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Contents The Boardwalk Brand

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Overview Experienced Team

Resident Members

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Boardwalk at a Glance

Operations Review

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Total Number of Residential Units Boardwalk Operationas Portfolio

Our Leadership

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Boardwalk Brands

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Non-Profit + Volunteer Involvement

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Events 13 Social Media Footprint

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THE BOARDWALK BRAND

Overview Established in 1984 by Sam and Van Kolias, Boardwalk has a long and proud history of redefining excellence in apartment and townhome living. From the company’s humble beginnings to expanding across the country, Boardwalk has made some remarkable headway. Today, Boardwalk REIT is Canada’s leading owner and operator of multi-family residential buildings. Boardwalk has a powerful portfolio of more than 200 properties across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, totalling over 30,000 suites, 55,000 residents and 30 million net rentable square feet. In the last decade, Boardwalk has significantly increased its exposure to emerging markets, which will be a catalyst for the company’s continued growth. With an array of services, Boardwalk uses a wealth of knowledge and expertise to provide innovative solutions for all facets of the multi-family industry.

Experienced Team Boardwalk brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to provide innovative solutions for all facets of the multifamily industry. These solutions encompass an impressive array of multi-family services including the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing and management of multifamily homes.

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RESIDENT MEMBERS

Boardwalk at a Glance »

55,000

Resident Members across Canada

54%

Average Age

40%

We’re #1

The country’s leading owner and operator of multi-family residential buildings 

6%

26-40

Age 55+

23% (12,900)

Age 54 & Under

77% (42,100)

Average Household Income

$45,000 5


TOTAL NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL UNITS

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2018

33,417

2017

33,187

2016

33,773

2015

32,947

2014

34,626

2013

35,386

2012

35,277

2011

35,277

2010

35,277

2009

36,419

2008

36,785

2007

36,487

2006

34,207

2005

33,298

2004

32,159

2003

31,239

2002

29,326

2001

25,889

2000

24,821

Red Deer 939 UNITS | 2.8%

1999

22,441

Edmonton/St. Albert/Spruce Grove  12,906 UNITS | 38.8%

1998

19,480

Boardwalk Operations Percentage by Portfolio Grande Prairie 645 UNITS | 1.9% Calgary / Airdrie/Banff 5,956 UNITS | 17.7%


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Fort McMurray  352 UNITS | 1.1% Saskatoon  1,988 UNITS | 5.9% Regina  2,046 UNITS | 6.1% London  2,256 UNITS | 6.8%

K  itchener 329 UNITS | 1.0%* Montréal  4,681 UNITS | 14.0%* Québec City 1,319 UNITS | 3.9%* Greater Toronto Area 365 UNITS (50% Joint-venture ownership. Development commenced 2019.)

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OUR LEADERSHIP

Sam Kolias

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board Sam is Boardwalk’s co-founder, leader and visionary behind the company’s growth and success. As Chairman and CEO, Sam serves the Boardwalk Team of over 1,700 Associates across four provinces. During his more than 34-year career in real estate and executive management, Sam has fostered a strong corporate culture, that guides future growth and encourages the company to create extraordinary experiences for Boardwalk Residents, Associates and partners. Under his leadership, Boardwalk was recognized as one of Western Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2010. Since Sam was appointed Chairman and CEO of Boardwalk, its market capitalization has increased from its $200 thousand IPO in 1994 to $2.18 billion as of December 31, 2018. With over 33,000 rental units representing over 28 million net rentable square feet, Boardwalk has a total enterprise value of over $5 billion.

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Roberto A. Geremia President

Roberto has been President of Boardwalk since 2007. Widely regarded for his knowledge, professionalism and integrity, Roberto brings more than 20 years of financial and management experience to his role. As President of Boardwalk REIT, Roberto is responsible for Investor Relations, Finance and Operations. Roberto is a graduate of the University of Calgary where he earned his degree in Commerce in 1990. He achieved his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993 and has been awarded his Fellowship Chartered Accountant (FCA) by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Prior to becoming President, Roberto served as Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Boardwalk.

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BOARDWALK BRANDS

Boardwalk offers it Resident the choice of three distinct brands: Lifestyle, Communities and Living. Striving to provide quality apartments and exceptional service. We believe the Boarwalk community is built on love, where our Resident Members feel at home and have a very real sense of belonging. We are committed to building strong and thriving communities where we encourage Resident Members and Associates to be respectful, supportive, friendly, and proud to be a part of the Boardwalk Family. Adi occum qui temporp orerchicilit officia ndicatemos comniam dolupta dit etur, ut ut libus, quias am dolupti assunt, voluptatem et, quidio blacesc ilibus exerrum ex eost, videlibus porepera cus expligendae vellaborit incid eos unto que posae porentur alit, qui atur suntium dolupta temporrum exerionsed quaerepro voluptae verum fugiae pratqui ut la vollendiae enda suntio destioreius santi iures explictiis modi sitat quiatur estiur as.

For those who prioritize life experiences and the freedom to enjoy an affordable luxury home. The Lifestyle buildings feature designer suites, modern amenities contemporary social spaces, guest suites, and a concierge service. All of this in thriving neighbourhoods.

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For those who appreciate choice and flexibility, and desire a comfortable place to call home. The Communities brand has its own unique set of amenities, modernized suites, desirable locations and the superior service that Boardwalk delivers.

For those who look for value and the reliability that comes with a quality home in a welcoming community. The Living brand features updated suites, convenient locations and the excellent service on which Boardwalk has built its reputation. 11


NON-PROFIT + VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

In 2018, Boardwalk continued its involvement in more than 60 community sponsorships and initiatives across Canada. Including Boo at the Zoo, Walk for Wellspring, The Coldest Night of the Year, Hockey Helps the Homeless, blood and food drives, Operation Christmas Child, KidSport, WE are One Benefit Concert, Five Days for the Homeless, seniors and homelessness events/fundraisers, youth mentor programs, Iron and Frost Gala, Stuff a Suite, Feed the Hungry, and many more. Each engagement opportunity encourages Resident Members and Associates to give back to their communities in meaningful ways. Boardwalk believes in supporting each community we serve. Each year, we continue our involvement with more than 60 community sponsorships and initiatives across Canada. Some programs that we continue to actively support, include:

Walk for Wellspring

The Coldest Night of the Year

Operation Christmas Child

Stuff-a-Suite

WE are One Benefit Concert

WE Day Alberta

Five Days for the Homeless

Inn from the Cold

Feed the Hungry

Les Amis de Samuel

• Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter •

Adopt-a-School

The Princess Shop

540+ volunteer hours

Provided to various charities through Boardwalk’s Annual Week of Giving

60+ community initiatives

Supported by Boardwalk in 2018

Each engagement opportunity encourages our Residents and Associates to give back to their communities in meaningful ways.

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EVENTS

Boardwalk offers experiential events that reach our residents in a tangible & personal ways. From simple summer barbeques and patio parties, to Adult Night at the Bell National Music Centre and the Pride Parade in Saskatoon, there’s many opportunities for collaboration.

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOOTPRINT

Boardwalk’s social media presence is constantly growing. With an established audience on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn — we have numerous opportunities to reach several different demographics.

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TOP METRICS AGE RANGE

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GENDER

18 – 24

0%

25 – 34

0%

35 – 44

0%

45 – 54

0%

55 – 65

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65+

0%

50%

50%

TOP CITIES Toronto

20%

Calgary

20%

Edmonton

20%

Other

20%


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