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.
David Podmore, OBC, Chair, President & CEO
Recognized as an icon in the Canadian real estate industry, David Podmore, OBC, brings more than four decades of experience to Concert, the company he co-founded in 1989.
David is Concert’s Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer. As a result of his leadership and vision, Concert has grown into one of Canada’s most reputable developers, committed to building a people-first future. He currently serves as Chair of INSPIRE, BCIT’s largest ever fundraising campaign, is a BC Ferries Corporation Board member, and sits on the Business Council of British Columbia’s Executive Committee. He previously 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, and Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. David is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards including the first Award of Excellence granted by the Real Estate Institute of BC, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2014 was invested to the Order of British Columbia.
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.
Andrew Tong, Chief Investment Officer
With over 28 years at Concert, Andrew currently serves as Concert’s Chief Investment Officer. Andrew is responsible for Concert’s real estate income portfolio (office, industrial, retail, market rental and affordable housing) across Canada.
Responsibilities include providing strategic leadership and oversight for a broad range of key operational activities: acquisitions, dispositions, asset and portfolio investment management, term financing, property management and commercial & residential leasing, for existing assets and income properties under development. Additionally, Andrew is responsible for Concert’s residential condominium land acquisitions nationally.
In 2016, Andrew played a key role with the creation, setup and equity raising of Concert’s CREC Commercial Fund LP, an open-ended limited partnership. The Fund includes over 70 office and industrial properties across Canada, where since inception, Andrew serves as the Fund’s Managing Director.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adena Waffle, Interim Senior Vice President, Tapestry
With more than two decades of experience in seniors living in all aspects of operations, including resident experience, sales, marketing, wellness, and community engagement and stakeholder management, Adena was appointed Interim Senior Vice President of Tapestry in May 2022.
Adena joined Concert in 2008 as Manager, Seniors Housing, after overseeing sales, marketing and community operations for several North American operators. As Vice-President, Tapestry, Adena played a key role in establishing Tapestry and its four communities for active aging adults as industry leaders, recognized for an award-winning focus on wellness and a distinctive service-oriented brand inspired by engaged employees. Having fulfilled multiple terms as President of the Board, Adena is completing a five year term as a Director on the Board of the BC Senior Living Association. A proud graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Adena is broadly acknowledged as a sector leader and industry expert.
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.
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: