Blair Tamblyn Co-founded Timbercreek in 1999 and is Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Tamblyn is also CEO and Chairman of the Board for Timbercreek Financial.
In his role as CEO of Timbercreek Capital, Mr. Tamblyn is responsible for identifying strategic initiatives, managing global capital markets activities and general oversight of Timbercreek's corporate operations. Mr. Tamblyn is also a member of the Investment Committe.
Mr. Tamblyn has over 20 years of experience in public and private capital markets and has led the origination, structuring, capitalization and execution of all public and private Timbercreek funds that currently manage ~$3 billion in assets. Prior to co-founding Timbercreek, Mr. Tamblyn worked at Connor, Clark & Company.
Mr. Tamblyn is an independent Director and the chair of the Audit Committee of Parkit Enterprise Inc.
Mr. Tamblyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Western University. Mr. Tamblyn also completed the Board Effectiveness Program offered by Rotman and the Institute of Corporate Directors.
W. Glenn Shyba
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Shyba is a Founder and Principal of Origin Merchant Partners, an independent investment bank that provides value added corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and merchant banking services across several core industries.
Mr. Shyba has over 20 years in the commercial real estate industry in Canada and is focused on the principal investing side. Prior to Origin Merchant Partners, Mr. Shyba was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Osmington Inc., one of Canada’s most active and successful private commercial real estate owners and developers. Mr. Shyba has extensive transactional experience having had corporate responsibility for $2+ billion in acquisitions and dispositions and for the firm's finance and treasury functions. Prior to Osmington, Mr. Shyba was Vice President, Development at Bramalea Inc. Mr. Shyba has also participated in the development of Canada’s first property valuation software program for commercial real estate.
Mr. Shyba holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Amar Bhalla is a principal at the Amdev Property Group, a private real estate company that owns and manages a portfolio of apartment buildings, commercial sites, and development projects in the GTA. He has over 20 years of experience in the acquisition, repositioning and redevelopment of GTA based real estate across asset classes.
As well as his role at Amdev, Mr. Bhalla is founder of Capit Investment Corp., a Toronto based merchant bank focused on near public investment opportunities in both technology and mineral industry businesses. Mr. Bhalla has and continues to serve on the boards of several TSX and TSX-V listed businesses across technology and mineral industries and is the current Chair of Dream Impact Trust, Chair of the Independent Review Committee for BristolGate Capital Partners, Chair of the Audit Committee of Galane Gold.
Mr. Bhalla is a CFA charter holder, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds a BA in Economics from McGill University.
Pam Spackman is a corporate director currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Investment Committee of WPT Industrial REIT. She serves on the Board of Trustees, is Chair of the Corporate Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee for Slate Office REIT. Ms. Spackman is a member of the Independent Investment Committee of Bentall Kennedy High Yield Canadian Property Fund (a fund investing in high yield mortgage debt and real estate equity in Canada), and serves on the Valuation Committee of Crestpoint Real Estate Advisors.
Ms. Spackman previously served as Chair of the Timbercreek Mortgage Advisory Committee from July 2008 until June of 2016, and on the Board of Gazit America Inc. from July 2009 until August 2012 (the date of their privatization). She was also President and CEO of Column Canada Financial Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG from July 2000 to July 2008 and prior to that, Ms. Spackman was Vice-President, Mortgage Investments at the Ministry of Finance, Province of British Columbia and an Investment Manager for the Workers' Compensation Board Investment fund in Ontario. She acquired the ICD.D designation in 2010 following completion of the Institute of Corporate Directors program at University of Toronto.
Derek J. Watchorn
Mr. Watchorn is a member of the Management Committee involved in the proposed redevelopment of the Buttonville Airport in Markham and during this period he also acted as a senior advisor with respect to a joint venture involving several real estate projects in Budapest. Mr. Watchorn is also a member of the advisory committee of Graywood Developments Limited, a Toronto-based real estate development company.
Mr. Watchorn has over 50 years of experience in both a legal and business background. Mr. Watchorn was a senior partner of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, joining the firm in 1968 and continuing until 2003. Mr. Watchorn was previously a director of Patheon Inc. and Canary Wharf plc. and a Trustee of IPC US REIT, a TSX listed REIT. Mr. Watchorn is currently a director of Data Communications Management Corp., a TSX listed company.
Mr. Watchorn holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto.
Ms. Robinson founded Bay Street HR in 2001, an outsourced human resources service provider for small to mid-sized companies and remains on as Managing Partner. Prior to founding Bay Street HR, Ms. Robinson was Executive Director at CIBC World Markets where she oversaw human resources for Investment and Corporate Banking. She also held senior HR positions at Fidelity Investments and American Express Travel in Boston and New York City.
Ms. Robinson has been a Director and Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Park Lawn Corporation (PLC-tsx) since June 2019 and a Director and Chair of the Compensation and Governance Committee of Blockchain Foundry (BCF-csx) since July 2018. From 2014 to 2018 she served a term as a Board Member of VIA Rail. Ms. Robinson also serves on the board and co-chairs the endowment of Best Buddies Canada, a global charitable organization dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Rotman School Directors Education Program (2010) and holds an ICD designation.
In his role as Chief Investment Officer, Scott Rowland is responsible for the development of investment strategies and processes, as well as the overall performance of Timbercreek’s portfolios.
Mr. Rowland has over 25 years of industry experience with roles including the Co-Head of Debt Strategies for Fiera Properties and the Managing Director for Blackstone’s debt business in Canada. During a 19-year career at GE Capital, Mr. Rowland held a variety of roles including credit underwriting, Asset Management Leader, Originations Leader and the Managing Director for Real Estate in Canada. Mr. Rowland is a leading Canadian non-bank lender, having been involved in over $20B of transactions across a wide variety of asset types and capital structures.
Mr. Rowland holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is a registered mortgage broker #M08007185.
Tracy Johnston, CPA, CA
Tracy Johnston joined Timbercreek in July 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. In her current role as CFO, Ms. Johnston is responsible for overseeing financial and taxation reporting, treasury, corporate financing and the financial reporting and risk analytics platform.
Ms. Johnston has over 15 years of progressive experience in Finance. Most recently, Ms. Johnston was Senior Director, Financial Reporting at Cadillac Fairview. Prior to joining Cadillac Fairview, Ms. Johnston was Director, Corporate Accounting at DREAM Office REIT. Ms. Johnston started her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the Assurance and Advisory practice.
Ms. Johnston holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Dalhousie University. Ms. Johnston is a Chartered Professional Accountant.