Chair and Director
Mr. Chiesa is a seasoned board leader with a strong background in healthcare and seniors’ living. He is a former director of Dynacare Laboratories Inc., former member of the Board of Trustees of Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust, and formerly served on the board of several hospitals, including Humber River Hospital.
Currently, Mr. Chiesa is a member of the Board of Trustees of Morguard North American Residential REIT and the Board of Directors of GFL Environmental Inc.
He previously served as Trustee and Vice‑Chair of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAP REIT), a TSX‑listed Canadian residential real estate investment trust. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Residential Equities Real Estate Investment Trust, prior to its merger with CAP REIT.
From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Chiesa held several positions within the Government of Ontario, including Assistant Deputy Minister, Municipal Affairs, and Housing and Chief Executive Officer of each of Ontario Housing Corporation and Ontario Mortgage Corporation. He is also active in the charitable sector and is the Chair at Villa Charities.
Mr. Chiesa is the principal of Chiesa Group, a commercial real estate developer and investor that he founded by in 1990, and the past chair of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, one of Canada’s largest financial institutions.
Mr. Chiesa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McMaster University.