Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President, Construction
Senior Vice President, Leasing
Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs
Senior Vice President, Operations
GREGORY J. MENZIES
Project Lead, Yorkville Village
JODI M. SHPIGEL
Senior Vice President, Development
Adam E. Paul President & Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer, First Capital Realty Inc. - Toronto, Ontario President & CEO of the Company. Previously, a senior executive at 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.
Joined the Company and the Board in 2015.
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. Ms. Brekken holds a BBA from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Washington. Additionally, Ms. Brekken is a Certified Public Accountant.
JORDAN ROBINS Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Joined the Company in 2016. Previously, Senior Vice President, Planning and Development of RioCan REIT. Mr. Robins brings to the Company over 20 years of extensive experience and a proven track record in many facets of retail real estate including development, leasing and acquisitions. Mr. Robins holds a Master of Science degree in Facilities Management from the Pratt Institute.
GARETH BURTON Senior Vice President, Construction
Joined the Company in 2016. Previously, Construction Director of Laing O’Rourke; and Project/Bid Director of PCL Constructors. Mr. Burton has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry and a proven track record of successfully delivering complex, high-value, high-risk construction and civil engineering projects. During his career, Mr. Burton has gained valuable experience in various roles related to large complex construction projects in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
CARMINE FRANCELLA Senior Vice President, Leasing
Joined the Company in 2016. He was previously the global head of retail lease transactions in his role as Vice President, Leasing of Scotiabank. Prior to Scotiabank he was the head of real estate for Walmart Canada in the role of Senior Director, Real Estate & Development. Mr. Francella holds a Professional Leadership Development Certificate from Harvard Business School.
SANDRA LEVY Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs
Joined the Company in 2015. She was previously a senior Human Resources executive with Ply Gem Canada and Magna International. Ms. Levy has sat on a number of corporate and volunteer boards and has served as a trustee of Res REIT. Ms. Levy has over 17 years of experience in human resources and legal roles. She has expertise in aligning Human Resources with business strategy, legal compliance, talent management, change management and employee engagement. Ms. Levy holds an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Joined the Company in 2003. Previously, Senior Vice President, Retail Management and National Client Services at O&Y Enterprise. Ms. McDougald has over 20 years of experience in shopping centre operations and asset management encompassing a diverse range of national real estate portfolios. She is a LEED Accredited Professional. Ms. McDougald is Chair of BOMA Toronto and a member of the University of Guelph Real Estate Program Advisory Board.
GREGORY J. MENZIES Project Lead, Yorkville Village
Joined the Company in 2010. Previously, Executive Vice-President, Eastern Canada for the Company; President of 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.
JODI M. SHPIGEL Senior Vice President, Development
Joined the Company in 2008. Previously, Senior Vice-President, Central Canada for the Company; and Real Estate Manager at Sobeys. Ms. Shpigel has over 15 years of real estate experience, including retail and mixed use development, acquisitions and leasing. Ms. Shpigel holds a Master of Science degree in Planning from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.