Richard Blair first became associated with Shelter in 1979 as the Controller of the National Property Management Division. In 1983, he was appointed to the position of Vice President of National Property Management and in 1990 he became the Senior Vice President. In his current position of Senior Vice President, Richard has overall responsibility for all operational, administrative and financial aspects of Shelter Canadian Properties Limited.
Richard is also the Senior Vice President - Properties, Shelter American Holdings, Inc. as well as Secretary and Director of several companies, which are currently under the administration of Shelter Canadian Properties Limited. He also operates as a management consultant.
From March 2005 to March 2010, Richard was President & Director of Consolidated Real Estate Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary company of Huntingdon REIT (HREIT), a publicly traded entity on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
He was previously employed with Price Waterhouse, Chartered Accountants.
Richard obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1978. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.