Erik is a Managing Director at Slate Securities and has nearly two decades of real estate investing experience. Most recently he was Director, Real Estate at Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) focused on Retail, and Special Situations, leading innovative capital markets activities such as investment in public and private real estate companies, and portfolio debt issuance.
He started his career at AIMCo in 2003 and played an integral role in growing AIMCo’s real estate investments from a $2 billion domestic portfolio to more than $21 billion globally. He gained extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate investment process including acquisitions, development, tactical asset planning, leasing initiatives, JV arrangements, portfolio construction and risk management. He managed a public markets portfolio with a value in excess of $650 million which was successfully implemented in order to complement the global real estate portfolio by taking advantage of dislocations that occur in public markets, and to diversify with strategic long-term investments. Prior to joining AIMCo, he competed briefly on the professional tennis circuit after earning ITA NCAA All America team status as a collegiate athlete.
Erik graduated with Honors from the University of California – Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and he is a CFA Charterholder.