Richard Abboud

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As Forum’s CEO, Richard provides strategic direction, leads the senior team, and oversees the Firm’s balance sheet and investment decisions.

Richard is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the areas of real estate investment and development, infrastructure development, public private partnerships, power investments, and private equity. He founded Forum as a real estate brokerage company in 1996.

Forum made its initial principal investments in 2002. The firm has since generated investment, development, divestiture, and fully committed financing of more than $3 billion, with principal investment activities having yielded a cumulative return on invested capital in the top 1% of alternative asset managers. Today Forum’s enterprise value of assets under management is $1.3 billion.

Richard lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters. He enthusiastically supports the community with time and money, and has served in numerous not-for-profit board positions. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.