Edward Sonshine, O. Ont.,Q.C.
Chief Executive Officer of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
Edward Sonshine is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Canada’s largest REIT. Primarily focused on retail real estate, RioCan owns and manages a portfolio having an aggregate area of over 80 million square feet consisting of 351 retail properties and including 51 shopping centres in the United States. Edward is also a Director of the Royal Bank of Canada and Cineplex Inc.
Edward is Chair of the Israel Bonds Organization of Canada and a former Chair of the Annual Campaign of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto.
In 2011, he was invested into the Order of Ontario and in 2013 he was named Canada’s Outstanding Chief Executive Officer of the Year.