We don’t just invest in real estate. We invest in real life.
Our strategy is guided by the belief that for a property to achieve its full potential, it must grow to provide greater value to tenants, neighbours and investors. Along the way, it can remain a great place to work and live.
Our mission is to deliver reliable returns by acquiring and developing undervalued, income-generating assets with the potential for transformation. Through deep relationships across the industry, we strive to identify the right opportunities and co-invest with partners who share our vision.
Ornella RichichiChief Development Officer
Ornella brings more than 25 years of real estate development experience to her role as Chief Development Officer. Before joining Plaza Partners, she held leadership positions with The Torgan Group and Smartcentres, and built a successful career as a developer from a practice as a professional planner. She is a committed mentor for women in the real estate industry, having served as Co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. To Ornella, leadership means being objective in your perspectives, supportive of your colleagues, and willing to grow beyond your comfort zone.
Nick DukeszChief Financial Officer
Nick joined Plaza Partners in 2019, bringing to the position eleven years of experience in a range of real estate investment and financial roles. He oversees financial reporting, tax compliance and investor communications, as well as transaction structuring and modelling. Previously he was a member of the Scotiabank real estate investment banking team, advising public clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity raises, and corporate finance matters. Before that he worked in equity research at Canaccord Genuity covering the REIT sector, and as an accountant with KPMG. Nick is a CFA charterholder and holds the CPA, CA designation. In his rare moments of free time, Nick’s a family man, sports enthusiast and always up for a game of chess.
Kiran MarokExecutive Vice President of Strategy and Operations
Kiran has over a decade of experience in the value creation of mixed-use development projects across North America. Her background in planning, strategy, and placemaking in a variety of urban environments allows her to bring additional perspective to each of our developments.
Prior to Plaza Partners, Kiran was a Partner & Principal at LiveWorkLearnPlay. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and a Master of Planning in Urban Development from Ryerson University.
Tom BosnjakExecutive Vice President, Engineering and Sustainability
Tom joined Plaza Partners in 2022, bringing more than 20 + years of experience in land development, engineering, and sustainability. Most recently, Tom acted as senior advisor to the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) committee, and led EV Charging Infrastructure in his position as VP Engineering and Development at Smartcentres. He has extensive experience in brownfield redevelopment, large-scaled communities, infrastructure, and urban intensification projects. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto and holds the P.Eng. designation. Tom believes in sustainability and the importance of mitigating climate risk while also creating long-term value for investors. Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time outdoors and can often be found hiking, kayaking and gravel riding.
Nikolas PapapetrouDirector of Development
Nikolas brings over 10 years of real estate development experience to our team. He’s an expert in project management, land use, and urban planning, with a strong background in strategic development. Nikolas is an integral part of the success of our projects.
Previously, he held the position of Sr. Development Manager at SmartCentres managing projects through the full life cycle of the real estate development process. Nikolas holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University, and he is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
Nathan SeligerManager, Finance & Investments
Nathan brings a keen eye for detail along with the flexibility to learn new skills as the project requires. The core elements of his role include financial modeling, tracking investment performance, investor reporting, cash flow budgeting and forecasting, and accounting. Prior to joining Plaza Partners, Nathan worked for Europro, a real estate investment and management company, where he was responsible for a range of accounting duties as well as the management of several thousand parking spaces. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior college and is currently pursuing his CFA designation.
Yehuda AnhangDirector of Asset Management
Yehuda’s role at Plaza Partners includes work on acquisitions and due diligence across projects, as well as analyzing sales data to maintain a clear understanding of fast-changing local markets. His contributions extend to oversight of property management and general office management. Before joining Plaza Partners, Yehuda founded and operated a successful small business in the recreation sector, where he honed key negotiation and operational skills. Yehuda holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.