Aurele Simourd, CEO
Aurele Simourd brings over 40 years of commercial lending experience, having structured approximately $2 billion in loans for commercial real estate projects across a variety of industries. He is a former Vice President at Morguard, an expert in North American real estate ownership, investment and management with a portfolio valued at over $15 billion. Aurele is a Partner in multiple seniors housing projects in Ontario, where he oversees development activities. Aurele oversees all aspects of operations at Sussex.
John Cathrae, CFO
John Cathrae has been immersed in the seniors housing industry his entire life as his family owned multiple retirement residences and Long-Term Care facilities. As the former Senior Investment Officer at Midland Mortgage Corporation, he brings over 35 years of commercial lending experience. John’s expertise lies in underwriting, budgeting, and acquisitions. John oversees the finances and due diligence processes at Sussex.
Ken Craig, President
Ken Craig has over 10 years of sales management experience in the private capital markets. As the Founding Partner of Altaview Financial Group, Ken developed a diversified investment platform for the mass-affluent, which was previously only available to high net-worth and institutional investors. He is also the Co-Founder of Lonsdale Private Wealth, a discretionary money management service with financial advisors nationwide. Ken oversees the acquisitions and divestitures for Sussex. He has developed and maintains the relations with strategic investment partners, and has facilitated expansive growth and capitalization of the Company.
Scott Morrison, VP of Business Development
Scott brings an extensive project management and operational management portfolio to Sussex Retirement Living, having garnered senior roles within the telecommunications industry at the national level. After leaving telecommunications, Scott stepped into the world of private capital where he strategically and successfully grew to be recognized as an industry leader within the Western Canadian private capital markets, running his own group of top-performing advisors. Merited as one of the top 2 performing wealth managers within the largest EMD in Canada, Scott brings an unparalleled perspective to relationships with Sussex Retirement Living’s capital partners and investor relationships. His role as the President and Managing partner at i9 Capital and the i9 Consulting Group, saw him review and spear-head marketing and capital raising initiatives for a broad spectrum of well-respected companies. It is through this, that Scott developed a strong working relationship with the partners at Sussex Retirement Living, ultimately joining the company, eager to contribute directly to it’s continued growth and success. Scott oversees and maintains business development relationships with all of the Sussex Retirement Living capital partners and spear-heads the development of new relationships in Canada and the US. He is a proud father and enjoys spending time in outdoor pursuits, as well as travelling with his family. He and his spouse, share their passion for giving back to their community with their children and support many local charities through family focused efforts. Scott continues to volunteer time on the boards and committees of NPO's.
Kyle Soutar, Director of Finance
Kyle Soutar earned his Honours Bachelor in Commence with Specialization in Accounting from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Afterwards, Kyle attained his designations as a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. As the Finance Manager for Mask Management Consultants Limited, Kyle managed all financial aspects of a diverse portfolio of properties and businesses. In his spare time, Kyle volunteers his time and efforts as the Chief Financial Officer of Physicians of Oath. Kyle oversees and manages the finances at Sussex Retirement Living.
Kyle Simourd, Director of Operations
Kyle Simourd graduated with honours and first class standing from Brock’s Goodman School of Business in 2009 with a double concentration in both marketing and international business. Kyle then became an asset manager for a diverse portfolio of properties and businesses. This portfolio comprises industrial, recreational, restaurant, office, and seniors' housing ventures. Within Sussex, Kyle is responsible for overseeing operations, information, and communications while assisting in the identification and due diligence process for development and acquisition opportunities with financial advisors nationwide. He is spearheading the capital raising and marketing activities at Sussex.
Jessica Mattei, Administration
Jessica Mattei is an administrative professional with 10 years of experience. Prior to joining Sussex, Jessica worked in the real estate industry within the architectural and commercial property sector. At Sussex, Jessica provides administrative support for the team and the investors. She is responsible for maintaining and processing investor records and files.
Peter Tewolde, Finance
Peter Tewolde is a recent Bachelor of Commerce graduate with a concentration in Finance and minor in Economics. During his time at Carleton University he was Portfolio Manager for the Sprott Student Investment Fund managing $850,000 in assets for Carleton's Endowment Fund. In addition, he also worked with Brookfield Renewable Energy as a Market Analyst analyzing North American Energy and Utility markets. These opportunities have allowed him to develop a unique skill set in both qualitative and quantitative research, financial modelling, and risk management. At Sussex, Peter collaborates with Sussex's CFO, on modelling new development and acquisition projects.