Proptech Is a Real Estate Revolution

Universal PropTech is a diversified investment platform delivering healthy building solutions and services

Universal PropTech Inc. Management

Chris Hazelton

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Hazelton is an experienced finance professional with more than 20 years of operational and advisory experience in various capacities and industries. Mr. Hazelton continuously offers his expertise to publicly listed and private companies in Canada and the United States. Previously, Mr. Hazelton has held a number of senior finance roles, including but not limited to Vice President for Cavalry Corporate Solutions Ltd., Chief Executive Officer and Director at Canada Pacific Capital Corp., Chief Financial Officer for Lineage Grow Co. Ltd. (now Harborside Inc.) and Chief Financial Officer & Director at Sagittarius Capital Corp. Mr. Hazelton is also on the board of Psyched Wellness. Mr. Hazelton is a Chartered Professional Account.

Adam Szweras


Mr. Szweras is a securities law partner with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in Toronto and Chairman of the Foundation Markets, a Toronto Merchant Bank and Exempt Market Dealer. His law and banking practices focus on financings and going public transactions. Adam represents several mid-market public companies and assists companies in listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Toronto Venture Exchange. He also represents brokerage firms as legal counsel and has helped numerous clients with their M&A and cross border transactions. Adam has a particular expertise with the Capital Pool Company program.

Robert Daniels


Mr. Daniels is a long-time creator and developer of new business ventures and initiatives in the real estate and sustainability fields. With a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Daniels has been involved in substantial multi-million-dollar ventures in real estate and land development, commercial property investment and renewable power totalling over $1.4 B. As an industry leader, he became one of the first large-scale builders of super energy efficient homes in Canada and one of the first independent full-scale retailers of environmentally responsible products.

Mr. Daniels is a former board member of the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association, the Urban Development institute and numerous private companies and charitable organizations in Ontario. He is a graduate of The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Climate Reality Leader, he holds a certification in ISO-14064-3: GHG Validation and Verification from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Daniels will support the Company's efforts in investments and acquisitions of PropTech companies together with overall business development knowledge of commercial, institutional and multi-residential asset owners and managers.

Al Quong


Mr. Quong is an experienced finance professional, with more than 25 years of operational and advisory experience in various capacities and industries. Mr. Quong is currently Chief Financial Officer for the Fovere Group of Companies, a boutique private equity firm which specializes in investments and financing within the real estate, natural & organic food and renewable energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Quong has held a number of senior finance roles, including but not limited to Chief Financial Officer for early stage cannabis public companies Nutritional High International Inc., and The Tinley Beverage Company Inc., and Assurance Senior Manager at KPMG Calgary. Mr. Quong is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).

Daniel Cohen


Mr. Cohen is currently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pharmadrug Inc., a CSE listed company focused on the medical cannabis market in Europe. Prior to joining Pharmadrug, Daniel gathered almost 20 years of Canadian capital markets experience. He spent six years at Beacon Securities where he was Head of Equity Sales. Prior to that, Daniel spent seven years as a partner and Director of Institutional Sales at Wellington West until its sale to National Bank Financial in 2011.

Jeff Morneau

VP Mechanical, VCI Controls Inc.

Mr. Morneau is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of mechanical solutions and services experience. He is responsible for all mechanical P&L for VCI Controls. Mr. Morneau is well versed and experienced in the full range of HVAC/R and rooftop unit equipment and services in the Industrial Commercial Institutional and multi-residential markets.

Pierre Craig

VP BAS VCI Controls Inc.

Mr. Craig leads the Building Automation Systems (“BAS”) division for VCI Controls Inc. He is an industry leader in BAS in Canada. As a long serving employee of VCI Controls, Mr. Craig has positioned and sustained VCI’s in-house Controller-technology as the control solution for Federal Government and additional institutional facilities.

Nen Khuu

Corporate Controller, VCI Controls Inc.

Ms. Khuu is the Corporate Controller for VCI Controls Inc. She is an experienced goal-oriented and results-driven accountant with more than 15 years of experience in managing full accounting cycle, consolidations, budgeting/forecasting and planning, treasury, audits, tax, and Sox and IFRS compliance.

Ms. Khuu has worked with senior management on strategies, staffing and human resources planning, new business pitch and pricing, and setting up company procedures and policies. She has led many ERP system conversions and implementations successfully. She excels at process improvement strategies.

David Berry


David Berry (BSc, MBA, CFA) began his career as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young from 1993-1995 prior to joining Scotia Capital where he became one of the most successful traders in Canadian history. Starting off in Scotia's Research Department, David transitioned to the Sales and Trading team where, until 2005, he carried Scotia's entire proprietary preferred share book. During this period, Mr. Berry cemented his reputation while setting unprecedented records for the growth of Scotia's proprietary trading market share (going from virtual obscurity upon his arrival to over 65% of the market by 2005) while accounting for over 40 percent of the P&L of the entire institutional equity department which resulted in excess of $75 million in annual profits and his becoming the highest paid employee at Scotia (and the highest paid trader in Canada).

Elizabeth McDonald


Ms. McDonald has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive, industry advocate, industry advisor and board member in government relations, advocacy, organizational management, and communications. In August of 2012, she accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, the national voice of energy efficiency and conservation in Canada, and was previously President of Canadian Solar Industries Association, the national trade association that represents the interests of all aspects of the solar industry in Canada.

Dwayne Matthews


Mr. Matthews is an innovation evangelist and “future of education” strategist and converges and shares knowledge on the future of education, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Mr. Matthews advises governments, boards, educators and parents on the 4th industrial revolution, the future of education, future of work and its impact on national security and prosperity. He is also an advisory board member for XPRIZE Connect, Future of Learning Lab, a new learning initiative that focuses on the democratization of access to learning through technology that empowers the next generation of innovators, he also sits on the board of Hackergal and the Ontario Virtual School. Mr. Matthews recently addressed the United Nations on issues and opportunities around the future of education, digital literacy, cognitive abilities and the 54 countries of Africa.

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