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Skyline Commercial REIT 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 active in the investor relations and asset management portion of the portfolio. Jason is a graduate from 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 and the Skyline Apartment REIT Board of Trustees.

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Jonathan Halpern, CPA, CA, is currently the President of Metropolitan Equities Limited, a privately owned family office and real estate investment company. Prior thereto, Mr. Halpern was a senior manager with an international accounting firm specializing in real estate and small business. Mr. Halpern has also served on the management committee of a national commercial flooring distributor. Mr. Halpern is a member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and Ontario, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with Distinction with the University of Manitoba.

Mr. Halpern also sits on the Skyline Apartment REIT Board of Trustees.

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Ron Martin is currently the President and Owner, along with family members, of Bridgeland Terminals Limited, a tank truck carrier located in Elmira, Ontario.  Mr. Martin also serves as a board member for the Ontario Trucking Association and on the Community Advisory Committee for a local chemical company.  From 1994 until 2006 Mr. Martin was also a partner in an area dehydrating company that specializes in the drying of agricultural products.  Mr. Martin is a lifetime resident of Elmira, Ontario.


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Frank Valeriote is a lawyer and community leader who most recently served for seven years as the Member of Parliament for Guelph, Ontario. He graduated with Honours from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s Degree in Canadian History and Economics. He went on to earn a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar in 1981.  Mr. Valeriote co-founded the law firm of SmithValeriote LLP, where he served as a senior partner until his election. Mr. Valeriote has worked hard to mentor new entrepreneurs start their business and promote investment in Guelph.  He is a former board member and Chair of the Guelph Wellington Business Enterprise Centre, mentoring the creators of small business and has been actively engaged in numerous fundraising efforts for various Guelph philanthropic and other charitable organizations. Mr. Valeriote lives in Guelph, Ontario.