres. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a Minor in Communications from the University of Calgary.

Director, Safety and Security

Ian is our Director, Safety and Security and is responsible for overseeing and leading Allied’s national strategy to ensure and enhance the safety and security of our employees, tenants and visitors. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he held several progressive roles in safety, security and facilities management including the construction and commissioning of data centres and manufacturing facilities with Sanofi Pasteur, CBRE Limited and Smiths Detection. Ian holds a Master of Business Administration specializing in Health & Safety Leadership from the University of Fredericton, a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Ian Baskerville

Director, Safety and Security

Ian is our Director, Safety and Security and is responsible for overseeing and leading Allied’s national strategy to ensure and enhance the safety and security of our employees, tenants and visitors. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he held several progressive roles in safety, security and facilities management including the construction and commissioning of data centres and manufacturing facilities with Sanofi Pasteur, CBRE Limited and Smiths Detection. Ian holds a Master of Business Administration specializing in Health & Safety Leadership from the University of Fredericton, a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Director, Acquisitions

Payman is our Director, Acquisitions, and is responsible for the execution of all acquisition activities in the portfolio. In the ten years prior to joining Allied, he was responsible for advising on and leading the transaction and development of complex real estate assets. Payman’s responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, and onboarding investments. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Applied Science from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

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Payman Berjis

Director, Acquisitions

Payman is our Director, Acquisitions, and is responsible for the execution of all acquisition activities in the portfolio. In the ten years prior to joining Allied, he was responsible for advising on and leading the transaction and development of complex real estate assets. Payman’s responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, and onboarding investments. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Applied Science from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Director, Portfolio Operations

Nicolyn is our Director, Portfolio Operations, Toronto. She oversees the portfolio operations team and is a dedicated leader with a passion for developing talent. Prior to joining Allied in 2016, Nicolyn previously held positions in property management at Bentall Kennedy and RioCan REIT. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

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Nicolyn Bowen-Smith

Director, Portfolio Operations

Nicolyn is our Director, Portfolio Operations, Toronto. She oversees the portfolio operations team and is a dedicated leader with a passion for developing talent. Prior to joining Allied in 2016, Nicolyn previously held positions in property management at Bentall Kennedy and RioCan REIT. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Director, Accounting and Financial Analysis

Andrew is our Director, Accounting and Financial Analysis and works closely with our portfolio teams to provide value-added analysis to support reporting and decision making. He joined Allied in 2013 where he has held progressive accounting roles. Andrew is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University and holds the CPA designation after achieving honour roll placement on the 2018 professional examinations.

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Andrew Cooper

Director, Accounting and Financial Analysis

Andrew is our Director, Accounting and Financial Analysis and works closely with our portfolio teams to provide value-added analysis to support reporting and decision making. He joined Allied in 2013 where he has held progressive accounting roles. Andrew is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University and holds the CPA designation after achieving honour roll placement on the 2018 professional examinations.

Director, Portfolio Services

Andrea is our Director, Portfolio Services. She is responsible for overseeing and directing the portfolio services team and is a dedicated leader supporting overall departmental efficiency. Andrea joined Allied in 2009, and prior to that held numerous positions in property management at Minto, Colliers International and ING Real Estate. Andrea holds her RPA designation and is a graduate of Humber College.

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ANDREA FARIA

Director, Portfolio Services

Andrea is our Director, Portfolio Services. She is responsible for overseeing and directing the portfolio services team and is a dedicated leader supporting overall departmental efficiency. Andrea joined Allied in 2009, and prior to that held numerous positions in property management at Minto, Colliers International and ING Real Estate. Andrea holds her RPA designation and is a graduate of Humber College.

Director, Operations, UDC

Mark is our Director, Operations for our UDC assets and leads a team of specialized operators and technical experts to ensure the facility maintains uninterrupted operations 24/7/365. A data centre professional with over 20 years of experience managing complex facilities, he has specialized education in managing an uptime environment, tiering classifications and delivering highly specialized service level commitments and requirements.

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Mark Faria

Director, Operations, UDC

Mark is our Director, Operations for our UDC assets and leads a team of specialized operators and technical experts to ensure the facility maintains uninterrupted operations 24/7/365. A data centre professional with over 20 years of experience managing complex facilities, he has specialized education in managing an uptime environment, tiering classifications and delivering highly specialized service level commitments and requirements.

Director, Portfolio Operations

Damian is our Director, Portfolio Operations and is responsible for overseeing Vancouver, while focusing on creating value for unit holders and exceeding user experiences. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, Damian held positions in portfolio management, property management and operations at leading real estate companies including Ivanhoe Cambridge and BentallGreenOak. He has a diverse background and exposure to all asset classes, and has managed portfolios exceeding $1B in valuation. Damian holds CPM, CSM and CRRP industry designations, as well as a Province of BC Property Management license and a Business Degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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Damian Gasparetto

Director, Portfolio Operations

Damian is our Director, Portfolio Operations and is responsible for overseeing Vancouver, while focusing on creating value for unit holders and exceeding user experiences. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, Damian held positions in portfolio management, property management and operations at leading real estate companies including Ivanhoe Cambridge and BentallGreenOak. He has a diverse background and exposure to all asset classes, and has managed portfolios exceeding $1B in valuation. Damian holds CPM, CSM and CRRP industry designations, as well as a Province of BC Property Management license and a Business Degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Director, Technical Services

Jayson is our Director, Technical Services and is responsible for the facilities management, capital planning & building performance for Allied’s assets in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Prior to joining Allied in 2017, Jayson held roles with SNC Lavalin & BGIS overseeing large facility management portfolios. Jayson holds his FMA & RPA designations from BOMI International and is a graduate of the University of Calgary & SAIT.

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Jayson Gorda

Director, Technical Services

Jayson is our Director, Technical Services and is responsible for the facilities management, capital planning & building performance for Allied’s assets in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Prior to joining Allied in 2017, Jayson held roles with SNC Lavalin & BGIS overseeing large facility management portfolios. Jayson holds his FMA & RPA designations from BOMI International and is a graduate of the University of Calgary & SAIT.

Director Construction

Michael is our Director, Construction and is responsible for overseeing construction projects on new developments and major building upgrades in Toronto and Kitchener. Michael joined Allied in 2016 and brings over 10 years of experience in commercial design and construction. Michael is a graduate of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University and Construction Techniques from George Brown College.

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Michael Grunstra

Director Construction

Michael is our Director, Construction and is responsible for overseeing construction projects on new developments and major building upgrades in Toronto and Kitchener. Michael joined Allied in 2016 and brings over 10 years of experience in commercial design and construction. Michael is a graduate of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University and Construction Techniques from George Brown College.

Director, Portfolio Operations

Joanne is our Director, Portfolio Operations, for Toronto. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities and provides leadership and support to the operational teams in meeting company objectives. Prior to Joining Allied, Joanne held progressive positions in the real estate industry including Oxford Properties. She holds her RPA designation and is a graduate of Alqonquin College.

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JOANNE HARROW

Director, Portfolio Operations

Joanne is our Director, Portfolio Operations, for Toronto. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities and provides leadership and support to the operational teams in meeting company objectives. Prior to Joining Allied, Joanne held progressive positions in the real estate industry including Oxford Properties. She holds her RPA designation and is a graduate of Alqonquin College.

Director, Portfolio Operations

Tristan is our Director, Portfolio Operations, and is responsible for overseeing assets and operational activities in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied, he held positions in asset management, transactions, valuation, construction management and operations in a variety of real estate companies, including Akelius Residential Properties. Tristan has extensive experience in repositioning assets and building high performing teams. He holds an engineering degree from Polytechnique Montréal and a graduate degree in business at HEC Montréal.

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Tristan Houle

Director, Portfolio Operations

Tristan is our Director, Portfolio Operations, and is responsible for overseeing assets and operational activities in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied, he held positions in asset management, transactions, valuation, construction management and operations in a variety of real estate companies, including Akelius Residential Properties. Tristan has extensive experience in repositioning assets and building high performing teams. He holds an engineering degree from Polytechnique Montréal and a graduate degree in business at HEC Montréal.

Director, Enterprise Systems and Security

Josh is our Director, Enterprise Systems and Security and is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, support and optimization of Allied’s information technology platforms, including security. Prior to joining Allied, he held progressive information technology roles across industries including Tarion Home Warranty, Oxford Properties Group, OACCAC and Direct Energy. Josh holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Toronto Metropolitan University.

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Joshua Kaufman

Director, Enterprise Systems and Security

Josh is our Director, Enterprise Systems and Security and is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, support and optimization of Allied’s information technology platforms, including security. Prior to joining Allied, he held progressive information technology roles across industries including Tarion Home Warranty, Oxford Properties Group, OACCAC and Direct Energy. Josh holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Toronto Metropolitan University.

Director, Technical Services

Frédéric is our Director, Technical Services and is responsible for overseeing the facilities management, capital planning and building performance for Allied’s assets in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he worked in industrial process consulting, project management, asset and corporate real estate management. Frédéric has managed large and complex portfolios of assets for both public and private organizations. Frédéric is a licensed chemical engineer in Quebec and a MBA graduate at HEC Montréal Business School.

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Frédéric Larivière

Director, Technical Services

Frédéric is our Director, Technical Services and is responsible for overseeing the facilities management, capital planning and building performance for Allied’s assets in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he worked in industrial process consulting, project management, asset and corporate real estate management. Frédéric has managed large and complex portfolios of assets for both public and private organizations. Frédéric is a licensed chemical engineer in Quebec and a MBA graduate at HEC Montréal Business School.

Director, Development

Joey is our Director, Development and is responsible for overseeing development projects in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied, he spent several years working in project management and real estate development, delivering ground up projects and repositioning buildings in Montréal and Toronto. Joey is a licensed engineer in Quebec and a graduate of McGill University and holds a certificate in real estate management from Harvard Business School.

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JOEY ODMAN

Director, Development

Joey is our Director, Development and is responsible for overseeing development projects in Montréal and Ottawa. Prior to joining Allied, he spent several years working in project management and real estate development, delivering ground up projects and repositioning buildings in Montréal and Toronto. Joey is a licensed engineer in Quebec and a graduate of McGill University and holds a certificate in real estate management from Harvard Business School.

Director, Technical Services

Anthony is our Director, Technical Services and is responsible for overseeing the facilities management and preventative maintenance programs for Toronto and Kitchener. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he held a variety of progressive positions with a global multi-trade firm based in Toronto. He has extensive experience in construction management, building systems and operations. Anthony is a graduate of Durham College and is completing his EMBA at Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Anthony Pollo

Director, Technical Services

Anthony is our Director, Technical Services and is responsible for overseeing the facilities management and preventative maintenance programs for Toronto and Kitchener. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he held a variety of progressive positions with a global multi-trade firm based in Toronto. He has extensive experience in construction management, building systems and operations. Anthony is a graduate of Durham College and is completing his EMBA at Richard Ivey School of Business.

Director, Portfolio Operations

Aaron Pratt is our Director, Portfolio Operations, Calgary and is responsible for overseeing the operational activities in Calgary. Over his extensive real estate career, Aaron worked in diverse settings and roles including Building Operations, Property Administration and Portfolio Management. He has also led teams in obtaining certifications such as BOMA BEST and various industry awards.

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Aaron Pratt

Director, Portfolio Operations

Aaron Pratt is our Director, Portfolio Operations, Calgary and is responsible for overseeing the operational activities in Calgary. Over his extensive real estate career, Aaron worked in diverse settings and roles including Building Operations, Property Administration and Portfolio Management. He has also led teams in obtaining certifications such as BOMA BEST and various industry awards.

Director, Leasing

Andrew is our Director, Leasing and is responsible for executing and managing lease transactions within Allied’s office and retail portfolios in Ottawa and Montreal. Andrew joined Allied in 2013 and throughout his progressive leasing roles, has built exceptional relationships within the communities he works. He holds a Bachelor degree from Concordia University with a specialization in Urban Planning.

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Andrew Rankin

Director, Leasing

Andrew is our Director, Leasing and is responsible for executing and managing lease transactions within Allied’s office and retail portfolios in Ottawa and Montreal. Andrew joined Allied in 2013 and throughout his progressive leasing roles, has built exceptional relationships within the communities he works. He holds a Bachelor degree from Concordia University with a specialization in Urban Planning.

Director, Construction

André is our Director, Construction and is responsible for overseeing major construction projects in Montréal and Ottawa. Over the course of his career, André has applied his extensive project management skills to successfully complete numerous large and complex construction projects. He is a licensed engineer in Québec and a graduate from l'École de Technologie Supérieure in construction engineering.

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André Sirois

Director, Construction

André is our Director, Construction and is responsible for overseeing major construction projects in Montréal and Ottawa. Over the course of his career, André has applied his extensive project management skills to successfully complete numerous large and complex construction projects. He is a licensed engineer in Québec and a graduate from l'École de Technologie Supérieure in construction engineering.

Director, Capital Projects

Powell is our Director, Capital Projects, providing consulting support to all cities on capital projects, building standards, sustainability, and energy management. Over the course of his career, Powell has held progressive positions in building operations and facilities management. Prior to joining Allied Properties in 2010, Powell was at Cadillac Fairview. Powell is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Azad University in Tehran. He is a Certified Energy Manager, an active member of the Association of Energy Engineers, and holds several designations with industry associations.

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POWELL TALVERDI

Director, Capital Projects

Powell is our Director, Capital Projects, providing consulting support to all cities on capital projects, building standards, sustainability, and energy management. Over the course of his career, Powell has held progressive positions in building operations and facilities management. Prior to joining Allied Properties in 2010, Powell was at Cadillac Fairview. Powell is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Azad University in Tehran. He is a Certified Energy Manager, an active member of the Association of Energy Engineers, and holds several designations with industry associations.

Director, Data Integrity and Lease Administration

Aru is our Director, Data Integrity and Lease Administration and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy, governance and accessibility of our master data and business systems. He has extensive experience with business systems and system implementation. Prior to joining Allied, Aru held various progressive roles at CBRE over his 13-year career. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and Management from McMaster University and obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 2010.

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Aru Thatparanantha

Director, Data Integrity and Lease Administration

Aru is our Director, Data Integrity and Lease Administration and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy, governance and accessibility of our master data and business systems. He has extensive experience with business systems and system implementation. Prior to joining Allied, Aru held various progressive roles at CBRE over his 13-year career. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and Management from McMaster University and obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 2010.

Director, Leasing

Sydney is our Director, Leasing and is responsible for overseeing the leasing activities in Allied’s office and retail portfolio in Calgary and Vancouver. Prior to joining Allied in 2017, Sydney spent five years in office leasing at Colliers International. Sydney is a graduate of the University of Victoria.

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SYDNEY VON VEGESACK

Director, Leasing

Sydney is our Director, Leasing and is responsible for overseeing the leasing activities in Allied’s office and retail portfolio in Calgary and Vancouver. Prior to joining Allied in 2017, Sydney spent five years in office leasing at Colliers International. Sydney is a graduate of the University of Victoria.

Director, Business Applications

Yvette is our Director, Business Applications. She is responsible for overseeing the overall direction of all business applications at Allied. She comes with extensive experience in Real Estate and Software Implementation. Prior to joining Allied, Yvette worked at Morguard Investment Ltd. and Yardi Canada Ltd. Yvette is a graduate of York University where she studied Business Administration.

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Yvette Wallace

Director, Business Applications

Yvette is our Director, Business Applications. She is responsible for overseeing the overall direction of all business applications at Allied. She comes with extensive experience in Real Estate and Software Implementation. Prior to joining Allied, Yvette worked at Morguard Investment Ltd. and Yardi Canada Ltd. Yvette is a graduate of York University where she studied Business Administration.

Director, Energy Management

Edmund is our Director, Energy Management, and is responsible for managing the operational energy, water, carbon and waste diversion performance of Allied’s national portfolio. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he worked as an energy and sustainability consultant in Los Angeles and in Toronto with Arup. Edmund has a track record of devising, evaluating, and implementing a diverse range of energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives, building certifications and master plans for the built environment. He is an active member of ASHRAE and holds various professional designations including Certified Energy Manager and LEED AP. Edmund is a graduate from the University of Waterloo (BASc) and Toronto Metropolitan University (MASc).

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Edmund Wong

Director, Energy Management

Edmund is our Director, Energy Management, and is responsible for managing the operational energy, water, carbon and waste diversion performance of Allied’s national portfolio. Prior to joining Allied in 2021, he worked as an energy and sustainability consultant in Los Angeles and in Toronto with Arup. Edmund has a track record of devising, evaluating, and implementing a diverse range of energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives, building certifications and master plans for the built environment. He is an active member of ASHRAE and holds various professional designations including Certified Energy Manager and LEED AP. Edmund is a graduate from the University of Waterloo (BASc) and Toronto Metropolitan University (MASc).

 


Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of ten experienced and accomplished business leaders.

Matthew is the Managing Director, Public Investments at Werklund Family Office, a single family office based in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to that, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Canadian Family Futures Inc., Director, Investment Analysis at Kinnear Financial Ltd. and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance. Mr. Andrade previously served as a director and the Chair of the Governance and Compensation Committee of Stampede Drilling Inc. He also previously served as President of the CFA Society Calgary and as Chair of the CFA Institute Disciplinary Review Committee. Mr. Andrade holds a B.Comm (Honours) degree from Mount Allison University and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2004.

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Matthew Andrade

Matthew is the Managing Director, Public Investments at Werklund Family Office, a single family office based in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to that, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Canadian Family Futures Inc., Director, Investment Analysis at Kinnear Financial Ltd. and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance. Mr. Andrade previously served as a director and the Chair of the Governance and Compensation Committee of Stampede Drilling Inc. He also previously served as President of the CFA Society Calgary and as Chair of the CFA Institute Disciplinary Review Committee. Mr. Andrade holds a B.Comm (Honours) degree from Mount Allison University and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2004.

Ms. Brekken is a Corporate Director with over 25 years of North American financial leadership experience in a broad range of industries including real estate, retail, healthcare and financial services. Until her retirement, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust (2014 to 2021). Prior to that she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Books & Music, Inc. Ms. Brekken serves on the boards of RATESDOTCA Group Ltd. and the Rotman School of Management CFO Leadership Program. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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KAY BREKKEN

Ms. Brekken is a Corporate Director with over 25 years of North American financial leadership experience in a broad range of industries including real estate, retail, healthcare and financial services. Until her retirement, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust (2014 to 2021). Prior to that she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Books & Music, Inc. Ms. Brekken serves on the boards of RATESDOTCA Group Ltd. and the Rotman School of Management CFO Leadership Program. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Hazel Claxton is a corporate director. She served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer with Morneau Shepell Inc. (now LifeWorks Inc.) from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, Hazel spent 29 years at PwC Canada, where she held several leadership roles, including Canadian Leadership Group member, Human Capital leader, and Partner within the Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Group, an area she practiced in for 20 years.

Hazel currently serves on the boards of TELUS Corporation, the University Pension Plan Ontario and Unity Health Toronto. Previously, she served on the boards of Queen’s University, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Shaw Festival Theatre. Hazel holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.

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Hazel Claxton

Hazel Claxton is a corporate director. She served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer with Morneau Shepell Inc. (now LifeWorks Inc.) from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, Hazel spent 29 years at PwC Canada, where she held several leadership roles, including Canadian Leadership Group member, Human Capital leader, and Partner within the Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Group, an area she practiced in for 20 years.

Hazel currently serves on the boards of TELUS Corporation, the University Pension Plan Ontario and Unity Health Toronto. Previously, she served on the boards of Queen’s University, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Shaw Festival Theatre. Hazel holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.

Gerry has been a Trustee since our IPO and is the head of our Audit Committee. He is also the Chairman of Cumberland Private Wealth Management, which currently manages assets in excess of $2.0 billion for primarily high net worth investors. Prior to founding Cumberland Private Wealth Management in 1997, Gerry was President of Connor, Clark & Company (1977 to 1997) and Chairman of the board of directors of Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management. Gerry has over 35 years of investment experience.

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GERALD CONNOR

Gerry has been a Trustee since our IPO and is the head of our Audit Committee. He is also the Chairman of Cumberland Private Wealth Management, which currently manages assets in excess of $2.0 billion for primarily high net worth investors. Prior to founding Cumberland Private Wealth Management in 1997, Gerry was President of Connor, Clark & Company (1977 to 1997) and Chairman of the board of directors of Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management. Gerry has over 35 years of investment experience.

Lois has been a Trustee since May 2018 and is a member of our Audit Committee and the Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee. She is a C-Suite Executive and Corporate Director with 30 years of executive leadership, management and consulting expertise in the senior living, real estate, hospitality and health care services sectors. Lois is the CEO of Spring Living Retirement Communities and is the President of Bonterre Inc., an advisory services company in the senior living, real estate, hospitality and health care services sector. Before founding Bonterre, Ms. Cormack was the President & CEO of Sienna Senior Living (TSX: SIA) from 2013 to 2020, growing the company to become one of Canada’s largest senior living providers with over 13,000 employees, serving more than 10,000 residents. During her tenure, Sienna was named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by Canadian Business/PROFIT 500 in 2016 and was recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2017. Prior to joining Sienna, Ms. Cormack was President of Specialty Care, a high-quality senior living provider, which more than doubled in size under Lois’ leadership. Her background also includes leading a management consulting practice and senior executive roles in the health care and senior living sectors. Ms. Cormack also serves as corporate director on the board of Medical Facilities Corporation (TSX: DR), an owner of a diverse portfolio of highly rated, high-quality surgical facilities in the United States. She previously served on the Seneca College Board of Governors and was the Chair of the Board of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. Ms. Cormack holds a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario and the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

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LOIS CORMACK

Lois has been a Trustee since May 2018 and is a member of our Audit Committee and the Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee. She is a C-Suite Executive and Corporate Director with 30 years of executive leadership, management and consulting expertise in the senior living, real estate, hospitality and health care services sectors. Lois is the CEO of Spring Living Retirement Communities and is the President of Bonterre Inc., an advisory services company in the senior living, real estate, hospitality and health care services sector. Before founding Bonterre, Ms. Cormack was the President & CEO of Sienna Senior Living (TSX: SIA) from 2013 to 2020, growing the company to become one of Canada’s largest senior living providers with over 13,000 employees, serving more than 10,000 residents. During her tenure, Sienna was named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by Canadian Business/PROFIT 500 in 2016 and was recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2017. Prior to joining Sienna, Ms. Cormack was President of Specialty Care, a high-quality senior living provider, which more than doubled in size under Lois’ leadership. Her background also includes leading a management consulting practice and senior executive roles in the health care and senior living sectors. Ms. Cormack also serves as corporate director on the board of Medical Facilities Corporation (TSX: DR), an owner of a diverse portfolio of highly rated, high-quality surgical facilities in the United States. She previously served on the Seneca College Board of Governors and was the Chair of the Board of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. Ms. Cormack holds a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario and the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

Gord has been a Trustee since our IPO and is our Chairman and the head of our Governance and Compensation Committee. Positions Gord has previously held include Vice Chairman of Cumberland Private Wealth Management and President and Chief Executive Officer of London Insurance Group and London Life Insurance Company. Prior to that, Gord was a partner at the law firm of Torys LLP.

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GORDON CUNNINGHAM

Gord has been a Trustee since our IPO and is our Chairman and the head of our Governance and Compensation Committee. Positions Gord has previously held include Vice Chairman of Cumberland Private Wealth Management and President and Chief Executive Officer of London Insurance Group and London Life Insurance Company. Prior to that, Gord was a partner at the law firm of Torys LLP.

Michael is our founder and our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to entering the real estate business in 1988, he was a partner at the law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in corporate and real estate finance. He is also a Director of EQB Inc. and Equitable Bank.

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MICHAEL EMORY

Michael is our founder and our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to entering the real estate business in 1988, he was a partner at the law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in corporate and real estate finance. He is also a Director of EQB Inc. and Equitable Bank.

Toni is the President, Real Estate of Infrastructure Ontario where she leads the Province of Ontario Real Estate Portfolio (one of the largest in Canada) and has served as Infrastructure Ontario’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, she was President of its Lending Division and a key member of the Executive Team merging the Ontario Realty Corp and Infrastructure Ontario in 2012. Prior to joining Infrastructure Ontario, Ms. Rossi was with Oxford Properties and Cadillac Fairview and has more than 30 years of experience as a real estate professional. She is the Chair of REALPAC and was a long-standing director of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Ms. Rossi holds a BPHE from the University of Toronto and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Toni Rossi

Toni is the President, Real Estate of Infrastructure Ontario where she leads the Province of Ontario Real Estate Portfolio (one of the largest in Canada) and has served as Infrastructure Ontario’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, she was President of its Lending Division and a key member of the Executive Team merging the Ontario Realty Corp and Infrastructure Ontario in 2012. Prior to joining Infrastructure Ontario, Ms. Rossi was with Oxford Properties and Cadillac Fairview and has more than 30 years of experience as a real estate professional. She is the Chair of REALPAC and was a long-standing director of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Ms. Rossi holds a BPHE from the University of Toronto and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Stephen Sender serves as a Trustee and member of our Audit Committee. He served as an investment banker for over 30 years in Canada and abroad and was Industry Head – Real Estate in Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets Division, representing the bank’s capital market activities in the Canadian real estate industry. Since the early 1990’s Mr. Sender provided investment banking advice to numerous public entities involved with raising capital and providing advice in numerous large transactions including mergers, takeovers, and related party transactions. He has been a frequent moderator/speaker at conferences in Canada and is a part-time instructor at York University, Schulich School of Business. Mr. Sender holds a B.Comm. (Honors) degree from the university of Cape Town and qualified as a C.A. (S.A) in 1984. He is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sienna Senior Living Inc.

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STEPHEN SENDER

Stephen Sender serves as a Trustee and member of our Audit Committee. He served as an investment banker for over 30 years in Canada and abroad and was Industry Head – Real Estate in Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets Division, representing the bank’s capital market activities in the Canadian real estate industry. Since the early 1990’s Mr. Sender provided investment banking advice to numerous public entities involved with raising capital and providing advice in numerous large transactions including mergers, takeovers, and related party transactions. He has been a frequent moderator/speaker at conferences in Canada and is a part-time instructor at York University, Schulich School of Business. Mr. Sender holds a B.Comm. (Honors) degree from the university of Cape Town and qualified as a C.A. (S.A) in 1984. He is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sienna Senior Living Inc.

Jennifer retired in December 2019 as RBC’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), reporting to the CEO, where she held responsibility for Brand, Marketing, Citizenship, Communications, Procurement and Real Estate functions globally. Additionally, she provided leadership and oversight of transformational initiatives, with a particular focus on driving cross-enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. Along with other members of Group Executive, Jennifer was responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. Prior to her CAO role, she was Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking leading RBC’s banking businesses in Canada and the Caribbean, including personal and financial services, credit cards and payments, digital solutions, as well as RBC’s sales and branch distribution, operations and advice centres. Jennifer has extensive experience in leading large businesses and teams, driving results, leading change, and developing diverse talent. She currently serves as Chair, Toronto International Film Festival Board and sits on the boards of BCE Inc. and the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation. A recipient of the 2011 Catalyst Canada Honour for championing women in business, Jennifer has been recognized by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women and was inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame in 2017. In December of 2019, Jennifer was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. Ms. Tory completed her ICD.D designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management.

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Jennifer Tory

Jennifer retired in December 2019 as RBC’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), reporting to the CEO, where she held responsibility for Brand, Marketing, Citizenship, Communications, Procurement and Real Estate functions globally. Additionally, she provided leadership and oversight of transformational initiatives, with a particular focus on driving cross-enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. Along with other members of Group Executive, Jennifer was responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. Prior to her CAO role, she was Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking leading RBC’s banking businesses in Canada and the Caribbean, including personal and financial services, credit cards and payments, digital solutions, as well as RBC’s sales and branch distribution, operations and advice centres. Jennifer has extensive experience in leading large businesses and teams, driving results, leading change, and developing diverse talent. She currently serves as Chair, Toronto International Film Festival Board and sits on the boards of BCE Inc. and the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation. A recipient of the 2011 Catalyst Canada Honour for championing women in business, Jennifer has been recognized by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women and was inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame in 2017. In December of 2019, Jennifer was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. Ms. Tory completed her ICD.D designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management.