Mr. Farrar has over 20 years of experience in the real estate, private equity and corporate finance industries. Since 2010, he has been involved in over $2.0 billion of real estate acquisitions across the United States. Mr. Farrar joined Second City Real Estate in 2009 as a Managing Director and has been Chief Executive Officer of City Office REIT since 2014. Prior to joining Second City, Mr. Farrar spent seven years as a senior executive of a family office with a diversified portfolio concentrated in the real estate sector. Previously, he was an investment professional with the private equity group of TD Bank (now Birch Hill Equity Partners). Mr. Farrar received a bachelor of business administration degree and is a CPA and a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Tylee has over 20 years of diverse real estate experience that includes all types of income producing property as well as both land and high-rise development. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in over $2.5 billion of real estate acquisitions. Mr. Tylee joined Second City Real Estate in 2010 as a Managing Director and has been President and Chief Operating Officer of City Office REIT since 2014. Prior to joining Second City, Mr. Tylee was President of Bosa Properties Inc., a prominent real estate company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. With over 400 employees, Bosa developed and constructed over 1,000 residential condominiums and several hundred thousand square feet of commercial space each year. Mr. Tylee received a bachelor of accounting degree and is a CPA.
Mr. Chan has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, construction and operations. He has extensive experience in structuring acquisitions and capitalizations in complicated or opportunistic situations in the United States and Canada. Mr. Chan has been managing the real estate investment portfolio for SCRE and it's affiliates since 2005 and he is also responsible for the corporate finance, taxation, and treasury management. Previously, he held increasingly senior roles for real estate developers, including Anthem Properties and Parklane Homes. Mr. Chan received a Bachelor of Science (Honors) from State University of New York and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.