Management Team

Richard Getz, Vice President of Retail

Richard Getz 
Vice President of Retail

Richard Getz is in his 34th year in the shopping centre industry in Ottawa, his 11th with The Colonnade Group of companies.

Richard began his career in 1981 with Campeau Corporation followed by four years as part of the Rideau Centre Management team. Following 16 successful years in retail leasing and sales, first with Ottawa’s Regional Group, then at Royal LePage Commercial, he joined Colonnade in January 2004.

Since that time Colonnade has developed centres in Eastern Ontario which include national retailers such as Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Loblaw, Rona, Staples, LCBO, Dollarama, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Tim Hortons and A&W. Richard also oversees retail leasing for Colonnade’s managed properties in Ottawa and for its Development Services clients. He is an industry leader with excellent access to the industry at large for leasing, management and development purposes.

Richard is an active community volunteer to the benefit of numerous local charities. Currently he is an advocate for Mental Health as a member of the $25,000,000 Capital Campaign Cabinet and is past Chairman of the Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.


International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC)
Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)


Honours Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University