Oxford’s US portfolio includes strategic investments in real estate-backed credit instruments, and investments in income producing and development properties in multiple markets, primarily New York and Washington DC.
Oxford’s US office opened in 2010 and, since that time, has increased its staff to sixteen professionals in New York and Washington. The Oxford US team members come from a diversity of backgrounds and are responsible for identifying, underwriting, structuring and directly managing Oxford US investments. In many cases, Oxford US partners with well-established local firms, including Gould Properties in Washington, DC; and Crown Acquisition, Vornado and the Related Companies in New York.
Oxford’s US strategy is to build its credit and equity investments in primary US markets. Oxford US will continue to focus on office and retail investments in New York and Washington DC, but will explore diversifying opportunistically into other property types (residential) and other geographies (Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco). Oxford is committed to develop and actively manage a $10 billion portfolio in the US by 2018.
I am responsible for the direction and execution of Oxford’s US strategies and am based in the New York office.
Since opening our US office in 2010, we have built a fantastic group on the ground looking at transactions that fit Oxford’s strategic framework. We are well positioned to find and execute on the opportunity to make significant investments here in the US market.
Prior to joining Oxford, my work experience was focused on acquisitions, dispositions, structured financing and real estate investment. I have held senior roles at Trizec Hahn Corporation and Trammell Crow Company, which have given me the exact experience I have needed to build Oxford quickly and prudently in the US.
Juris Doctor, Duke University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Brown University
I was proud to take on the role of CEO of Oxford and I am very excited about our future. I take my responsibility for Oxford's business strategy very seriously, and I enjoy working with the Executive Team to make good on our plans for global growth and delivering results for our shareholders.
Oxford is connected to a wide variety of customers – from occupants to our partners to brokers and our own people – and I place a lot of focus on building and maintaining close relationships. With this commitment, we can make every interaction valuable and deliver excellent results for the pensioners at OMERS.
My experience as an executive in the development, investment, brokerage and private equity businesses globally has all come together to help me unlock this exciting opportunity for Oxford and our people in this next phase of the Oxford success story.
Masters in Real Estate Development, Columbia University
Graduate Diploma in International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Western Ontario
I am responsible for all of Oxford’s financial operations, and provide the executive team with advice and guidance on key corporate and capital management strategies. The members of my team partner with colleagues across the organization to move our business forward and deliver results to our partners and OMERS.
I oversee and direct all capital raising initiatives of the corporate development group, and am responsible for Oxford’s portfolio management and research teams. I also lead Oxford’s corporate and property accounting practices, finance and treasury operations, and the company’s full service taxation, compliance, financial reporting, and information technology groups.
Before joining Oxford, I was a Partner and the National Real Estate Industry Leader at KPMG.
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Queen's University
Chartered Accountant Designation
Chartered Business Valuator Designation