Meet the Team

At Slate, our unique vision is the result of the diverse viewpoints of all the members of our great team. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture that demands creativity and curiosity. Our vision and our team are also built on a strong foundation of values: Do what you say you will do. Be there for every investor, tenant and partner. Deliver outsized returns. Think like an owner - because we are one. 

Blair Welch

Partner & Co-Founder

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+1 416 644 4267

Blair co-founded Slate in 2005.  

With 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in North America, Europe, and Asia, Blair has worked with First National Financial Corporation, where he was responsible for developing a successful Canadian commercial mortgage-backed securities program; Fortress Investment Group, where he was responsible for origination of opportunities; Bankers Trust; and Brazos Advisors (now Lone Star), where he was involved in direct investment, securitization and corporate debt transactions in the U.S. and Canada. 

Blair holds a B.Com. from the University of British Columbia.

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Brady Welch

Partner & Co-Founder

brady@slateam.com
+1 416 644 4263

Brady co-founded Slate in 2005.

He has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in North America and Europe across all asset classes, including office, industrial, multi-family and retail. Prior to co-founding Slate, he held senior management positions with Fortress Investment Group from 1998 to 2005, where he was responsible for asset management strategies. Prior to Fortress, he managed Truscan's investments in class 'A' office towers in Canada's five major urban markets. Brady began his career in the mid-1990s with Lone Star, participating in the acquisition and work-out  of  distressed Canadian real estate loan pools from insurance companies and financial institutions.

Brady holds a B.Com. from Mount Allison University.

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Darrell Shipp

Partner

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+1 416 619 4277

Darrell joined Slate in 2006.  He oversees acquisition and disposition opportunities across all of Slate’s investment platforms in addition to providing strategic senior leadership to the firm’s asset management group. 

Prior to Slate, Darrell held positions at IBI Group and CBRE. He holds a BA (Hons) in Geography (Urban Development) from Western University.

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Ramsey Ali

Partner & General Counsel

ramsey@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1740

Ramsey joined Slate in 2013.  He is involved in overall strategy for Slate and its businesses, transaction execution and structuring from legal, business and taxation perspectives, in addition to providing general legal and business advice on transactions and operations. 

Prior to Slate, Ramsey practiced law as part of the commercial real estate group at Goodmans LLP and most recently was General Counsel at Forum Equity Partners, a private alternative investment management firm. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph and a law degree (JD) from the University of Toronto.

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Lucas Manuel

Partner and Managing Director, Slate Advisors

lucas@slateam.com
+1 416 619 4282

Lucas joined Slate in 2007. He oversees the team responsible for managing properties on behalf of Slate's institutional clients in Canada.

Prior to Slate, Lucas was a leasing sales representative at Cushman & Wakefield. He holds a BA (Hons) in Geography (Urban Development) from Western University.

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Scott Antoniak

COO, Slate Asset Management CEO, Slate Office REIT

scott@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1764

Scott joined Slate in 2015. He is responsible for the overall strategy, operation and performance of Slate Office REIT in addition to responsibilities in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer of Slate Asset Management L.P.

Prior to joining Slate, Scott held the position of Executive Director in the real estate investment banking group at CIBC World Markets. He holds an MBA (Real Property Development) from York University and a BA (Economics) from Western University.

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Robert Armstrong

CFO, Slate Office REIT & Slate Retail REIT

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+1 416 583 1784

Robert joined Slate in 2015. He is responsible for all financial matters for Slate Office REIT in addition to providing advice on financial matters concerning Slate’s other investments. 

Prior to Slate, Robert was a partner in the real estate practice at Deloitte LLP in Toronto, where he was also on the executive committee for the Toronto assurance practice and was Deloitte’s Canadian IPO leader. Before Deloitte, Robert was at a global asset manager in various treasury, finance and financial reporting positions.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Greg Stevenson, CFA

CEO, Slate Retail REIT

greg@slateam.com
+1 416 619 4285

Greg joined Slate in 2013. He is responsible for the overall strategy, operation and performance of Slate Retail REIT. 

Prior to Slate, Greg held positions with global real estate asset manager and a Canadian mutual fund manager. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Hons.) in economics and is a CFA charterholder.

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Lisa Rowe

Senior Vice President, Finance & Taxation

lisa@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1737

Lisa joined Slate in 2013. She is responsible for all aspects of financial and tax reporting and tax planning. She also provides advice on corporate structure and financing for both new acquisitions and existing investments. 

Prior to joining Slate, Lisa spent 12 years with Deloitte LLP. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University. 

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Steve Hodgson

Vice President, Asset Management, COO, Slate Office REIT

steve@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1759

Steve joined Slate in 2014. He is responsible for the asset management of Slate Office REIT including supervision of third party property management and leasing professionals, preparation of annual operating budgets, and approval and execution of capital spending and leasing programs.

Prior to Slate, Steve worked with Oxford Properties Group. He holds a Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA, both from Queen’s University.

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Brandon Donnelly

Vice President, Development

brandon@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1773

Brandon joined Slate in 2016. He oversees Slate’s development efforts.

Prior to joining Slate, Brandon was the development lead at CAPREIT. He also held development positions at TAS and Morguard Investments Limited. Brandon holds a BA (Hons) in Architecture and Fine Art History from the University of Toronto; a Master of Architecture and Certificate of Real Estate Development from the University of Pennsylvania; and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

 

 

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Brian Bastable

Vice President, Investments

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+1 416 583 1771

Brian joined Slate in 2015.  He is involved in the acquisitions and dispositions across all Slate’s platforms, and is responsible for the asset management of Canadian office, industrial and retail properties.

Prior to joining Slate, Brian spent 12 years with Brookfield Financial. He completed an Honours BA in Economics at Western University. 

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Peter Tsoulogiannis

Vice President, Investments

petert@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1758

Peter joined Slate in 2014.  He is involved in corporate development and overall strategy for Slate and its businesses.

Prior to joining Slate, Peter held real estate investment banking positions with BMO Capital Markets and CIBC.  He holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Megan Pfrimmer

Vice President, Investments

megan@slateam.com 
+1 416 583 1799 

Megan joined Slate in 2016.  She is involved in acquisitions and dispositions across all Slate’s platforms in Canada and the United States.

Prior to joining Slate, Megan held investment banking positions with Blackstone and CIBC as well as roles at GE Capital and Cushman & Wakefield.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from the University of British Columbia.

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Tyler Pridham

Vice President, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1756

Tyler joined Slate in 2014. He is responsible for the asset management of Slate Retail REIT including the oversight of leasing and property management functions, preparing annual operating budgets and overall property development including value-add projects. 

Prior to Slate, Tyler was a sales representative at Cushman & Wakefield. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. 

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Lindsay Stiles

Vice President, Asset Management

lstiles@slateam.com 
+1 416 583 1809

Lindsay joined Slate in 2016. She is responsible for the asset management of Slate Office REIT including oversight of leasing and third party property management professionals, preparation of annual operating budgets, and execution and approval of capital spending and leasing programs.

Prior to Slate, Lindsay was Vice President, Operations and Leasing and Broker of Record at Kipling Group Inc. She holds a BA (Hons) in Geography (Urban Development) from Western University. 

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Stephen Hefferton

Director, Atlantic Canada

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+1 709 700 2731

Stephen joined Slate in 2015. He is responsible for overseeing third party property managers and leasing professionals, the management of annual operating budgets and the execution of capital spending and leasing programs for all properties across Atlantic Canada.

Prior to Slate, Stephen worked for Fortis Properties for 16 years across the Atlantic region. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and an MBA, both from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Mark Cornacchia

Director, Investments

mark@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1765

Mark joined Slate in 2015. He is involved in underwriting and evaluating acquisition opportunities across all Slate investment platforms in Canada and the United States.

Prior to joining Slate, Mark held an investment banking position at RBC Capital Markets. He holds a Honours BS in Finance and Economics and a MS in Finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

 

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Katie Talbot

Associate, Business Development & Investor Relations

ktalbot@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1785

Katie joined Slate in 2016.  She is involved in fundraising and investor relations for Slate and its businesses.

Prior to joining Slate, Katie was on the financial institutions investment banking team at CIBC World Markets and also worked on the institutional equity sales desk. She holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey Business School at Western University.

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Allen Gordon

Director, Asset Management

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+1 706 604 7525

Allen joined Slate in 2013. He is responsible for the asset management of Slate Retail REIT including the oversight of leasing and property management functions, preparing annual operating budgets and overall property development including value-add projects. 

Prior to Slate, Allen spent 6 years with a U.S. based real estate investment firm. He holds a Bachelor of business degree from Valdosta State University. 

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David Dunn

Director, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1782

David joined Slate in 2015. He is responsible for the asset management of Slate Retail REIT including the oversight of leasing and property management functions, preparing annual operating budgets and overall property development including value-add projects. 

Prior to Slate, David spent 10 years as a broker in CBRE’s downtown Toronto office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.

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Brendan Poupore

Director, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1753

Brendan joined Slate in 2014. He is responsible for the asset management of Slate Retail REIT including the oversight of leasing and property management functions, preparing annual operating budgets and overall property development including value-add projects.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

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Michael Molyneux

Vice President, Asset Management

michael@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1738

Mike joined Slate in 2013. He is  responsible for the asset management of Slate Office REIT including oversight of leasing and property management functions, preparing annual operating budgets, and approving capital spending and leasing programs.

Prior to Slate, Mike was a leasing sales representative at CBRE. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University.

 

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Connor O`Brien

Director, Asset Management

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+1 416 619 4281

Connor joined Slate in 2012 and is currently responsible for the asset management of Slate’s European Portfolio, as well as, evaluating acquisition and disposition opportunities across Europe.  

 Prior to this role, Connor was an Asset Manager for Slate Office REIT and was also involved in the underwriting and evaluation of acquisition opportunities across North America.

 He holds a Business Administration (Hons.) degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

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John Harricks

Director, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1762

Join joined Slate in 2015. He is responsible for the asset management of Slate’s Canadian office portfolio on behalf of institutional clients, including the oversight of third party property managers and leasing professionals, preparing annual operating budgets and investor reports, and developing capital spending and leasing programs, with the overall objective of maximizing the value of assets under management.

Prior to Slate, John worked in the Office Leasing Group at Cushman & Wakefield in Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

 

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Will Miller

Director, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1786

Will Joined Slate in 2016. He is responsible for the asset management of Slate Retail REIT including supervision of third party property management and leasing professionals, preparation of annual operating budgets, and approval and execution of capital spending and leasing programs.  

 Prior to Slate, Will held positions with an industrial REIT and a Canadian real estate asset manager. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a CFA charterholder. 

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Katie Fong

Director, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1754

Katie joined Slate in 2013. She is responsible for the asset management of Slate’s Canadian office portfolio on behalf of institutional clients, including the oversight of third party property managers and leasing professionals, preparing annual operating budgets and investor reports, and developing capital spending and leasing programs, with the overall objective of maximizing the value of assets under management.

Prior to Slate, Katie worked at RealNet Canada. She holds a Business Administration (Hons.) degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

 

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Stelios Mourtzakis

Director, Construction and Sustainability

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+1 416 583 1732

Stelios joined Slate in 2013. He is responsible for tenant construction and design reviews, managing all capital and sustainability projects and assessing building conditions to support the investments team as part of the property underwriting process.

Prior to Slate, he worked in a construction management capacity at GE Capital. 

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Kelsey Boland

Analyst, Investments

kelsey@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1776

Kelsey joined Slate in 2016. He is involved in all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions including financial analysis and underwriting.

He holds a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

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Brittney Finch

Analyst, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1780

Brittney joined Slate in 2015. She is responsible for assisting in asset management duties as well as financial analysis and reporting of Slate Retail REIT.

Prior to Slate, Brittney was a member of the Valuation and Advisory Services team as an AIC Candidate Appraiser at Colliers International. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph in their renowned Real Estate program.

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Kate Sarracini

Analyst, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1766

Kate joined Slate in 2015. She is involved in all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions including financial analysis and underwriting.

Prior to Slate, Kate worked in commercial banking at TD Bank. She holds a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey Business School at Western University.

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Brandon Schwartz

Associate, Asset Management

bschwartz@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1798

Brandon joined Slate in 2016. He is responsible for assisting in financial analysis and reporting as well as asset management for Slate Office REIT.

Prior to joining Slate, Brandon was on the real estate investment banking team at TD Securities, working in capital markets advisory and commercial brokerage. He holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey Business School at Western University.

 

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Maurits Sels

Director, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1781

Maurits joined Slate in 2015 and is currently responsible for the asset management of Slate’s European Portfolio, as well as, evaluating acquisition and disposition opportunities across Europe.  

 Prior to this role, Maurits was an Analyst for Slate Office REIT and previously worked at Agellan Capital.

 He holds a Business Administration (Hons.) degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University. 

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Steven Treger

Analyst, Asset Management

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+1 416 583 1797

Steven joined Slate in 2016. He is involved in the asset management of Slate Office REIT including financial analysis and reporting.

Prior to joining Slate, Steven worked as an analyst at Knightstone Capital Management. He holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey Business School at Western University.

 

 

 

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Madeline Sarracini

Analyst, Business Development & Investor Relations

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+1 416 583 1728

Madeline joined Slate in 2016. She is involved in marketing communications, investor relations and business development.

Madeline holds a Honors Specialization Bachelor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University.

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Erisa Mara

Legal Counsel

erisa@slateam.com
 +1 416 583 1795

Erisa joined Slate in 2016. She is responsible for oversight of legal compliance and corporate governance for Slate and its businesses.

Prior to Slate, Erisa practiced law as part of the corporate group at Stikeman Elliott LLP. Her practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance, and general commercial law matters. She holds a law degree (JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

 

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Sarah Noorden

Director, Financial Reporting

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+1 416 583 1755

Sarah joined Slate in 2014.  She is responsible for the financial reporting of Slate Asset Management in addition to  investor reporting and relations for Slate's Private Alternative Investments. 

Prior to Slate, Sarah spent 10 years with Deloitte in the firm's audit practice. Sarah is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University.

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Andrea MacDonald

Director, Controller Slate Office REIT

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+1 416 583 1772

Andrea joined Slate in 2015. She is responsible for the oversight of the accounting and financial reporting of Slate Office REIT.

Prior to Slate, Andrea was the Director of Finance for a private equity firm, and subsequently worked as an Audit Manager of a public accounting firm. Andrea is a CPA, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Andrew Agatep

Director, Controller Slate Retail REIT

andrew@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1769

Andrew joined Slate in 2015. He oversees financial reporting and financial administration for Slate Retail REIT.

Prior to Slate, Andrew spent four years in external reporting in at BHP Billiton in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this role, he was at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Andrew is a CPA, CA. He holds a B.B.A from Schulich School of Business at York University.

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Lindsay Kalteis

Manager, Financial Reporting

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+1 416 583 1768

Lindsay joined Slate in 2015. She primarily works on Slate’s Canadian Portfolio and in particular, is involved with investor and property level financial reporting, budgeting, and monthly cash flow management.

Prior to Slate, Lindsay was a Senior Accountant in the audit department of a public accounting firm, and subsequently worked as the Corporate Financial Accountant for a private facility operations management company. Lindsay is a CPA, CA. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting from Brock University.

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Melissa Victor

Senior Associate, Financial Reporting

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+1 416 583 1757

Melissa joined Slate in 2014. Melissa oversees property accounting matters and cash management and is involved in the financial reporting and administrative cycles of Slate Retail REIT. Further, she is responsible for analysis, collation and consolidation of financial reporting data. 

Prior to Slate, Melissa worked at Richter LLP specializing in Audit and Financial Reporting for privately owned enterprises. Melissa is a CPA, CGA member and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

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Stacey Katz

Senior Associate, Financial Reporting

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+1 416 583 1752

Stacey joined Slate in 2015. She is primarily responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of Slate Management Corporation. 

Prior to Slate, Stacey was a Senior Accountant in the Real Estate Audit department at Deloitte. Stacey is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.

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Bon Lee

Manager, Tax

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Bon joined Slate in 2016.  He is responsible for taxation of Slate Asset Management LP and its related entities including tax compliances and provisions.

Prior to Slate, Bon spent 4 years at RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. He is a CPA, CA and holds a Master of Accounting degree from University of Waterloo.

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Ioana Talnariu

Manager, Financial Reporting

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+1 416 583 1807 

Ioana joined Slate in 2016. She oversees financial reporting and financial administration of Slate European Real Estate Limited Partnership I.  

Prior to Slate, Ioana spent 4 years in public accounting with Deloitte, both in Canada and in Luxembourg. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a B.A.S. specialized Honors degree from York University.

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Anissa Chin

Senior Associate, Accounting

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+1 416 583 1779

Anissa joined Slate in 2015. She is primarily responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of Slate Asset Management, as well as assisting with the accounting of other portfolios.

Prior to Slate, Anissa worked in the Accounting and Finance team of Groupe SEB Canada, Inc.. She is a CPA, CMA and holds a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

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Amanda Lee

Analyst, Accounting

amanda@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1734

Amanda joined Slate in 2013. Amanda is responsible for Slate Retail REIT’s cash and accounts payable cycles. In addition, she prepares property level analysis and is involved with the preparation of financial disclosures.

Amanda majored in Psychology at Ryerson University and holds a post-graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from George Brown College.

 

 

 

 

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Serena Tong

Analyst, Accounting

serena@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1763

Serena joined Slate in 2016. She is involved with property level financial reporting, budgeting, and monthly cash flow management of Slate’s Canadian Portfolio.

Prior to Slate, Serena worked in the Accounting team of CBI Health Group. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto. 

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Jesse Silva

Analyst, Accounting

jesse@slateam.com
+1 416 583 5923

Jesse joined Slate in 2017. He is primarily involved in the corporate and cash management functions of Slate Office REIT.

Prior to Slate, Jesse was an Accountant at SmartCentres. He is a CPA, CMA and holds a Honours Specialization Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University.

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Joe Pleckaitis

Analyst, Accounting

joe@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1726

Joe joined Slate in 2017. He is primarily involved in Slate’s Opportunity Fund portfolio. He also assists in the facilitation of the treasury function, financial analysis, and external and management reporting.

 Prior to Slate, Joe worked on a multinational real estate client in the audit department at Deloitte LLP. Joe has successfully completed his CPA examinations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, double majoring in Accounting and Finance from Carleton University.

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Michelle Donoghue

Office Manager

michelle@slateam.com
+1 416 583 1736

Michelle joined Slate in 2012. She is responsible for organizing and coordinating Slate's office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Michelle holds the Chartered Insurance Professional designation from the Insurance Institute of Ireland. 

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Nicole Trpcic

Administrative Assistant

Nicole@slateam.com
+1 416 644 4264

Nicole joined Slate in 2015. She provides administrative support to the entire office specifically in the areas of accounting, leasing and legal.

Prior to joining Slate, Nicole worked as a Health & Safety Manager for Toronto’s Pan Am Games with Sodexo. She holds an Occupational Health & Safety degree from Ryerson University.

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Danielle Statz

Receptionist

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+1 416 644 4264

Danielle joined Slate in 2016. Along with her reception duties she also oversees all corporate travel arrangements.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performance Dance from Ryerson University.

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