Executive Leadership Team

President & Chief Executive Officer

Joined the Company in February 2015. Previously, Executive Vice President, Investments and Leasing of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (“CREIT”) where he had direct responsibility for various aspects of CREIT’s business across Canada. Mr. Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.

Kay Brekken
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Joined the Company in 2014.  Previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Books & Music, Inc. Ms. Brekken has over 20 years of North American financial leadership experience including public company reporting, strategic and operational planning, and debt and equity financing and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Executive Vice President, Western Canada

Joined the Company in 2004.  Previously Vice President, Western Canada for Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited and as Area Real Estate Manager for Safeway Canada. Mr. Kozak has over 15 years of real estate experience.

Executive Vice President, Eastern Canada

Joined the Company in 2010.  Previously President with Mingus Capital Inc. and Co-founder and President of Crofton Moore.  Mr. Menzies has over 25 years of real estate experience encompassing development, acquisition and management of office, mixed-use and retail properties.

General Counsel

Joined the Company in 2010. Previously Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Mr. Chouinard has over 10 years of experience representing real estate and other companies in connection with some of their most critical transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, and numerous other commercial transactions. He also has strong expertise advising public companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.

Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Western Canada

Joined the Company in 2006. Previously Real Estate Manager for Canada Safeway. Mr. Huizinga has 25 years experience in real estate development, acquisition and management.

Vice President, Property Management

Joined the Company in 2003. Previously Senior Vice President, Retail Management and National Client Services at O&Y Enterprise which included overseeing the delivery of retail property and client management services for a national portfolio comprising of over 24 million square feet. Ms. McDougald has over 20 years experience in shopping centre operations and asset management encompassing a diverse range of national real estate portfolios.

Senior Vice President, Central Canada

Joined the Company in 2008. Previously Real Estate Manager at Sobeys, responsible for securing and developing new sites for the expansion of the network of stores. Ms. Shpigel has over 10 years of real estate experience, including retail and mixed use development, acquisitions and leasing.