John Brea

Regional President, North

John Brea is President of the FirstService Residential North Region, the organization’s largest operational area covering 1.3 million square miles in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario) and the United States (Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri). Spanning four-time zones, the Region is home to 37 million residents and two of North America’s five most populace urban centres in Toronto and Chicago.
Brea brings over 20-years of global retail service experience and background in operations, customer service, compliance, risk management, process improvement and loss prevention. Brea believes strongly in the development of people and culture to drive an exceptional brand experience for customers.
Prior to joining FirstService Residential, Brea had executive roles with various companies, including Wal-Mart, where he was most recently Vice President of Operations for Atlantic Canada and instrumental in the regional launch and growth of their grocery business. Brea was previously Vice President of Loss Prevention, Risk Management and Aviation at Wal-Mart. Brea and his family are happy to return to Ontario after an extended period of living and working internationally. A Harvard Business School alumnus (2011), Brea embraces the power of self-development as a lifelong process of continuous improvement.