From November 2017 to September 2020, Mr. Marshall served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (‘‘OMERS’’) where he led the growth of the pension fund’s strategic partnerships, including its relationships with third-party organizations, co-investors and other finance partners. Prior to OMERS, Mr. Marshall served as Managing Partner, Corporate Finance at Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (‘‘Brookfield Management’’) where he was responsible for the global corporate finance activities and oversaw all financings in each core region and business line. Throughout his 16 years with Brookfield Management, he completed in excess of US$100 billion in debt and equity transactions. Those transactions involved corporate and asset level issuances in North and South America, Europe, UK, Australia and India for all of Brookfield Management’s real estate, renewable power and infrastructure businesses.
Mr. Marshall has over 25 years of finance experience, which was initially developed working for Olympia and York Developments Ltd. at Canary Wharf. This was followed by periods of employment with Citibank, in its real estate asset management group, and then two prominent U.S.-based real estate finance investment companies, Fortress Investment Group and Lonestar Opportunity Fund.
Mr. Marshall graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Aghar is the founder and President of Crux Capital Corporation (“Crux”), a boutique value-add real estate partner, developer and venture capital investor active across Canada. Since 2013, Crux and its partners have purchased, developed or have under development over five million square feet of commercial and residential property. Mr. Aghar has a successful 25 year track record as a value-add investor on an institutional scale, having led more than 100 real estate transactions totaling far in excess of $10 billion in value. Mr. Aghar’s transaction experience consists of investments in Canada, the United States and internationally, including equity investments, developments, joint ventures, structured and mezzanine debt, open and closed end private equity funds as well as the privatization and launch of several public entities. Mr. Aghar was formerly President and Chief Investment Officer of KingSett Capital and a Managing Director of Institutional Accounts at GE Capital Real Estate.
Mr. Aghar is a board member of a number of companies and investment funds as well a member of YPO.
Mr. Daal has been President of Canadian Real Estate for QuadReal Property Group since its establishment in June 2016, responsible for QuadReal’s domestic operations, including investment, development, and the management operation of the Canadian property portfolio. QuadReal is a global real estate company owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, and has managed assets valued at over $18 billion.
From 2000 to 2016, Mr. Daal worked at Bentall Kennedy Group, one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors and Canada’s largest property manager, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2016. Prior to joining Bentall Kennedy, Mr. Daal held senior positions with CIBC Development Corporation and a private Toronto-based development company. Mr. Daal has over 25 years of experience in the real estate sector.
Mr. Daal currently serves on the board of Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. as well as the Faculty Advisory Board of UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gorrie joined Granite as its President and Chief Executive Officer on August 1, 2018 and was appointed Trustee and a Director of Granite effective August 1, 2018. With over 20 years of corporate real estate experience in Canada, the United States and Germany, Mr. Gorrie most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (‘‘PIRET’’) where he successfully grew and led the business until its strategic sale to Blackstone Property Partners and Ivanhoe´ Cambridge in May, 2018.
Prior to joining PIRET, Mr. Gorrie led the industrial business for Oxford Properties Group, the real estate investment arm of a major Canadian pension fund, where he built a platform comprising 13 million square feet of income producing properties and development projects across major Canadian industrial markets, encompassing acquisition, asset management, leasing, operations and development.
Mr. Gorrie is a graduate of the civil engineering program at the University of Toronto. He currently serves on the board of REALPAC and is a member of the Institute of Corporate
With over 25 years of corporate real estate experience, Ms. Grodner most recently served as Senior Manager, Global Real Estate and Facilities for Amazon.com from 2014 through 2019. At Amazon.com, Ms. Grodner was responsible for large, complex real estate transactions in the Americas in which she oversaw transactions totaling in excess of US$4 billion. Her expertise also extends to strategic planning, design, and construction of corporate space.
Prior to joining Amazon, Ms. Grodner spent seven years with JDS Uniphase Corporation overseeing all real estate aspects of an international portfolio of office and manufacturing sites. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Grodner served as Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, at Wachovia Corporation, responsible for the growth of Wachovia Securities locations in the Western United States. During the early 2000 tech boom, Ms. Grodner served as Director of Real Estate for Relera, Inc. with a focus on co-location data centers. Ms. Grodner began her career with Bank of America Corporation, Corporate Real Estate, where during her seven-year tenure she was responsible for site selection, transactions, design, and construction for the bank’s portfolio.
Ms. Grodner holds a Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) and Senior Leader Corporate Real Estate (SLCR) designations from CoreNet Global, an international non-profit corporate real estate association for executives who manage the real estate assets of large corporations. She also served on the CoreNet Global Bay Area Chapter board for four years.
Ms. Grodner graduated from Indiana University with Honors with a degree in Psychology.
Mr. Mawani is currently a Principal of Exponent Capital Partners Inc., a private equity investor and real estate advisory firm. Mr. Mawani has over 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. His 15-year c-suite experience includes: 11 years as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of then TSX-listed Oxford Properties Group from 1989 to 2001, President & Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed Calloway/ Smart Centres REIT from 2011 to 2013, and President & CEO of privately-owned Rodenbury Investments in 2015 and 2016. He was an executive at a private equity investment firm from 2002 to 2004.
Mr. Mawani has served on many TSX-listed boards since 2002 including serving as chair of audit committees and governance and compensation committees. Mr. Mawani has also been a director of Extendicare Inc. since December 2017 and a trustee of First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust (formerly First Capital Realty Inc.) since May 2018.
Mr. Mawani is a CPA and CA and has a Master of Business Administration from University of Toronto and a Masters in Law from York University.
Mr. Miller was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (‘‘West Fraser’’) from January 2009 until his retirement in July 2011. Mr. Miller has been a director of West Fraser since April 2012. From February 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Miller’s principal occupation was Executive Vice President, Operations of West Fraser. Prior to that, since 1986, Mr. Miller held several other senior finance, administration and operations offices at West Fraser, including Vice-President, Corporate Controller; Vice-President, Administration; and Executive Vice-President, Pulp and Paper.
Mr. Miller is an experienced CPA, CA and has been a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada for over 40 years. Prior to joining West Fraser in 1986, he was a Senior Audit and Tax Manager with one of the major Canadian Chartered Professional Accounting firms.
Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Sheila A. Murray
Ms. Murray is the former President of CI Financial Corp., a position she held from 2016-2019. Previously, she had been Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary since 2008, following a 25-year career at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where she practiced securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate reorganizations. Ms. Murray played a key role in directing the operations and setting corporate strategy for CI Financial Corp. and its operating companies, including CI Investments Inc. and Assante Wealth Management. Her role included leading CI’s mentoring program, which fosters the advancement of high-potential female employees.
Ms. Murray is past Chair of the Dean’s Council at Queen’s University Law School, and taught Securities Regulation at Queen’s University last year and has taught Securities Regulation and Corporate Finance at the University of Toronto’s Global Professional Master of Laws in Business Law Program for several years.
Ms. Murray is Chair of the Board of Directors of Teck Resources Limited, a director of CI Financial Corp. and a director of BCE and Bell Canada and has been a director of the SickKids Foundation, the Toronto Symphony Foundation and a director of a number of other private and public companies.
Ms. Murray received her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Queen’s University.
Ms. Pang is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the SickKids Foundation and also serves as the Corporate Secretary for its Board. Ms. Pang is a seasoned business executive with a diverse range of experience, including strategy, accounting and taxation, communications and investor relations, human resource matters, data integrity and reporting, as well as governance. She has held roles both in Canada and abroad in the banking, consulting and postal/logistics industries, driving and implementing transformational change in large organizations. Ms. Pang is a CPA CA who earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. She is also a graduate of the joint Kellogg-Schulich MBA program and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Pang currently serves on the boards of two not-for-profit organizations: Ontario Nonprofit Network and Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories.
Ms. Warren is Head of Institutional Services and Equipment Finance at M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust, a role she has held since January 2022. Wilmington Trust is a leader in corporate trust services, delivering a wide range of solutions and services across major asset classes and financing structures in the US, UK and Europe. Until October 2021, Ms. Warren served as CEO of Issuer Services, North America at Computershare, a global leader in diversified financial, corporate governance and stakeholder communication for public and private companies. Prior to this role, Ms. Warren was with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (from 2006 to 2017), first as General Counsel (Canada) and finally as Managing Director and Head, U.S. Region and President and CEO of CIBC World Markets Corp.
Ms. Warren began her career as a business lawyer with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and from there joined Rogers Communications Inc., where she worked for a decade in increasingly senior roles as a member of Rogers Cable management and the RCI deal team.
Ms. Warren has been a director of a number of U.S. and Canadian private companies. Today, she sits on the board of United Way of New York City.
Ms. Warren received her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto.