Jason Ashdown (also known as “Roy”) has been in the business of real estate asset management, development, construction, and building systems since the early 1990s. His focus centres on sustainable real estate practices, with the objectives of enhancing business performance and reducing Skyline’s environmental footprint.
Jason oversees the corporate strategy and implementation of Skyline’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts. His passion for environmental stewardship fueled the 2006 launch of Skyline’s Portfolio Efficiency Plan (PEP), an ongoing initiative to reduce consumption of natural gas, hydro, water, and waste, while also focusing on tenant outreach and education surrounding sustainable-minded living.
Jason applies a three-prong approach to sustainability: environmental, social, and economic. He ensures that Skyline stands as an industry leader in all three aspects, and remains at the forefront of innovation, efficiency, and community service in the Canadian real estate sphere.
Before his appointment as CSO in 2020, Jason held the title of Chief Operating Officer and worked to consistently improve the performance, profitability, and efficiencies in Skyline’s real estate portfolios.
Jason is also Vice Chair of the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), the province’s leading advocate for landlords and tenants, and Chair of United Way Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin’s Home for Good Campaign. He sits on the Skyline Apartment REIT Board of Trustees. He is also a past board member of Shelldale Family Gateway, a community organization in Skyline’s home city of Guelph, Ontario, where he provided advisory services in an effort to help hundreds of local children and families.
Jason holds a BA from the University of Waterloo.
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
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
Jason CastellanCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Andy CouttsVice President, Operations
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