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vice-pres­i­dent for Eastern Canada, Morguard YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Slightly more than one year ED­U­CA­TION: Bach­e­lor of com­merce and bach­e­lor of po­lit­i­cal science from the Univer­sity of Cal­gary. PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Direc­tor of as­set man­age­ment for Morguard; Mon­treal-based port­fo­lio man­ager for Western Canada at the Hy­dro Que­bec Pen­sion Fund; direc­tor of as­set man­age­ment for GWL Realty Ad­vi­sors in Cal­gary, se­nior vice-pres­i­dent at O&Y En­ter­prise in Cal­gary. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Over­sees prop­erty man­age­ment and leas­ing of Morguard’s Ot­tawa and Mon­treal port­fo­lios; as­set man­age­ment for Morguard Corp, Morguard REIT and joint ven­ture as­sets; sourc­ing ac­qui­si­tions and other op­por­tu­ni­ties. CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: In­volved in the devel­op­ment of new class-A of­fice tow­ers in Cal­gary and Ot­tawa and the sign­ing of a 550,000-square-foot lease. AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Rec­og­nized by BOMA Cal­gary for ser­vice and con­tri­bu­tion. Rec­og­nized by Univer­sity of Cal­gary for ser­vice on Alumni Board, univer­sity se­nate and board of gov­er­nors. COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Morguard has helped raise more than $400,000 for Easter Seals through its Drop Zone event. Mr. My­ers is also the for­mer pres­i­dent of BOMA Cal­gary and a mem­ber of both the BOMA Canada board and the Univer­sity of Cal­gary board of gov­er­nors. He trav­elled to New Or­leans to aid in relief ef­forts in the af­ter­math of Hurricane Ka­t­rina.

pres­i­dent, Colonnade Man­age­ment (Also direc­tor of par­ent com­pany, Colonnade In­vest­ments) YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Joined Colonnade 27 years ago ED­U­CA­TION: Hon­ours math de­gree from Univer­sity of Water­loo; CPA des­ig­na­tion. PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Worked in high tech, but de­cided it wasn’t a fit. En­tered the com­mer­cial real es­tate in­dus­try in 1988 and “never looked back.” KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Strate­gic goals, grow­ing the busi­ness. CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Grow­ing the amount of prop­erty man­aged by Colonnade from 17,000 square feet to 4.8 mil­lion square feet over 15 years. AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Colonnade was named Com­pany of the Year by the Ot­tawa-Car­leton Board of Trade in 2000 and has won many awards for the build­ings it man­ages. COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Ot­tawa Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion

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vice-pres­i­dent of leas­ing, Ben­tall Kennedy YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: 11 ED­U­CA­TION: Bach­e­lor of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion from Bishop’s Univer­sity; diploma in busi­ness from Al­go­nquin Col­lege. PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Gen­eral man­ager of World Ex­change Plaza; re­gional direc­tor re­spon­si­ble for man­ag­ing the Ot­tawa of­fice. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Over­see­ing leas­ing and devel­op­ment CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: In­volve­ment in the con­struc­tion of 100 Queen St. in 2000, sign­ing a 182,000-square-foot deal with Sten­tor at 110 O’Con­nor St. COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Ot­tawa Real Es­tate Fo­rum; Gatineau River Yacht Club In­vi­ta­tional Regatta; Cana­dian Al­ba­core Cham­pi­onship Regatta; Ben­tall sup­ports lo­cal char­i­ties, in­clud­ing La­nark County In­ter­val House and park cleanups. Team Realty YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: 12 PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Cor­po­rate man­ager for Royal LePage. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Run­ning 23 branches, in­clud­ing one in Al­go­nquin Park; over­see­ing man­agers. CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Go­ing from man­ager to owner and “putting my own stamp on it.” Buy­ing Gale Real Es­tate. AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Twice named Royal LePage phi­lan­thropist of the year, United Way com­mu­nity builder award. COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Char­ity auc­tions; chil­dren’s char­i­ties through com­pany, in­clud­ing spon­sor­ship of Camp Tril­lium and Snow­suit Fund of Ot­tawa.

bro­ker of record, Cold­well Banker Sarazen YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: 29 ED­U­CA­TION: Diploma from Al­go­nquin Col­lege PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Served as an air force pilot. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: Man­ag­ing the busi­ness, “keep­ing peace among the 170 peo­ple that we have.” CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: De­vel­oped larger com­mer­cial busi­ness, rec­og­nized for be­ing one of the best- per­form­ing Cold­well Banker fran­chises. AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Chair­man’s Cir­cle award for hav­ing more than $9 mil­lion in com­mis­sions; one of top 35 fran­chises in the world and one of top five in Canada.

COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion City Realty YEARS IN CUR­RENT PO­SI­TION: Bro­ker and owner for five; pres­i­dent of com­pany for eight ED­U­CA­TION: Hon­ours de­gree from Queen’s Univer­sity in en­vi­ron­men­tal science and in­ter­na­tional devel­op­ment. PRE­VI­OUS PO­SI­TIONS: Worked at a life­style and pho­tog­ra­phy magazine magazine. Started a pub­lish­ing com­pany, Five Span Books, which pub­lished high-end pho­tog­ra­phy books. Owned a jew­elry com­pany. KEY RE­SPON­SI­BIL­I­TIES: “I chart the path for the fu­ture growth of the com­pany, pro­vide lead­er­ship and di­rec­tion to our sales force” of more than 200 peo­ple. CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS/NO­TABLE PROJECTS: Over­saw the ex­pan­sion of op­er­a­tions to Man­otick eight years ago and ex­pan­sions in Car­leton Place, Stittsville and Al­monte last fall; opened a train­ing cen­tre and video stu­dio. AWARDS/RECOG­NI­TION: Rec­og­nized as a Pre­mier Bro­ker from RE/MAX In­ter­na­tional for the past three years. COM­MU­NITY IN­VOLVE­MENT: CHEO; Cana­dian Guide Dogs for the Blind; raises “aware­ness and funds for can­cer re­search through an an­nual base­ball tour­na­ment, the Le­nar­don Legacy, named af­ter a dear col­league who lost his fight against can­cer.”

pres­i­dent, bro­ker and owner, Re/Max Metro

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