Corporate Governance


Inovalis REIT is a strong believer that a thorough and effective corporate governance is essential in enhancing the value of the REIT, and maximizing long-term Unitholder value. The board of trustees has the importance of strong corporate governance and the management of the highest standards of corporate governance.

Board Membership

Jean-Daniel Cohen, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Since 2001 Mr. Cohen has served as Chairman and CEO of Hoche Partners Group of Companies, an international investment bank focused on providing advisory, structured financing, private equity and real estate services to family offices and medium-sized businesses. He also serves as Managing Director of LAURAD, a real estate-focused private equity investment group. Prior to his current role, Mr. Cohen was the Managing Partner at Aurel-Leven, a leading independent French brokerage and investment bank, the Managing Partner at UFFI REAM, a real estate asset manager and the CEO of Louis Dreyfus Finance (Bank), the banking arm of the Louis Dreyfus Group. Mr. Cohen graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris.

Mike Bonneveld
Mike Bonneveld is Director of Acquisitions and VP Asset Management for The Skyline Group of Companies. In his role he leads the acquisition teams for each of Skyline Apartment REIT, Skyline Retail REIT, Skyline Commercial REIT and Skydev collectively which has AUM in excess of $5.5B CDN. He has 26+ years of Canadian Real Estate experience, with previous roles at BMO Capital Markets Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc in their real estate corporate finance groups, as well as Director of Acquisitions at Allied Properties REIT. Mike holds an Honours BA in Urban Development from the University of Western Ontario.

Marc Manasterski
Mr. Manasterski is a partner and head of Quilvest Real Estate, a division of Quilvest, a multi-family office with global reach. Before joining Quilvest in February 2008, Mr. Manasterski served as Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance Hospitality Group, managing a large portfolio in France, Belgium and Italy on behalf of Whitehall, Goldman Sachs' real estate opportunity fund. Prior to that, Mr. Manasterski gained more than 20 years of experience in real estate development. Mr. Manasterski was Chief Executive Officer of several private investment funds owned by banks or high net worth individuals. Mr. Manasterski holds an HND in Marketing from the College for Distributive Trades (London) and a Masters degree in Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Laetitia Pacaud
Laetitia Pacaud is COO and CFO at Epic Investment Services, a fully integrated North American real estate platform which owns MDC Realty Advisors in the United States. She is part of the Executive Leadership Team driving EPIC’s strategic growth plan in addition to leading corporate services. Since joining Epic, Laetitia developed the fund management line of business launching two real estate funds within the last 18 months. Prior to joining EPIC she was The President of Strathallen Capital Corp. Laetitia earned a Bachelor of Business degree from Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia and the designation of Chartered Accountant.

Robert Waxman
Robert Waxman is CFO at Skyline Investments (no relation to Mike Bonneveld and Skyline Group of Companies), a business with an asset base of $740 million, over 2000 employees and operating in two countries and 9 US states. He has been involved in asset transactions and financings of over $600 million in the 3+ years he has been at Skyline Investments. He received his undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Committee Membership

Audit Committee Compensation and Governance Committee Investment Committee
Robert Waxman, Chair
Jean-Daniel Cohen
Laetitia Pacaud
Laetitia Pacaud, Chair
Mike Bonneveld  
Jean-Daniel Cohen
Mike Bonneveld, Chair
Laetitia Pacaud
Marc Manasterski


Mandate, Committee Charters and Chair Position Description

Mandate of the Board of Trustees

Charter of the Audit Committee

Charter of the Compensation and Governance Committee

Charter  of the Investment Committee

Position Description - Chair of the Board

Corporate Policies

Declaration of Trust

Majority Voting Policy

Advance Notice Policy