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Blair Welch

Founding Partner

Blair co-founded Slate Asset Management in 2005.

Under his leadership, Slate has acquired and disposed of over $7.5 billion of real estate in Canada and the United States and currently manages over 21 million square feet of office and retail properties.

Blair has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the North American, European and Asian real estate industries. Prior to founding Slate, Blair worked with First National Financial Corporation, where he was responsible for developing a successful Canadian commercial mortgage-backed securities program; Fortress Investment Group, where he was responsible for opportunity origination; Bankers Trust; and Brazos Advisors (now Lone Star), where he was involved in direct investment, securitization and corporate debt transactions in the United States and Canada.

He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Blair currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Slate Office REIT and Slate Retail REIT.