Management Team

EPIC Realty Partners’ advantage is its intellectual capital. The company was founded by a group of real estate professionals with a wealth of experience and industry connections. Over time, we’ve added to our team by bringing in people who have a diverse range of skills, but who share our core values, our commitment to client service, as well as our competitive streak – at EPIC we like to make things happen and get deals done.



Stuart H. B. Smith, CA
Chairman
Tel: (416) 644-7980
Email: ssmith@epicrealtypartners.com

Stuart Smith is one of the founding partners of EPIC Realty Partners. As Chairman, he is responsible for EPIC’s overall vision, leadership and growth strategy.

Prior to this, Stuart served as the President and CEO of Oxford Properties Group, one of the Canada's largest property owners and managers, where he held progressively senior positions from 1989. Prior to joining Oxford, Stuart was President of Shipp Corporation Limited, a real estate development and management company involved in office, retail and residential properties.

Stuart is a graduate of University of Western Ontario in Economics. As a Chartered Accountant, he has been involved in a number of accounting and professional organizations, more specifically Urban Land Institute, a member of the Chief Executives' Organization and a member of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Innovation Council. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Yellow Pages Group, International Scholarship Foundation and the Altus Income Fund.

In 2005, Stuart was awarded the NAIOP-REX Award for Community Service.


Gordon D. Thompson
President
Tel: (416) 644-4280
Email: gthompson@epicrealtypartners.com

Gord Thompson is a founding partner of EPIC Realty Partners. As President, Gord is responsible for EPIC’s office and industrial asset management, property management, leasing and development activities across Canada.

Since 1977, Gord has played a key role in many of the premier office projects in the Canadian market. With an extensive depth of experience in closing lease transactions for owners and providing industry leading service quality to tenant customers Gord is focused on increasing property value for owner clients.

Previously, as Senior Vice President of Oxford’s Ontario Region, Gord led a team of over 400 staff to deliver superior results for a portfolio of over 20 million square feet of class “A” office space.


Sandra Gay, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (416) 497-8925
Email: sgay@epicrealtypartners.com

Sandra is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for EPIC Realty Partners. As CFO, Sandra is responsible for accounting, payroll, HR, and IT. Her role is to ensure that our people and systems work together to produce timely and accurate information for our customers and tenants.

Previously as Vice President, Financial Controller Private Investments, Sandra led the financial controllership function for private investments at OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Pension Board). For over seven years she served in a senior financial capacity at OMERS subsidiary, Oxford Properties Group, where as Vice President, Corporate Accounting she provided strong governance and timely and accurate reporting. Prior to that Sandra had ten years of audit experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focused on real estate and pension and investment funds.

Sabino Grassi
President
EPIC Quebec Inc.
Tel: (514) 288-1800
Email: sgrassi@epicquebec.com

Sabino is a co-founding Partner of EPIC Quebec Inc. and brings over 30 years of experience in the Quebec real estate market. This depth of experience as well as the relationships arising there from within the financial and real estate brokerage communities are the cornerstones upon which EPIC's clients can rely for total real estate service solutions. Sabino oversees all operations of EPIC in the Province of Quebec.

Most recently, Sabino was a partner in the firm of Metivier Grassi Real Estate Services Inc. A graduate of McGill University, Sabino has managed, developed and leased over 8 million square feet of space in the Greater Montreal market.



Brian Roberts RPA
Managing Partner
EPIC Realty Partners (Ottawa) Inc.
Tel: (613) 274-3742
Email: broberts@epicrealtypartners.com

Brian Roberts, Managing Partner - National Capital Region, is accountable for EPIC Realty Partners’ overall operations within the NCR and the assets in our care. In addition, Brian is responsible for business development and maintaining EPIC Realty Partners' excellent reputation amongst our clients, tenants, service partners, and the local community.

Brian has over 22 years of progressive property management, construction, building re-positioning and leasing experience involving retail, industrial and office properties in Eastern Ontario.


Jeffrey Kohn
Managing Partner
EPIC Realty Partners (Alberta) Inc.
Tel: (403) 668-7207
Email: jkohn@epicrealtypartners.com

Jeffrey Kohn is Managing Partner, Western Canada. In this role, Jeff is responsible for the overall management and growth of EPIC’s portfolio in Alberta and British Columbia.

Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and is the founder of MDC Property Services Ltd. Previously, Jeff was Chief Executive Officer of TGS North American Real Estate Investment Trust (“TGS REIT”) from December 2003 until June 2006 at which time TGS REIT was purchased by a subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

Jeff also founded Tonko Development Corp., a publicly traded real estate company that was taken from inception to a Fund that owned and managed assets in excess of $750 million on behalf of itself and pension fund clients and included 7.5 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail properties. Tonko Development Corp. was sold in May 2002 to an institutional purchaser.