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Phil Gillin

Phil Gillin is Executive Vice-President and Portfolio Manager for Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership and Sun Life Investment Management. Phil oversees Canadian Property Investments for the General Account of the Sun Life Financial Group of Companies, with responsibility for its large portfolio of Canadian commercial mortgages and real estate investments. In addition, Phil is the Chair of Sun Life Financial’s International Sustainability Council. Phil is also Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Sun Life Canadian Commercial Mortgage Fund, with responsibility for the management and performance of the fund. Phil has over 36 years’ experience in the property investment sector. He joined Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in 1998 as Vice-President of Canadian Real Estate, overseeing the growth and enhancing the management of the portfolio, and was appointed as Senior Managing Director and Head of Canadian Real Estate in 2007. Phil’s responsibilities were expanded in 2012 to also include Canadian commercial mortgages. Prior to joining Sun Life Assurance Company, Phil managed the real estate assets at one of Canada’s largest retailers, and prior to that he with was one of North America’s largest real estate companies. Phil speaks frequently on property investment topics and is very active in industry and community organizations. Among others, he is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (known as NAIOP) and the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Business. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business. He is also a Certified Management Accountant/Certified Public Accountant.

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