Richard Crofts (he/him)
Chief Financial Officer
Richard brings over 20 years of experience in real estate and investment management to TAS. He is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and is called to the Bar in Ontario and New York State. He built upon joint MBA/JD and BA (Commerce) degrees to develop multi-disciplinary leadership experience in finance, strategy, M&A, law, governance and operations, working with and for both entrepreneurial organizations and global financial institutions. Most recently, he was the CFO at BentallGreenOak, a global real estate investment management advisor and service provider that is part of the institutional asset management business of Sun Life Financial Inc. He has also been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and has taught courses and seminars on business associations and corporate governance.
Richard believes in developing diverse teams focused on radical candour and taking a systems approach with a bias for action. He firmly believes that TAS can focus on both purpose and profit – and play a leadership role in transforming how business interacts with communities, society and the environment.
“Willowdale is my favourite neighbourhood in the city. An eclectic and diverse population with great schools and parks and a great combination of commercial and residential development that retains a sense of community.”