Rupert Duchesne

Rupert has broad global experience in multiple industries including travel & leisure, marketing loyalty & data analytics, financial services, consumer products and sustainability. He’s been on many public company Boards, was CEO of Aimia for 12 years, chaired the Board of Brain Canada and is the current President of the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is a member of the Order of Canada.

“I live in Little Italy bordering Azores town: a richly diverse community where everything you want is a short walk.”

Jane Chan

Jane has 14 years of experience in strategic communications, investor relations and finance. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. Jane enjoys spending her weekends with her two children exploring the city and finding new adventures.

“The vibrancy, diversity and great sense of community make the Danforth my favourite neighbourhood in the city.”

Ashley Burke

Ashley brings a diverse background to TAS including experience in commercial and multi-family real estate development, investment, and sales/leasing, across western and central Canada.

In her spare time she occupies herself with all things food! She is an avid home chef and loves travelling and trying different cuisines.

“Dundas West is one of my favourite neighbourhoods because of the mixture between old and new, the cultural diversity, and of course the amazing restaurants!”

Vlad Dyevakov

Vlad brings over 20 years of experience leading complex large-scale projects. He enjoys watching hockey and going skiing whenever he gets the chance.

“I love being Downtown for the energy, diversity and scale.”

Robyn Shapiro

From yoga sessions to warm destinations, Robyn is always ready to face the heat. She’s a key player on acquisitions, joint venture, portfolio strategies, and business development strategies at TAS.

“The creativity, vibrancy and people of Queen West make it my favourite spot in the city.”

Raymond Duong

Raymond brings over 10 years of experience working with senior executives on various strategic initiatives, including corporate strategy, M&A and investments. He began his career in investment banking where he worked on public and private transactions across several industries, including real estate. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and keeping active. His latest obsession is improving his golf handicap.

“My favourite neighbourhood is Kensington Market. It offers great food from so many different cultures – from the spiciest jerk chicken to the best apple pie you can find anywhere.”

Mazyar Mortazavi

Mazyar has led the evolution of TAS over the past 20 years with a focus of deeply aligning purpose and profit. He is deeply committed to unlocking equity across all community stakeholders and leading the evolution of capital as a tool to drive long term resiliency. Mazyar’s commitment to leveraging capital to drive impact, coupled with enhancing profitability through deep engagement have positioned TAS as a leader in community-focused real estate development. His playbook is simple, live out your passion in everything you do.

Mazyar is active and involved in the community as Chair of The Bentway, Trustee at the Art Gallery of Ontario and across the YPO network.

“The Annex is my favourite playground, it’s diversity is a microcosm of everything that makes our city and country so unique.”

Liza Stiff

Liza is an avid backyard farmer and keen cyclist, she enjoys spending the warmer months river tubing and loves to take part in all forms of snow sports in the winter. She brings a background in architecture, experience in major P3 projects and a passion for people to her work with TAS.

“Riverdale is my favourite neighbourhood in Toronto because of the views, culture and the rich fabric of old & new.”

Leslie Najgebauer

Leslie cut her teeth (professionally!) in the charitable sector where she learned how to collaborate closely and drive impact with communities through projects like museums and cultural centres. She enjoys expanding her perspective through contemporary art, the culinary arts, yoga and meditation.

“Fave hood has to be Parkdale for its diversity, spirit and grit.”

Khan Tran

Khan has 15 years of experience in finance and real estate with a focus on investments and asset management. He has held progressive leadership roles at PwC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and CPP Investment Board. He is a certified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and also holds a BBA from Wilfred Laurier University. 

Khan is passionate about his family, taking time to enjoy the lighter things in life, and leveraging TAS’s platform to drive positive social and environmental impact. When he’s not chasing his kids around, he enjoys a good meal, following politics and watching mindless movies. 

“The St. Lawrence Market is central, nostalgic with great food. Love that part of the city.”