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Skyline Clean Energy Fund (SCEF) Board of Trustees

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Jason Castellan is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Skyline Group of Companies. Since 1991, Jason has been an owner and manager of investment real estate, starting out with a student rental portfolio and gradually moving to larger apartment buildings. Since 1999, Jason has been an officer and director of 15 corporations which owned properties managed by Skyline Incorporated. He is still active in the investor relations and asset management portion of the portfolio. Jason is a graduate of both the University of Guelph and York University; he was also selected as one of Canada's "Top 40 under 40" and one of the forty most promising entrepreneurs by the reputable Ivey Business School in 2008.

Jason also sits on the Skyline Retail REIT Board of Trustees, the Skyline Commercial REIT Board of Trustees and the Skyline Apartment REIT Board of Trustees.

 Wayne Byrd


Wayne Byrd, Chief Financial Officer of the Skyline Group of Companies, is dedicated to the responsible financial performance of Skyline and all of its associated real estate assets. With over 17 years in private sector finance, Wayne’s proven business experience and insight make him an integral leader within the ownership group as it vigorously pursues its vision for growth.

Wayne’s financial expertise and commitment to Skyline’s vision result in a balanced approach to managing fiscal obligations and operational responsibility. He understands and appreciates the challenges facing today’s business, and the changing role of the Chief Financial Officer. His unique blend of analytical and leadership skills are fundamental to leading Skyline’s operations and growth beyond the numbers.

Wayne holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University and a Certified Management Accountant designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Canada.

Wayne also sits on the Skyline Retail REIT Board of Trustees.

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Mike Bonneveld is the Vice President of  Skyline Asset Management Incorporated (“SAMI”). He leads the Skyline Acquisitions Team, and is responsible for sourcing all new acquisitions and dispositions, property due diligence and closing investment transactions for both the Skyline Apartment REIT and Skyline Commercial REIT.

Mike has over 18 years of real estate experience. He has worked with a number of Canadian investment banks in the field of real estate corporate finance, as well as public real estate companies running acquisitions. He is focused on the continued growth and expansion of the REITs’ real estate portfolios throughout both its existing communities and quality acquisitions.

Mike holds an Honours BA in Urban Development from the University of Western Ontario, and is a registered Real Estate Agent in Ontario.

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Deborah Whale is a seasoned ambassador of Ontario's clean energy and agriculture sectors, having served on the Boards of Directors of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), as well as on the Finance Committees of Farm Credit Canada, IESO and the Grand River Agricultural Society.

Her clean energy expertise extends to the installation of biodigesters and solar net metering systems for farm and residential use. Inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2016, Deborah has also been designated an Honorary Professional Agrologist (2011) by the Ontario Institute of Agrology, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws (2017) by the University of Guelph.