Jay Hamilton, BComm, CPA, CA


Jay Hamilton began his career with Canadian Urban as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. Most recently Mr. Hamilton served as Acting President for Canadian Urban and was appointed by the Board of Directors to the President’s position on November 17th, 2020.

Mr. Hamilton is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. With over 22 years of experience in the financial and professional services industries, Mr. Hamilton provides a wealth of strategic, operational and business leadership to Canadian Urban.

Mr. Hamilton is the current Treasurer and Director of the University of Alberta Golden Bears Football Alumni Association.

Sean Demsky, MSc.Pl.

Senior Vice President, Investments

With over 18 years of commercial real estate experience, Sean Demsky oversees all aspects of the acquisition of new properties and disposition of existing assets. Sean manages an active real estate portfolio and leads a team of highly trained professionals.

Sean holds a Master of Science Degree in Urban and Economic Planning from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia. He is also a licensed sales representative in Ontario and an active member of NAIOP and TREB.

Tilda Ferguson

Vice President, Property Management

Tilda Ferguson leads the National Property Management platform at Canadian Urban. She guides a dedicated and highly experienced team located across Canada. Key services include facilities management, tenant coordination, lease administration and construction management. Tilda’s expertise is built upon over 35 years of experience across all realty asset classes.

Derek Janke, CGA

Manager of Fund Reporting

Derek Janke, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from Canadian Urban’s Finance department to his new role in Investments and Asset Management.

Derek started at Canadian Urban in 2000. Over the years he has worked in a variety of roles including corporate, residential and commercial property accounting.

Derek is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, where he received his Bachelor of Applied Business Administration – Accounting. In 2013, he received his CGA designation.