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TAS Leadership Team Expands Through Four Key Appointments


May 27, 2021

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We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Leadership Team through four key appointments today. 

Neil Vohrah is joining us as Chief Operating Officer (COO), John Miron joining as Chief Capital Officer (CCO) and long-standing team member Khan Tran is being promoted to Chief Investment Officer (CIO). We’re also tremendously proud to be welcoming Cheryl Gray to our Advisory Board.  

A few words from President & CEO Mazyar Mortazavi: 

“Neil and John join us as TAS continues to significantly scale our business and expand our impact.  I’m thrilled that we‘ve been able to attract two new team members with such strong industry experience, who also share in our commitment to doings things differently.   

Nurturing talent within TAS is vitally important to us, and so I’m equally delighted to be announcing Khan’s promotion, recognizing his tremendous efforts over the past three years in sourcing and closing on unique investment opportunities aligned with our impact framework.   

Finally, I am very excited to be welcoming Cheryl, whose deep industry expertise will help guide our long-standing commitment to innovate and iterate as we pursue opportunities for impact. 

Together with the other members of our Leadership Team and Advisory Board, Khan, John, Neil and Cheryl will help us build neighbourhoods — and ultimately cities — where people thrive and belong.” 

About the Appointees and Their Roles 

Cheryl Gray, Advisory Board Member 

Effective June 1, Cheryl will join our Advisory Board to help guide our President & CEO and our Leadership Team on strategic and high-level operational matters that will position the business for enduring success as we continue to evolve and scale. Cheryl currently serves on the Board of Directors of REIC (Real Estate Institute of Canada) and on the Executive Committee of IREM as Immediate Past President and has held executive roles at QuadReal Property Group and BentallGreenOak and senior roles with many leading Canadian real estate firms with responsibility for office, industrial, retail, and residential portfolios. Cheryl is an acknowledged expert in sustainability, digital innovation, prop tech, smart buildings, pandemic response, cyber security and real estate management best practices and has received numerous industry recognitions and awards for her work. 

Khan Tran, Chief Investment Officer 

Effective immediately, Khan becomes our Chief Investment Officer after having served as our Executive Vice President, Investments since 2018. As CIO, he will continue to lead our efforts sourcing and executing on investment opportunities, guiding our property and asset management functions and working closely with our joint venture partners. He brings over 15 years experience in progressive leadership roles, most recently he was at CPP Investments Real Estate Division.  

Neil Vohrah, Chief Operating Officer  

Effective May 31, Neil will be responsible for project delivery across TAS, including leading our Development, Construction and Sales & Marketing groups. As COO, he will drive operational excellence, build and develop our team, and establish outstanding working partnerships. Neil brings 18 years of experience across architecture, development and construction, including high-profile global projects, and most recently served as a Vice President at Canderel. 

John Miron, Chief Capital Officer 

Effective July 5, John will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts relating to originating equity and debt capital for various investment vehicles, investment strategies and at a project level. As CCO, he will work closely with our CFO and our CIO in determining capital strategies that align our investors and joint venture partners with our impact investing goals and objectives.  John will draw on his impressive 30 years of experience across finance, real estate and capital markets. Most recently he served as the Managing Director and Head of Canadian Real Estate Corporate Banking at RBC Capital Markets. 

Detailed bios for Khan, Neil and John are available alongside those for the broader #TeamTAS here.