Russell has 30 years experience in developing and managing real estate in Canada and USA. He was President, CEO and director of Revenue Properties Company (TSX), past Director of Pan Pacific Retail (NYSE) and has managed over 4 million sq. ft. of retail properties.
Brian Crawford, CPA, CA
Brian has 30 plus years of corporate finance, business advisory, and corporate management in real estate and other sectors. He is the former partner of a national accounting firm, as well as CFO and Director of four reporting issuers.
Upkar Arora, CPA, CA
Managing Director of Illumina Partners (private equity)
Upkar Arora is Managing Director of Illumina Partners, an independent boutique advisory firm specializing in providing operational, financial and strategic expertise to facilitate corporate turnarounds of mid-sized businesses. He has almost 30 years of experience working extensively with public and private companies on operations, capital markets transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, turnarounds and financings, as a senior executive, advisor or principal. Mr. Arora obtained his CA and CMA designations in 1986 and his Independent Corporate Director (ICD.D) designation in 2011. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Waterloo in 1985.
Mr. Arora has been Chair of the Board of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for the past four years, and Chair of the Canadian Arts Summit. He serves on the Advisory Council of the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance and teaches at the University.
Director – Investment Banking at M Partners (independent IIROC firm)
Chris was President of RealFund REIT, a former director of A.E. Lepage and Royal Lepage, and past Director of Canadian Institute of Public Real Estate Companies. Chris is also a member of various public boards.
Bernie, a graduate of the University of Southern California, has extensive real estate investment experience including the position of Vice President, Leasing for Revenue Properties Company Limited.
Brian Roberts, MBA
Brian has extensive experience leading businesses through commercialization including growing OBUSForme Ltd. to annual revenue of $125 million prior to its sale. Brian is currently an investor in several real estate ventures and other operating companies.