After graduating from Georgetown University (BSBA ’67), Washington, DC and the Richard Ivey School of Business program (MBA ’69) and gaining significant experience in the investment banking industry for approximately eight years, Paul J. Hill is the third generation in the Hill family to lead The Hill Companies. His leadership and strategic direction serve as a catalyst to diversify The Hill Companies and the employment base of the province. He was the driving force in structuring the 1991 transaction that led to obtaining the controlling interest in Crown Life and relocating its head office from Toronto to Regina. He subsequently became its Chairman. The Hill Companies now operate in the areas of real estate, insurance, media, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Paul’s extensive network within the North American business community facilitates his ability to aggressively seek unique business opportunities.
He has served on the boards of the Investment Dealers Association, Canada Trust Bank, North Canadian Oils, Shopping.com, Government House Foundation, The Conference Board of Canada, US Forest Products Inc. and as Chairman of Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust as well as several other Canadian and US corporations. He is actively involved in public policy through his board participation with The CD Howe Institute, The Fraser Institute, and The Business Council of Canada. He also serves on the advisory board of the Georgetown University Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business (Washington, DC, USA), The Woodrow Wilson Institute (Washington, DC, USA), the Richard Ivey School of Business (London, ON, CAN) and the University of Regina Paul J. Hill School of Business (Regina, SK, CAN). He established the Hill- Ivey Scholarships, the Business Ethics Scholarships, and the Catholic Studies program scholarships at Campion College (Regina, SK, CAN). In addition, he served on the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club board for over 22 years. Paul is a founding board member of the Asia Pacific Foundation, which focuses on the importance of Canada’s cultural and commercial relationships with China and other Asia Pacific countries, and he serves on the Canada China Business Council. He is also a board member of the Canada Arizona Business Council and is the current Executive Chairman of the board for the Harvard Companies, Western Surety and UFR Urban Forest Recyclers Inc.(Brook, Indiana).
In 2011 and 2012, Paul was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Regina and also the University of Western Ontario in recognition of the positive impact his leadership has made throughout Canada. In 2010, he was entrusted as a Knight of St. Sylvester by Pope Benedict XVI in acknowledgement of his charitable work, and in 2022 was made a board member of the Papal Foundation. He has also received the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Order of Canada (2015) - which is one of the country's highest civilian honours that recognizes outstanding achievement and service to the nation. Paul and Carol have received the CTV Citizens of the Year (2014); Philanthropists of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and most recently, were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022. Paul has received the prestigious recognition of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and, along with his wife Carol, was named Humanitarians of the Year by the Canadian Red Cross in 2017. The two are proud sponsors of the annual Distinguished Speaker Series at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, University of Regina, and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. Among his many community initiatives, Paul’s philanthropic efforts have focused on providing education opportunities for inner-city youth. In 2007, he established the Mother Teresa Middle School of Regina (focused on underprivileged children starting in grades 6, 7 & 8 and continuing for a full eleven years, including high school, post-secondary, and right up to the first job), which is Canada’s first Jesuit fostered academy. He also founded ‘One Life Makes a Difference’, a charitable foundation that focuses on assisting disadvantaged youth.
Mo Bundon, S.O.M, is results oriented and customer driven. For over 35 years, he has developed a team that is responsive to the ever-changing dynamics of real estate. Together, they have overseen the development and leasing of major office towers, retail projects, industrial land and residential land in Saskatchewan and Alberta. While Mo’s passion continues to be real estate, as Vice Chair of Harvard Developments Corp., his leadership and strategic direction are instrumental in continuing The Hill Companies tradition of prosperity.
Rosanne Hill Blaisdell is the President and CEO of Harvard Developments Corp., a long-standing full service real estate company headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan. After working in commercial banking and investment management for a number of years, in 1997, Rosanne as the fourth generation of the Hills, joined the family business. Today, she oversees the Corporate Head Office for The Hill Companies and the company’s Canadian real estate operations with portfolio holdings of 10 mil.sq.ft. She is currently leading several mixed-use and transit-oriented development projects, totaling 2.5 mil.sq.ft. in Western Canada.
Rosanne holds an MBA and a CCIM real estate designation. She is a past Business Advisory Board member for SaskPower and Regina Economic Development. She currently serves on the Regina Exhibition Association Futures Committee and St. Mary’s University College Board of Governors. She is a member of NAIOP, the Regina Chamber of Commerce, IWF, YPO and ICSC.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mary oversees all aspects of Harvard's operations and collaborates across all departments to maximize project success, business growth, and employee productivity. Alongside the Senior Management team, Mary is responsible for delivering the organizational vision of creating class-leading real estate and customer experience while ensuring all marketing, financial, and hiring needs are met.
Mary began her career in 1999 as co-owner of the Assiniboia Gallery before taking leave from the day-to-day operations to join Hillberg & Berk as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Mary would then join Conexus Credit Union in 2018 as its Chief Member Experience Officer, where she would lead the design of the future-focused member experience and the technology incubator, “Cultivator”. Later, as Chief Advice Officer, Mary was responsible for all member-facing teams, including Retail and Commercial banking, Wealth management, Marketing, and Community Investment.
Mary is also a volunteer board member with several non-profit organizations and currently sits on the Council for Entrepreneurial Growth and was recently appointed to Cowessess First Nation’s Cowessess Ventures Ltd.
Tony obtained his Engineering Technology Diploma (Construction & Civil Engineering) in 1984 at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT - Edmonton), graduating with Honours after obtaining the necessary field experience. In 1991, he received recognition from the Saskatchewan chapter of SASTT as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT). Following this designation, Tony has gone on to obtain certifications in real estate through BOMI International for his RPA designation (Real Property Administrator) and his CPM designation (Certified Property Manager) through the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC). Tony is currently a member of the Alberta chapter of ASET (Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists) and holds a CET designation.
Prior to joining the Harvard team in 1990, Tony spent time in construction management and development. His portfolio of completed projects is more than $100M of office and retail properties, predominantly in Saskatchewan.
Before being appointed Vice President, Operations & Saskatchewan Regional Manager in October of 2000, Tony managed a commercial office portfolio exceeding 1M sq. ft for various local and national clients and has held general management positions with Koyl Commercial Real Estate, Brookfield Properties and TGS Properties.
With his appointment to Vice President, Real Estate Management and Development in 2022, Tony’s primary responsibility is to oversee the management and development activities throughout our managed commercial portfolio, which consists of over 8.5M sq. ft. in Western Canada. In addition, he is also the registered broker for all of Harvard’s business in Alberta. With over 32 years of real estate and five years of construction management experience, Tony focuses on creating value and maximizing asset returns for our clients through our management platform, including maintaining strong business relationships in all communities where we do business.
Outside of work, Tony is passionate about giving back to the community and industry to which he has dedicated 37 years of his professional life. He is heavily involved with various industry organizations, including holding a board appointment for the past 14 years with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA, Edmonton chapter). He is also involved with committee work with the United Way Capital Region.
As the Vice President of Leasing for Harvard Developments, Aaron brings over 25 years of experience and leadership within the commercial real estate industry.
In this role, Aaron oversees our team of leasing professionals who are responsible for the leasing management of our Western Canadian office and retail portfolio which consists of over 2,000,000 sq.ft of office and 1,900,000 sq.ft of retail space. Most recently, Aaron was involved in the successful leasing and development management phases of two major Class-A properties – Mosaic Tower at Hill Centre III (2012) and Agriculture Place (2016) – that feature over 400,000 sq.ft of mixed use space in the Regina market.
Aaron holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Regina, an RPA designation from BOMI International, and is an active member of the commercial division of the Association of Regina Realtors.
Pauline brings more than 16 years of taxation, corporate finance and accounting experience to Harvard where she, along with the rest of the dedicated and professional corporate finance team, are accountable for the day-to-day fiscal management of Harvard Developments Corp. and numerous of its affiliated companies.
Pauline graduated with distinction from the University of Regina in 2000 with a Bachelor of Administration degree and was designated a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2003 after articling with Meyers Norris Penny. Prior to joining the Hill Companies in 2006, she went on to complete Parts I and II of the Canadian Institute of CAs In-depth Tax Course.
Pauline has been a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation since 2006 and was a sessional lecturer at the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina from 2006 to 2010 where she taught the Introduction to Taxation and Advanced Taxation courses. Pauline is active within the community, co-chairing the annual Regina Parkinson Superwalk, an active treasurer and/or team manager for numerous local sport teams, and a previous member of the Canadian Progress Club.