|Phil Gillin is Senior Managing Director and Head of Canadian Property Investments for Sun Life Investment Management. Phil provides strategic direction and leads the team that originates and manages commercial mortgage and real estate investments from offices in Toronto, Montreal, Waterloo, Calgary and Vancouver. |
Phil joined Sun Life Financial in 1998 as Vice President of Canadian Real Estate, overseeing the growth and enhancing the management of the portfolio. He was appointed Senior Managing Director and Head of Canadian Real Estate in 2007. Phil’s responsibilities were expanded in 2012 to also include Canadian commercial mortgages when he was appointed to his current role heading Canadian Property Investments.
Prior to joining Sun Life Financial, Phil managed the real estate assets at Dylex Ltd., one of Canada’s largest retailers, and for 16 years was at Cadillac Fairview, one of North America’s largest real estate companies.
Phil is a frequent speaker on property investment topics and is very active in industry and community organizations. Among others, he is a member of the property industry associations NAIOP and ICSC, serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Business, and is a director of REALpac, the real property association of Canada.
Raised in London, Ontario, Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Phil is also a Certified Management Accountant.