At QuadReal, we recognize the achievements of our colleagues through our annual recognition program, the QuadReal Awards of Excellence.

The QuadReal Awards of Excellence celebrate the incredible efforts of colleagues from every part of the business, from all countri​es in which we operate. With 2019 being the program’s inaugural year, the program demonstrated both the appetite for colleagues wanting to recognize each other’s efforts and the array of talent across the organization.

In 2020, we presented over 100 awards to QuadReal colleagues in categories such as Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Teamwork, Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in ESG. It was particularly important this year to give special recognition to our 425 frontline teammates for their focus on service excellence and dedication in keeping our customers, tenants, residents and communities safe, from the onset of COVID-19 and beyond.

QuadReal Awards of Excellence Recognition Program
The Awards of Excellence trophies are handcrafted by Canadian artist Boris Kramer, and commissioned by QuadReal to create unique sculptures that celebrate the exceptional achievements of our colleagues.

Thank you, QuadReal, and all those who hosted the Awards of Excellence ceremony! I've never felt so appreciated and truly part of a company. I'm more than happy to continue to serve our tenants in Calgary.

Erika Andrews, Shipper/Receiver, Jamieson Place

The Paul Cantor Award of Excellence

The Paul Cantor Award recognizes a QuadReal colleague who defines dedication to excellence. Named in honour of our Founding Chair Paul Cantor, this Award is presented by our Board annually to a team member who embodies commitment to our values, to excellence and to community-building.

Learn more about our recipients, their leadership and their long-lasting contributions to QuadReal and our communities.

2020 Recipient – Deborah Chan

Deborah Chan HeadshotDeborah Chan, Senior Vice President, Finance – Investment Management, was awarded the 2020 Paul Cantor Award of Excellence. Deb’s devotion to her team and unwavering commitment to every project she has worked on are common themes of celebration among her colleagues. Deb gains the trust of those around her, whether it’s her own team members or external business partners. We are inspired by Deb’s leadership and the devotion she brings to the next generation.


2019 Recipient – John Cordonier

John Cordonier HeadshotJohn Cordonier, Vice President, Development, was presented with the inaugural Paul Cantor Award. John’s approach to leading with creativity and unmatched problem-solving resulted in the success of some of QuadReal’s most iconic development projects: 745 Thurlow, Oakridge Centre and The Post, to name a few. Despite the impressive list of achievements, John’s humility has garnered utmost respect from his peers and colleagues. We are grateful to have John as a teammate—a leader by example of innovation and collaboration who inspires those around him to do their best every day.