Jason has been in the business of purchasing, owning, managing, and financing income-producing real assets since 1991. His passion for asset acquisitions, management, and investment has served him well as the CEO for Skyline Group of Companies since its inception in 1999.
Recognized for both his entrepreneurialism and industry expertise, Jason believes that although Skyline has its roots in real estate, it is in the people business. By never losing sight of the fundamentals that spurred Skyline’s early growth, Jason has built a major Canadian real estate company spanning coast-to-coast, consistently attracting passionate, like-minded investors and employees with “star” qualities. As Skyline continues to expand its national presence, Jason maintains a belief in providing accessible and personal service to the business’ investor client group that is an integral part of the company’s growth and success.
A graduate of the Ivey School of Business’ exclusive Quantum Shift Program, Jason has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, as well as one of Canada’s 40 Most Promising Entrepreneurs. He was also designated a finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Jason holds degrees from both the University of Guelph and York University. He has strong roots in Guelph, Ontario, where Skyline is headquartered, and still calls the area home with his wife and three children.
Jason sits on the Skyline Apartment REIT Board of Trustees, the Skyline Industrial REIT Board of Trustees, the Skyline Retail REIT Board of Trustees, and the Skyline Clean Energy Fund Board of Trustees. He is also a Board Member for the Grand River Agricultural Society.
Other Team Members
Mandi SweigerVice President, Human Resources
Fay YachettiDirector, Sustainability
Ray PunnVice President, Skyline Wealth
BJ SantavyVice President, Skyline Living
Maria DuckettVice President, Skyline Commercial Management
Greg JonesPresident, SkyDev
Rob SteinPresident, Skyline Clean Energy Fund
Gordon DriedgerPresident, Skyline Retail REIT
Michael MackenziePresident, Skyline Industrial REIT
Matthew OrganPresident, Skyline Apartment REIT
Wayne ByrdChief Financial Officer
R. Jason AshdownCo-Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer
Pete RodenTeam Lead and Vice President, Broker, Skyline Mortgage Financing Inc.
Mike BonneveldPresident, Skyline Industrial REIT
Martin CastellanCo-Founder & Chief Administrative Officer
Krish VadivaleVice President, Finance
Karyn SalesGeneral Counsel
Jennifer IrwinVice President, Information Technology
Jeff StirlingVice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications
Andy CouttsVice President, Operations
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