About Us

Our Team

Our Team

Management

Michael Anaka, ICD.D , CEO and Director – Mr. Anaka is a business executive based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, operating efficiencies and effectiveness, and capital structure. Prior to joining NexLiving Mike served in a number of leadership roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP including Managing Partner, Atlantic Canada and Regional Office Representative on the Canadian leadership group. During his 35 year tenure with PwC he has served public and private companies ranging from start-ups to multi-national enterprises. He is a proven advisor to and has significant experience with growth oriented companies. Mike currently serves on the board of directors of Silver Tiger Silver Metals Inc. (TSX-V) and Nobelium Tech Corp. (TSX-V). 

Stavro Stathonikos, President – Mr. Stathonikos has over 15 years of capital markets experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and restructurings. Prior to joining NexLiving, he was an Executive Director with CIBC Capital Markets where he was involved in capital raising transactions for a broad range of public and private Canadian corporations. Prior to CIBC, Mr. Stathonikos was in the M&A investment banking group at RBC Capital Markets where he advised on over $52 billion of public and private M&A transactions. Mr. Stathonikos has a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Calgary and is a CFA Charterholder.

Glenn Holmes, CPA, Chief Financial Officer – Mr. Holmes has over 25 years of experience in the financial management of listed junior companies. He has been involved in numerous equity financings, debt financings , corporate acquisitions, financial restructurings and has provided financial oversight to a number of high growth entities. Prior to joining NexLiving he was VP Finance and Secretary Treasurer for NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX).

Board

Bill Hennessey – Mr. Hennessey is a Managing Director for Colliers’ and  a member of Colliers National multi-family team. He has a strong track record as a real estate entrepreneur, owner and operator having recently launched an exciting 150-unit luxury condo, rental and boutique hotel concept in downtown Moncton. Mr. Hennessey has been recognized as Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs for the past 3 years for his leadership, community involvement and business growth. He is a board member for the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce and an active member on philanthropic boards, including the Crossroads for Women Capital Campaign, Donor Relations - Friends of the Moncton Hospital and the Keep the Kay Arena campaign.

Dr. Brian Ramjattan – Dr. Ramjattan is the President and CEO of Miranda Management, a privately held real estate investment company specializing in identifying undervalued properties and increasing their value through lease restructuring 7 and repurposing. He is also the President and CEO of Canadian AV Inc., one of the largest AV companies in Atlantic Canada, and a director of Work Global Canada, a national recruitment and immigration firm specializing in accessing foreign workers. Dr. Ramjattan has been a family doctor for 29 years, and he is the President and CEO of First Line Medical Services Inc., a company that conducts clinical trials to develop pharmaceuticals. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Memorial University in the Discipline of Faculty Medicine.

David Pappin – Mr. Pappin has been actively participating in the commercial real estate business in Canada for 29 years. His career began within a National Brokerage Firm, specializing in Industrial Sales and Leasing in an agent capacity. From this beginning David moved into Senior Management responsible for a business unit of the same brokerage firm in Toronto. An opportunity presented itself in 2000 to acquire a multifaceted real estate service business which included a Commercial component active within the Atlantic Canada Marketplace. David, with his partners grew this business substantially and he subsequently sold his interest in this business in 2006. At this point in his career, David moved into the Advisor Business assuming responsibility for sourcing and completing all investments within all investment fund vehicles across the Country. David has completed numerous acquisitions, joint ventures and development transactions over his career and was instrumental in growing a new open fund to an AUM in excess of $1B in two years. 

Drew Koivu – Mr. Koivu is Principal, Multi-residential, Sales at AvisonYoung, a full-service commercial real estate services firm. Mr. Koivu is also the President of Birch Tree Developments, which acquires land in the Greater Toronto area to rezone and develop purpose built rental apartment projects. He has over 25 years multi-residential brokerage experience. He was responsible for over $1.5B in transactions over his career. Mr. Koivu was instrumental in the Milestone Apartment REIT listing, the largest US focused REIT on the TSX. Mr. Koivu has been owner and operator of an apartment portfolio since 1993. 

Richard Turner, ICD.D, Chairman – Mr. Turner is President and Chief Executive Officer of TitanStar Investment Group Inc., a private company engaged in the provision of private equity capital to midmarket businesses and capital for real estate developments and acquisitions. Mr. Turner was Board Chair of a number of private and public companies, including Board Chair and Audit Committee Chair of Invesque Inc. (TSX:IVQ); Director and Audit Committee member of WesternOne Inc.(TSX:WEQ) and Director and Audit Committee Chair of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; Board Chair of Pure Industrial REIT (TSX:AAR.UN); Director and Audit Committee Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC); Board Chair of the Insurance Corporation of BC; Board Chair of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation; Board Chair and Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade; Governor of the B.C. Business Council and director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the operating subsidiary of IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund, a business involved in the development and management of real estate at airports. Mr. Turner serves as the Honorary Consul for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Vancouver. In 2003, Mr. Turner received H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Award for public service in Canada. Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia and holds the ICD.D designation.

Andrea Morwick – Ms. Morwick is a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity, a Global Capital Markets and Wealth Management Firm. In her role, she manages the Corporate Services team, ensuring that corporate clients have every opportunity to benefit from ongoing access to market leading services at every stage of their development. Ms. Morwick has over two decades of Capital Markets experience, spending most of her career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she most recently was Managing Director, Head of their Canadian Equity Sales Trading Desk, and member of the Equity Operating Committee which developed the line of business strategy and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Canadian equity business. Ms. Morwick began her career on the buy-side, which included several years at CI Financial. She is a leader in corporate employee development and engagement initiatives, and is a member of Canaccord Genuity’s D&I Committee. She is an active member of Women in Capital Markets and was the recipient of their 2015 Executive Coaching Award Program. Ms. Morwick is also a member of Women Get on Board (WGOB) and is a certificate holder of their Getting Board Ready Program. She holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Queen's University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a Graduate from the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership Program.

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