About Us

Firoz Lalji
Chairman of the Board
The Fana Group of Companies was founded in 1989 as an investment holding company by Firoz Lalji, then the Founder and CEO of Kits Cameras. Currently the CEO of Zones Inc, a privately held national provider of IT products and solutions to businesses, Lalji also acts as Chairman of the Board for Fana and provides strategic direction for the company.

Michael Chase
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Chase serves as Chief Financial Officer for Fana, overseeing all financial operations of the company, including reporting, controls, structured financing, and directly managing the company's accounting systems. Chase, a graduate from the University of Washington with a BA in Business Administration and a CPA, has been with Fana since its inception in 1989.

John Powers
President of Real Estate
John Powers serves as President of Real Estate, overseeing management of the existing properties, new development projects, and acquisitions. Prior to Fana, Powers served as Director of Real Estate for Boeing Realty Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, where he managed dispositions and redevelopment projects in the Western United States, along with overseeing Boeing's leased property portfolio in the Asia Pacific Region. Powers is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.S. in Building Construction.

Carol Van Mierlo
Director of Property Management in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Carol is responsible for the property management operations of Fana Group of Companies Toronto Commercial Portfolio. Prior to joining Fana, Carol worked at O&Y Enterprise and was a Director of Property Management at Arcturus Realty for 8 years, where she was responsible for a Commercial Office and Retail portfolio of in excess of 5 Million square feet. Carol, a graduate of Capetown University with a BA in Business Administration, brings over 19 years of industry experience with major real estate owners.