Friday, July 3, 2009

Island Native Does Well...

Donnie Clow an Island native and fixture in the Halifax business scene was appointed CEO of Crombie REIT www.crombiereit.com which is controlled by Sobey's Empire Company... Donnie is an Acadia grad who got his CA and worked a stint (7 years) for Southwest Properties as President before moving to Sobey's as President of ECL Properties. Donnie maintains a cottage in Stanley Bridge and is a brother in law to Kevin MacDonald who used to manage the Sherwood Home Hardware and is now the Home Hardware Area Manager. When Donnie was at Acadia he played for the Axemen and was a tight end and wide receiver when they won the Vanier Cup in 79 and 81 and I even think he got drafted by the Ottawa Rough Riders. He takes over Crombie from Stuart Blair the "dean" of real estate development in Eastern Canada and a long time Sobeys power player and if I remember correctly Stuart's daughter taught school in Miscouche, PEI... bottom line here is Donnie is a competitive winner with big shoes to fill but my guess is he'll expand on Stuart's desire to expand Crombie west and Donnie will build Crombie into a major Canadian shopping centre owner... congratulations Donnie...
The following is from Crombie's web site;
Crombie REIT (“Crombie”), located in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, is the largest landlord in Atlantic Canada. We own and manage properties throughout Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Our core business is managing shopping centres, both enclosed and strip, as well as office buildings. We are committed to providing our merchants with outstanding locations, facilities and services.
Crombie REIT personnel are involved with the management of certain properties owned by ECL Developments Limited (“ECL”), a subsidiary of Empire Company Limited. Empire through its indirectly owned subsidiary ECL holds a 47.9% indirect interest in Crombie.

1 comment:

Jean-Francois said...

He did get drafted. 8th round, 1983. :-)