Management


Armin Martens
President & Chief Executive Officer

Armin has been actively involved in the construction, development and management of commercial real estate for over 30 years.  He is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Artis REIT, a position he has held since 2005.  Armin obtained a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Manitoba.  He is a registered professional engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Armin 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.

Jim Green
Chief Financial Officer

Jim, 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.  Jim 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 Jim joined Artis as full time employee of the REIT.  Jim has also served in a volunteer capacity on the board of directors of various charities and non-profit organizations.

Dave Johnson
Executive Vice-President - Asset Management - Central Region

Dave is the Executive Vice President – Asset Management, Central Region. With 38 years of commercial real estate experience Dave has an extensive background in leasing, property & asset management and valuation of commercial properties. He has held senior real estate positions with MTS Allstream Inc. in Winnipeg and PPM Canada (Prudential Assurance) in Toronto. Dave is a graduate of the University of Manitoba.

Dennis Wong
Executive Vice-President - Asset Management

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).

Frank Sherlock
Executive 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 their 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.

Philip Martens
Executive Vice-President - U.S. Region

Philip is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over ten years of 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 Master of Accountancy degree, a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree, a Bachelor of Arts in History degree, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.