Board of Trustees
Dexter D. S. John, LL.B., ICD.D.
Mr. John is an Executive Vice President of D.F. King & Co., a CST One Company and among other responsibilities, manages its corporate governance services platform. He has over 15 years of experience in the capital markets and spent six years in structured finance where he executed over $4 billion in transactions including $1 billion in Commercial and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities. Mr. John previously served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel at a proxy services provider and as counsel at a top tier law firm. He serves as a director of Augustine Ventures Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Arts, a LL.B. designation and the ICD designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. John will join the REIT’s Governance Committee.
Mr. Kimberley recently retired from his position as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Investment Banking, Real Estate at CIBC World Markets Inc. During his tenure at CIBC, Mr. Kimberley accumulated extensive experience in transactional activities, including debt and equity capital markets origination and execution and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. He is a Director of First Capital Realty Inc. and a member of the Audit and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Kimberley also serves on the Board of Orlando Corporation. Mr. Kimberley previously served as Chair of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors, and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Kimberley is a member of the Governance and Government Relations Committee of the Ontario Science Centre Board. Mr. Kimberley graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and also holds a Masters, Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Simon Nyilassy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc. from 2011 until October 2015. Mr. Nyilassy has extensive experience as a real estate executive and leader with an in-depth understanding of capital and real estate markets. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Nyilassy served as President and Chief Executive Officer (and as a trustee from 2003 to 2011) of what was then Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust (now SmartREIT). Prior to that, Mr. Nyilassy served as Executive Vice-President of Finance and Administration of Smartcentres Group of Companies from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Nyilassy obtained an Honours Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the University of Warwick and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant.
C. Ian Ross
Mr. Ross held various positions at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario from 1997 to September 2003. Most recently he held the position of Senior Director, Administration in the Dean’s Office and was also Executive in Residence for the School’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Growth. He has served as Governor, President and CEO of Ortech Corporation; Chairman, President and CEO of Provincial Papers Inc.; President and CEO of Paperboard Industries Corp.; as a trustee and chairman of Menu Food Income Fund from June 2007 to November 2010; as a corporate director and chairman of Pet Valu, Inc. from 2003 to 2009; and as a director Ontario Power Generation from December 2003 to April 2014. Mr. Ross currently serves as a director and chairman of Cathay Forest Product Corp., GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd., and GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd. Mr. Ross also serves as a director of Clearford Water Systems Inc. and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. He is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Jane Domenico is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the REIT. Ms. Domenico was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2015. Prior to such appointment, Ms. Domenico held the positions of acting Chief Executive Officer of the REIT between May, 2014 and July, 2015, Chief Operating Officer of the REIT between February, 2014 and July, 2015. and Vice President of Asset Management between May 2013 and February, 2014. Ms. Domenico possesses more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. This experience includes management of more than $13 billion in retail assets, as well as responsibility for more than $1.5 billion in development capital investments and more than $500 million in operating capital expenditures. Ms. Domenico has significant experience with Canada’s largest pension fund developers working for Ivanhoe Cambridge and Oxford Properties. While with Ivanhoe Cambridge, Ms. Domenico was the company’s representatives for joint venture projects with Cadillac Fairview and Oxford. While with Oxford, Ms. Domenico performed asset management for Primaris REIT. She has also worked as a third party advisor alongside some of the nation’s largest pension fund real estate investors, notably the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Greystone Management. Ms. Domenico holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University.