LEADERS

SAMUEL BELZBERG

Chairman
  • Founded First City Financial in the 1970s, which he built into a multi-billion dollar financial services organization with offices located across North America and Europe
  • Founded a real estate company in the 1990s which, at its peak, operated 26 real estate projects throughout the United States. Currently Chairman and CEO of Gibralt Capital, Chairman of Second City Real Estate and Board Trustee of City Office REIT.
  • Awarded the Order of Canada in 1989 and Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Governor General of Canada Award

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MARK SCOTT

Managing Partner
  • Over 30 years in finance, including 17 years of international real estate and corporate investment banking experience with Scotia Capital in Toronto, and as MD and Office Head in Hong Kong and Vancouver.
  • Led the execution of over $10 billion of transactions.
  • Worked in property management and was asset manager for Morguard’s national property portfolio.
  • Recently co-led the successful turnaround of a land development & homebuilding company.

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DOUGLAS PULVER

Managing Director
  • Over 26 years of experience operating and investing in real estate and businesses
  • Significant experience and skills gained while at Cadillac Fairview and Trizec – duties included leasing, operations, development and acquisitions
  • Strong track record of generating high returns from acquisitions and improvement of operating businesses in manufacturing, distribution, and service industries
  • Active member of charitable boards and business organizations (YPO)

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RYAN CHAN

Chief Financial Officer
  • Over 20 years of experience in real estate and private equity sectors, in which nine years as financial executive for reputable developers including Anthem Properties and Parklane Homes. Extensive experience in property management, ground up construction and financing for commercial and residential projects.
  • Expertise in structuring complicated and opportunistic situations including cross border transactions involving institutional partners.
  • Responsible for reporting, taxation and treasury management Balfour Pacific and Gibralt Capital. Overseeing projects totaled over $1 billion.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant

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FUND ADVISORY BOARD

MARTIN GLYNN

Martin spent over 24 years with HSBC Bank including being President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada and President and CEO of HSBC Bank USA. Since his retirement in 2006 Martin has served on numerous boards and committees. Currently he is a Director of Sun Life Financial Inc., Husky Energy Inc. The Public Sector Pension Investment Board and serves as the Chairman of UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. He is also a Senior Advisor to Second City Real Estate II Corporation. Martin holds a B.A. Honours in Economics from Carleton University and an MBA Finance and International Business from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Glynn was also the Jarislowsky Fellow in Business Management, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary from 2009 to 2010.

DAVID PODMORE

Recognized as one of Vancouver’s most influential players in the real estate industry, David co-founded Concert Properties in 1989 and serves as Chairman and CEO. David graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in community planning and from the University of Alberta with a Master’s Degree specializing in urban planning. Long considered a business leader in real estate and development David has served in key leadership roles with many real estate industry associations. David also played a key role in bringing the Olympics to Vancouver in 2010 and the development of many facilities for the Olympics. David is the recipient of numerous awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2014 the Order of British Columbia. http://www.concertproperties.com/

PAUL HAGGIS

Paul is currently on the Board of Advantage Energy Calgary, a Trustee with Pure Industrial REIT and Chairman of the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, a venture capital initiative operating as a Crown Corporation of the Alberta Government. However, Paul’s financial career has its roots with companies such as Metropolitan Life and Manulife Financial. He went on to hold various executive/CEO positions in the U.S. and Canada with companies such as Alberta Treasury Branches, Public Sector Pension Investment and OMERS, one of Canada’s leading pension funds. Paul has served on numerous public and private boards such as UBC Investment Management Trust Inc., ICBC, C.A. Bancorp and Canadian Pacific Railway. Paul was also a commissioned member of the Canadian Armed Forces during the 1970’s and is a graduate of University of Western Ontario and holds a chartered director designation (C.Dir) from McMaster University.

DEREK LEE

Derek has 23 years of experience in the real estate industry. His expertise touches on most facets of real estate including brokerage, property management, financing, commercial and residential development, and syndication. Derek has been President of Prospero International Realty since 1999. Considered a leading member of Vancouver’s business community Derek is also involved with the Urban Development Institute, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and Real Estate Institute of BC as well serving as a Director of BC Artscape. Derek graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Land Economics. http://www.prospero.ca/