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 C.A. designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba in 1981.  Mr. Green joined the Marwest Group of Companies in 1981 and served in various capacities with Marwest, including providing the role of Chief Financial Officer of Artis since its inception.  Effective January 1, 2012 Artis internalized management, and Mr. Green joined the REIT as full time employee of the REIT.  Mr. Green has also served in a volunteer capacity on the board of directors of various charities and non-profit organizations.

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

Dave 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

Dennis 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. Dennis 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 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

Philip 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.  Philip 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

John 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, John 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. John 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.