Leadership

Blair Welch

Founding Partner
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Blair co-founded Slate Asset Management in 2005. Slate is a global alternative investment platform focused on real estate with assets under management across Canada, the United States and Europe. The firm manages two TSX-listed public REITs and numerous private investments vehicles spanning opportunistic, value-add, core-plus and debt strategies.

Blair has over 25 years of real estate industry experience working in direct investment, investment banking, development and securitization across North America, Europe and Asia. He has been fortunate to work with exceptional people at pioneering firms such as Fortress Investment Group, Bankers Trust, First National Financial Corporation and Brazos Advisors (now Lone Star).

Blair co-chairs Slate’s Investment Committee, together with Brady Welch, and is a member of Slate’s Management Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Slate Office REIT and Slate Grocery REIT. 

Blair holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.