Sam KoliasChairman & Chief Executive Officer at Boardwalk REIT
Sam Kolias is Boardwalk’s co-founder, leader and visionary behind the company’s growth and success. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sam serves the Boardwalk Team of over 1,600 Associates across four provinces. During his more than 36-year career in real estate and executive management, Sam has fostered a strong corporate culture, that guides future growth and encourages the company to create extraordinary experiences for Boardwalk Residents, Associates and partners. Under his leadership, Boardwalk was recognized as one of Western Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2010. With over 33,000 rental units representing over 28 million net rentable square feet, Boardwalk has a total enterprise value of over $5B.
Sam is a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (FRI) and a Certified Property Manager (CPM). Over the years he has received numerous awards, including the Top 40 Under 40 award, Western Canada’s Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year award, University of Calgary Haskayne of Business “Distinguished Business Leader” award, Pinnacle award and Canadian Governor General award, in recognition of Queen Elizabeth’s 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Medal.