Financial Post: One look at the stock chart is probably enough to convince most people of the job Ed Sonshine has done as chief executive of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. Over the past 20 years, the REIT has had an annualized total return of more than 15%, making an initial investment of $70,000 easily worth more than $1-million today.
But admiration for Mr. Sonshine goes beyond unitholders. His reputation in the industry is strong, among partners and competitors. The announcement that he is Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2013, an award presented by Bennett Jones, founding sponsor Caldwell Partners and media sponsors National Post and BNN, was widely applauded.