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Skyline Retail REIT Announces Transition in Leadership

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Skyline Retail REIT will undergo a leadership transition effective June 30, 2024.

Gordon Driedger, Outgoing President, Skyline Retail REIT

Skyline Retail REIT, a Guelph, Ontario-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) focused on essentials-anchored retail assets in Canada’s secondary and tertiary markets, has announced that effective June 30th, 2024, it will undergo a transition in leadership.
Skyline Retail REIT, a Guelph, Ontario-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) focused on essentials-anchored retail assets in Canada’s secondary and tertiary markets, has announced that effective June 30th, 2024, it will undergo a transition in leadership.

Craig Leslie, Incoming President, Skyline Retail REIT

Skyline Retail REIT, a Guelph, Ontario-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) focused on essentials-anchored retail assets in Canada’s secondary and tertiary markets, has announced that effective June 30th, 2024, it will undergo a transition in leadership.
Skyline Retail REIT, a Guelph, Ontario-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) focused on essentials-anchored retail assets in Canada’s secondary and tertiary markets, has announced that effective June 30th, 2024, it will undergo a transition in leadership.

Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 2024 – Skyline Retail REIT, a Guelph, Ontario-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) focused on essentials-anchored retail assets in Canada’s secondary and tertiary markets, has announced that effective June 30th, 2024, it will undergo a transition in leadership.

Gordon Driedger, having served the REIT for eight years as President, will be handing over the role to a new leader. He will remain active in overseeing the REIT’s activity in a new role as a Trustee of Skyline Retail REIT.

“Gord has been an instrumental part of the growth of the Retail REIT since its inception a decade ago,” said Jason Castellan, Co-Founder & CEO, Skyline Group of Companies.

“We are grateful for his expertise and guidance to curate a high-quality and resilient portfolio, and his transition to a Trustee of the REIT will promote future continuity and support. We look forward to seeing the REIT continue its growth trajectory under new leadership.”

“It is my pleasure to have been part of the fantastic Skyline team over the past eight years, working to provide value for our many investors,” said Driedger.

“I have seen first-hand that the entrepreneurial Skyline environment is consistently well-funded and focused on quality, and I look forward to seeing the continued growth and success of Skyline Retail REIT.”

Stepping into the role of President will be Craig Leslie, the REIT’s current Vice President. Craig will be responsible for the REIT’s ongoing growth and performance.

Craig joined Skyline Retail REIT in 2023 with more than 19 years of experience across both the Canadian and UK real estate markets. Prior to joining Skyline, he held senior positions with two publicly traded REITs as well as consulting roles at some of Canada’s largest accounting and real estate firms, having started his career in the UK with two global real estate brokerages. 

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