Quality for the long term.
Responsive and proactive.

Hungerford Properties creates value for investors, helps owners grow companies, and builds better neighbourhoods for all. We are astute investors, proud builders, and passionate creators of award-winning, legacy-inspired projects.

Our Values

For 40 years, our values
have steered our business


Our values expresses what’s most important to us day in and day out. The winds of business change, but values remain true; they’re the ‘true north’ of our organization, the compass that guides us and the measure against which we decide our course. We value Ambition, Diligence, Creativity, Relationships and Community.

Ambition

Hungerford Properties is driven to achieve: we set high standards and ever-higher goals as individuals and as an organization. Teamwork, tenacity and visionary leadership are the engines of our success; integrity and pride in our work is at the heart of a professionalism that elevates our practice and our people to international standards.

Diligence

Hungerford Properties approaches real estate investment, management and development with rigorous systems, proven process and operational excellence. Our unflagging thoroughness facilitates risk management and builds confidence, creating value for investors, buyers, tenants and partners.

Creativity

Hungerford Properties is a team of innovative thinkers who work together to see a broader picture and imagine trailblazing possibilities, resulting in products that consistently set higher standards. Above all, creativity creates value by attracting visionary, motivated people, building successful investment strategies and inspiring unique, award-winning developments.

Relationships

At Hungerford Properties, a relationship is never a one-time play. We seek enduring partnerships with our teams and our many stakeholders, work to anticipate desires and demands and proactively resolve problems. Emotionally and monetarily, we want our relationships to be profitable, and we take pride in going beyond the expected to provide memorable and meaningful experience.

Community

Our business, whether residential or commercial, adds value to the community. Local jobs are created for projects. Built for efficiency and sustainability, these projects perform above expectations, making communities more attractive, and daily life – both work and leisure – more enjoyable.

Our Team

Building a legacy with our
senior management team


Hungerford Properties is a team of innovative thinkers who work together to see a broader picture. We have a century and a half of experience in real estate financing, investing and development working with top tier global real estate brands. We have acquired billions of dollars of property and brought it to market in places as diverse as Asia, North America and Europe.

Michael Hungerford, Partner

Michael is responsible for operations, development management, sales and marketing and customer service. Under Michael’s leadership since 2003, Hungerford Properties has received many local and national awards for development and refurbishment projects which have spanned a wide range of asset classes and geographies. Prior to focusing his career in real estate investment, Michael was part of the team that grew and took public eGain Communications (NASDAQ: EGAN) where over the course of 6 years, he was responsible for various aspects of the company’s sales, marketing, and strategic development.

Prior to Michael’s entrepreneurial venture in software, he lived in China for two years working in the real estate and technology fields. Michael has served on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation (2005-2013) and on the Board of the BC Cancer Foundation (2006-2012). In 2009 Michael was named to Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. Michael attended St. George’s School in Vancouver and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University in Political Science, and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

“There is an intrinsic link between profit and service.”

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George W. Hungerford, Partner

George has over 40 years of value-added real estate investment experience, involving numerous properties and property types in British Columbia, Alberta, and the USA.  He has fostered long and successful relationships with investors, increasing the value of their real estate portfolios over time.  At Hungerford Properties, George concentrates on high level decision-making, building and maintaining senior level relationships and investor relations.  His background includes strong real estate skills in acquisitions, financing, development, management and law. 

George is a well-respected community member and holds numerous leadership roles on such boards and committees as the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games Operating Trust Society, The Pacific Salmon Foundation, The Salvation Army, and the BC Cancer Foundation. He is a former Chairman and past-Director of St. George’s School foundation and remains an honorary Director on the board of directors. His numerous honours and awards for his accomplishments include the Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia, Queen’s Counsel, Olympic Gold Medal (Pairs Rowing), and the Lou Marsh Trophy. George attended Shawnigan Lake School, an internationally recognized preparatory school and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.

“Relationships of integrity and trust are hallmarks of Hungerford Properties’ long-term success.”

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Andrew Hungerford, Partner

Andrew is responsible for asset management, fund management, finance, acquisitions and dispositions. Andrew has spent his career in real estate during which time he has been involved in the acquisition and asset management of over $3 billion worth of real estate in North America and Europe. Prior to HP, Andrew worked in real estate private equity specializing in acquisitions and asset management at Deutsche Bank RREEF in London and at The City Investment Fund, a Morgan Stanley co-sponsored fund, in New York City. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs in London, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. in Hong Kong and KPMG’s real estate group in Vancouver.

Andrew was the Chair and is currently a member of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light Community Council, and was named to Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Andrew is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder, a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA, CA) in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.

“It’s all about managing risk, which enables us to consistently outperform.”

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Jennifer Schweers, Director of Investor Relations

Jennifer Schweers is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive, strategic investor relations program.  Jennifer brings over 12 years’ experience in the capital markets, including private wealth management and institutional investment. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Jennifer held several positions in Client Relations and Corporate Communications at the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), one of Canada’s largest institutional fund managers.

In these roles, Jennifer was responsible for creating corporate and investor communications including the quarterly investment and board reports, annual reports, press releases, and white papers. Jennifer also worked at Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital and TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice where she obtained her licensing as an Investment Representative. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Carleton University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA).

“We have the processes to reassure investors. But we have to engage them, too. We’re creating tools and telling stories that investors connect with in a meaningful way.”

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Irfan Shariff, Vice President Business Development

Irfan’s primary focus is on business development and acquisitions/dispositions. Irfan has extensive experience in business development, transaction sourcing and execution and capital raising.  His past roles include eight years as an investment banker with Citigroup in London, UK where he focused on consumer, retail and real estate M&A and financing transactions.

Prior to joining HP, Irfan was Chief Financial Officer and strategic corporate finance and business development consultant to Canadian mining companies with global operations.  Irfan started his professional career with PwC in Vancouver. Irfan is a member of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light Community Council and is an active community soccer coach.  Irfan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia and is a CPA,CA in Canada.

“Our institutional quality processes and strong industry relationships allow us to source deals that provide value for investors, vendors, and the surrounding communities – we strive to create win-win scenarios for all.”

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Mark Marshall, Vice President of Development

Mark is responsible for overseeing development, including the entitlements process, planning, design and construction.  He has been working in the real estate industry for sixteen years, including experience across many asset classes.  Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Mark held the position of President – Development for Mani Group in India where he oversaw the design and construction for 14 million square feet of development projects which included a collection of hotels, high-rise residential, office towers and shopping malls.  Prior to joining Mani Group, Mark was President of Design International, an international research, planning and design firm focused on retail and mixed-use developments.

He oversaw offices in Toronto, Abu Dhabi and Mumbai.  Clients of the firm included many leading pension funds, insurance companies, REITS and private developers.  Mark was an integral team member of dozens of development projects around the world including numerous award-winning projects recognized by ULI, ICSC and the International Property Awards.  He is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto and is currently enrolled in the University of Chicago’s Executive MBA program at the Booth School of Business.

“Our mandate is to deliver real estate for which all of our stakeholders are proud – the investors and end-users, the internal development team, our consultants, and the communities in which we build.”

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Tejash Chauhan, Vice President of Asset Management

Tejash is Vice President of Asset Management. He has over 17 years of experience in real estate, engineering and risk management. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Tejash held the position of Vice President, Risk & Asset Management for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, an institutionally-owned asset manager and operator of hotel assets located throughout Canada, with a portfolio value of over $1.5 billion. In this role he led the capital, maintenance, leasing, tax management, and other real estate activities for all operating properties; and all insurance, risk and environmental responsibilities for the company as a whole.

He was also extensively involved in the redevelopment and/or repositioning of a number of assets as part of a multi-year growth strategy for the organization. Prior to his time at SilverBirch, he spent over 8 years with Aon Risk Services, providing insurance and risk advisory services to clients in various industries including real estate. Tejash holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and certificates in Canadian Risk Management (Simon Fraser University) and Real Estate Investments (Cornell).

“We invest in buildings for the long-term - this commitment to quality allows our tenants to focus on their business instead of the building, and gives our investors the assurance of stability in their returns.”

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Amardeep Mundi, Director of Finance

Amar is responsible for financing and leverage level compliance of Hungerford Properties investment portfolio.  Amar has over 10 years experience in real estate financing, investment banking and private equity, working on various debt and equity financing mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations.

Prior to joining HP, Amar was the Director of Finance at a multi-family residential developer where he was responsible for debt strategy and implementation of internal controls.  Prior to that, Amar worked at BMO Capital Partners and was responsible for underwriting, structuring and negotiating investments across various industries.  Amar has also worked in the investment banking group of Brookfield Asset Management, where he worked closely with management on underwriting and conducting due diligence for various mandates. Amar earned both his Bachelor of Computer Science and MBA from the University of British Columbia.

“We take a disciplined, long-term approach to value creation for all of our stakeholders.”

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Damian Gasparetto, Director of Property Management

With a combined 15 years of experience, Damian is responsible for Property Management, overseeing operations of the complete portfolio. Taking a strategic approach to property management while ensuring successful and lasting tenant relationships, Hungerford sets out to be leaders in: tenant responsiveness, maintaining strategic operational partnerships, procurement and contract management, and asset preservation and maintenance. Damian continuously analyzes opportunities to enhance portfolio value and property performance.

Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Damian has worked in various progressive property management, project management, facility & property services roles in Canadian companies.  Most recently for Ivanhoe Cambridge, one of Canada’s largest institutional pension fund real estate companies. At that time, Damian held a senior property management role for several years and was involved in day to day building and portfolio operations, asset preservation, leasing, budgeting, capital planning, construction, as well as procurement and contract negotiations for a mixed-use commercial portfolio of up to 2.2M SF. Damian holds a BBA from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a CSM real estate designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. 

“By incorporating institutional level, best in class real estate practices, we can maximize value creation and income while ensuring assets are maintained to the highest level.”

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Caroline Berla, Human Resources Manager

Caroline is responsible for Human Resources Management, overseeing talent acquisitions, training and development, employee relationships and organizational development. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Caroline has worked in various progressive HR roles within multi-billion dollar US companies.  She started work for Abbott, a global diversified healthcare company, in Paris in 2009. At that time, Caroline was involved in labor relations. In 2013, she joined Emerson, an engineering company serving industrial, commercial and residential markets with a history of 60 consecutive years of increasing dividends.

During her time at Emerson, Caroline successively served as HR Business Partner, HR Manager and HR Manager for Europe in different business units and locations including France and the Netherlands. Caroline holds a Master Degree in Human Resources Management and Development (Social Management Institute (IGS), Paris, France) and is enrolled in the CPHR program, as well as a member of the British Colombia Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA). She is also part of the Academy Triathlon Club (ATC) in Vancouver.

“Our people are the most precious asset. We put in the effort to develop long term relationships and nurture talents. In our industry, it makes the difference.”

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Travis Zou, Director of Acquisitions

Travis is responsible for overseeing acquisitions and dispositions at Hungerford Properties. His responsibilities include deal sourcing, transaction structuring and negotiation, feasibility assessment, due diligence and closing of transactions. He is also responsible for the creation of detailed macro and micro market studies and developing acquisition thesis for a variety of investment strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in real estate finance, development and valuations.

Hungerford’s acquisition strategies are deeply rooted in the team’s ability to identify change, whether it’s a changing neighborhood, a changing consumer preference, or a changing economic climate.  Having the ability to be analytical, spot trends, see patterns between asset classes and geographies, and to have a differentiated view is critical, and it’s what underpins the way HP invest. Travis joined Hungerford in 2012 as an Acquisitions Analyst, and was promoted to the Director of Acquisitions in 2016. 

“We are a process-driven company with a very strategic, methodical and diligent approach to identifying and acquiring properties.”

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Kevin Kaila, Director of Construction

Kevin is responsible for working on budget estimating, value engineering, the tender processes, general contractor selection and the construction management process on refurbishment, ground-up development and Tenant Build-Outs. Kevin has over 15 years of experience and a proven track record of success in managing several signature construction projects such as Emily Carr University of Art & Design, the Manulife Building in Vancouver and The Edmonds Pool & Community Centre in Burnaby. His extensive experience includes working within multi-disciplinary project teams and he is involved in all phases of infrastructure projects, from conception through to completion.

Prior to work with Hungerford Properties, he worked for HH Angus & Associates, the City of Burnaby and EllisDon Corporation. Kevin graduated from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering. Kevin Kaila is part of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia, as a Professional Engineer.

“We are strategically aligned with leading edge design and construction teams who value cross collaboration to explore, challenge and develop new concepts; this creates a foundation for project success.”

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