Team

At Avenue 31, integrity is at the heart of our values. All our processes and decisions are aimed at adhering to this core principle shared by every member of our dynamic team.

Our People

R. Michel Pilon President and CEO
R. Michel Pilon
President and CEO|Président et chef de direction

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Avenue 31, Mr. Pilon brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the real estate development industry. Having started his career as a market analyst at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and then progressively advancing in management roles with real estate development companies, Mr. Pilon established a proven track record and the expertise required to lead his own ventures.

In 2004, Mr. Pilon launched Simplicity Development which significantly contributed to a multitude of projects, including residential subdivisions, land assemblies, mixed-use transit-oriented developments, community retail plazas, infill residential, industrial buildings, industrial/business park and public/private partnerships.

Mr. Pilon is highly respected for his leadership abilities, ethics, professionalism and a keen eye for identifying development opportunities that create value for investors. He looks forward to leading Avenue31, growing its team, its capital base and a portfolio of properties through what he knows best and is most passionate about – development.

mpilon@ave31.com
613-850-3131

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Barry Mckibbon Chief Operating Officer
Barry Mckibbon
Chief Operating Officer|Chef des opérations

Mr. McKibbon joined Avenue 31 after 6 years as CFO of the property management division of an Ottawa based real estate company.  Previously Mr. McKibbon concentrated his career on early stage technology start-ups and has an extensive track record in accounting, financial management and operations.

Mr. McKibbon has public company experience with JetForm Corporation (acquired by Adobe Corporation) and Nuvo Network Management Inc. (acquired by Versata Inc.)  Mr. McKibbon also held financial management positions at SHL Systemhouse, Inc. in Ottawa, Toronto, and London, England.

Mr. McKibbon is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member in good standing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

bmckibbon@ave31.com
613-314-6094

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Ryan Semple Business Development Lead
Ryan Semple
Business Development Lead|Chargé aux développements des affaires

Mr. Semple joined Avenue 31 after creating and managing his own real estate company specializing in real estate projects that involved identifying, buying and operating income properties in local markets. Mr. Semple brings 5 years of managerial experience having strategically built teams to complete projects within tight timeframes.

Previously Mr. Semple focused his career on sport where he developed strong leadership skills qualities that have enabled him to succeed in both academics and sport. Mr. Semple was a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski team for 12 years representing Canada in two Olympic games. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a degree in Commerce specializing in Entrepreneurship. He is a driven, passionate individual who thrives under challenging environments holding himself to a high level of accountability, integrity, and responsibility.

rsemple@ave31.com
613-818-1466

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Gavin MacDonald Vice President, Development
Gavin MacDonald
Vice President, Development|Vice-président du développement

As Vice President of Development of Avenue 31, Mr. MacDonald brings over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has held leadership positions directly responsible for planning, building, and selling thousands of residential units for condominiums and purpose-built rental apartments.

Mr. Macdonald has developed thousands of hotel rooms for major chains such as Marriott, IHG, and Westin, and has created several private label hotels. He has also developed a master-planned resort and residential project that has enhanced and integrated into the local community.

Mr. Macdonald is highly respected for his leadership and professionalism in managing both internal teams and external consultants to achieve the project objectives. His passion lies in creating development projects that make sense for the users, community and investors.

gmacdonald@ave31.com
514-516-2359

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R. Michel Pilon
President and CEO|Président et chef de direction

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Avenue 31, Mr. Pilon brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the real estate development industry. Having started his career as a market analyst at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and then progressively advancing in management roles with real estate development companies, Mr. Pilon established a proven track record and the expertise required to lead his own ventures.

In 2004, Mr. Pilon launched Simplicity Development which significantly contributed to a multitude of projects, including residential subdivisions, land assemblies, mixed-use transit-oriented developments, community retail plazas, infill residential, industrial buildings, industrial/business park and public/private partnerships.

Mr. Pilon is highly respected for his leadership abilities, ethics, professionalism and a keen eye for identifying development opportunities that create value for investors. He looks forward to leading Avenue31, growing its team, its capital base and a portfolio of properties through what he knows best and is most passionate about – development.

mpilon@ave31.com
613-850-3131

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Barry Mckibbon
Chief Operating Officer|Chef des opérations

Mr. McKibbon joined Avenue 31 after 6 years as CFO of the property management division of an Ottawa based real estate company.  Previously Mr. McKibbon concentrated his career on early stage technology start-ups and has an extensive track record in accounting, financial management and operations.

Mr. McKibbon has public company experience with JetForm Corporation (acquired by Adobe Corporation) and Nuvo Network Management Inc. (acquired by Versata Inc.)  Mr. McKibbon also held financial management positions at SHL Systemhouse, Inc. in Ottawa, Toronto, and London, England.

Mr. McKibbon is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member in good standing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

bmckibbon@ave31.com
613-314-6094

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Ryan Semple
Business Development Lead|Chargé aux développements des affaires

Mr. Semple joined Avenue 31 after creating and managing his own real estate company specializing in real estate projects that involved identifying, buying and operating income properties in local markets. Mr. Semple brings 5 years of managerial experience having strategically built teams to complete projects within tight timeframes.

Previously Mr. Semple focused his career on sport where he developed strong leadership skills qualities that have enabled him to succeed in both academics and sport. Mr. Semple was a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski team for 12 years representing Canada in two Olympic games. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a degree in Commerce specializing in Entrepreneurship. He is a driven, passionate individual who thrives under challenging environments holding himself to a high level of accountability, integrity, and responsibility.

rsemple@ave31.com
613-818-1466

CLOSE
Gavin MacDonald
Vice President, Development|Vice-président du développement

As Vice President of Development of Avenue 31, Mr. MacDonald brings over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has held leadership positions directly responsible for planning, building, and selling thousands of residential units for condominiums and purpose-built rental apartments.

Mr. Macdonald has developed thousands of hotel rooms for major chains such as Marriott, IHG, and Westin, and has created several private label hotels. He has also developed a master-planned resort and residential project that has enhanced and integrated into the local community.

Mr. Macdonald is highly respected for his leadership and professionalism in managing both internal teams and external consultants to achieve the project objectives. His passion lies in creating development projects that make sense for the users, community and investors.

gmacdonald@ave31.com
514-516-2359

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Shareholders

Avenue 31 is supported by a wide range of private investors. The majority are from Ottawa; however, in 2019, we broadened our investor base to include representation from Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Charlottetown, and Saint John’s. Our investors come from a wide range of economic sectors, including renewable energy, power generation, architecture, urban planning, appraisal, taxation and succession planning, surveying, engineering, building systems and controls, business law, financial reporting, portfolio management, international taxation and auditing, private capital, high tech, government relations, land servicing, aggregates, real estate investment trusts, and banking. Having such a diverse investor base provides the company with a solid foundation for growth.

Board of Directors

From the very beginning of Avenue 31, a strong governance was put in place to help guide and grow the company. The cornerstone of this was the establishment of a strong, diverse and independent Board of Directors comprised of five external directors and CEO. The Directors each have proven track records in their fields of expertise including tax law, succession planning in both business and real estate, audits, financial reporting and private capital management, strategic communications and government relations, real estate development financing and loan syndication, property development, as well as the creation, growth and management of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Investor Opportunities

To learn more about investment opportunities contact:

info@ave31.com

1.613.903.7331

1.833.AVE.3131

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