Plaza Retail REIT Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Nov 23, 2023

FREDERICTON, NB, Nov. 23, 2023 /CNW/ - Plaza Retail REIT ("Plaza" or the "REIT") (TSX: PLZ.UN) today announced the appointment of Jason Parravano as Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of the REIT, effective January 8, 2024. 

"On behalf of the board and the entire team, we are pleased to welcome Jason Parravano as COO," said Michael Zakuta, Plaza's President & Chief Executive Officer.  "His leadership skills, experience in commercial real estate and in the financial industry make Jason a great fit for this role.  We look forward to working with him in continuing to advance the REIT's strategic objectives and driving growth for many years to come."

Prior to joining the Walter Group as Chief Financial Officer of the asset management business activities, Mr. Parravano spent eight years at Canadian Net Real Estate Investment Trust, where he was President & Chief Executive Officer and had complete oversight of day-to-day management of the trust and execution of its strategy.  He is a graduate of Concordia University's John Molson School of Business and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.


Plaza is an open-ended real estate investment trust and is a leading retail property owner and developer, focused on Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.  Plaza's portfolio at September 30, 2023 included interests in 233 properties totaling approximately 8.9 million square feet across Canada and additional lands held for development.  Plaza's portfolio largely consists of open-air centres and stand-alone small box retail outlets predominantly occupied by national tenants. For more information, please visit


This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to Plaza's operations, prospects, outlook and condition, including with respect to Plaza's expectations regarding the future of its business. Forward-looking statements are not future guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Plaza to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed, implied or projected by forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including but not limited to impacts on the business, operations and financial condition of the REIT, its tenants and the economy in general; changes in economic, retail, capital market, or debt market conditions, including recessions and changes in, or the extent of changes in, interest rates and the rate of inflation; supply chain constraints; competitive real estate conditions; any unforeseen impacts from new or renewed pandemic conditions and others described in Plaza's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2022 and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 which can be obtained on the REIT's website at  or on SEDAR+ at Forward-looking statements are based on a number of expectations and assumptions made in light of management's experience and perceptions of historical trends and current conditions, including that progress continues on Plaza's development program and that tenant demand for space continues.  Although based upon information currently available to management and what management believes are reasonable expectations and assumptions, there can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Plaza undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statements, except as required by law. These cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements contained in this press release. 

SOURCE Plaza Retail REIT

For further information: Michael Zakuta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Plaza Retail REIT, Tel: 514.919.5041