Karyn leads Skyline Group of Companies’ Legal Team and is responsible for the legal aspects of all transactions (including acquisitions, dispositions, and financings) for Skyline Apartment REIT, Skyline Industrial REIT, and Skyline Retail REIT. She also provides valuable leasing, corporate, contract, and commercial advice to the subsidiary entities within Skyline Group of Companies.
Karyn joined Skyline in 2012 with nearly ten years of real estate and corporate-commercial law experience. Prior to Skyline, she worked as an associate in a national law firm for seven years, and spent two years with a boutique commercial real estate, condominium and land development practice.
Karyn is proud to oversee a substantial Legal team that allows Skyline to exercise virtual self-sufficiency regarding legal service. Karyn’s expertise and these in-house capabilities provide great benefit to Skyline Group of Companies: legal services are provided in a timely manner by a team who has detailed, focused, front-line knowledge of Skyline and its business; legal costs are contained at a reasonable level and are predictable; because legal components of asset transactions are not orphaned inside law firms, Skyline can leverage its continually accruing internal legal expertise.
Karyn holds both an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University and has been called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario since 2003.
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
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
Jennifer IrwinVice President, Information Technology
Jeff StirlingVice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications
Jason CastellanCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Andy CouttsVice President, Operations
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