Ali’s primary responsibilities are to provide market intelligence reports that identify current trends, as well as provide long term strategic analysis and recommendations that have a direct impact on portfolio decisions and returns. He is aided in these tasks by a burning curiosity and extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate including site selection, lease negotiations, construction, marketing, merchandising, and store openings. Prior to Wesbild, Ali was one of the individuals at the heart of the major Canadian success story of Future Shop, playing a key role in its retail expansion into the Ontario market that helped the company grow to over 120 stores and achieve revenue in excess of $4 billion.

Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southern Illinois University and a post-graduate diploma from North London Polytechnic in London, England.