Peter Berczi joins MarshallZehr as new CEO
June 24, 2021
Today, MarshallZehr Group is very excited to announce the arrival of Peter Berczi to the company as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 5th. The addition of Peter in this key role comes as part of the long-term strategic plan for MarshallZehr: continuing to elevate our capabilities, reinforcing the scalability of our organization, and focusing on driving the growth of our business.
As CEO, Peter will work collaboratively with MarshallZehr co-founders Gregory Zehr and David Marshall, as well as the outstanding MarshallZehr leadership team. Gregory will move into the role of Executive Chairman and will continue his active involvement, working with the entire MarshallZehr team to expand our vision and grow successfully with key relations and value-added services. David remains as President and will maintain his focus on capital and developer relations. Rounding out the seasoned executive leadership team are Cecil Hayes (Chief Operating Officer), Murray Snedden (Chief Financial Officer and Principal Broker), Nicholas Armstrong (Chief Technology Officer), and Ceri Haywood (Senior Vice President, Operations).
“On behalf of the entire MarshallZehr Team, we could not be happier with the introduction of Peter Berczi as our Chief Executive. It is a time of immense opportunity in the Canadian Real Estate market, and Peter brings a proven track-record and a shared passion for our vision of transforming our industry and “building a better Canada.” – Gregory Zehr and David Marshall – Co-Founders, MarshallZehr
Over his successful 30 year career, Peter has shown a strong ability to help companies refine their strategies, scale operations and attract new investment. Working with private equity and a diverse range of capital partners, he has led a number of successful transactions throughout North America. Peter comes to MarshallZehr from Benecaid, where he served as the CEO of one of Canada’s leading national health insurers. Prior to his most recent role, Peter has held a variety of leadership roles including as CEO of InsLogic (a US-based insurer sold to Capital One in 2005) and as a senior executive at Rogers Communications. Peter earned his undergraduate degree from Queen’s (1990) and his MBA from Wilfrid Laurier (1992).
Founded in 2008, MarshallZehr Group Inc. (“MZ”) is an industry leader, providing select mortgage lending and customized financial opportunities in real estate construction and development. Specifically, we specialize in transformative projects (ground-up and value-add) across multiple build types, focusing on generating appropriate risk-adjusted returns. To date, we have capitalized over 300 real estate development transactions across Canada.