CEO of REALPAC
Nominated by Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of REALPAC www.realpac.ca (1997~), the senior Canadian trade association for large public and institutional investment real estate companies, a former Director of and Treasurer of the Canada Green Building Council, a former Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada, and a former commercial real estate lawyer.
REALPAC represents the Canadian investment real estate industry in government relations, industry best practices and standard setting. Michael has represented the Canadian real estate industry in all major policy initiatives with governments at all levels. He is a former Board member of GRESB BV., one of three business advisors to the Canadian federal government’s Sustainable Development Advisory Council (2019 -), a special advisor to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (Property Working Group). REALPAC was the first to publish a green lease in North America, brought the first Corporate Social Responsibility standards to Canadian real estate companies, and has developed numerous industry guidance publications on sustainability and energy and carbon management. Michael is the author of “Canadian Commercial Real Estate: Theory, Practice , Strategy”, the first national textbook of its kind in Canada.