Don Clow

From the outset, P.E.I. native Don Clow has been what’s known in athletic circles as “coachable.” Which is perhaps why the 49-year-old chartered accountant and CEO of Crombie REIT — Atlantic Canada’s largest property owner — has been mentored by, and worked side-by-side with, some of the region’s business and athletic luminaries, including legendary football coach John Huard, property developers Simon and Jim Spatz and the Sobey family.

A willingness to be a constant learner, and an ability to show up fresh and ready to play — day after day after day — helped Clow parlay a six-month contract in 1989 with Southwest Properties into his eventual role as president & COO, and finally an equity owner, before taking up his current  position with Empire Company & Crombie in 2007.

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Jeff Forbes
Jeff Forbes
Managing Partner
Interviewed by Jeff Forbes, vice-president, KBRS – Atlantic Canada’s leading human capital solutions firm. This Leader’s Insight conversations was published in Atlantic Business Magazine.