Board of Directors

John McLernon
Chairman of the Board

Mr. McLernon is currently the President of McLernon Consultants Ltd. From 1977 to 2004 he served as Chairman and CEO of Colliers International, a global real estate services company, where he was instrumental in the company’s exponential growth. During his tenure, he completed approximately 30 mergers, acquisitions and startups across North America, Asia and Europe while overseeing the organization’s strategic direction.

James Farrar
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Farrar has over 20 years of experience in the real estate, private equity and corporate finance industries. Since 2010, he has been involved in over $2.0 billion of real estate acquisitions across the United States. Mr. Farrar has been Chief Executive Officer of City Office REIT since its initial public offering in 2014. He joined Second City Real Estate, the private equity real estate firm that contributed the initial properties to form City Office REIT, in 2009 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Second City, Mr. Farrar spent seven years as a senior executive of a family office with a diversified portfolio concentrated in the real estate sector. Previously, he was an investment professional with the private equity group of TD Bank (now Birch Hill Equity Partners). Mr. Farrar received a bachelor of business administration degree and is a CPA and a CFA charterholder.

William Flatt

Mr. Flatt has 20 years of experience with all facets of managing, acquiring and financing office buildings.  He is currently a Principal with Free Market Ventures, LLC, a boutique real estate investment firm and Oxbow Ventures, LLC, a private equity advisory firm. Mr. Flatt previously held the positions of CFO and COO of Parkway Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed real estate investment trust specializing in office properties.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and The Realty Club of Chicago.

Sabah Mirza

Ms. Mirza has over 20 years of legal, corporate governance and securities experience, most of which have been spent as in-house counsel across diverse industries, including aviation, defense and travel and leisure. Ms. Mirza is currently Executive Vice President, Business Affairs at Sunwing Travel Group, the largest tour operator in North America. In this role, she has oversight of the legal, governance, acquisition and government affairs functions of the company and was key to the establishment of Sunwing’s hotel division in 2010. Previously, Ms. Mirza was Vice President & General Counsel at a charter airline, and prior to that she was Vice President and Division Counsel at a subsidiary of L-3 Technologies.

Mark Murski

Mr. Murski has over 15 years of investment banking and private equity experience and is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Brookfield Financial Corp., a global investment bank, where he is responsible for originating and executing mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets transactions. He has worked on numerous public and private mergers and acquisition transactions involving real estate clients and previously practiced at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Murski is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder.

Stephen Shraiberg

Mr. Shraiberg has more than 40 years of experience in real estate and has been the President of Urban Property Management, Inc. since 1971. Through his current position and as the major shareholder of Esprit Homes, Ltd., a prominent Colorado homebuilder, Mr. Shraiberg has been involved in the development of approximately 20,000 apartment units over his career.

John Sweet

Mr. Sweet has over 40 years of experience in numerous financial and real estate positions with public and private companies.  From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Sweet served as founder and Chief Investment Officer of Physicians Realty Trust, a leading publicly traded healthcare REIT that grew from approximately $125 million in real estate assets to almost $3 billion during his tenure.  Prior to that endeavor, he was a Managing Director for the specialty investment firm BC Ziegler, where he sourced and managed a medical office building investment fund that became the initial portfolio for Physicians Realty Trust.  Mr. Sweet also co-founded Windrose Medical Properties Trust, a publicly traded medical office REIT.  Additionally, Mr. Sweet brings experience at the board level for public company, philanthropic and charitable organizations.