Leadership

Our Executive Team leads by example to support operational excellence and investment performance.

Paul Finkbeiner
Paul Finkbeiner
Global Head of Real Estate, Great-West LIFECO

Paul oversees a global real estate platform that totals $28 billion in assets under management, in Canada, the U.S., U.K. and Ireland. He works closely with these four regional offices to expand Great-West LIFECO’s real estate business by attracting third-party investors and continuing to grow our existing client base.

Previously, Paul was President of GWL Realty Advisors for 18 years. Under his leadership, Paul grew the company’s real estate portfolio from $800 million in Canada to $17 billion in Canada and the U.S. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate Industry. He holds a Bachelor and a Master of Applied Science degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill University.

Ralf Dost
Ralf Dost
President

Ralf is responsible for the overall Canadian management and growth of GWL Realty Advisors’ real estate portfolio, including strategic direction, business development, asset and property management and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional investors.

Ralf joined GWL Realty Advisors in 2000 and most recently served as the company’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Ralf has over 35 years of real estate industry experience, including positions held with CIBC Development Corporation and Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited. Ralf has a CPA, CMA designation.

Jeff Fleming
Jeff Fleming
Executive Vice President, Investments & Development

Jeff is responsible for stewarding overall client growth initiatives. In this role, he provides leadership, coordination and oversight to both the National Development and National Investment teams across the country.

Jeff has over 24 years of experience in the real estate industry of which 19 years have been with GWL Realty Advisors. He holds a degree in Finance from Brigham Young University (1993) and obtained his CFA designation in 2000. He is a licensed Realtor® in both Alberta and British Columbia.

Don Harrison
Don Harrison
Executive Vice President, Business Development & Client Services

Don has overall responsibility for client management, research services and strategy, and new business development initiatives. Don joined GWL Realty Advisors in 2000 and has held several senior positions within the organization in asset management and development.

Don has more than 30 years of real estate industry experience, including positions held with CIBC Development Corporation, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Royal LePage Commercial Inc. He holds a BA (Hons) Political Science from Carleton University.

Steven Marino
Steven Marino
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management

Steven is responsible for the overall management and performance of two open-end, segregated funds and several direct investment accounts. He joined GWL Realty Advisors in 2000 and has held several positions, most recently Senior Vice President, Investments.

Steven has 21 years of real estate experience. He holds a BA in Urban Studies (Honours) from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Anne Morash
Anne Morash
Senior Vice President, Multi-residential

Anne Morash leads GWL Realty Advisors’ multi-residential team, which oversees the asset and property management of over 10,000 apartment and senior housing units across Canada. Previously, she was with Primaris REIT, Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoe Cambridge. She currently sits on the Governance Committee of the Urban Land Institute and the Board of Toronto’s Dress for Success.

Anne holds an Honours BA from Queen’s University, a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University as well as an ICD.D from Rotman School of Management.

Tanyss Price, CPA, CA
Tanyss Price, CPA, CA
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Tanyss joined GWL Realty Advisors in November 2003 and has held the senior leadership positions of Vice President, Portfolio Management and Vice President, Investments. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the organization’s Finance and Information Technology functions as well as its governance model.

Tanyss holds a BComm from the University of Saskatchewan and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation.

Tom Sullivan
Tom Sullivan
Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Western Canada

Tom is responsible for the strategic direction, oversight and performance of the commercial real estate portfolio in Western Canada including office, industrial and retail properties in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Tom has been with GWL and GWLRA for 36 years and has broad experience in all aspects of real estate. In his most recent position, Tom was responsible for the oversight, performance and governance for a large Canadian institutional client.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the University of Manitoba and a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCCA) designation.

Glenn Way
Glenn Way
Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Canada

Glenn is responsible for the leadership, performance and strategic direction of GWL Realty Advisors’ commercial assets in Canada. He leads a team of over 400 individuals responsible for an $8B national portfolio of office and industrial assets.

Glenn has over 20 years of real estate industry experience and has held leadership positions in both leasing and asset management at GWL Realty Advisors. Glenn currently is on the University of Guelph Real Estate Program Advisory Board and is a co-founder of Swing for the Cure, a local charitable initiative.