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Armin Martens
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee

Mr. Martens has been actively involved in the construction, development and management of commercial real estate for over 25 years.  He is the founding President and CEO of Artis REIT, a position he has held since 2005.  Mr. Martens obtained a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Manitoba. He is a registered professional engineer and holds an M.B.A. degree from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Martens is a past director of Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP), as well as the Bank of Canada, Canada’s central bank.

Artis REIT is a diversified real estate investment trust focused on creating value for Unitholders through the ownership and active management of quality commercial properties.  Since inception in 2005, Artis has executed an aggressive but disciplined growth strategy, building a $5 Billion portfolio of commercial properties in select Canadian and U.S. markets, with a major focus on western Canada.

Jim Green
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Green, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He joined Touche Ross & Co., Chartered Accountants and obtained his CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba in 1981. Mr. Green joined the Marwest Group of Companies, a private real estate company, in 1981 and served in various capacities until December 31, 2011 when he joined the REIT full time as part of the management internalization. Mr. Green has served as Chief Financial Officer of the REIT since its inception in 2004.  Mr. Green has also served in a volunteer capacity on the board of directors of various charities and non-profit organizations.

Kirsty Stevens
Chief Administrative Officer

Ms. Stevens, a long-time Manitoba resident, joined the Marwest Group of Companies in 2004, after having worked for over 15 years in private industry in finance and accounting roles.  Ms. Stevens has worked exclusively for Artis REIT since late 2004 and has served in various capacities for Artis since that time.  In 2008, Ms. Stevens received her CMA designation and effective October 1, 2010, was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of Artis.  Ms. Stevens currently serves in a volunteer capacity as the Treasurer of the board of directors of the Human Resources Association of Manitoba.

Dave Johnson
Senior Vice-President Asset Management, Central Canada/US Region

Dave Johnson recently joined Artis to oversee asset management in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the U.S. His portfolio encompasses 85 properties totalling over 8 million square feet. With 32 years of investment real estate experience, Dave has a solid background in leasing, property and asset management, and valuation of investment properties. Prior to joining Artis, he held senior positions with MTS Allstream Inc. and PPM Canada. Dave is a graduate of the University of Manitoba.

Dennis Wong
Senior Vice-President Asset Management, Western Region

Mr. Wong has been actively involved in institutional commercial real estate across Canada from a debt and equity perspective since the 1980’s. Prior to joining Artis, he was president of a major Canadian life insurance companies’ real estate and mortgage operation and in charge of a Canadian pension funds’ real estate and mortgage operation. Mr. Wong is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, and holds the professional designations from the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (RIBC) and Fellow Real Estate Institute (FRI).

Douglas McGregor
Senior Vice-President Special Projects, Western Region

As the Senior Vice-President Special Projects for the REIT, Doug McGregor is responsible on behalf of the company to act as the key client/relationship manager in the Western Region.

Doug began his commercial real estate career in Winnipeg in 1978 after graduating in Business Administration from Red River College. He has worked extensively on the Landlord, Brokerage, and Tenant sides of the business during his 35 years in the industry.

Philip Martens
Vice-President Asset Management, U.S. Operations

Mr. Martens is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over ten years experience in real estate transactions and related tax matters.  Prior to joining Artis, he managed his own tax practice and various real estate opportunity funds focused on investments in Arizona.  Mr. Martens holds a Masters in Accountancy, a Bachelors of Science in Accountancy, a Bachelors of Arts in History, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

John Mah
Senior Vice-President Asset Management, Eastern Region

Mr. Mah has worked in and advanced to management positions in a wide variety of capacities within the commercial real estate industry since 1980. His industry experiences have included auditing, accounting, commercial lending, development, acquisitions, dispositions, portfolio management, and asset management. As Vice President Asset Management for the REIT, Mr. Mah manages the expanding Artis portfolio in the Greater Toronto Area. His experience, market knowledge, and industry network will be used to help grow the Artis portfolio in Eastern Canada. Mr. Mah holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ryerson University, as well as his Certified Management Accountant designation.

Frank Sherlock
Senior Vice-President Property Management

Prior to joining Artis, Frank was Vice President of Crown Property Management Inc. and responsible for business development, leasing, and property management of the Winnipeg portfolio. He is also a former Vice President and General Manager with Trizec Hahn as well as a Director of Real Estate Management with Oxford Properties Group. Frank graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has since earned both the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMA and the Certified Shopping Centre Manager (CSM) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centres.