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John McBain
President and CEO

As President and CEO of Canada Lands Company and its subsidiaries, John McBain leads an organization of 800 staff with offices in 8 cities, managing real estate holdings comprising 1500 acres of development property and special assets as diverse as the Old Port of Montreal and the CN Tower.

Since his appointment in 2014, John has led the company to an increase of 39% asset growth, 40% in shareholder equity growth and contributions of $193 M to Canada, while further defining the company’s values of community engagement, sustainability, collaboration and stewardship.

John’s career spans private and public sectors, with more than thirty years’ experience in the federal public service, serving as Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Branch, Public Works from 2009 to 2013.

John served as the inaugural Champion of the Real Property Institute of Canada and is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his service to Canada.