Mr. Michael J. Cooper is the President and Chief Responsible Officer of Dream Unlimited Corp. (“Dream”) and founder of Dream Asset Management Corporation (“DAM”), the asset manager of Dream Industrial REIT, the REIT’s asset manager. He has an extensive track record in the real estate industry dating back to 1986. He is also the Chairman of Dream Office REIT. He helped found DAM (formerly Dundee Realty Corporation) in 1996. Under his leadership, the business has grown to $15 billion of commercial real estate, residential land and housing development and renewable energy infrastructure assets under management. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Cooper is responsible for the formation of four TSX-listed investment trusts: Dream Office REIT, Canada’s largest office REIT; Dream Global REIT, a Canadian REIT investing in commercial real estate assets exclusively outside of Canada; Dream Industrial REIT, a pure-play industrial REIT in Canada; and, most recently, the formation of Dream Hard Asset Alternatives Trust (“Dream Alternatives”), a mutual fund trust focused on hard asset alternative investments. He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from York University. Mr. Cooper currently sits on the board of directors of Dream Unlimited Corp., Dream Alternatives, Dream Global REIT, Dream Industrial REIT, Dream Office REIT, EL Financial Ltd., and Real Property Association of Canada (“REALpac”).
Mr. Robert Goodall is the President and founder of Canadian Mortgage Capital Corporation (“CMCC”), a major mortgage brokerage company with well-established lending and mortgage servicing operations. CMCC’s head office is in downtown Toronto, and the company has branch offices in Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Mr. Goodall is also CEO of Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation, a major non-bank lender, which has assets of approximately $450 million and is publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol ‘AI’. For the fifteen year period from 1996 to 2011, CMCC arranged financing on over $6 billion of real estate in Ontario. From 1997-1999, CMCC also had the exclusive mandate to originate mortgages, and manage the existing mortgage portfolio of a Toronto based trust company. Prior to founding CMCC, Mr. Goodall spent seven years with Royal Trust, where the last three years were served as National Managing Director of the Real Estate Finance Group overseeing a portfolio of $1.4 billion in commercial and multi-residential real estate loans. The Real Estate Finance Group had offices in Toronto, Montreal and western Canada. Mr. Goodall is a trustee of Dream Office REIT and Dream Industrial REIT, and director of a registered charity, Jump Math. Mr. Goodall has an HBA from the Ivey Business School, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.
Mr. Johann Koss is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Right To Play, a global organization that uses the transformative power of play - playing sports, playing games - to educate and empower children facing adversity. He is a Norwegian speed-skating legend who made world headlines when he won three Gold Medals at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games, breaking a total of 10 world records over the course of his career. Mr. Koss donated a large portion of his winnings to Olympic Aid, a fundraising organization created at Lillehammer, and challenged the Norwegian people to support him in this cause by donating to Olympic Aid. After witnessing the potential of sport to effect change in the lives of children, Mr. Koss founded Right To Play in 2000 and has pioneered the Sport for Development movement worldwide. Mr. Koss has won numerous accolades, including honorary doctorates from the University of Calgary and Brock University, and was named “One of 100 Future Leaders of Tomorrow” by TIME Magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Mr. Koss completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Queensland, and completed his executive MBA at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Recently Mr. Koss completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. He currently serves on the board of trustees of Dream Global REIT, Dream Industrial REIT and on the board of directors at Gates Corporation and Secunda Canada, an offshore supply vessel company. In May 2013 he completed his term serving on the board of directors at GNC Holdings, Inc. where he sat on the audit committee for two years.
Mr. Knowlton is a corporate director and has 25 years of experience in real estate. He retired from Dream Asset Management Corporation (“DAM”), the REIT’s asset manager, in 2011 where he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Dream Office REIT. He joined DAM in 1998, holding various positions with DAM and Dream Office REIT, before becoming President of Dream Office REIT in 2006. Prior to that, he worked at OMERS Realty Corp. from 1990 until 1998 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Knowlton also serves on the board of Crombie REIT, Tricon Capital Corp. and Dream Global REIT and is a former trustee of True North Apartment REIT and Northwest Healthcare Properties REIT. Mr. Knowlton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University. Mr. Knowlton is qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Ben Mulroney is a television anchor and producer and has written a nationally-syndicated column for the Sun Media Corporation, covering politics and current events. Mr. Mulroney is the anchor and producer of CTV’s flagship entertainment news program, ETALK, a position he has held since its debut 12 years ago. Mr. Mulroney graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a focus on Political Science and earned a Bachelor of Civil Law from l’Universite Laval in Quebec City. While obtaining his law degree, Mr. Mulroney worked at a number of law firms, specifically Edelstein, Laird & Sobel, LLP in Los Angeles and Ogilvy Renault, LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP), in Quebec City. He has worked as a National Ambassador for a number of charities, including the Salvation Army, UNICEF, WaterCan, and now the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada. In addition, Mr. Mulroney currently sits on the board of directors of ARHT Media, as well as various fundraising committees of Covenant House, Baycrest and the Shoebox Project for Shelters.
Mr. Leerom Segal has a 20 year track record for innovation in the digital space. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Klick Health, a company he co-founded in 1997, in which role he is responsible for strategy, business development and public relations. Klick is the largest independent digital marketing firm in the world and was recently added to the World Economic Forum of Global Growth Companies to watch. Klick is recognized as one of the country’s 50 best managed companies, 50 best employers, and 50 fastest growing tech companies. Leerom sits on a variety of boards including the Digital Health Coalition, True Patriot Love and Artbound. An accomplished entrepreneur, Leerom launched his first company at age 12, sold his first business at age 14 and went on to become Chief Technology Officer of publicly traded Motion Works Group at age 16. Leerom is a published author and sought after speaker on technology. In 2004, Leerom was named to Profit Magazine’s Hall of Fame for being the youngest ever Chief Executive Officer of a Profit 100 company.
Ms. Vincenza Sera is Chair of the Ontario Pension Board, which administers and invests approximately $24 billion in assets. Ms. Sera is an active corporate director and, in addition to sitting on public, private and government boards listed below, Ms. Sera currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Financing Authority. Previously, Ms. Sera was an investment banker with 25 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and corporate governance. She has held senior positions with major Canadian firms, including National Bank Financial and its predecessor First Marathon Securities and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Sera holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Rotman Directors Education Program (ICD.D).
Mr. Sheldon Wiseman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gistex Inc., a diversified, medium-sized real estate private equity company. He has held this position since 1996. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Wiseman served as a director of Dream Unlimited Corp.. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Wiseman served as a trustee of InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly traded REIT owning and managing rental apartments in Ontario. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Wiseman was President of Dundee Realty and was involved in its start-up and establishment as a public company. From 1985 to 1996, he was the Vice President of Gistex Inc. From 1983 to 1985, he was a member of an audit team at the predecessor of PricewaterhouseCoopers, auditing real estate, manufacturing, finance and non-profit companies. He received his B.Comm from the University of Toronto in 1983 and his Chartered Accountant designation in 1985.