Stephen Taylor is the Vice President, Real Estate with responsibility for overseeing HOOPP’s Canadian and international real estate investment programs. The Plan’s real estate holdings include $10 billion in properties located in Canada, Europe and the United States.
Prior to joining HOOPP in September 2014, Stephen was President and COO of Morguard Investments Limited, a major Canadian real estate company providing management and advisory services for over $15 billion in real estate assets held by institutional and corporate investors. Before joining Morguard in 1998, Stephen had over 20 years of experience providing acquisition, disposition and asset management services to a major Canadian financial institution and two large development companies.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a master’s degree in Management Studies from Oxford University. Stephen is active in the real estate community; he is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of REALpac (the Real Property Association of Canada), and has served as a Board member for NAREIM (the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers) and AFIRE (the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate).
He is also engaged in the not-for-profit sector, having been a long term Board Member and Past Board Chair for Covenant House Toronto (providing shelter for homeless youth) and the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.