About

Senior Leadership Team

Taylor Brown

VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTMENT
Taylor is Vice President of Investments for Strathallen. He is responsible for Strathallen’s investment platform, including acquisitions and dispositions, and is a key participant in new fund development. Taylor has broad experience in retail asset management and development. If you want to get him distracted, just talk about basketball.
 
 

PETR KAFKA

VICE PRESIDENT OF LEASING
Petr is Vice President of Leasing for Strathallen, managing the leasing team and driving the retail strategy across the country. He has extensive experience with redevelopment and repositioning of underperforming assets. A martial arts expert, Petr can talk real estate and defend himself in three languages.
 
 

CHARLES WALWYN

SENIOR LEASING DIRECTOR
Charles is Director of Leasing for Strathallen. He is responsible for a national portfolio of 1.7 million square feet across Canada. He provides development, growth and asset repositioning strategies, in addition to strategic tenant leasing. Charles is equally at home on a ski race course and the gridiron.
 
 

Grant Pretorius

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION
Grant is Vice President of Development and Construction for Strathallen. He leads all development and redevelopment projects, generating value-oriented solutions for Strathallen’s real estate assets. He has over 25 years experience in real estate development and construction management. When not working you can usually find Grant “out of cellular range”, exploring back roads on his motorcycle.
 
 

SHAWN PHARASI

SENIOR DIRECTOR, ASSET MANAGEMENT
Shawn Pharasi is Senior Director, Asset Management for Strathallen. He is responsible for managing a national commercial portfolio, focused on repositioning assets and optimizing returns. Shawn has 14 years of commercial retail management experience, focused on development and leasing. Shawn is an intrepid traveler who has visited 32 countries…so far!
 
 

EILEEN FOROGLOU

DIRECTOR, ASSET MANAGEMENT
Eileen is Director of Asset Management for Strathallen. She is responsible for the asset management of all direct-hold assets for a major investor, and value-add strategies for assets within Ontario and British Columbia. She has diverse cross-departmental experience. Eileen loves board games and has the most exciting time-share imaginable.
 
 

SAMSON LI

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Samson is Director of Finance for Strathallen. He is responsible for financial oversight, investor reporting, and financing at the asset and fund level. When he is not at the office, Samson is out trying to make birdie on his favourite course.
 
 

SHEELA RAMESH

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION
Sheela is Director of Human Resources and Administration for Strathallen. A true team player, Sheela has worked at Strathallen since its inception. She is responsible for the team that handles HR, payroll and benefit initiatives, and all administrative functions. Sheela has the travel bug and enjoys exploring new cities and countries.
 
 

BRIAN J. SPENCE

DIRECTOR OF INVESTMENTS
Brian is Director of Investments for Strathallen. He is responsible for all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions, including due diligence management and market research. Brian has experience in various asset classes at both institutional and private companies. He loves skiing in Whistler and sitting on the dock up north.