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email: dkason@canlight.com
direct: 905-629-7000 ext 215

Donald Kason, MBA, CPA, CA

President of Canlight Group

Leader of Canlight Group of Companies

Donald is a visionary leader who believes in challenging the status quo. He is passionate about creating value, whether that is in real estate or enhancing the quality of people’s lives.

 

Donald is a forward-looking executive with over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. As President of Canlight Group, he is respected by industry peers for his fresh thinking. Donald brings progressive insight, critical to integrating current development trends with the new sustainable way of living in the 21st century.

Donald has a broad background in the real estate industry including construction, asset management, development and property management. Donald was a partner in launching this Real Estate Management, Advisory and Investment Firm in 1991, which has grown to its current size: 8.5 million sq ft, 75 properties with a market value of $2.2 Billion.

  • Executive Degree, Urban Planning & Design – Harvard University Graduate School of Design (in progress)
  • CPA 1987, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • MBA, Finance, Entrepreneurship, York University – Schulich School of Business, 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), York University, 1981

Donald has revitalized under-performing real estate assets: 20 ventures valued at $350 million. Donald co-led the sales team of over 1700 residential condominium conversion suites valued in excess of $430M, in locations throughout Ontario, British Columbia, Arizona and Florida.

 

As strategist and advisor, he has restructured and re-positioned numerous distressed real estate assets. He was Co-Architect of 26 niche value-added syndicated real estate projects. Investment returns on average exceeded 20% on an IRR basis.