The Skyline Group of Companies was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.

“I would like to congratulate Skyline and its entire workforce,” said Peter Brown, Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte. “Achieving this standard of excellence takes a united effort from a dedicated team. Best Managed companies achieve success because they have a clear vision and lead teams that are committed to growth and sustainability.”

Based in Guelph, ON, Skyline is one of Canada’s fastest-growing owners and managers of real estate. It is currently managing over $1.65 billion in real estate assets, with over 250 properties and 5.5 million square feet of commercial space across Canada. Skyline boasts a unique business model that allows it to be a full-service real estate entity, offering acquisitions, property management and investment services under one roof. In just 15 years, it has grown to a team 500-strong whose clients include the 2,000+ investors who are invested in Skyline’s three private REIT portfolios, and the 25,000+ residents and tenants in Skyline’s residential and commercial buildings.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognize Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

“We are incredibly proud and honoured to be designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the first time,” said Jason Castellan, CEO and Co-Founder, Skyline Group of Companies. “Amongst the vast competition of Canada’s largest real estate entities, we have a unique business structure, a strong company culture, and a penchant for sustainability and giving back to our community. This recognition truly belongs to all of the ‘Skyline Family’: the expertise of our staff, and the enthusiasm of our investors and business partners, has brought us to where we are today.”

“Today’s marketplace is not just about financial performance; it is also about the investment in the people,” said Mike Runia, National Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Ontario Managing Partner, Deloitte. “Skyline invests in its team to build up a strong and stable company. Best Managed companies are home-grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns.”

2014 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with the Gold Standard winners, Requalified and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on March 31, 2015. On the same date, the symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.