Cheryl Gray, CPM® - IREM® Immediate Past President

Cheryl Gray, CPM

Cheryl Gray, CPM®
IREM® Immediate Past President
Real Estate Strategist
Toronto, Canada

Cheryl Gray, CPM®, is the immediate past president of IREM (the Institute of Real Estate Management). Cheryl served as Executive Vice President at the QuadReal Property Group when she joined QuadReal in January 2017 leading the Enterprise Innovation team that provides expertise in sustainability, environmental health and safety, national property contracts and property management best practices. In 2018, she launched QuadReal’s Digital Innovation initiative to encourage and implement innovative technology to create long-term value in the built environment. Most recently Cheryl served as Head of Special Projects, Operational Excellence providing strategic leadership and support of initiatives that enabled QuadReal to successfully achieve operational goals.  

Before joining QuadReal, Gray held several leadership positions at Bentall Kennedy. Prior to that, she worked at several major Canadian real estate firms in senior management roles where she was responsible for office, industrial, retail and residential portfolios.

Gray earned her CPM designation from IREM in 1990. She is a long-standing member of the organization’s International Management Board and has been a member of various IREM committees and boards. Cheryl also served as the IREM regional vice president in 1996 with the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC). In addition to IREM, Gray is a member of REIC and the Toronto Building Owners and Managers’ Association (BOMA), having served both organizations on their national board of directors. Cheryl is currently the IREM appointed representative on the REIC national board of directors.

Gray was honored by REIC in 2017 with the Emeritus Award, the highest honor given to a member of REIC. She received the BOMA Canada's Chairman's Award and BOMA Toronto's Chairman's Award for her role in leading the Canadian real estate industry initiative on pandemic planning. In 2019, she was nominated for the Julie Devine Digital Impact Award from RealComm. Gray has also been named a Woman of Influence in North American commercial real estate by GlobeSt in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Gray earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo and is a member of the IREM Toronto chapter.

Cheryl currently is engaged in the industry as a Real Estate Strategist. Cheryl speaks extensively on sustainability, prop tech, smart buildings, pandemic response planning, data governance and cybersecurity, innovation in technology and real estate management best practices.

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