Trustee of SmartCentres® since July 2, 2015. Greg Howard is a senior partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, one of Canada’s leading law firms, and is one of Canada’s pre-eminent real estate lawyers. His wide-ranging expertise includes commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, development projects, project financing, commercial leasing, real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, workouts, strategic planning and corporate matters. He has been recognized as one of the country’s leading real estate lawyers by Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Real Estate Law and numerous other sources. He obtained his LL.B. (with Honours) from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1978 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1980.