QuadReal Board of Directors
QuadReal is a global real estate company with managed assets totaling more than $18 billion, including some of Canada’s most well-known properties. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, QuadReal is owned by bcIMC, one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, and was established to manage its real estate assets. QuadReal is governed by six global and business real estate leaders who bring broad networks and deep global expertise through their long experience in private and public sector organizations.
The Directors’ backgrounds enable them to fulfill both their fiduciary Board oversight responsibilities and to bring to the table their experience and insight.
This Board will provide experienced advice and governance as it works with everyone at QuadReal to offer peerless service to our tenants and residents, and desirable returns to our investors.
Paul Cantor, Chair, QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors
Paul Cantor joined the QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors in June, 2016.
Paul’s Board Chair experience includes the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Revera Inc., the Global Risk Institute for Financial Services and York University. Having previously served as President and CEO of National Trust Company and Confederation Life Insurance Company, Paul also held the position of President with CIBC Investment Bank, Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP, Managing Partner for Canada at Russell Reynolds Associates, and the founding Executive Director of the Toronto International Leadership Centre for Financial Sector Supervision.
Paul is a member of the Order of Canada, and holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta, a LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and a LL.D. (Hon.) from York University. He looks forward to working with the QuadReal team to offer peerless service to our tenants and residents and desirable returns to our investors.
Steve Barnett, QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors
Steve Barnett joined the QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors in June, 2016.
As the COO of bcIMC, Steve is seconded to QuadReal as the acting COO. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that all systems and processes are implemented according to the company’s strategic plan, from IT to Board table, and that the interface with bcIMC is effective. Prior to joining bcIMC, where he oversaw the back office and middle office functions, Steve held the role of Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance & Administration at the BC Ministry of Education, and CFO at WorkSafeBC.
Steve holds a B.A. in Business from Washington State University and is a CPA and CA. Steve also holds the ICD corporate directors’ designation, and is a Director of Parkbridge Lifestyles Community Board. To Steve, it is exciting to be a part of a new company with QuadReal’s spirit and mission.
Stephen Bellringer, QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors
Stephen Bellringer joined the QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors in December, 2016.
Stephen is a private investor with D.K. Harris Properties. He was Chairman of OneREIT, as well as Anthem Properties, a Vancouver-based real estate development, investment and management company. He also served as President & CEO of Canadian Hotel Income Properties, BC Gas, Union Gas, TransMountain Pipelines, and Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment.
Stephen received his B. Comm., M.B.A., and LL.D. (Hon) from the University of Windsor, where he later served as Chairman. He has also sat on the Board of Directors for the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Fortis, BC Hydro (Chair), and served as Vice Chairman of the BC Business Council, and Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Stephen looks forward to sharing diverse perspectives with the QuadReal team.
J. Lorne Braithwaite, QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors
J. Lorne Braithwaite joined the QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors in December, 2016.
As the founding CEO of Cambridge Shopping Centres, now Ivanhoé Cambridge, Lorne joins QuadReal’s Board after serving as Chairman, President and CEO of Cambridge before the selling the company in 2002. He is the current Chairman of the Canada Post Pension Plan’s Investment Advisory Committee, and a Special Advisor for Majid Al Futtaim Retail, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure company in the Middle East and North Africa. Lorne also served as President and CEO of Build Toronto Inc., an independent real estate and development corporation established to generate value from underutilized real estate assets throughout the City of Toronto.
Lorne holds a B.Comm. from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a Director of the Business Advisory Council at the University of Alberta School of Business, and past Chairman of the Hospital for Sick Children Real Estate Division Capital Campaign, and previously served on the Board of Directors for Enbridge and OMERS Realty Corporation. In 2005, Lorne was a NAIOP Award for Real Estate Excellent Lifetime Achievement Honouree, and is a member of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. He was also a World-Wide Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centres. As a significant new player in the industry, Lorne is honored to be part of a QuadReal team that is committed to exemplifying the highest standard of excellence in real estate investment management.
Thomas Garbutt, QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors
Thomas Garbutt joined the QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors in December, 2016.
Thomas was the Head of Global Real Estate for TIAA-CREF Asset Management and the Chair of TH Real Estate. At TIAA, he led the firm’s $90 billion global real estate investment management business, expanding their client base to institutional investors across North America, Europe and Asia.
Thomas holds a B.S. from Binghamton University and an M.S. in Real Estate Investment from New York University. He was previously a Board member for the Greenprint Foundation and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. In 2010, Thomas was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of The 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate. Thomas is excited to work with the outstanding QuadReal team as it executes upon its global real estate investment strategy.
Lauralee Martin, QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors
Lauralee Martin joined the QuadReal Property Group Board of Directors in December, 2016.
Lauralee served as Chief Executive Officer of HCP, a Fortune 500 REIT. Prior to HCP, Lauralee was with Jones Lang LaSalle in various executive positions, including CEO, Americas, COO and CFO, where she led the firm’s global financial strategy. She served as President Real Estate Finance and then CFO at Heller Financial Inc., helping take the company public in 1998 and facilitating the company’s sale at double the IPO share value to GE Capital, where she held management positions.
Lauralee holds a B.A. from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut, where she was later inducted into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame. She currently sits on the Board of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and ABM Industries, as well as the non-profit Yale Union Contemporary Art Space. Lauralee is delighted to work with the QuadReal team as it delivers investment performance to bcIMC and its clients.