300 people

committed to

getting it done.

Culture

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
    Core Founder and CEO

    Eric is the founder and CEO of Anthem Properties. 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Bruce McQuaid
    Executive Vice President, Real Estate Finance

    Bruce leads the real estate finance group which is focused on the capital needs of the company. He has been at Anthem for 14 years.

    He negotiates with banks, investors and other lenders to raise equity and ensure financial feasibility of each project Anthem is involved in. Bruce thrives on the challenge of negotiating and closing complex deals.  A constant highlight is being able to ride on Eric’s fast-moving train, and hold on!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

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  • Jordan Carlson
    Manager, Leasing and Investment

    Jordan is a high functioning generalist, handling a wide variety of responsibilities. He is in charge of managing leasing duties on a portion of the company’s income-producing portfolio, works closely with our Acquisitions team and is a member of both the finance and communications committee.

    With the company for 3 years, he has become 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Bob Clark
    Vice President, Information Services

    Bob is responsible for the use of technology at Anthem. He oversees the development, delivery and operations of the IT infrastructure, applications, services and security strategies.

    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 bar downstairs.

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  • 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!

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  • Christine Maassen
    Senior Vice President, People

    In most companies, you’d call Christine a ‘human resources’ professional. At Anthem, we think about it a bit differently—she’s responsible for the experience of our people, and being an Anthem employee.

    What she loves about this place is that we’re not a corporate BS kind of shop. It’s about real projects and real people, working really hard and doing good work. She gets a tremendous amount of satisfaction in helping our people do their best and succeeding. She is actively battling an addiction to golf. We stand behind her in her struggle.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Natalie Briggs
    Vice President, Development and Construction Accounting

    Natalie provides leadership and direction for the accounting, reporting, financial planning/analysis and systems development at Anthem.

    A team member since 2012, Natalie thrives on the dynamic and challenging nature of daily life at Anthem. In addition to her love of crunching numbers, she’s also a health nut.  Natural, holistic living all the way. Namaste.

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  • Christopher Harburn
    Director, Sales

    As Director of Sales, Christopher’s main role is to influence and execute the sales programs for each of our developments. 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.

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

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  • Krista Whitelock
    Director, Marketing

    Krista is responsible for managing the marketing team and taking the lead on all residential project marketing programs. With over 13 years of industry experience, Krista recently joined the team and 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Steve Forrest
    Vice President, Development

    Another key member of our development team, Steve is the pitbull responsible for new site acquisitions, project feasibility analysis and process management.

    He loves the high energy environment of Anthem and the fact that he gets to work with very smart, very dedicated people. Thanks Steve! His two young children have sparked a sports renaissance in his life.  He’s started playing ice hockey, tennis, baseball, soccer and rugby again.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Riaan Debeer
    Director, 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Cindy MacMillan
    Senior Manager, Leasing and Asset Management

    As a Senior Manager, Leasing and 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.

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  • Phanie Legaspi
    Director, Corporate Accounting

    Phanie started at Anthem more than 15 years ago as a junior accounting assistant. Today, she is the Senior Manager for 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Simon Taylor
    Director, Development

    As a 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 surprising his future wife with a marriage proposal. We’re happy to report Caroline said yes.

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