R. Jason Ashdown
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Skyline Group of Companies
Jason Ashdown (also known as “Roy”) is one of the founding partners of the Skyline Group of Companies, and has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate management and development. His knowledge of construction and building systems, coupled with his practical, hands-on experience in asset management, make him a natural for driving the efficiencies of the Skyline portfolios. Jason’s critical thinking and problem solving skills are fundamental to the portfolio’s performance and profitability.
Jason recognizes that driving efficiencies and reinvesting in properties is integral to assembling a strong portfolio; his passion for the environment subsequently led to the 2006 launch of the Skyline Portfolio Efficiency Plan (PEP), an ongoing initiative designed to improve property performance by reducing the consumption of natural gas, hydro, water and waste, as well as improving recycling efforts and tenant education. Jason also spearheads many community initiatives, with the belief that a business is only as strong as the community in which it thrives.
Jason understands and promotes the fundamental of strong management, and has a passion for repositioning properties and surfacing value through non-linear avenues. Strategic Operations are a main focus for Jason as he takes lead of many special projects, such as condo conversions, redevelopments, new construction and solar energy production.
Jason sits on the board of the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), the province’s leading advocate for landlords and tenants, as well as Better Beginnings, Better Futures in Guelph. He also sits on the Skyline Apartment REIT Board of Trustees.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo.