Genstar’s executive team collectively provides over 150 years of real estate development experience. Drawing on decades of knowledge, Genstar leverages our talents combined with years of intelligent investing and prudent spending. We have built a position of financial strength and stability that allows Genstar to retain the best industry professionals in order to maximize value of our real estate holdings, enhance shareholder returns and bring new communities to life.
Frank Thomas has been with the company since 1977. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. Frank started his career at Genstar in Calgary as Senior Engineer and subsequently held various positions of progressive responsibility. After assuming the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, in 1994 Frank relocated the Genstar Corporate Office to San Diego. In 2001 he founded GDC Communities to acquire Genstar Development Company from its parent company, and to provide a foundation for new U.S. investments and operations.
Executive VP & CFO
Gina Papandrea has been with the company since 1995. She is Chief Financial Officer for GDC Communities and Genstar Development Company, and Executive Vice President for GDC Communities. As CFO and EVP, Gina is a member of the Acquisition and Audit Committees. She is responsible for strategic financial planning, bank negotiations, financial accounting, tax and treasury. Gina directs the acquisition strategy in the U.S., oversees due diligence, and guides deal structuring and negotiations with sellers and partners.
Paul Boskovich is well known as a development industry leader. He has been a high performer and
key player in his time with Genstar making significant contributions during his 11 years in Genstar’s Calgary Region. Paul has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. He is also a board member of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) for the Calgary Region.
President - Atlanta Communities
Mike started his career with Genstar in the Vancouver office in 1974 and became re-associated with the company 10 years ago. From Liverpool, he earned a Civil Engineering degree and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. Having developed property throughout the United States early in his career, he settled in Atlanta and has been one of the most active developers in the region for many years.
John Crawford leads the company’s finance and accounting functions. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a MBA from the University of Notre Dame. With public accounting experience from Ernst & Young, John has been with Genstar for 21 years providing essential leadership to the company.
Vice President - Winnipeg Communities
Dave Boles has been with the company since 2008. He holds a Master’s in Planning from the University of Guelph and an MBA from the University of Manitoba. Dave is a professional urban planner and has a long record of accomplishments with Genstar in the Winnipeg Region. Dave furthers a legacy of strong leadership and brings a strong foundation of development knowledge to the Winnipeg Region.
Vice President - Edmonton Communities
Leigh joined Genstar in 2016 and brings a specialized financial background to the company after 10 years in commercial banking, most recently with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Leigh has a Bachelor in Management/Finance from the University of Lethbridge. Leigh brings a strong network of developer and builder clients in the Edmonton Region.
Vice President - Calgary Communities
Marcello is a professional engineer and has 25 years tenure with Genstar. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary. He oversees the development of all Calgary communities and brings a wealth of knowledge and development insight to the Calgary Region. Marcello has led the development of several award-winning communities including Panorama Hills, Calgary’s largest development.
Vice President - Atlanta Communities
Ray, an Edmonton native, has been associated with Genstar for approximately 10 years. Ray has a MBA from Florida International University and a very strong foundation of development knowledge and financial acumen. He works closely with Michael Kilgallon, President of Atlanta Communities where they are among the most active real estate developers in the region.
Vice President - California Business Development
Dave manages Genstar’s California real estate investments, from locating new opportunities to managing the entitlement process and development programs. Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and is a
2018 Candidate for a Master’s of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego. Dave has been with Genstar for 10 years.