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 2021, we recognized over 250 nominees and presented over 110 awards to QuadReal colleagues in categories such as Excellence in Being Responsible, Excellence in Community, Excellence in Collaboration, Excellence in Innovation and Pivot of the Year. Many recognitions were given for cross-functional team collaboration. Holding a virtual ceremony this year allowed our colleagues around the globe to celebrate with not only their teammates, but with their friends and family also.

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. Recipients are also presented with a donation opportunity to their charity of choice.

It was such a privilege to be a part of the 2021 Awards of Excellence as a presenter. I always look forward to when Team QuadReal can come together and celebrate what makes this company such a great place to work: the people, their values and the talents they share.

Blake Johnson, Operations Supervisor, Park 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.

2021 Recipient – Sarah Clarke

Headshot of Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke, Vice President, Office – East, was recognized with the 2021 Paul Cantor Award of Excellence. Sarah’s colleagues all express respect and admiration for her exceptional leadership and contributions to QuadReal and the industry at large. Her professionalism balanced with her level of care has been most evident in Sarah’s consistent focus on delivering service excellence and collaborating with our tenants. Sarah is ‘Excellence Lives Here’ personified, demonstrated by an unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations in all she accomplishes.

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.