Michael Waters FCPA, FCA

Chief Executive Officer

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Michael Waters serves a dual role as Chief Executive Officer of Minto Group and Minto Apartment REIT. As CEO of Minto Group, Michael has spearheaded the transformation and growth of Minto from a wholly-owned family venture into a world-class, fully-integrated real estate investment management company. In this role, Michael oversees all aspects of the business from corporate services to asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, development, property operations and homebuilding in Canada and the USA for Minto’s growing portfolio. As CEO of Minto Apartment REIT, Michael is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the REIT including investment growth and capital structure.
Michael has over 25 years’ experience in real estate finance, investment and development, and financial advisory services. Prior to joining Minto, he served in a variety of roles at Intrawest Corporation, a large resort developer and operator with a presence across North America. Earlier in his career, Michael worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and KPMG LLP.
He has served on the boards of REALPAC, Canada’s senior national real estate industry association, and Algonquin College.  Michael currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of Crombie REIT.
Michael attended the University of British Columbia and holds an MBA from  the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, along with both the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations. Michael was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia in 2019.