Michael Turner is President of Oxford Properties, a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder and Global Head of Real Estate for the OMERS pension plan. Michael is Chair of Oxford’s Leadership team and Investment Committee and is responsible for the overall guidance and strategic direction of the global team and $80 billion*, ~164 million* square foot business.
Oxford creates economic and social value by building communities and connecting people to exceptional places with best-in-class investment and operating platforms that span real estate asset classes and the entire capital structure. The Oxford banner operates in nine countries across four continents, and the company’s subsidiary platforms including IDI Logistics in the US, Investa and Indi in Australia, and M7 and Get Living in the UK further extend Oxford’s reach.
Michael joined Oxford in 2010 to lead the investment team. He subsequently took on leadership of the Canadian office and retail businesses in 2013, followed by leading the entire Canadian business before being appointed to his current role leading the global business. Before joining Oxford, Michael spent 12 years at a leading global real estate investment service provider. Michael has lived and worked in Canada, the US and the UK, and has led teams, completed transactions and built businesses across four continents.
Active in the real estate industry and his community, Michael has sat on various for profit, not-for-profit and charitable boards, including Honest Buildings (now Procore), R-Labs, Urban Land Institute and Hold’Em for Life, and currently sits on the M7 and Lineage Logistics Board of Directors.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Planning from Queen’s University and a Master of Finance from the University of Toronto. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of YPO, RealPac and the Partnership for New York, and currently lives in Manhattan.