Responsible for day-to-day leadership and guidance, our leadership team has the knowledge, experience, and passion that it takes to grow our portfolio and make Crombie REIT an investment of choice, both in Canada and abroad.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Donald E. Clow, FCA, has guided and shaped Crombie REIT into the company that it is today. Prior to joining Crombie, Mr. Clow held the position of President, ECL Developments Limited, the real estate development subsidiary of Empire Company Limited for two years. Previous to Empire, he was President of Southwest Properties, a real estate development company in Halifax. Mr. Clow is a member of the Board of Trustees for Granite Real Estate Investment Trust, a member of the Board of Governors of Acadia University and is on the Board of Directors of REALPac. Mr. Clow graduated from Acadia University with a BBA, earned his CA designation with KPMG and was designated a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2002. A graduate of the YPO President's Program at Harvard Business School, Mr. Clow also completed the Director's Education Program, receiving the ICD.D. from the Rotman School of Business.
Glenn was appointed CFO & Secretary of Crombie in 2010 and was named EVP in 2014. Prior to Crombie, he was CFO & Partner of Bluewave Energy; a national fuel distribution business. From 1996 to 2006, he held several executive positions with Sobeys Inc. including EVP & CFO and EVP & Chief Development Officer. Glenn is a 2017 graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School and is a BBA graduate of UPEI and earned his CA designation with Coopers & Lybrand. He is past Chair of Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) and past Executive Committee member and Finance & Audit Committee Chair of UPEI. In 2013, he completed the Directors Education Program (DEP) at the ICD and in 2014, achieved the ICD.D designation. Glenn received the FCA designation in 2011, FCPA designation in 2017, UPEI’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2002 and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2000.
Cheryl Fraser is Crombie's Chief Talent Officer and Vice President, Communications. Prior to joining Crombie, Ms. Fraser was Assistant Commissioner and Chief Human Resource Officer for the Canada Revenue Agency. In addition, Ms. Fraser held Assistant Deputy Minister positions in the Correctional Service of Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat and Fisheries and Oceans. Ms. Fraser is a graduate of ICD-Rotman, Directors Education Program, and holds a Masters of Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University. To celebrate her exceptional career accomplishments, she received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
John Barnoski brings a wealth of experience to Crombie REIT, in his role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. Leading the company’s national development program, Mr. Barnoski is responsible for major development acquisitions and dispositions, as well as strategic asset management, with an increased focus on joint ventures. Mr. Barnoski has an extensive career in the real estate industry, and held the position of National Vice President of Real Estate at Shoppers Drug Mart immediately prior to joining Crombie. He is a graduate of Schulich's Executive Development Program and holds a Diploma in Assessment, Appraisal & Real Estate Management, a P1 License from the Law Society of Upper Canada, and an A.I.M.A. designation from the Institute of Assessors.
As Senior Vice President, Western Canada, Trevor Lee leads Crombie REIT’s expanding Western region, including the recently acquired Safeway portfolio. Prior to joining Crombie, Mr. Lee held numerous senior real estate positions in management, operations and development including: Director of Real Estate for Safeway Canada; Director of Property Management at CREIT; Vice President of Operations at Opus Building Canada; and Vice President of Shopping Centres at Martello Property Services. Mr. Lee earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia in 1992 and a Diploma in Urban Land Economics in 1998.
As Senior Vice President, Eastern Canada, Scott MacLean is responsible for Crombie REIT’s Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada portfolios. Prior to this appointment, Mr. MacLean held a number of executive positions with Crombie REIT. Mr. MacLean joined Atlantic Shopping Centres, a predecessor of Crombie REIT, in 1993 as Director of Operations and assumed responsibility for the Construction department in 1996. He obtained his Certified Shopping Centre Manager (SCM) designation in 1993, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary's University.
General Council of Crombie REIT, Fred Santini also held the position of Regional Vice President, Central Canada. Prior to his most recent appointment, Mr. Santini held the position of National Director of Legal Services and National Director, Lease Administration. Upon completion of an Honours B.A. in Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto, Mr. Santini received his LL.B. from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in 1986. He articled at one of Canada's largest law firms, Blake Cassels and Graydon, and subsequently joined the firm as an associate after his call to the Ontario Bar in 1988, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and commercial real estate.