Independent Director, Chair of Governance and Remuneration Committee
Mr. John R. Morrison is the past Vice Chair and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust positions he held for over 6 years. He has over 40 years’ of experience in the commercial real estate industry with a primary focus on retail real estate and an active member of ICSC for 38 years. Mr. Morrison was President and Chief Executive Officer of Primaris Real Estate Investment Trust from 2009 to 2013. Prior to serving in that role, Mr. Morrison was President, Real Estate Management, at Oxford Properties Group.
Mr. Morrison is a third term Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centres and currently serves on the Executive Board. He is a Director of the ICSC Foundation and Chair of the ICSC Foundation Canada. He is also former Vice Chair of the Urban Land Institute Toronto District Council and is past Chair of the Ryerson University Real Estate Advisory Committee.
He also serves on a number of volunteer and corporate boards including Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust where he serves as Lead Trustee and the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Mr. Morrison is an Institute-certified Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors.