The Influencers


Creating continuity

Harry and Jeff Birman are making the rounds, installing their newly unveiled Cando Apartment building signs. The first batch has already gone in. The towering grey slabs feature a red mounted “C”— a symbol the father-son duo hopes will soon become synonymous with the quality and care they believe Cando stands for.

Where the heart is

We all know the old adage, ‘Home is where the heart is.’ But for the staff at M&R Holdings, its meaning goes much deeper than feel-good sentiment. Heart stands for honesty, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork; principles that reflect the service standards M&R endeavours to uphold daily.

Cross Border Success

Rai Sahi, Morguard’s Chairman and CEO explains the reasons behind his company's immense growth spurt, becoming one of North America’s leading, fully-integrated real estate organizations

2012 a record year

Tom Schwartz knows a good investment when he sees it. As the president and CEO of CAPREIT, the company’s 2012 acquisitions included 7,000 units – CAPREIT's best year since 2004.

One deal at a time

Timbercreek Asset Management has adopted a patient approach to investing in real estate properties since its inception, which has enabled it to become a significant player in the Canadian multi-residential real estate market.

Growing to the next level

As one of the largest third party property management firms in Canada, DMS Property Management continuously looks for opportunities to grow its business and expand into other markets.

Building a spirit of community

Colliers International works with developers, property owners and residents to transform a building of individuals into a community.

Finding value coast to coast

CAPREIT is one of Canada’s largest REITs and possibly the only one whose investments reach from the Eastern coast in Halifax, to the Western coast in Victoria, with all major Canadian cities in between represented in its portfolio.

Chasing ghosts

Suite Collections is the largest debt recovery agency in Ontario and British Columbia, specializing in landlord/tenant collections. The company's primary function and objective is to collect all delinquent debt resulting from a residential tenancy.

Responsible management

Briarlane Rental Property Management Inc. takes the time to study a building’s expenses to understand where savings can be made.

Social programming provides payback

Community involvement is the foundation of the Greenwin Property Management Inc., which has been creating successful apartment communities throughout Central and Eastern Canada for decades.