Executive Officers and Trustees
Todd Cook most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northview Apartment REIT (formerly Northern Property REIT) which owned approximately 27,000 multi-family units and 1.2 million square feet of commercial properties across Canada. In 2015, Mr. Cook led Northern Property REIT's strategic acquisition of True North Apartment REIT and an institutional portfolio of multi-family apartments in the creation of Northview Apartment REIT. Mr. Cook joined Northern Property REIT in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer, holding various senior executive positions before being appointed President & Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Calgary based TGS North American REIT which was purchased by a subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company in June 2006. He possesses a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993.
Sarah Walker was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Northview Fund in April 2021. Previously, Ms. Walker was the Vice President Controller from 2015 to 2021 and Director Accounting from 2010 to 2015 of WestJet Airlines Ltd. in Calgary. She possesses a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 2003.
Karl Bomhof was Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary of Northview Apartment REIT, joining the REIT in that capacity in 2019. Previously, Mr. Bomhof was President and CEO of FortisAlberta Inc. and held several senior executive roles with the company since 2010, including as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Customer and Corporate Service. A lawyer for more than 20 years, Mr. Bomhof is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
Linay Freda joined Northview Apartment REIT (formerly Northern Property REIT) in 2009, was appointed Regional Vice President of Northern Canada in 2015 and Vice President, Operations, Northern Operations on the formation of the Fund in 2020. On November 1, 2021, Linay was appointed Vice President, Operations responsible for operations across the whole of the Fund. Prior to joining the Northview Apartment REIT, she worked for Qikiqtani Inuit Association (Nunavut Land Claims Organization) from 1999-2009 holding various senior management capacities throughout her tenure including Director of Operations and Land Claim Implementation Specialist; Ms. Freda holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (2018) with a designation in real estate from the University of Fredericton and an Executive Management Diploma from St. Mary’s University (2001).
Board of Trustees
Daniel Drimmer is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Starlight Group, a Canadian real estate asset management company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of residential and commercial properties across Canada and the U.S., with a portfolio of approximately 43,000 multi-residential suites and over 7,000,000 square feet in commercial properties. In addition to the formation of Starlight Group, Mr. Drimmer is currently a director and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 1) Core Plus Fund and was previously a director and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of the formerly TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 1) Value-Add Fund and a director and the Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of the formerly TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund and its predecessors, is the founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TSX-listed True North Commercial REIT (TNT.UN), and is a member of the Board of Trustees of TSX listed NV1. Mr. Drimmer also established TSX-listed True North Apartment REIT, and was the creator and sponsor of TSX-listed TransGlobe Apartment REIT. Over the last ten years, Mr. Drimmer has completed more than $25 billion worth of acquisitions and dispositions in residential and commercial real estate (including eight initial public offerings). Mr. Drimmer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, and both a Master of Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Contemporary European Policy Making from European University in Geneva, Switzerland and is a third generation real estate investor.
Rob Kumer is the Chief Investment Officer of KingSett Capital Inc., a leading Canadian private equity real estate investment business which co-invests with institutional and ultra-high net worth clients seeking to provide risk weighted returns through its various fund strategies. Mr. Kumer has responsibility for leading the Investments and Project Finance teams which source, underwrite and structure investment transactions for KingSett Captital Inc.’s various fund strategies. Founded in 2002, KingSett has raised $11 billion of equity for its Growth, Income, Urban and Mortgage strategies. Currently, KingSett Capital Inc., together with its affiliates, owns interests in a $14.7 billion portfolio of assets. Mr. Kumer holds a degree in Honours Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, where he now sits as a member of the school’s Advisory Board. As well, Mr. Kumer sits on the Board of Directors for the Sinai Health System Foundation.
Harry Rosenbaum is Co-Founder and Principal of the Great Gulf Group of Companies (Great Gulf Residential, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise and H+ME Technology). Mr. Rosenbaum is a Principal of Ashton Woods Homes, one of the largest privately held homebuilders in the U.S. He is a trustee of NEO Exchange Inc.-listed Starlight Hybrid Global Real Assets Trust and a director and member of the audit committee of the general partner of TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 1) Core Plus Fund and a past board member of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Rosenbaum is Chair of the Real Estate and Properties Committee of UJA of Greater Toronto and a member of the board of directors of UJA of Greater Toronto. He was a director of the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation and a director of the Advocates for Civil Liberties. Mr. Rosenbaum was formerly the Chairman of The Association for the Soldiers of Israel. Mr. Rosenbaum received his law degree from Osgoode Law School in 1974. He also holds a degree in Economics from York University.
Kelly Smith is a Corporate Director. Ms. Smith has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Most recently, until January 2020, she was Chief Executive Officer of Strathallen Capital Corp., a fully integrated Canadian real estate management platform, focused on retail properties. Prior to joining Strathallen Capital Corp., Ms. Smith was President, Canada at Peaceable Street Capital, a United States based specialty finance platform operating in both Canada and the United States. Prior to the formation of Peaceable Street Capital, Ms. Smith was Managing Director, Canada Operations at Kimco Realty Corporation from 2008 to 2016, a public United States real estate investment trust and member of the S&P 500 with ownership of over 400 shopping centres. Ms. Smith is currently a Trustee with CT REIT and an independent member of the Investment Committee for BRE Fund, part of BMO’s Merchant Banking Group. She is also a trustee of TSX-V-listed Starlight U.S. Residential Fund and Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 2) Core Plus Fund. Ms. Smith holds both a Master of Business Administration and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Western University and holds the IDC.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto.
Mr. Wilder is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP and serves as co-chair of the Firm’s national Capital Markets Group and co-leads the Firm’s Hospitality Practice Group. Mr Wilder has practiced corporate and securities law for over 30 years and has advised Canadian public issuers and their boards on a variety of corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. His specialties include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Mr. Wilder is nationally recognized by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers, Lexpert and Martindale-Hubbell. He holds an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School.