TORONTO — After 13 years as CEO of the Great Gulf Group, Jerry Patava will be retiring and Ilias Konstantopoulos will be taking over.
Patava will be taking on the role of chair of the Great Gulf Strategic Advisory Board. Patava will also continue as Chair of Ashton Woods USA L.L.C. and as a board member of Terra Firma Capital Corporation and will also provide oversight of some of the Group’s ancillary business investments.
Konstantopoulos brings to the Great Gulf Group more than 30 years of experience in operations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and extensive real estate industry expertise, indicates a release.
Most recently, he was chief financial officer at Granite Real Estate Investment Trust. Previously, he was a managing partner at Brookfield Financial and managing director at BMO Capital Markets.
Early in his career, Konstantopoulos worked at Ernst & Young where he earned his Canadian Chartered Accountant (CPA) and US Certified Public Accountant (US-CPA) designations and at Bechtel as a structural design engineer.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University and is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.).
“Ilias will be overseeing all aspects of the Great Gulf Group, reporting to the Great Gulf Strategic Advisory Board. He will be continuing our efforts to expand our business and strengthen and enhance our business relationships in both Canada and the United States,” said Patava in a statement.