In 2022, NAIOP Edmonton held several of the industry’s biggest events, increased engagement, and expanded advocacy like never before.
At our upcoming AGM, membership will be electing a slate of five directors to the 2023 board.
Two current board members are seeking re-election:
One current board member, Patti Walsh, will be reappointed treasurer.
Read on to learn more about these candidates.
Director, Leasing, Manulife Investment Management
Laura brings with her 11 years of commercial real estate experience. Previously, she was the Leasing Director at Manulife where she was responsible for managing approx. 2.5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in Business Economics and Law. Laura was the 2020 President of the Edmonton CREW chapter.
Bringing more than a decade of municipal and private sector urban land development and planning experience to the table, Adam Shamchuk is known in Edmonton's planning and development community for his pragmatic and principled approach to work that has yielded an impressive track record of project success and regulatory reforms.
Having worked extensively across urban land and infrastructure sectors and all areas of the planning and development continuum, Adam has been a leader on an expansive list of projects that includes industrial redevelopment, transit-oriented development, central business district policy and planning, municipal service design, and community engagement.
Vice President, Commercial, Rohit Group of Companies
With over 25 years of experience in the retail development industry, Rudy has been part of teams from many different aspects of retail development. Having worked for retailers, contractors and developers, Rudy has seen construction, leasing and property management from both the retailer and developer lens and construction from the general contractor’s lens. Rudy has been involved with the development of over 225 projects of approximately four and a half million square feet of office, warehouse and retail buildings.
Rudy understands the importance of advocating for our industry forward in a positive and responsible manner and as such, he volunteers his time with both NAIOP Edmonton and UDI Metro Region.
In his recreational time, you can find Rudy camping, hiking, or mountain biking throughout Alberta and beyond.
Partner and President, EVER RED - Associate Broker / Owner, RE/MAX Excellence Edmonton
Sam Narayan has over 20 years’ experience in Business and Real Estate, which he applies through direct involvement in real estate leasing, investing, and development. A specialist in Edmonton’s investment markets, he prides himself on being on top of the market and in many cases, ahead of industry trends.
Today, his focus is on companies EVER Real Estate Developments, RE/MAX Excellence, and RE/MAX Excellence Commercial Division.
Sam is currently Partner and President at EVER Real Estate Developments (EVER RED). As a Real Estate Developer, Sam has a track record of maximizing the rate of return for his investment partners. Sam strategically chooses projects that will create win-wins for investors, municipalities, and businesses, and he builds properties that fill a need in the market, and that support the development of the community.
As the Owner/Associate Broker of RE/MAX Excellence and RE/MAX Excellence Commercial Division, he also manages the day-to-day operations of the brokerage. Sam and the brokerage support over 185 agents through the diverse aspects of running a real estate business. He consistently brings valuable leadership and experience to elevate the performance of his team, and for doing so, achieved the 2014 RE/MAX Broker/Owner Award for Canada.
Sam is a member of NAIOP Edmonton Chapter Leadership, is an active member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the International Council of Shopping Centers, a former director of the Better Business Bureau, and a variety of other Commercial memberships.
On a more personal note, Sam is actively involved in the community through fundraising and volunteering for many events. He has two children and loves to golf, travel and spend time with his family.
Director, Mortgage Origination, Canada ICI
Dan is a Director of Origination with Canada ICI Capital Corporation, the country’s leading commercial real estate debt advisory firm. He joined Canada ICI in 2012 as a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Commerce program. Dan is active in all major asset classes working to structure construction, term, and mezzanine financing while also completing a large annual volume of CMHC insured debt. He is active in all major markets in Western Canada, working with a variety of developer and landlord clients. He has been involved in some of the largest multi-family and office financing transactions in Alberta and is at the forefront of trends in the debt market.
Senior Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
The best part of my job is helping dynamic businesses reach new heights. I’m a partner in Grant Thornton’s audit and business advisory group, and I lead the Construction and Real Estate team in Northern Alberta. I’m also the Practice Support Director for the Western Canadian offices of Grant Thornton.
During my 30 year career, I’ve focused on financial reporting, audit methodology and advisory in all aspects of real estate development, construction and operations for public and private companies, including large organizations such as Imperial Equities Inc., West Edmonton Mall Property Inc., and the Triple Five Group of Companies.
I’ve grown my expertise in Canadian GAAP, IFRS and other auditing, disclosure and reporting issues so that I can provide my clients with accurate, timely and forward-looking advice. I’m also able to help my clients develop business strategy and achieve superior returns on investment by applying benchmarks and ideas from my experience with similar companies.
As someone who has always believed in giving my best to my clients and my profession, I was honoured to be an inaugural recipient of the Grant Thornton Professional Excellence Award in 2010. I’ve been an active member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a guest lecturer with the University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Most recently, I served as the 2017 president of Edmonton CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).
In the local community I serve on various subcommittees of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, and I support Catholic Social Services, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Northern Alberta Brain Injury Foundation. I’m also involved in the campaign cabinet for the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.
The group above is running as a slate. If you would like to run against the slate, complete the Board of Director Nomination Form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th, 2022. See the current NAIOP board here.