Ann Browne

As Associate Vice-Principal, Facilities, Ann Browne is responsible for approximately 100 buildings encompassing 6.5 million square feet of space on 125 acres. Ann’s department of approximately 300 people is responsible for Campus Planning and Development, Building Operations, Engineering, New Construction and Renovations, Project Management, Recycling, Security and Parking.

Prior to joining Queen’s University in October 2006, Ann was Vice President Corporate Real Estate, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The 16 million square foot portfolio (12 million square feet in Canada and 4 million square feet in the United States) consisted of approximately 1,100 branches in Canada and 400 office buildings. In New York, Ann led the team to build a 1.1 million square foot office tower.

Prior to joining Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Ann was Vice President of Real Estate for Merrill Lynch and previously a General Manager, Real Estate, for Nexacor Realty Management, the Asset Managers for Bell Canada.

Ann has been in Commercial Real Estate for over 25 years.

Ann interacts with the following departments at City Hall on a regular basis: Sustainability and Growth, Community Services, Transportation, Properties & Emergency Services, Public Works Services and Legal.