August 18, 2016

Roger Greenberg

Roger Greenberg was born and raised in Ottawa and regularly attended Ottawa Rough Riders’ games at Lansdowne Park and Ottawa 67s games in the Civic Centre.  He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Toronto and then his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980.  After practicing law for a couple of years, Roger joined his family business, The Minto Group, on a full-time basis in 1985 and became CEO in 1991.  Today, he serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Minto Apartment REIT, a TSX-listed company.

The Minto Group is a fully integrated real estate company offering new homes and condominiums, apartment rentals, furnished suites, commercial space, property and investment management. Founded in 1955, Minto has built more than 85,000 homes, and currently manages 8,800 rental apartments and 2.5M square feet of commercial space with operations in Ottawa, Toronto, London, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and the southern USA.   Minto Apartment REIT owns interests in more than 7,000 apartment suites in major markets across Canada.

The Minto Group is a two-time winner of the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s Green Builder of the Year award, four-time winner of EnerQuality’s Ontario Green Builder of the Year award and two-time winner of the Ontario Home Builder Association’s Home Builder of the Year Award. The Minto Group was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2019.

Roger divides his time and passion between The Minto Group, OSEG and a variety of charitable causes in the community with a focus on the health and education sectors. He is the chair of the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus Redevelopment Campaign and sits on the board of the OSEG Foundation.  Roger was awarded the Order of Canada in 2013 in recognition of his philanthropic activities and currently serves as an Honourary Colonel of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, a local reserve unit in the Canadian Army, fondly nicknamed the Bytown Gunners