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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, TorontoChairs’ Reception – November 27 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Phil Runions
Chief Executive Officer at Barnhart Asset Management


Phil Runions has spent over 30 years in the pension fund and real estate advisory community responsible for over $14.1B of investment activity. Past investment markets include Canada, USA. and Mexico. He was a founding member of the Real Estate Group at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB’’) finishing as the Director of Real Estate - Canada and Mexico. During his tenure at CPPIB real estate assets grew from $0.3B to over $7.0B. Significant investments included joint venture relationships with Canada’s largest REITs and pension plans as well as US fund managers.

Prior to joining CPPIB, Mr. Runions was a Portfolio Manager at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (“OTPPB”) during the $6.1B privatization of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. and its first direct US real estate investments. He was a Portfolio Manager at The Cadillac Fairview Corporation and was responsible for a Portfolio rebalancing initiative resulting in over $1.5B of property sales or exchanges in Canada and the US.

During his career, Mr. Runions has created and or approved Portfolio and Asset Management strategies for in excess of $20.2B of real estate assets representing over 109M sq. ft. of Retail, Office and Industrial property.

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