Executive Team

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Mike McGahan
Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Mr. McGahan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Trustee of InterRent REIT. Mr. McGahan has over 25 years of experience in the real estate business focusing on the multi-residential apartment and commercial property sectors. He has successfully purchased, sold, financed, and managed over 300 properties valued in excess of $4 Billion. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Mr. McGahan has also been a licensed real estate agent and mortgage broker for over 20 years.

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Brad Cutsey
President

Mr. Cutsey is the President of the Trust. Mr. Cutsey has over 18 years of experience in the real estate and capital markets industry, including roles as Group Head of real estate and also as an Equity Research Analyst. Mr. Cutsey was recognized as the number one stock picker in Canada in the 2012 StarMine Analyst Awards. Mr. Cutsey is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a graduate of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Economics) program at Bishop’s University.

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Curt Millar
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Millar joined the InterRent REIT team in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer during a transitional point for the company. Prior to assuming his position as the Trust’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Millar was CEO (2009-10) and CFO (2004-09) of Zip.ca. Mr. Millar has held positions of increasing responsibility in accounting, financial management, and operations throughout his career. Mr. Millar is a Chartered Accountant (CA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa with a B. Comm Honours in Accounting.

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Dave Nevins
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Nevins is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at InterRent REIT. Mr. Nevins has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He started at CLV Group in sales as a rental agent and quickly moved into roles with increasing responsibility within the company including property manager and Vice President of Operations. Today, Mr. Nevins oversees several teams in his role as COO including landscaping, energy management, operations, and construction. Mr. Nevins is a graduate of the University of Ottawa.

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Will Chan
Chief Information Officer

Mr. Chan is the Chief Information Officer at InterRent REIT. Mr. Chan has been involved in the technology industry from a very young age. His first endeavour within the industry was starting his own company when he was just a teenager. The company was focused on sales and advertising. He later went on to work for several high-tech companies before joining the CLV Group and InterRent team in 2008 during a transitional point for the company. At the time, he was the sole member of the IT department. Today, Mr. Chan leads a team that operates throughout the company’s core markets.

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Catherine Wood
VP Talent Development & Recruiting

Ms. Wood is the Vice President Talent Development and Recruiting at InterRent REIT. Ms. Wood’s focus is on identifying top talent and fit for the organization and building a diversified workforce cultivating a workplace culture that invests in learning to provide growth and opportunities for employees.  With over 25 years of experience in public and privately held organizations including IBM Canada, Deloitte Consulting/DRT Systems and CGI, Ms. Wood’s industry experience in information technology, banking and real estate brings both a client centric and entrepreneurial approach. Ms. Wood is a graduate from Ryerson with a Degree in Business Management and HR Certificate.

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Brian Awrey
VP Finance

Mr. Awrey is the Vice President of Finance for InterRent REIT and has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. Mr. Awrey has worked in various industries in the past including manufacturers, communications firms, and high-tech companies. He joined InterRent in 2009 during a transitional point for the company; bringing with him a wealth of experience working with publicly traded companies. Mr. Awrey is a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and he is also recognized as a CPA in the state of Illinois. Mr. Awrey graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B. Comm honours in accounting.

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Will Chan
Chief Information Officer

Mr. Chan is the Chief Information Officer at InterRent REIT. Mr. Chan has been involved in the technology industry from a very young age. His first endeavour within the industry was starting his own company when he was just a teenager. The company was focused on sales and advertising. He later went on to work for several high-tech companies before joining the CLV Group and InterRent team in 2008 during a transitional point for the company. At the time, he was the sole member of the IT department. Today, Mr. Chan has expanded and now leads a team throughout all the company’s core markets.

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Catherine Wood
VP Talent Development & Recruiting

Ms. Wood is the Vice President Talent Development and Recruiting at InterRent REIT. Ms. Wood’s focus is on identifying top talent and fit for the organization and building a diversified workforce cultivating a workplace culture that invests in learning to provide growth and opportunities for employees.  With over 25 years of experience in public and privately held organizations including IBM Canada, Deloitte Consulting/DRT Systems and CGI, Ms. Wood’s industry experience in information technology, banking and real estate brings both a client centric and entrepreneurial approach. Ms. Wood is a graduate from Ryerson with a Degree in Business Management and HR Certificate.

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Brian Awrey
VP Finance

Mr. Awrey is the Vice President of Finance for InterRent REIT and has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. Mr. Awrey has worked in various industries in the past including manufacturers, communications firms, and high-tech companies. He joined InterRent in 2009 during a transitional point for the company; bringing with him a wealth of experience working with publicly traded companies. Mr. Awrey is a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and he is also recognized as a CPA in the state of Illinois. Mr. Awrey graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B. Comm honours in accounting.

Trustees

Mike McGahan
Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Mr. McGahan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Trustee of InterRent REIT. In addition, Mr. McGahan is also the President and CEO of CLV Group, the property manager for the Trust. Mr. McGahan has over 25 years of experience in the real estate business focusing on the multi-residential apartment and commercial property sectors.

He has successfully purchased, sold, financed, and managed over 300 properties valued in excess of $4 Billion. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Mr. McGahan is also a licensed real estate agent and mortgage broker for over 20 years.

Paul Amirault
Trustee

Mr. Amirault is a partner of Norton Rose Fulbright and a member of their Business Law Group. Paul practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on equity financing and mergers and acquisitions. He represents start-ups and established businesses, as well as underwriters and investors. Paul works with venture capital and private equity funds. In addition to experience in prospectus offerings, private placements and friendly takeovers, he has been involved in hostile bids, proxy battles and contested shareholder meetings. Paul advises clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance and stock exchange rules.

Paul Bouzanis
Trustee

Paul Bouzanis is the President of PBC Group (1985). Mr. Bouzanis’ comprehensive understanding of real estate acquisitions, development, and redevelopment, combined with his extensive experience in the construction industry has been the driving force behind PBC’s growth and success. PBC Group provides all-encompassing asset management to institutional investors (including: debt; mortgages; construction financing; land development; and, development of residential subdivisions, condos and apartments).  PBC Group has expanded from a small family owned business founded in 1958 to a prosperous corporation with assets under management in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Ronald Leslie,
Trustee

Mr. Leslie is a Chartered Accountant and is the Office Managing Partner at Leslie & MacLeod Chartered Accountants.  Mr. Leslie has over 20 years of experience as a public accountant and currently sits on the board of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (which is listed on the TSX venture Exchange).  Mr. Leslie is a graduate of Carleton University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Cheryl Pangborn
Trustee

Cheryl Pangborn has been a Director and Group Lead, Real Estate Banking at a Canadian chartered bank since 2013. During her more than 25 years in the real estate finance business, she has been involved in construction and mortgage financing of most real estate asset classes throughout eastern Canada. She is a graduate of Carleton University and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics / Commercial Law).

Victor Stone,
Chair of the Board

Mr. Stone has been a Senior Manager and Team Leader, Real Estate Lending at a Canadian chartered bank since 2003.  Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Stone was Assistant Vice-President Commercial Lending of DUCA Financial Services from 2002 to 2003.  From 1980 to 2002, Vic was involved in multi-residential and commercial real estate financing across Canada with a number of major financial institutions, including ING Investment Management, GE Capital Real Estate, Montreal Trust and Morguard Investments Limited and was a director of InterRent International Properties Inc.  Mr. Stone is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.