375 people

committed to

getting it done.


The energy is infectious. We hold each other accountable and reinforce our values every day through action and teamwork. We have each other’s backs, and protect our bold culture.  We are proud of the work we do, and the people we work with.

“Anthem leaders aspire to take their egos out of the discussion, to facilitate the free exchange of ideas, all the while steadily guiding their teams in pursuit of the mission. They may trip once in a while, but they get back up, accept, learn, and get on with the quest.”

—Eric Carlson, Core Founder and CEO

Leadership Team

  • Eric Carlson

    Eric is the founder and CEO of Anthem and CEO of Anthem United. Highly engaged in the daily operations of the company, he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall execution of all aspects of the business.

    Working closely with the leadership team, he provides (relentless) oversight and direction for acquisitions, design, development and finance. Showing up every day for 26 years, he is fuelled by the passion and pursuit of creating original spaces and building strong communities.

  • Bruce McQuaid

    Bruce led the real estate finance group at Anthem for more than 14 years, negotiating with banks, investors and other lenders to raise debt and equity and ensure financial feasibility for each of Anthem’s projects.

    He still plays an active role at Anthem, but has taken a well-earned step back to focus on his family, long vacations in his Airstream and cruising BC’s coast on his boat Serendipitous.

  • Elva Kim
    Vice President, Sales and Marketing

    As VP of Sales and Marketing, Elva provides leadership and direction for sales, marketing and homeowner care and external communications for Anthem.

    A key member of the Anthem team for over 3 years, and an industry veteran of 16 years, Elva is energized by the dynamic nature of the business, the challenging work and being able to impact positive change. Above all else, it is the people and team energy that inspires her. As a card-carrying RoadStar member, she holds an impeccable driving record with no “known” incidents to speak of.

  • Allan Copping
    Chief Operating Officer

    As COO, Allan is the glue. He helps keep everyone at Anthem connected, ensuring our corporate and real estate teams are running smoothly and aligned with our overall vision, values and culture. Allan joined Anthem in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and senior leadership experience from several industries.

    Allan is energized by the diversification at Anthem’s core and seeks similar challenges in his personal life. Whether it’s spending time with his family, exercising, cycling, playing hockey, reading, traveling, solving problems or helping colleagues achieve their goals – variety is what fuels him.

  • Rob McJunkin
    Chief Financial Officer

    As CFO, Rob oversees Anthem’s finance, accounting, information services and administration departments, which support the real estate teams.

    Rob joined the Anthem team in 2013 with more than 25 years of broad ranging global finance experience in a variety of industries. He is drawn in and engaged by the passion, commitment and team spirit of the group.

  • Bill Kennedy
    Executive Vice President, Investment

    A core team member since late 2005, Bill plays a key role in managing the investment portfolio and acquisitional efforts of Anthem.

    With a keen eye for detail and strong instinct for all things fiscal, he ensures the stability and cohesion of all agreements made with investors, vendors, buyers and other parties involved with the operations of the company. He thrives anything transaction-related, and enjoys working with his team immensely. Fun fact: Bill went to school with Tony Blair, who (thirty years later) didn’t recall knowing him at all!

  • Grace To
    Vice President, Anthem Capital

    Grace started with Anthem in 1994 in various roles, including accounting and mortgage finance.

    She began working with Anthem Capital Corp in 1999 in the Mining and Energy and Technology portfolios.  She worked for three years as Controller for Mega Movies, an Anthem Capital portfolio company, prior to its sale to Rogers.  Grace has been involved in raising capital for real estate projects and both private and public companies that form part of the Anthem Capital portfolio.

  • Kevin Falcon
    Executive Vice President, Anthem Capital

    Kevin works on the Capital side of the business, liaising with our equity and debt partners.

    Anchoring the finance team for 4 years now, he is responsible for oversight of the financial side of Anthem’s real estate projects, as well as equity investments in a range of industry sectors. Not just a finance guy, Kevin also serves on numerous corporate and charity boards, and is passionate about societal issues such as homelessness. In his spare time, Kevin dons a full set of armour, mounts his mountain bike and bombs trails on Vancouver’s North Shore, Kamloops and Revelstoke.

    Prior to joining Anthem, Kevin served as Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance for British Columbia. As one of British Columbia’s longest serving Transportation Ministers, Kevin initiated and oversaw some $13 billion dollars of major projects, including the Port Mann bridge, Sea to Sky Highway, Canada Line, Evergreen Line and William Bennett Bridge, just to name a few. Kevin also served as Minister of Health and Minister of Deregulation.


  • Glenda Sawatzky
    Vice President, Property Management

    An industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience, Glenda leads our property management team and oversees Anthem’s growing income-producing portfolio.

    Glenda has a knack for organization and lists, but you’ll rarely find her sitting inside. From kayaking to learning about a city’s history, Glenda is always up for a challenge. Her welcoming smile and open door make her a shoo-in to receive the “world’s best boss” mug.

  • Brent Hawkins
    Vice President, Construction

    Providing oversight on all construction activities, Brent leads the planning, budget, safety, execution and quality control of all projects from breaking ground to completion and occupancy.

    Working with the team for the past 6 years, he is energized by the people, learning opportunities and success of the company. Behind his rugged exterior, Brent is a connoisseur of all fine things, especially wine.  And he’s actually a soft hearted guy who really wants to see people succeed.

  • Rob Blackwell
    Senior Vice President, Development

    Rob is a senior member of our development team, overseeing various projects on both the commercial and residential side. With the team for 12 years, he began his career at Anthem as a director of our commercial development group.

    Creative and entrepreneurial, Rob enjoys how these principles apply to real estate development—seeing an opportunity, acquiring it, planning, designing and visioning, selling, marketing and leasing, building and completing it.  He has a love/ hate relationship with trail running and mountain bike racing.

  • Bob Clark
    Vice President, Information Services

    Bob works with all groups within Anthem to help them leverage technology to be better at what they do. Prior to working at Anthem he worked as a consultant in a IT professional services company providing solutions to various organizations and governments throughout North America. He currently oversees the development, delivery and operations of the IT infrastructure, services and security at Anthem. Since joining the company in 2004, his role has become increasingly strategic and high-level in its focus. His job satisfaction comes from working with the talented, driven and highly motivated individuals to raise the bar and set new standards of excellence. He’s also been asked to occasionally serve as in-house psychologist in his second office located at the restaurant downstairs.

  • Nick Marks
    Vice President, Real Estate Finance

    Nick is our Vice President of Real Estate Finance, working on sourcing debt and equity capital for IPP acquisitions, new developments and refinancing of existing assets.  He’s been with the team for almost 6 years now.

    He enjoys the dynamic nature of our business and the great corporate culture.  An avid traveler, he holds the team record of visiting 30 countries on 6 different continents.

  • Paul Faibish
    Vice President, Development

    Paul has been with Anthem for 6 years, providing high-level oversight on a number of our development projects and helping to manage the people within the development team.

    A lover of all things big and complicated, he enjoys working with a group of talented and motivated people to bring projects from concept into reality. In his spare time, he aspires to learn multiple languages. So far, he excels in English.

  • Elisa Lui
    Director, Accounting, Anthem Capital

    Elisa is responsible for accounting and cash management of Anthem Capital Corp. and its subsidiaries. With the team since way back in 1998, she’s steadily risen through a variety of positions to reach her senior role of today.

    Collaborative and team oriented, she enjoys analytical work and how technology can enhance our operations.

  • Jimmy Athwal
    Vice President, Financial Operations

    As Vice President of Financial Operations, Jimmy is responsible for leading the budgeting, accounting and audit teams. He likes Anthem’s rapid pace, growth and its strong commitment to culture and values.

    His proudest accomplishment however, is his family, which includes his wife and two wonderful daughters. Jimmy’s the go-to guy for a snack at the office. He once owned a café where he was known for making a mean smoothie!

  • Bob Tattle
    Vice President, Business Development

    Bob’s focus is the pursuit of new opportunities. He ensures that our network of relationships is strong and vast, working his connections to source new IPP deals for the company.

    A key member of the team for 17 years, Bob is inspired daily by the passion of his colleagues and strong values of the company. His team harbours a low-level resentment for his vocal support of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

  • Ed Cheung
    Vice President, Tax and Treasury

    Ed has held a number of financial positions over his 20 year tenure at Anthem and is now focused on treasury and tax.

    His job is to ensure that the company successfully navigates the complex corporate regulations and compliance requirements for an operation of this scale—seriously exciting stuff, he swears. He enjoys the constant challenge of new projects and working together with the team to learn and grow together. Ed is also a runner, and has completed a full marathon.

  • Tejash Chauhan
    Vice President, Asset Management

    As the VP of Asset Management, Tejash is responsible for helping the team grow and diversify our income producing properties and mixed use portfolios, and to ensure best practice management of our assets. He’s also the asset manager for many Anthem properties.

    When he’s not deep into assets and strategy, Tejash is the guy to go to for his excellent recommendations on the best places to eat and drink in Vancouver. Even though his childhood dream was to become an international airline pilot, if he had a chance at a parallel life today, he’d own a winery in the Okanagan.

  • Mike Peebles
    Vice President, Leasing and Asset Manager

    Mike is the vertical leader of our leasing group. Working with Anthem for over 10 years, he has worked his way up from junior leasing manager to steering the ship and setting the tone for many of our properties.

    A true team player, he thrives on the fact that everyone is expected to contribute, regardless of title or seniority. Being a part of the success of so many developments is what provides Mike’s daily spark. Apparently his real name is Stephen, but we call him Peebles.

  • Jordan Carlson
    Director, Investment

    Jordan is a high functioning generalist with a wide variety of responsibilities. He oversees the company’s acquisitions of Income Producing Property and handles leasing and asset management for a portion of the IPP portfolio. He also sits on the Acquisitions and Communications teams.

    He is a big proponent of Anthem and is often found out and about, spreading the word. A partially closeted fan of mid-aughts rap, he’s committed countless verses to memory. Don’t try and battle him.

  • Cindy MacMillan
    Director, Asset Management

    As Director of Asset Management, Cindy is responsible for the performance of Anthem’s more “unique” income-producing retail and office properties that we like to call our “cats and dogs”.

    She has worked at Anthem for more than a decade, first as a corporate accountant, before switching to the Leasing side in 2007. She can plan a party, a Sun Run or Health Challenge like nobody’s business, but deep down, she dreams of driving fast and furious as a race car driver.

  • Jeff Pockett
    Director, Leasing

    As Director of Leasing, Jeff oversees the leasing of dozens of Anthem’s income-producing properties throughout BC and Alberta. Over his years at Anthem he has earned a reputation for being incredibly skilled at converting tenant interest into solid lease deals and lasting relationships.

    In the last few years Jeff has taken on more responsibility not only at work but also at home by starting a family. And while bringing his son home for the first time was his proudest life moment, his favourite time of the day has become the kids’ bedtime.

  • Theresa O’Brien
    Director, People

    At Anthem, Theresa supports our people across all four offices. She is the epitome of our values – passionate, direct and always ready to listen. As a result, people trust her and her door is always open.

    The best advice Theresa ever received is to take chances. She’s stepped out of her comfort zone many times to seize opportunities in life and at Anthem. We’re happy she accepted the opportunity to be our Director of People.

  • Jay Tait
    Director, Development

    Jay joined Anthem a short while ago as a Development Director. He is based in Calgary, overseeing several developments for Anthem, including Waterfront (Parkside), Memorial Drive and Crosstown, and he’s always on the lookout for new acquisition opportunities in Alberta.

    Jay is also an author.  His catchy tome “Planning on the Edge – Policy Recommendations for Problematic Residential and Industrial District Interfaces” is currently available on Amazon, although, admittedly he’s only sold one copy in the last decade.

  • Phanie Legaspi
    Director, Corporate Accounting

    Phanie started at Anthem more than 15 years ago as a junior accounting assistant. Today, she is the Director of Corporate Accounting, responsible for overseeing corporate consolidations, financial reporting and coordinating information to our external auditors and stakeholders.

    Phanie is a traveler by nature, hitting the road with her husband and three young children every summer on trips to California and Arizona.

  • Brent Carlson
    Director, Development

    Functioning as the lead on the planning of development projects, Brent works with internal and external teams to conduct due diligence on potential opportunities and devise buildable projects.

    Working with Anthem for over 10 years, he has held a number of positions focused on real estate. Brent thrives on the dynamic and challenging nature of the development space. He’s also been known to flip 75 nickels off his elbow and catch them in one hand.

  • Cheryl Leano
    Controller, IPP Accounting

    Cheryl is Anthem’s Controller in charge of IPP Accounting.  She handles the income producing property side of the business. With her team of 12, she reviews monthly financials, cash flows, asset summaries, forecasts and budgets.

    Cheryl is equally good with the right side of her brain. She loves to draw and sing, and can beat almost anybody at building IKEA furniture. She’s also a bit of a sports fan, and loves watching almost any game or match.

  • Bernie St. Pierre
    Director, Property Management

    A seasoned property management expert, Bernie oversees the management of Anthem’s property portfolio in Western Canada.

    Working across the various internal teams, his involvement in projects spans from concept to completion. His 15 year career at Anthem is grounded by the personal satisfaction that he gains by overcoming challenges to the successful outcome of each project that he’s involved in. FYI, he’s nowhere near the wild guy most people perceive him to be.

  • Christopher Harburn
    Director, Sales

    As Director of Sales, Christopher’s main role is to influence and execute the sales programs for our residential developments. He shares that responsibility with Ben. From defining sales strategy for each project to encouraging the sales teams, his role helps to ensure that the right homes are built and developments remain profitable. He compares a great sales launch to dinner service at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

    In fact, when he’s not researching numbers, Chris is fascinated reading about behind the scenes creativity, discipline and teamwork that goes on in successful restaurant kitchens.

  • Hong Guo
    Director, Tax

    Hong holds the important role of Tax Director at Anthem. She’s responsible for overseeing the company’s tax compliance, including corporation tax returns and CRA tax notices. She deals with more than 400 tax returns at Anthem every year! The eye watering complexity of her job is balanced by the people who work at Anthem. She loves how everyone here is treated with courtesy, respect and kindness.

    When she’s not at work, Hong is an avid birdwatcher. In her words, concentrating on a bird’s “world can help take my mind off any stresses in my own world.”

  • Kevin Beck
    Director, Construction

    Kevin provides oversight on construction design, budgeting and execution on multiple Anthem projects. Currently in his 4th year at the company, he came on board as a senior project manager.

    He enjoys the close working relationship and open communication between the development and construction groups at Anthem, where he is able to learn about and experience the full life cycle of the projects.  Before his beloved children were born, he lived in Gaspe learning French, and loved climbing the Squamish Chief.

  • Ben Taylor
    Director, Sales

    Ben oversees our growing residential development sales programs. He shares that responsibility with Chris. Ben is a people guy – he builds great relationships with our teams, realtors and home buyers and his best work moments are when he hands first time owners a key to their new home.

    When he’s not analyzing the market, Ben rips it up with his kids on the North Shore. He swears if he wasn’t in real estate, he’d be a busker in New York City, filling the streets with the sweet sound of his guitar.

  • Nick Roos
    General Counsel

    As General Counsel, Nick oversees and coordinates legal matters across Anthem’s four offices. Driven by process and teamwork and with a passion for complex business transactions, Nick works with a cross-section of teams to grow Anthem’s portfolio thoughtfully and strategically.

    Nick joined Anthem in 2018 after practicing law at a leading national firm in Vancouver. Secretly, Nick dreams of being a Formula One driver – but at Anthem, he gets his adrenaline from the fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

  • Ken West
    Director, Construction

    Since joining Anthem in 2007, Ken has overseen the successful construction and renovation of much of our income producing portfolio. From building new shopping centres in the Okanagan and subsequently repositioning Best Buy at Snyatan (not once, but twice), to the restoration of our historic Save-on-Meats building, Ken can be counted on to get things done efficiently and professionally. Maybe that’s because his previous profession was a firefighter. He knows how to keep us all calm and in control in even the most stressful circumstances.

    Outside of work, a perfect day for Ken includes a run, a beer on a patio and time with his son.

  • Krista Whitelock
    Director, Marketing

    Krista is responsible for managing the marketing team and taking the lead on all residential project marketing programs. With over 14 years of industry experience, Krista is a driving force of passion and creativity.

    She has a true passion to bring positive influence, improve systems and increase productivity. She maintains a healthy obsession with traveling, having explored over 27 countries across the globe.

  • Woody O’Neill
    Director, Construction

    Woody has been a key member of the Anthem Construction team since 2005. With experience on both the residential and commercial sides of our business, he ensures our mixed use developments are well thought out and executed to the highest standards.

    An avid golfer and the ace on anyone’s baseball team, Woody’s secret to succeeding at work is to prioritize, get it done and above all, have fun.

  • Mike Grywacheski
    Director, Station Square Construction

    Another key member of our construction team, Mike is responsible for managing his team at the Station Square project in Burnaby, BC.

    He takes a vested interest in the development and growth of his team, and gains immense satisfaction seeing them achieve their goals and learn new skillsets through their work together. He looks forward to the day that the Station Square towers are completed, as it will be his biggest career achievement to date. Word on the street is that he makes a mean apple pie.

  • Jeremy Webster
    Director, Homeowner Care

    Jeremy has been a part of the Homeowner Care team since the beginning. He is responsible for providing homeowners with the information, tools and resources for a lifetime of happy living.

    While developing Anthem’s homeowner care plan, Jeremy has worked on over nine communities, welcoming nearly 1,000 people to their Anthem homes. His number one homeowner care tip? Vacuum the fan behind your fridge to make it last years longer. When he’s not training our entourage of new team members, Jeremy is building a home of his own with his wife and baby daughter.

  • Ryan Jagger
    Director, Real Estate Finance

    Ryan is Anthem’s Director of Real Estate Finance. In his former life, he worked at a mortgage brokerage for 14 years in BC and Alberta. Lucky for Anthem, Ryan is passionate about numbers. He works closely not only with Finance, but also all of our Teams to understand each and every capital need.

    Born and raised in Vancouver, for better or (usually) for worse, he’s a lifelong Canucks fan.

  • Simon Taylor
    Senior Director, Development

    As a Senior Director of Development at Anthem, Simon is involved in helping to manage the entire development process from planning, budgeting, scheduling and design, to approvals, implementation and completion. He’s worked in a variety of roles within the real estate sector since moving to Vancouver from New Zealand more than a decade ago, including construction management and appraisal.

    Simon says earning the public’s trust is one of the highlights of work life. But his “life” highlight was marrying his wife Caroline.

  • Riaan Debeer
    Vice President, Development

    An architect by training, Riaan works on the oversight of projects and property teams in our development division. With an extensive career in real estate, he provides big picture thinking and mentorship to junior staff as part of his duties.

    Riaan thrives on working with teams, establishing a clear vision and solving problems with lateral thinking. On the weekends, he recalibrates by spending time behind the lens, working on his fine art photography.

  • Nick Kasidoulis
    Director, Development

    Nick has a broad skill set that spans many of Anthem’s asset classes. From single family residential and townhomes to towers and retail, Nick manages a number of Anthem projects through the entire development process.

    Nick says the highlight of his career so far has been earning the title of Director and overseeing the completion of various residential highrise and mixed use projects. In his downtime, he’s the one to call when you’re a man short in soccer, in need of some expressive interpretive dance stylings, or tips on where to visit in Greece.

  • Randene Neill
    Director, Communications and Corporate Marketing

    Randene is responsible for facilitating the Anthem Voice.  Together with her team, she leads the charge managing and marketing the corporate Anthem brand.

    Before joining the team in late 2016, Randene spent 18 years working as a news reporter and anchor, working to deadline and getting the truth on the air.  She knows how to get “it” done.