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Colonnade BridgePort, an Ottawa-based real estate investment and management company focused on residential and mixed-use development projects, has named Andrew Blair as managing partner of its investment and fund management business.

Blair was previously head of real estate investments for the Americas at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, executive vice president and chief operating officer of TrizecHahn Development and president and CEO of both StorageNow and Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with many highly-qualified organizations in a variety of settings – ranging from global and national-scale institutions and companies to smaller entrepreneurial ventures,” said Blair. “The team, track record and relationships at Colonnade BridgePort combine to provide an extraordinary foundation for the company to execute on its exciting vision and pipeline. That foundation will enable us to offer high-net-worth, family office, and other private investors opportunities to participate in institutional-quality developments in Ottawa and throughout the country which they simply couldn’t access otherwise.”

Hugh Gorman, CEO of Colonnade BridgePort, added, “We’re delighted that Andrew’s return to his hometown of Ottawa has resulted in him taking on this leadership role with Colonnade BridgePort. He brings a depth of experience and of perspectives that will clearly enhance our ability to connect the needs and objectives of our institutional investment partners with those of investors in our private equity funds. Our commitment to expand our existing business in the Ottawa and Toronto markets and elsewhere in Canada just took a major step forward.”