Mike Parker, with extensive experience in all aspects of shopping centre leasing and commercial/corporate real estate, established MPA in January, 1995.
Mike is extremely proud of our team of dedicated professionals at MPA and the close working relationships we enjoy with leading professionals in the legal and accounting fields. In addition, our long term association with the globally branded La Senza Lingerie since its inception in 1990 is reflective of our excellent working relationships and dedication to our clients.
Accomplishments with La Senza include the 1990 launch and roll-out of the exciting La Senza concept and participation, in 1993, in the successful IPO of Suzy Shier Limited (since renamed La Senza Corporation). In the fall of 1996, MPA completed the negotiation and acquisition of the Silk & Satin division (42 existing stores) from Woolworths in New York. In the same year, MPA also assisted La Senza with their expansion in the United Kingdom and their successful IPO on the Alternative Investment Market in London, England. Mike’s personal association with La Senza Corporation’s real estate spanned more than 24 years, including their January 2007 sale to Limited Brands, followed by the market launch roll-out in Canada of Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret and Pink by Victoria’s Secret.
Prior to founding MPA, Mike spent more than 11 years with Dylex Limited and was appointed Vice-President Corporate Real Estate in 1993. During his tenure at Dylex, he participated in the North American expansion of the exciting Club Monoco, Thrifty’s and Harry Rosen concepts, reengineered the corporate real estate function, and managed Dylex’s owned properties.
Early in his career, Mike enjoyed 8 years with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, working in both real estate and commercial banking. Mike is a graduate of the University of Guelph, a long-standing member of the International Council of Shopping Centres and an active participant in industry related venues.