Board of Directors Biographies
K. Rai Sahi is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morguard. Mr. Sahi, FCPA, FCGA, has over 30 years of business experience in public and private corporations, including extensive experience in investing, financial reporting, standards and policy covering a broad range of industries including insurance, commercial banking, manufacturing, transportation and automotive as well as real estate. Mr. Sahi has received many distinctions, including the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada Fellowship Award (2009), Voice Achievement Award (Fellowship in the Indo-Canadian Community over critical enterprises, 2009) and Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year (1994). In addition, Mr. Sahi is a ranked member of numerous prestigious business listings, including ‘‘The Top 25 Most Influential Figures in Canadian Golf’’ (The National Post) and one of ‘‘The Most Influential People in Golf’’ (Golf Inc.).
William J. Braithwaite acts as Senior Counsel to Stikeman Elliott LLP, and was Chair of the firm from 2012 to 2018. Mr. Braithwaite was consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance lawyers prior to his retirement as a partner. He has taught courses in securities law and has authored numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate and securities law. Mr. Braithwaite is also Chair of the Board of Directors of Computershare Trust Company of Canada, Chair of the Board of Directors of Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited and Chair, Governance Committee of Canada Company, Many Ways to Serve (military charity).
Chris J. Cahill is the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for Hotel Operations for AccorHotels, retiring in March 2021. He joined AccorHotels’ Executive Committee in July, 2016 as Chief Executive Officer, Luxury Brands. Mr. Cahill has almost 40 years’ experience in the hotel industry, serving in senior management roles in several international hotel companies, recently as Executive Vice President of Global Operations of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and President and Chief Operating Officer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Mr. Cahill has previously served as a trustee of Legacy Hotels Real Estate Investment Trust and a board member of the Canadian Tourism Commission, a public private partnership. Mr. Cahill has a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.
Graeme M. Eadie retired in April 2018 as a Senior Managing Director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) where he was responsible for the Real Assets department, which encompassed Real Estate (both equity and debt investments), Infrastructure, and Agricultural investments. He is currently acting as a Senior Advisor on a consulting basis to the CPPIB participating in their Executive and Private Equity investment committees. Prior to joining CPPIB in June 2005, Mr. Eadie held multiple roles including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President of Cadillac Fairview, one of North America’s largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate. He has also held senior management positions with a number of entities in the retail and manufacturing areas and formerly was a director of the Ontario Realty Corporation and Aliansce Shopping Centres Brazil. Mr. Eadie holds B. Comm. and M.Sc. (Business Administration) degrees from the University of British Columbia.
Michael S. Robb is senior special consultant to the Center for Real Estate at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California and is a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. Mr. Robb retired in 2012 after 37 years with Pacific Life Insurance Company, serving in many senior roles including head of the Real Estate Division, Executive Vice President and as a member of Pacific Life’s Management Investment Committee and Corporate Management Committee. Mr. Robb holds the professional designations of Certified Real Estate Financier (CRF) and Certified Review Appraiser (CRA); he is a director on the Life Mortgage & Real Estate Officers Council, a Senior Member of the National Association of Review Appraisers and Mortgage Underwriters and a long time member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Commercial Mortgage Securities Association and the Urban Land Institute.
Bruce K. Robertson has served as Vice President, Investments of The Woodbridge Company Limited since September 2013. Mr. Robertson previously served as a principal of Grandview Capital, a Canadian merchant bank and prior thereto, as Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a specialty asset management company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the TSX. Mr. Robertson received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queens’s University in 1988. Mr. Robertson has served on the boards of directors of both private and publicly-listed companies. In January 2012, consistent with the business of Grandview Capital, Mr. Robertson was appointed to the board of Yellow Media Inc. and was also appointed Chairman of the Financing Committee.
Angela Sahi is a Executive Vice President, Residential, Office and Industrial at Morguard. She began working for Morguard in 1995, while still under the name Acktion Corporation. Ms. Sahi holds a variety of roles and responsibilities at Morguard, including board member of Morguard Corporation and Tri-White Corporation. Ms. Sahi has oversight of the management and operation of Morguard’s Canadian multi-suite residential portfolio as well as the office and industrial portfolios. She also manages the research and valuations groups. Prior to working with Morguard, Ms. Sahi’s experience includes consulting with both Ernst & Young LLP’s Real Estate Advisory Group and Business Risk Services Group in New York City. She also worked in Ernst & Young LLP’s Audit and Tax groups in Toronto. Ms. Sahi has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) and Gold Medal from the University of Western Ontario. She also completed a post-graduate degree in accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation.
Leonard Peter Sharpe is a senior executive with 25+ years of experience in the real estate industry in both a domestic and global commercial environment. Mr. Sharpe previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited for over 10 years. Mr. Sharpe also serves as a director of The Sunnybrook Foundation, board member of International Council of Shopping Centres, Multiplan (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and First Industrial Real Estate Trust. Mr. Sharpe has served on the boards of directors of both private and publicly-listed companies.
Stephen R. Taylor has over 45 years experience in the Canadian real estate industry. He retired as the Vice President, Real Estate for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) at year end 2019, where he oversaw the Plan’s Canadian and international real estate investment programs, including holdings of nearly $15 billion in office, industrial, retail and residential properties located in Canada, Europe and the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from Oxford University. Stephen is active in the real estate community – he is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of REALpac (the Real Property Association of Canada), and has served as a Board member for NAREIM (the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers) and AFIRE (the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate).