Executive Management

Concert's executive team is made up of real estate professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Our people are committed to generating an attractive return on shareholder' invested capital, innovative real estate developments and acquisitions that are suited to the needs of the community. Our employees work hard to ensure Concert remains synonymous with superior standards of construction, customer service and community values.

It's a work style that has led to many successes, including numerous awards.

 

David R. Podmore, O.B.C., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Widely recognized as one of Vancouver’s most influential contributors to the real estate industry, David Podmore has been in the business for more than 40 years. David brought years of planning and development experience to the table when he co-founded Concert with Jack Poole in 1989. Today, David serves as Concert’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. 

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in community planning from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree (Earth Sciences) specializing in urban planning from the University of Alberta. He is a Registered Professional Planner (MCIP), a Professional Member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (RIBC) and the Real Estate Institute of Canada (FRI). In 2005, David was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
 
David has served as Chair of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Foundation, President of the Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region), President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, member of the BC Progress Board, Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) and spent eight years as a director of the Canadian Tourism Commission. He currently serves as Chair of the FortisBC Board of Directors, Director of LifeLabs Inc. and is on the Business Council of British Columbia’s Executive Committee. He recently returned as Chair of the BCCHF.
 
David is often recognized for his tireless efforts to give back to the community, both professionally and personally serving as Chair of the BC Pavilion Corporation between 2007 and 2012 when he was asked to assume responsibility to ensure completion of the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and subsequently refurbishment of BC Place Stadium. He also played a key role in development of facilities plans for Vancouver’s bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and chaired the 2003 “Vote Yes” plebiscite campaign successfully urging Vancouver voters to support the Vancouver 2010 Olympic bid.
 
David is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards including the first Award of Excellence granted by the Real Estate Institute of BC. In February 2011, he was selected as British Columbia's "Residential Construction Person of the Year". He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2014 was invested to the Order of British Columbia.

 

Brian McCauley, President & Chief Operating Officer

Brian has been in the real estate development business for over twenty years. Since joining Concert in 1994, Brian has played a key role in the development of some of Concert's largest mixed-use projects and has been instrumental in the company's geographic diversification.

In 2002, Brian guided Concert’s expansion in Ontario leading the development of assured rental housing in Toronto in joint venture with OMERS. In 2006, Brian was named Executive Vice President of Concert, assuming responsibility for all of Concert’s residential development across Canada, as well as involvement in Concert’s Strategic Investment Plan. Marking Concert’s 20th Anniversary, Brian was named President on June 1, 2009 and now oversees the daily operation of Concert's activities across the country.

Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon specializing in Housing, Urban Redevelopment and Development Economics. He presently serves on the board of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Pacific Region as Chairman and is a past director of the Building Industry and Land Development Association of Toronto (BILD). Brian is a passionate supporter of the real estate development industry in general and is an experienced and much sought after speaker on real estate related matters.

 

John McLaughlin, FCA, Chief Financial Officer

John joined the Concert team in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. As a member of the executive leadership team, John supports decision-making and financial accountability throughout the organization by providing leadership and overall direction of the finance function.

For over a decade, John served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC). He played an integral role in making Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games one of the most successful in Olympic history. For his tireless efforts, he received the highest honour possible from the International Olympic Committee — the Olympic Order. 

Prior to his involvement with the Olympics John held senior finance positions with several private and not-for-profit organizations in a range of industries, including the event that put Vancouver on the map — Expo 86.  

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queens University and has thirty years of experience as a Chartered Accountant. In 2010 the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC awarded him their prestigious Fellowship designation, FCA, in recognition of the honour he has brought to his profession.

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