Trustees

Detlef Bierbaum
Chairman

Mr. Detlef Bierbaum is a corporate director with extensive experience in the banking and financial services industry. Mr. Bierbaum is currently a Member of the Supervisory Board with Sal. Oppenheim KAG, a fund management company in Köln, Germany. Prior to his retirement in March 2010, Mr. Bierbaum was a Member of the Supervisory Board with Bankhaus Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie and from 1991 to 2008, he held the position of Managing Partner with responsibility for asset management. In addition, from 2002 to 2008, he was also responsible for investment banking of Bankhaus Sal Oppenheim jr. & Cie. Prior to 1991, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Nordstern Insurance Companies based in Cologne. He is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies in the asset management and banking sectors based in Germany, England, Luxembourg and the U.S. Mr. Bierbaum is a graduate of the Universities of Cologne and Munich where he studied commercial banking and business administration.

Michael J. Cooper
Vice Chairman

Mr. Michael J. Cooper is the President and Chief Executive Officer of DREAM and founder of DAM and has an extensive track record in the real estate industry dating back to 1986. He is also the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee REIT. He helped found DAM (formerly Dundee Realty Corporation) in 1996 and continues to hold the office of Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, the business has grown to more than $13 billion of commercial real estate, residential development and renewable energy infrastructure assets under management. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Cooper is responsible for the formation of three TSX-listed real estate investment trusts: Dundee REIT, Canada’s largest office REIT; Dundee International REIT, a Canadian REIT investing in commercial real estate assets exclusively outside of Canada; and, most recently, Dundee Industrial REIT, a pure-play industrial REIT in Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from York University. Mr. Cooper currently sits on the board of directors of Dundee Corporation, Dundee Industrial REIT, Dundee International REIT, Dundee REIT and DREAM Unlimited Corp.

Brydon Cruise
Brookfield Financial

Brydon Cruise is President and Managing Partner of Brookfield Financial, a global real estate and infrastructure investment bank. Mr. Cruise has more than 23 years of experience in real estate investment banking. He is responsible for originating and executing real estate mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets transactions for Brookfield Financial. Mr. Cruise previously worked as a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets and on the principal side for two prominent United States based real estate finance investment companies, Fortress Investment Group LLC, as a Managing Partner, and Lone Star Opportunity Fund. Prior to that, Mr. Cruise worked in the real estate investment banking group at Citigroup, Inc. He is currently a director of MCAN Mortgage Corp. and serves as Vice Chairman on the board of the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Mr. Cruise holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Jane Gavan
Dundee International REIT

Ms. Jane Gavan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee International REIT. She is also President, Asset Management of DREAM and has more than 26 years of experience in the real estate industry. Ms. Gavan is primarily responsible for international real estate investments. Since joining Dundee in 1998, Ms. Gavan has played a key role in numerous transactions including Dundee’s acquisition of Lehndorff Properties, the 2003 business restructuring that resulted in the creation of Dundee REIT, Dundee REIT’s $2.3 billion portfolio sale to GE Real Estate, and the initial public offering of Dundee International REIT. Prior to joining Dundee, Ms. Gavan served as legal counsel for numerous companies including Oxford Properties Group, and Denison Mines Corp., and began her career in private law practice with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, specializing in real estate and corporate finance. She earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall, York University.

Duncan Jackman
E-L Financial

Mr. Duncan Jackman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E-L Financial Corporation Limited, an investment and insurance holding company. Mr. Jackman oversees the company’s investments by sitting on the boards of directors of the subsidiaries and the other companies in which the company has significant shareholdings, including by serving as Chairman of Algoma Central Corporation and Chairman and President of Economic Investment Trust Limited and United Corporations Limited, two closed-end investment companies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.

 

JOHN SULLIVAN
 
CADILLAC FAIRVIEW

Mr. John Sullivan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest real estate companies. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2011, Mr. Sullivan held the position of Executive Vice President, Development. Prior to joining Cadillac Fairview, Mr. Sullivan held positions with Brookfield Properties Corporation and Marathon Realty Company Limited. He brings more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, finance, asset management, and development. Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Concordia University, a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Johann Koss
Right to Play

Mr. Johann Koss is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Right To Play, a global organization that uses the transformative power of play - playing sports, playing games - to educate and empower children facing adversity. He is a Norwegian speed-skating legend who made world headlines when he won three Gold Medals at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games, breaking a total of 10 world records over the course of his career. Mr. Koss donated a large portion of his winnings to Olympic Aid, a fundraising organization created at Lillehammer, and challenged the Norwegian people to support him in this cause by donating to Olympic Aid. After witnessing the potential of sport to effect change in the lives of children, Mr. Koss founded Right To Play in 2000 and has pioneered the Sport for Development movement worldwide. Mr. Koss has won numerous accolades, including honorary doctorates from the University of Calgary and Brock University, and was named “One of 100 Future Leaders of Tomorrow” by TIME Magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Mr. Koss completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Queensland, and completed his executive MBA at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Recently Mr. Koss completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. He currently serves on the board of directors at Gates Corporation and Secunda Canada, an offshore supply vessel company. In May 2013 he completed his term serving on the board of directors at GNC Holdings, Inc. where he sat on the audit committee for two years.



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