Franco Bilotta, P.Eng.

General Manager of Operations

Although his formal education is in mechanical engineering, Franco’s experience has granted him extensive knowledge of real estate management including building systems, maintenance, construction and real estate valuation. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, at the University of Toronto, he worked for a Code consulting company and later as a facility engineer. It was during this time that he became captivated with real estate and real estate management. After obtaining his Bachelor of Applied Science, Franco worked for internationally known companies with various asset classes and took on responsibilities that extended nationally.

Throughout his career he has been involved with asset management, property management, maintenance, and construction and led a successful track record with SNC-Lavalin, GWL Realty Advisors, and Oxford Properties Group. He has had an active role in acquisitions, dispositions, and management of various asset classes that include commercial, industrial, retail and multi-residential properties. He has created operating programs for multi-billion dollar portfolios, and has successfully implemented energy conservation programs that have reduced operating costs and reduced environmental emissions. Franco was a key member in developing operation and management structures for assets owned by large investment funds at their infancy. He helped to grow those real estate portfolios by being a progressive component of acquisitions, property management, and construction.

Franco began his journey with Mantella Corporation in 2012 and is responsible for asset management through acquisitions and real estate management. He is actively involved with real estate transactions, asset and portfolio planning, operations and construction.

Outside of his corporate role, his passion is his family and he enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. His competitive nature is evident by his interest in sports and ambition for success.