Dennis Friedrich was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2012 following a year as President and Global Chief Investment Officer. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Commercial Operations since 2009. Previously, he was President of Brookfield Office Properties' U.S. Commercial Operations, following two years as Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Commercial Operations. Dennis has been involved with several major acquisitions including the Trizec deal in 2006. Dennis also previously held the role of head of Strategic Initiatives for the U.S. property portfolio.
Prior to joining Brookfield Office Properties, Dennis was co-head of Jones Lang LaSalle's tenant advisory practice in New York. He holds a business degree in finance from Baruch College and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Mark Brown was appointed Global Chief Investment Officer in July 2012. Previously, he was Head of Global Strategic Initiatives and Finance. Mark rejoined Brookfield Office Properties as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Finance in 2005 after two years at Brookfield Asset Management where he was a key contributor to that company's asset management initiatives in the U.S. Mark was promoted to Head of Global Strategic Initiatives and Finance in 2012. In this role he is responsible for managing Brookfield Office Properties' debt profile and capital partner alliances and works on a number of strategic initiatives, including investment funds.
At Brookfield Office Properties from 2000-2003, Mark managed the finance function for U.S. commercial operations and contributed to the company's corporate financial strategies.
Prior experience includes nine years with Salomon Smith Barney and Citicorp Real Estate, Inc. Mark holds a Masters of Business Administration from York University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University.
Bryan Davis was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2007 following four years as Senior Vice President, Finance and one year as a Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management. Prior to that, Bryan spent four years in various senior finance positions including Chief Financial Officer of Trilon Financial Corporation, Brookfield Asset Management's financial services subsidiary. In his current role, Bryan is responsible for corporate finance, reporting, tax and treasury for Brookfield Office Properties and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Brookfield Asset Management in 1999, Bryan worked in restructuring and advisory services at Deloitte & Touche.
He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Commercial Operations
Jan Sucharda was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Commercial Operations in 2011. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Commercial Operations, since 2010, and Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Prior to these positions, he was Senior Vice President, Investments & Strategic Initiatives, responsible for overseeing acquisition and disposition initiatives and arranging various forms of financing. Prior to that, Jan was Senior Vice President, Asset Management, with O&Y Properties and O&Y REIT. In addition, Jan has held positions in underwriting, restructuring and asset management with a major financial institution and project management with a Toronto-based construction management company.
Jan has a B.Sc. (Eng) from Queen’s University and a Masters in Business Administration from York University.