Artis REIT (TSX: AX.UN) is one of the largest diversified commercial real estate investment trusts in Canada and is an unincorporated closed-end real estate investment trust primarily focused on creating value for unitholders through the investment in and ownership of quality commercial properties in select markets.
Armin has been actively involved in the construction, development and management of commercial real estate for over 25 years. He is the founding President and CEO of Artis REIT, a position he has held since 2005. Armin obtained a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Manitoba. He is a registered professional engineer and holds an M.B.A. degree from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Armin is a past director of Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP), as well as the Bank of Canada, Canada’s central bank.
Artis REIT is a diversified real estate investment trust focused on creating value for Unitholders through the ownership and active management of quality commercial properties. Since inception in 2005, Artis has executed an aggressive but disciplined growth strategy, building a $5 Billion portfolio of commercial properties in select Canadian and U.S. markets, with a major focus on western Canada.
Jim, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He joined Touche Ross & Co., Chartered Accountants and obtained his C.A. designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba in 1981. Jim joined the Marwest Group of Companies in 1981 and served in various capacities with Marwest, including providing the role of Chief Financial Officer of Artis since its inception. Effective January 1, 2012 Artis internalized management, and Jim joined the REIT as full time employee of the REIT. Jim has also served in a volunteer capacity on the board of directors of various charities and non-profit organizations.
Dave is the Executive Vice President – Asset Management, Central Region. He oversees asset management in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and supervises the leasing of 5 million square feet of industrial property in Minnesota. In total his portfolio encompasses 93 properties totaling 9.8 million square feet. With 34 years of commercial real estate experience Dave has a solid background in leasing, property & asset management and valuation of commercial properties. Prior to joining Artis he held senior real estate positions with MTS Allstream Inc. in Winnipeg and PPM Canada (Prudential Assurance) in Toronto. Dave is a graduate of the University of Manitoba.
Prior to joining Artis, Frank was Vice President of Crown Property Management Inc. and responsible for business development, leasing, and property management of the Winnipeg portfolio. He is also a former Vice President and General Manager with Trizec Hahn as well as a Director of Real Estate Management with Oxford Properties Group. Frank graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has since earned both the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMA and the Certified Shopping Centre Manager (CSM) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centres.