T. Richard Turner ICD.D - Chairman
Richard Turner is President and CEO of Titanstar Investment Group and has served on the board of a number of private and public companies, including former Board Chair and Audit Committee Chair of Invesque Inc. (TSX: IVQ); former Director and Audit Committee member of WesternOne Inc.(TSX:WEQ) and was Director and Audit Committee Chair of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Mr. Turner was Board Chair of Pure Industrial REIT (TSX:AAR.UN); Director and Audit Committee Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC); Board Chair of the Insurance Corporation of BC; Board Chair of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation; Chair and Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade; Governor of the B.C. Business Council and director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the operating subsidiary of IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund, a business involved in the development and management of real estate at airports. Mr. Turner serves as the Honorary Consul for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Vancouver. In 2003, Mr. Turner received H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Award for public service in Canada. Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia and holds the ICD.D designation.
Dr. Brian Ramjattan
Dr. Brian Ramjattan is the President and CEO of Miranda Management, a privately held real estate investment company specializing in identifying undervalued properties and increas-ing their value through lease restructuring and repurposing. He is also the President and CEO of Canadian AV Inc., one of the largest AV companies in Atlantic Canada, and a director of Work Global Canada, a national recruitment and immigration firm specializing in accessing foreign workers. Dr. Ramjattan has been a family doctor for 27 years, and he is the President and CEO of First Line Medical Services Inc., a company that conducts clinical trials to develop pharmaceuticals. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Memorial University in the Discipline of Faculty Medicine.
Mr. Jeffrey Dean is a Managing Partner at Maven Capital, an advisory and private equity firm based in Toronto. Mr. Dean has over 18 years of investment banking experience. Prior to co-founding Maven Capital in 2012, Mr. Dean was a Director at RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Dean has significant experience in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions and valuations, corporate governance, equity and debt financing for both public and private companies and property portfolio advi-sory. Over the last 18 years, Mr. Dean has advised on over $13 billion of public M&A transactions, $15 billion of debt and equity financings and more recently has been focused on corporate and shareholder governance. He is also a trusted advisor to a number of senior management teams and public/private boards of directors in the real estate space. Mr. Dean has a Bachelor of Commerce (High Distinction) from the University of Toronto.
Kent Farrell is a Managing Partner at Maven Capital, an advisory and private equity firm based in Toronto. Mr. Farrell has more than 20 years of experience in public and private capital markets, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Maven Capital in 2017, Mr. Farrell served as the Head of Equity Sales for Credit Suisse Canada for five years. In that capacity, Mr. Farrell managed all aspects of the Canadian sales team effort including the onboarding of new global institutional investors, the distribution of the firm's equity research product, the coordination of corporate marketing and the selling of both primary and secondary equity offerings. Along with his tenure at Credit Suisse, he held senior roles at leading investment banks, specifically, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Farrell has been a large contributor to his firm's campaigns with the United Way Foundation. Mr. Farrell was formerly a Director of Mundo Inc. and is currently a director of Canaccord Genuity Acquisition Corp. He holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario.
MICHAEL ANAKA, ICD.D
Mike Anaka is a Chartered Professional Accountant based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He has served in a number of leadership roles during his more than 35 year tenure with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, including Managing Partner, Atlantic Canada and Regional Office Representative on the Canadian Leadership Group. Mike has extensive experience in the areas of financial reporting, internal controls, operating efficiencies and effectiveness and corporate finance. He has served public and private companies ranging from start-ups to multi-national enterprises. He is currently Chief Financial Officer for Nobelium Tech Corp., a capital pool corporation listed on the TSX-V, and serves on the board of directors of Oceanus Resources Corporation (TSX-V).
David has been actively participating in the commercial real estate business in Canada for 29 years. His career began within a National Brokerage Firm, specializing in Industrial Sales and Leasing in an agent capacity. From this beginning David moved into Senior Management responsible for a business unit of the same brokerage firm in Toronto. An opportunity presented itself in 2000 to acquire a multifaceted real estate service business which included a Commercial component active within the Atlantic Canada Marketplace. David, with his partners grew this business substantially and he subsequently sold his interest in this business in 2006. At this point in his career, David moved into the Advisor Business assuming responsibility for sourcing and completing all investments within all investment fund vehicles across the Country. David has completed numerous acquisitions, joint ventures and development transactions over his career and was instrumental in growing a new open fund to an AUM in excess of $1B in two years.
David assumed the role of President with Integrated Asset Management (IAM) Real Estate Group. IAM is a publicly listed company (TSX-IAM) providing investment management services to Canadian Institutional Pension Funds, Endowments and High net worth individuals. IAM was acquired in July 2019 by Fiera Capital. IAM Real Estate Group is now part of Fiera’s Alternative Platform within Fiera Real Estate Investments. David has taken the role of Senior Vice President and Fund Manager within Fiera and continues to oversee the IAM business within the Fiera team.
Drew Koivu is Principal, Multi-residential, Sales at AvisonYoung. He has over 25 years multi-residential brokerage experience. He was responsible for over $1.5B in transactions over his career. Mr. Koivu was instrumental in the Milestone Apartment REIT listing, the largest US focused REIT on the TSX. Mr. Koivu has been owner and operator of an apartment portfolio since 1993.