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Dennis Barnhart named General Manager of The Property Registry

WINNIPEG, MB –  The Property Registry announced today that Dennis Barnhart has been appointed its new General Manager. His role becomes effective immediately and Mr. Barnhart will be based in Winnipeg.

“Dennis has been a valued and respected member of the Teranet team since January 2010, and has played an instrumental role in the growth of the organization over the last eight years,” said Elgin Farewell, President and CEO of Teranet.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Barnhart served as the Chief Strategy and Integration Officer for Teranet in Toronto and led Teranet’s strategic planning processes and was a key member of the business development team. In 2014, he led the separation team responsible for transitioning The Property Registry from a Special Operating Agency under the Government of Manitoba to the privately-owned service provider it is today. Going forward, Mr. Barnhart will continue to work with the Manitoba management team to continue to transform Registry services to improve customer experience, efficiency and quality and lay the foundation for innovation and growth, leveraging Teranet’s brand as a multi-jurisdictional business.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead the team at The Property Registry,” said Mr. Barnhart. “I am very optimistic about the opportunities for our business, customers and partners and look forward to leading this company, delivering on our strategic imperatives and positioning the business for excellent growth.”

Before joining Teranet, Mr. Barnhart worked as an independent consultant and held positions with Bell Aliant, Maritime Life and Nova Scotia Power.

About The Property Registry

The Property Registry provides certification of titles to land, maintains land and survey records and offers reliable information of financial interests in personal property in Manitoba. The Property Registry is privately-owned and operated by Teranet Manitoba LP and is a service provider for the Province of Manitoba. Oversight is provided by the Office of the Registrar-General. It has offices in Brandon, Dauphin, Morden, Neepawa, Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

About Teranet

Teranet is Canada’s leader in the delivery and transformation of statutory registry services with extensive expertise in land and commercial registries. We also market insightful property and data solutions, as well as practice management automation to thousands of customers in the real estate, financial services, government, utilities, and legal markets. Founded in 1991, Teranet operates the Electronic Registration System for the Province of Ontario, and The Property Registry for the Province of Manitoba. Our intention is to extend our registry service offerings to other jurisdictions. We are proud to be recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top 100 Employers in 2017. Teranet Inc. is 100 percent owned by OMERS Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager of OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees. OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension funds, with net assets of more than C$85 billion.

Media contact

Ashlee Espenell, Communications Coordinator
The Property Registry