CANADIAN ROOTS

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Otis Properties traces its foundation back to 1956 when its founder, Ronald H. Otis, purchased his first retail property at the age of 16, a gas station in a small town in Ontario, Canada. Today, in addition to its projects currently under development, Otis Properties owns and manages an existing portfolio of over sixty AAA tenanted commercial properties in regional cities, towns, and small communities across Canada.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Relying on our experience of developing commercial and multi-use projects over the past six decades, Otis Properties understands not only how to invest in a property but also how our developments will successfully interface with surrounding communities. We believe that the way in which our property improvements will connect with neighbouring residential, public, and institutional spaces will ultimately define the type, configuration, and feel of our commercial solutions.

Location, accessibility, adjacencies, traffic flows, and visual appeal not only attract the highest quality retailers but also invite the general public to frequent businesses that come to characterize an important part of a local community. When looking at potential projects, our goal is to improve the functional use of each property while also creating inviting spaces that people want to visit.

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 OUR REPUTATION

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Over its six decades, the company’s dedication to quality has in turn meant that it attracts national retailers that are not only in high demand but also generate high consumer volumes to what become axial destinations. It is our reputation of building not only award winning commercial community spaces on time and on budget, but also long-term tenant relationships that have made us one of Canada's leading commercial developers.

OUR TEAM

Ronald H. Otis

Chairman and Founder

Ron Otis founded Otis Properties in 1956. Over the past 65 years, Ron has been the driving force behind Otis Properties' exponential growth and has established himself as one of Canada's most well respected commercial real estate developers. Under his leadership, Otis Properties has gone on to develop millions of square feet of commercial space in communities across Canada and the United States of America. At age 84, Ron continues to lead the Otis team in its commitment to building great tenant relationships and retail developments across North America.

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416-489-2833

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Brian Otis

Chief Executive Officer

Brian holds a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree from the University of Michigan. Brian joined Otis Properties in 1992 and utilizes his expertise in creative client driven solutions. Brian is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of all development activities. He has built strong strategic partnerships with key service providers and vendors. He oversees all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions, initial property assessments, programming, and site selection. He has one of the broadest technical expertise in the industry which allows him to build and maintain close working relationships with senior business leaders. Prior to joining Otis Properties, Brian worked as an architect for a National retailer.

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416-489-2833

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Philip Otis

President

Philip joined Otis Properties in 1995 and is responsible for property valuations, financial and development analysis, complex lease negotiations, and the acquisition, creation, and restructuring of ground leases. Moreover, he is also responsible for developing business partnerships as well as leading forecasting and financial analysis efforts. Prior to joining Otis Properties, Philip ran a law practice in Toronto.

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416-489-2833

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Jonathan Otis

Vice President

Jonathan is the lead legal counsel for Otis Properties. He is responsible for managing and advising the senior executive team on legal and corporate governance matters. He develops and administers best practice leasing and acquisition processes to improve transparency and increase productivity. Jonathan co-ordinates closely with outside legal counsel, brokerage, insurance, tax, finance and other consultants. Prior to joining Otis Properties, Jonathan practiced law in Toronto.

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647-407-5191

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Daniel Olin

Senior Director, Leasing and Land Development

Daniel Olin joined Otis Properties in 2008 and is the Senior Director, Leasing and Land Development. Daniel is responsible for growing, managing, and maintaining relationships with national and international retail tenants. He is also responsible for managing all aspects of site development. Daniel is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres and serves on the Next Generation committee.

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416-489-2833

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Susan Snow

Manager, Properties and Facilities

Susan joined Otis Properties in 2005 and is responsible for the management of activities, services, and processes that support the core business. Susan and her staff handle all procurement and contract management, all business operations, and interface with our on-site property managers, commercial tenants, and outside accountants. Susan provides regular financial analyses of key performance markers for our developed properties. Prior to joining Otis Properties, Susan worked in the financial services industry for 16 years with direct account/investment responsibilities for retail and commercial clients.

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416-489-2833 ext. 1

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Stacey Otis

Secretary

Stacey has over 20 years of experience as an office administrator and manager. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of all personnel and third party suppliers and contractors. She also provides administrative leadership for the office and acts as a liaison between office staff and management.

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