President and Chief Executive Officer
Todd Cook was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2014. Mr. Cook joined Northern Property REIT in November 2006 as Vice President, Finance, and became Chief Financial Officer on May 1, 2007. He moved into the position of Executive Vice President of Northern Property REIT in 2011 before being appointed President & Chief Operating Officer in January 2013. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Calgary based TGS North American REIT which was purchased by a subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company in June, 2006. He possesses a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993.
Chief Operating Officer
Leslie Veiner has held senior management positions in the Canadian real estate industry and most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of True North Apartment REIT, prior to which he was Chief Financial Officer of TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (TGA REIT). Prior to joining TGA REIT, Mr. Veiner provided Seniors Housing Advisory services through his consulting company Hippo Capital Corporation. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Veiner was employed by Chartwell Senior Housing Real Estate Investment Trust, holding the positions of Senior Vice President Real Estate from 2005 to 2008 and Chief Financial Officer from its inception in 2003 to 2005. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Veiner was Chief Financial Officer of Alert Care Corporation, which sold its properties pursuant to the formation of Chartwell Senior Housing Real Estate Investment Trust and from 1995 to 2000 he held senior financial positions with a real estate company and a healthcare company. Mr. Veiner is qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Chief Financial Officer
Travis Beatty was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Northview Apartment REIT in May 2016. Previously, Mr. Beatty was the Chief Financial Officer of West Valley Energy from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining West Valley Energy, Mr. Beatty held various senior finance roles with OPTI Canada Inc. from 2002 to 2011, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2009 until its acquisition by CNOOC Limited in 2011. Mr. Beatty is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Calgary.
Vice President, Business Development
Richard Anda was appointed Vice President, Business Development, of Northern Property REIT in January, 2011. Mr. Anda joined Northern Property REIT in 2003 as Asset Manager and was appointed as Vice President, Operations in 2004. Previously with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in various positions, he brings 15 years of real estate and property management experience to the REIT. Mr. Anda holds an Urban Land Economics Diploma and is a Certified Property Manager with the Real Estate Institute of Canada.
Vice President, Residential Operations
Lizaine Wheeler was appointed Vice President, Residential Operations, of Northern Property REIT in October, 2012. Previously, Ms. Wheeler was the Senior Vice President, Operations of Mainstreet Equity Corp in Calgary from 2010 to 2012, and at Boardwalk REIT from 1998 to 2010, progressing to VP Operations. Ms. Wheeler also possesses a background in Human Resources.
Vice President, Property Development
Bo Rasmussen was appointed Vice President, Property Development of Northern Property REIT in May 2011. Mr. Rasmussen joined Northern Property in in May 2007 as the Manager of Construction and Development. Previously he was Vice President of Development for NewNorth Projects from 2004 to 2007, and was with Ninety North Construction and Development Ltd. in the capacities of Regional Manager of Nunavut Operations, and General Manager of Greenland Operations from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Rasmussen graduated from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary with a Diploma of Civil Engineering Technology in 1992, and received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business, in 2011.
Scott Thon has served as President & CEO of AltaLink since 2002. For over 30 years he has held a variety of senior positions in the electricity industry, from operations to competitive market design and global power development. In 2013, Bow Valley College awarded Mr. Thon their Distinguished Citizen Award, honouring his commitment to the College. He was recognized by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in 2011 for his business and community leadership with the Sherrold Moore Award. In 2005, the Government of Alberta presented Mr. Thon with the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta. Mr. Thon is current chair of the Canadian Electricity Association Board of Directors, and sits on the boards of Alberta Blue Cross and the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee. Mr. Thon is a registered Professional Engineer, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's Executive Program and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Todd Cook was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the annual meeting on May 13, 2014 Mr. Cook became President and Chief Executive Officer of Northview Apartment REIT on May 13, 2014. Mr. Cook joined Northern Property REIT in November 2006 as Vice President, Finance, and became Chief Financial Officer on May 1, 2007. He moved into the position of Executive Vice President of Northern Property REIT in 2011 before being appointed President & Chief Operating Officer in January 2013. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Calgary based TGS North American REIT which was purchased by a subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company in June, 2006. He possesses a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993.
Daniel Drimmer is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Starlight Group Property Holdings Inc., a real estate asset management company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial and residential properties across Canada and the US. Mr. Drimmer is also President and Chief Executive Officer of True North Commercial REIT. Mr. Drimmer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master's degree in Contemporary Policy Making from European University in Geneva, Switzerland.
Kevin Grayston is self-employed as Principal of K. Grayston Consulting Ltd. Mr. Grayston was formerly the Executive Vice President, Real Estate, of BCIMC Hospitality Group from September 2007 until January 2009; and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Hotel Income Properties Real Estate Investment Trust from 1997 until 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and possesses a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Dennis J. Hoffman
Dennis J. Hoffman retired as office managing partner and member of the Canadian Leadership Group from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in July of 2005 after more than 35 years in public practice. Mr. Hoffman is an Alberta Institute lecturer, member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and a task force member of the Petroleum Accountants Society. Mr. Hoffman graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BComm and a BSc, and is a member of the Canadian and Alberta Institutes of Chartered Accountants.
Christine McGinley was former senior vice president, operations, of Canwest Broadcasting until her retirement in 2010. She is currently a board member of DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Canada Health Infoway and Alberta Blue Cross, and was on the Board of TBaytel from 2010 to 2016. Ms. McGinley holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and a Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Terrance McKibbon has over 30 years' experience in the construction industry, and serves as COO for Bird Construction. Prior to this, he spent over 20 years with Aecon Group Inc. where he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in June 2014, and President in June 2013, Mr. McKibbon has held successive positions within Aecon, including Chief Operating Officer (2011) and Executive Vice President and CEO of Aecon's Infrastructure division (2005). He is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and former Trustee of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793, Training Trust Fund and of Labourers' International Union of North America (Washington D.C.), and former President of both the Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada and the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association. He has also served as a Board member of the Ontario Road Builders Association and the Utility Contractors Association of Ontario. Mr. McKibbon is a certified Gold Seal Project Manager through the Canadian Construction Association and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Valery Zamuner acts as Senior Vice-President of Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Initiatives for Stingray. Ms. Zamuner has more than 18 years of experience in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies. Prior to joining Stingray, Ms. Zamuner held the positions of Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of WSP Global Inc. Ms. Zamuner holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Laval University and an MBA from the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University). She is a member of the Quebec Bar.