Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Farrar has over 20 years of experience in the real estate, private equity and corporate finance industries. Since 2010, he has been involved in over $2.0 billion of real estate acquisitions across the United States. Mr. Farrar has been Chief Executive Officer of City Office REIT since its initial public offering in 2014. He joined Second City Real Estate, the private equity real estate firm that contributed the initial properties to form City Office REIT, in 2009 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Second City, Mr. Farrar spent seven years as a senior executive of a family office with a diversified portfolio concentrated in the real estate sector. Previously, he was an investment professional with the private equity group of TD Bank (now Birch Hill Equity Partners). Mr. Farrar received a bachelor of business administration degree and is a CPA and a CFA charterholder.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Tylee has over 20 years of diverse real estate experience that includes all types of income producing property as well as both land and high-rise development. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in over $2.5 billion of real estate acquisitions. Mr. Tylee has been President and Chief Operating Officer of City Office REIT since its initial public offering in 2014. He joined Second City Real Estate, the private equity real estate firm that contributed the initial properties to form City Office REIT, in 2010 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Second City, Mr. Tylee was President of Bosa Properties Inc., a prominent real estate company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. With over 400 employees, Bosa developed and constructed over 1,000 residential condominiums and several hundred thousand square feet of commercial space each year. Mr. Tylee received a bachelor of accounting degree and is a CPA.
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer
Mr. Maretic has over 20 years of experience, including over 15 years in senior financial and operational roles. He has been Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer of City Office REIT since its initial public offering in 2014. Prior to City Office, Mr. Maretic served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Earls Restaurants Ltd., one of North America’s premier privately held restaurant companies. Mr. Maretic has also held several financial management positions with a U.S. based senior living REIT and with the predecessor of Bentall Kennedy, one of North America’s premier institutional real estate advisory companies, which was a $2 billion public real estate company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Maretic received a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration and is a CPA.