Executive Officers and Trustees

Executive Officers

Leslie Veiner

Leslie Veiner

Chief Executive Officer

Leslie Veiner most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of TSX-listed Northview Canadian High Yield Residential Fund from November 2020 to May 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Veiner served as Chief Operating Officer of TSX-listed Northview Apartment REIT from November 2015 to November 2020, he was Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed True North Apartment REIT from August 2012 to October 2015, and he was Chief Financial Officer of TSX-listed TransGlobe Apartment REIT from May 2010 to June 2012. Prior to joining TransGlobe Apartment REIT, Mr. Veiner was employed by Chartwell Senior Housing Real Estate Investment Trust, holding the positions of Senior Vice President Real Estate from 2005 to 2008 and Chief Financial Officer from its inception in 2003 to 2005. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Veiner was Chief Financial Officer of Alert Care Corporation, which sold its properties pursuant to the formation of Chartwell Senior Housing Real Estate Investment Trust and from 1995 to 2000 he held senior financial positions with a real estate company and a healthcare company. Mr. Veiner is qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Tracy Sherren

Tracy Sherren

President and Chief Financial Officer

Tracy Sherren is the President and Chief Financial Officer of the REIT and the President, Canadian Commercial of Starlight Investments. She was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Group Head, Commercial of Starlight Investments. Ms. Sherren is a director of TSX-listed VM Hotel Acquisition Corp. and a former director of TSX-listed Tricon Residential Inc. Ms. Sherren was the Chief Financial Officer of Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. from January 2005 to September 2012 and the Chief Financial Officer of TSX-listed Holloway Lodging Corp. from its inception in 2005 until July 2011, where she was responsible for construction and long-term financing of commercial properties, operations management, financial reporting, investor relations and corporate tax planning. With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Sherren has participated in over $1 billion financings and led asset management teams, acquisition due diligence, real estate development and has extensive experience in transaction structuring and risk management. Ms. Sherren is a CPA, CA and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University.

Board of Trustees

Daniel Drimmer

Daniel Drimmer

Chairman of the Board

Daniel Drimmer brings more than 20 years of senior management experience as the founder and Chairman of the Board of True North Commercial REIT. In addition, Mr. Drimmer is also the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Starlight Investments, a Canadian real estate asset management company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial and residential properties across Canada and the U.S., with a portfolio of over 8,000,000 square feet in commercial properties and approximately 70,000 multi-residential suites. In addition to the formation of Starlight Investments, Mr. Drimmer is currently a director and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 1) Core Plus Fund and Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No.2) Core Plus Fund, and was previously a director and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of the formerly TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 1) Value-Add Fund and a director and the Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of the formerly TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund and its predecessors, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of TSX-listed Northview Canadian High Yield Residential Fund. Mr. Drimmer also established TSX-listed True North Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in 2012 where he was Chairman of the Board until it was sold to TSX-listed Northview Apartment REIT in 2015 and was a member of its Board of Trustees under it was sold in November 2020. Mr. Drimmer was also the creator and sponsor of TSX-listed TransGlobe Apartment REIT. Over the last ten years, Mr. Drimmer has completed more than $30 billion worth of acquisitions and dispositions in residential and commercial real estate (including nine initial public offerings). Mr. Drimmer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, and both a Master of Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Contemporary European Policy Making from European University in Geneva, Switzerland and is a third generation real estate investor.

Alon Ossip

Alon Ossip

Lead Trustee

Alon Ossip is the Co-Founder and Principal of The Almada Group, a private equity group which is active across such diverse verticals as aircraft leasing, real estate, software and consumer products. From January 2012 to January 2021, Mr. Ossip was the Chief Executive Officer of The Stronach Group, a privately-held consortium that owns, operates and manages a number of leading businesses in a wide range of industries, including thoroughbred racing and gaming, real estate, electric vehicle technologies, and agri-business. Mr. Ossip was formerly a trustee of TSX-listed True North Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust and TransGlobe Apartment REIT. From August 2013 to August 2016, Mr. Ossip was a Consultant and Advisor of TSX-listed Magna International Inc., where he was also an Executive Vice President from October 2006 to August 2013. Mr. Ossip was previously a Partner at Goodman and Carr LLP and Associate Counsel at Miller Thomson LLP, and he was also formerly a director, officer and founding shareholder of Workbrain Corporation (a TSX-listed public company that was sold to Infor Global Solutions European Finance, S.a.R.L. in 2007) from June 2003 to June 2007. Mr. Ossip has a Bachelor of Laws from York University (Osgoode Hall) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Jeff Baryshnik

Jeff Baryshnik

Jeff Baryshnik is the President of Republic Funds USA Inc., a real estate private equity firm that has raised more than $100 million of assets under management; and Republic Residential Corp., the general partner of Republic Residential Fund II LP and Republic Residential Fund III LP. Mr. Baryshnik also serves as a Non Executive Director of Northern Bear plc. Previously, Mr. Baryshnik was an investment professional at leading global hedge funds including Citadel LLC, and began his career in mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Baryshnik received a Master of Business Administration (Stern Scholar) from New York University’s Stern School of Business and an Honors Business Administration (Ivey Scholar) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. Mr. Baryshnik is a Director on the Huron College Alumni Board at Western University and was granted the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designations.

William Biggar

William Biggar

William Biggar is a Corporate Director who has previously held senior executive positions in the real estate, mining and investment industries. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Biggar was President and Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed mining company North American Palladium Ltd. Mr. Biggar has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Granite REIT and Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Cambridge Shopping Centres Limited. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Biggar has served on the boards of a number of public and private companies including Primaris Retail REIT (2003-2013), Milestone Apartments REIT (2013-2017) and is currently on the board of directors of TSX-listed Endeavour Mining Corporation. Mr. Biggar is a CPA, CA and holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto.

Roland Cardy

Roland Cardy

Roland Cardy is the Managing Partner and a director of Gorbay Company Limited, a Toronto based private company that owns and operates multi-family properties. Mr. Cardy has previously held the position of Chairman of TSX-listed Primaris REIT, a position he held from March 2003 to April 2013. He was also a director of Public Storage Canadian Properties from April 2006 to October 2010. Mr. Cardy was also Co-Head of Investment Banking and Vice Chairman of TD Securities from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Cardy has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and History) and Master of Business Administration degrees from York University. He also has completed the requirements of the Institute of Corporate Directors program.

Sandy Poklar

Sandy Poklar

Sandy Poklar is the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Capital Markets & Strategic Developments of Firm Capital Corporation and the Executive Vice-President of TSX-listed Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation, a mortgage investment corporation. Mr. Poklar is also the Chief Financial Officer and a trustee of TSXV-listed Firm Capital Property Trust, a real estate investment trust, and the President, Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of TSXV-listed Firm Capital Apartment REIT. Prior to joining Firm Capital Corporation, Mr. Poklar was employed at Macquarie Capital and TD Securities where he was a Vice President and an Associate in their Real Estate Investment Banking Groups, respectively. Mr. Poklar is a CPA, CA, graduate of the University of Toronto, the Directors Education Program, and has received his ICD.D designation.

Tracy Sherren

Tracy Sherren

Tracy Sherren is the President and Chief Financial Officer of the REIT and the President, Canadian Commercial of Starlight Investments. She was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Group Head, Commercial of Starlight Investments. Ms. Sherren is a director of TSX-listed VM Hotel Acquisition Corp. and a former director of TSX-listed Tricon Residential Inc. Ms. Sherren was the Chief Financial Officer of Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. from January 2005 to September 2012 and the Chief Financial Officer of TSX-listed Holloway Lodging Corp. from its inception in 2005 until July 2011, where she was responsible for construction and long-term financing of commercial properties, operations management, financial reporting, investor relations and corporate tax planning. With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Sherren has participated in over $1 billion financings and led asset management teams, acquisition due diligence, real estate development and has extensive experience in transaction structuring and risk management. Ms. Sherren is a CPA, CA and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University.

Leslie Veiner

Leslie Veiner

Leslie Veiner most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of TSX-listed Northview Canadian High Yield Residential Fund from November 2020 to May 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Veiner served as Chief Operating Officer of TSX-listed Northview Apartment REIT from November 2015 to November 2020, he was Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed True North Apartment REIT from August 2012 to October 2015, and he was Chief Financial Officer of TSX-listed TransGlobe Apartment REIT from May 2010 to June 2012. Prior to joining TransGlobe Apartment REIT, Mr. Veiner was employed by Chartwell Senior Housing Real Estate Investment Trust, holding the positions of Senior Vice President Real Estate from 2005 to 2008 and Chief Financial Officer from its inception in 2003 to 2005. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Veiner was Chief Financial Officer of Alert Care Corporation, which sold its properties pursuant to the formation of Chartwell Senior Housing Real Estate Investment Trust and from 1995 to 2000 he held senior financial positions with a real estate company and a healthcare company. Mr. Veiner is qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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