R. Jason Ashdown, CSO of Skyline Group of Companies
Co-Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer, Skyline Group of Companies
Jason Ashdown (also known as “Roy”) is one of the founding partners of Skyline Group of Companies and has more than 25 years of experience in real estate asset management, development, construction, and building systems. His focus centres on sustainable real estate practices, with the objectives of enhancing business performance and reducing Skyline’s environmental footprint.
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Jason oversees the corporate strategy and implementation of Skyline’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts. His passion for environmental stewardship fueled the 2006 launch of Skyline’s Portfolio Efficiency Plan (PEP), an ongoing initiative to reduce consumption of natural gas, hydro, water, and waste, while also focusing on tenant outreach and education surrounding sustainable-minded living.
Jason applies a three-prong approach to sustainability: environmental, social, and economic. He ensures that Skyline stands as an industry leader in all three aspects, and remains at the forefront of innovation, efficiency, and community service in the Canadian real estate sphere.
Before his appointment as CSO in 2020, Jason held the title of Chief Operating Officer and worked to consistently improve the performance, profitability, and efficiencies in Skyline’s real estate portfolios.
Jason believes that a business is only as strong as the communities in which it thrives. A board member of Shelldale Family Gateway, a community organization in Guelph, ON, he provides advisory services in an effort to help hundreds of local children and families.
Jason is also a board member of the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), the province’s leading advocate for landlords and tenants, and sits on the Skyline Apartment REIT Board of Trustees.. He holds a BA from the University of Waterloo.