Senior Executive Team

 

Concert’s nine-member executive team is made up of real estate professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Our leaders 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 its values of integrity, service and quality.

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Brian McCauley, President & CEO

Having joined Concert in 1994, today Brian serves as Concert's President and Chief Executive Officer.

For over 25 years Brian has played a key role in the development of some of Concert’s largest mixed-use projects, and in 2001 guided Concert’s expansion in Ontario where he lead the development of assured rental housing in Toronto. He presently serves on the boards of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Pacific Region, Junior Achievement BC, the Funding Allocation & Housing Committee for Streetohome 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, and is an experienced and much sought-after speaker on real estate related matters.

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John Dooling, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer

John joined Concert in 2014 and has been instrumental in building an exceptional team and increasing the financial and accounting capabilities at Concert.

He was named Concert's Chief Financial Officer in July, 2020, with financial responsibility for both Concert Properties and Concert Infrastructure Fund. Prior to joining Concert, he held senior positions in diverse sectors. He played a key role in the success of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games through his development and execution of the Vancouver Olympic Budget. John continued to support the Olympic sector as an advisor for Sochi 2014, and as CFO at the 2014 Special Olympic Canada Summer Games and continues to serve as a board member of the Games Operating Trust.

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Andrew Tong, Senior Vice President, Investments

With over 27 years at Concert, Andrew is responsible for leading the strategic planning and key operational activities of Concert’s income portfolio (office, industrial and residential rental) across Canada.

Responsibilities include overseeing acquisitions, dispositions, asset and portfolio investment management, term financing and commercial leasing. Additionally, Andrew oversees Concert’s residential condominium and seniors land acquisitions nationally. In 2016, Andrew played a key role with the creation and capital raising of Concert’s CREC Commercial Fund LP, an open-ended limited partnership which includes over 70 office and industrial properties, and has served since inception as the Fund’s Managing Director.

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Arif Rahemtulla, Senior Vice President, Construction

Arif joined Concert in 1997. He holds a Master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of British Columbia and is a professional engineer with 37 years of experience in civil engineering, construction and project management with a special emphasis on residential highrise projects.

He has managed projects locally and overseas in various capacities including positions with consultants and general contractors. Arif has oversight for Concert’s construction operations across Canada including technical feasibility assessments, detailed design, procurement, construction delivery and post-construction service.

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Colleen Anderson, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Communications 

Since joining Concert in 1997, Colleen has been instrumental in executing successful sales programs for Concert’s most notable condominium developments in Victoria, Metro Vancouver and Toronto.

After 20 years with Concert and having transitioned from project sales to project positioning and strategic planning, Colleen was promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing in 2015. Today Colleen oversees sales, marketing and communications efforts across the company’s diverse operations and serves as the Managing Broker for Concert Realty Services Ltd.

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Craig Watters, Senior Vice President, Development

Craig joined Concert in 2010 as Vice President, Development and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Development in 2017.

Craig oversees all development activities for Concert across the country. With over 25 years of experience in the real estate development industry, Craig previously held senior leadership positions where he was responsible for large-scale mixed-use community development, including acquisition and strategic planning activities across Canada and the United States, as well as the provision of real estate advisory services internationally.

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Kerri Jackson, Senior Vice President, Property Management

Bringing more than 15 years of residential property management experience, Kerri Jackson joined Concert as its Senior Vice President, Property Management in July 2020.

Having managed portfolios across Canada ranging in size from 3,500 to 10,000 suites, she has a proven record of providing strategic direction and operations leadership to diverse property management teams across the country. In her previous role, Kerri was an integral member of the team responsible for creating a digital residential platform in the formation of QuadReal Property Group. Kerri holds a Master of Business Administration from the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor. She is pursuing a Certified Property Manager designation through the Real Estate Institute of Canada and currently serves as Director on the Board for LandlordBC.

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Mark S. Andrew, Senior Vice President, Tapestry

Mark joined Concert as Senior Vice President, Seniors, in 2018 bringing more than 30 years of hotel operations, marketing and sales, and transformational management experience in the North American hospitality industry.

Mark started his career as a frontline hotel employee and quickly progressed to assume the role of General Manager at several top-tier properties in Canada and the US. With a solid track record for enhancing property performance and customer satisfaction, Mark assumed executive accountability on a regional basis for world-class properties. More recently, Mark played a key role in Vancouver’s successful bid for the 2010 Olympic Games and led the transformation of multiple wellness and leisure-focused properties, establishing heightened levels of superior quality and customer experience. A graduate of Vancouver Community College, Mark’s leadership abilities have been recognized with a distinguished President’s Award by Meeting Professionals International.

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Derron Bain, Managing Director, Concert Infrastructure Fund

Having joined Concert Infrastructure at its inception in 2010, Derron leads the strategy, origination, development, investment, financing, and asset management activities of the Concert Infrastructure Fund.

Over a twenty-year period, Derron has an extensive track record of successfully leading the planning, financing, delivery and management of complex public private partnership infrastructure projects and multi-disciplinary teams on behalf of both government and private sector entities. With this experience he brings a unique perspective and understanding of the Canadian infrastructure market as well as the intersection between government and private sector business. A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and Dalhousie University, prior to his career in infrastructure, Derron was a maritime warfare officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

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Board of Directors

Concert's Board of Directors is elected annually from representatives nominated by the union and management pension plans they represent. The current members of the Board are:

David R. Podmore, O.B.C.

Chair & Co-Founder Concert Properties Ltd. and Concert Real Estate Corporation

Brian McCauley

President & Chief Executive Officer Concert Properties Ltd. and Concert Real Estate Corporation

Walter Canta

Secretary-Treasurer Teamsters Local 213

Gopi Chande

Vice President, Finance TELUS Corporation

Kent Elliott

Trustee Pulp & Paper Industry Pension Plan

Dan Goodman

Secretary-Treasurer United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 247

Stephen Lewis

Senior Vice President & Treasurer TELUS Corporation

Ivan Limpright

Chair UFCW Pension Plan

Jim Lofty

Business Manager/Financial Secretary IBEW Local 213

Czardoz Loquia

Unit 10 Secretary/Counsel USW/TWU Local 1944

Vincent Lukacs

National Representative Unifor

Christopher Stephens

Local Union Representative Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944

Doug Singer

Trustee IWA Forest Industry Pension Plan

Bryan Wall

Trustee United Food and Commercial Workers Union Pension Plan

Chris Wasilenchuk

President Construction Maintenance & Allied Workers Union Local 1995

Company Shareholders

Concert is exclusively owned by union and management pension funds, representing Canadian workers. They are the strength behind Concert’s success and take great pride in our achievements. Pension plans that invest in Concert are:

Boilermakers’ Pension Trust Fund

Bricklayers and Masons Pension Plan

British Columbia Labourers’ Pension Plan

CMAW Target Pension Plan

Ceramic Tile Workers Pension Plan

Electrical Workers Local 213 Pension Plan

Alberta Carpenters & Allied Workers Trust Fund

Heat & Frost Local Union 118 Pension Plan

IWA - Forest Industry Pension Plan

Marine and Shipbuilders Local 506 Pension Plan

Operating Engineers’ Pension Plan

Pile Drivers’, Divers, Bridge, Dock & Wharf Builders’ Pension Plan

Plumbing and Pipefitting Workers Local 170 Pension Plan

Pulp & Paper Industry Pension Plan

Shopworkers Industrial Union Local 1928 Pension Plan

Teamsters Local 213 Pension Plan

Teamsters Canadian Pension Plan

Telecommunications Workers Pension Plan

United Food & Commercial Workers Union Pension Plan