Steve Hodgson has been named chief executive officer of Slate Office REIT. He assumes the role after serving as the REIT’s chief operating officer and as a vice president with Slate Asset Management.
He has fulfilled key responsibilities for asset management, business development and oversight of operations, leasing and capital investment since joining the company, from Oxford Properties, in 2014. The REIT currently holds a portfolio of 36 properties, primarily located in Canada, while Slate Asset Management has approximately $6.5 billion in assets under management.
“Steve’s deep knowledge of our investment portfolio and rich experience across the North American commercial real estate industry will continue to benefit Slate Office REIT as we pursue our strategy and growth initiatives,” observes John O’Bryan, chairman of the board of trustees.
“I thank the board for the confidence they have placed in me as we remain committed to delivering significant value for our unitholders,” Hodgson says.
Outgoing CEO Scott Antoniak will now switch focus to private market opportunities. “I am excited to embrace a new challenge within private markets and to remain a part of the broader Slate Asset Management family. Slate Office REIT is in excellent hands under Steve,” he affirms.