Alex Avery is a prominent Canadian leader in real estate strategy, leadership and governance. In June 2017 he joined the board of trustees of H&R REIT, and is a frequent guest and speaker in the media and at conferences. Most recently, Alex spent 12 years with CIBC World Markets, where he was Managing Director and led its real estate and REITs institutional equity research team. Mr. Avery has been consistently recognized for the depth and quality of his research by institutional investors, as a Top Gun Analyst by Brendan Wood International and for his stock picking and earnings estimation abilities by StarMine. Mr. Avery earned his CFA designation, holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Engineering & Management from McMaster University, and is a Chartered Surveyor and Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.