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
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