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

We are driven to achieve. We set high professional standards and ambitious goals as individuals and as a team. Visionary leadership, tenacity, and determination fuel our success and elevate our organization to global standards.

Diligence

We approach real estate investment, management, and development with rigorous systems, proven processes, and operational excellence. Our disciplined approach manages risk, builds confidence, and creates value for our stakeholders.

Creativity

We are creative visionaries who work together, innovate, and imagine trailblazing possibilities. We value cross-collaboration to explore, challenge the norm, and develop new concepts that spur successful, inspiring, and award-winning developments.

Relationships

We seek lasting and collaborative partnerships with our team and stakeholders. We cultivate relationships by communicating openly, being accountable and transparent, and seeking win-win. Relationships of integrity and trust are hallmarks of our long-term success.

Community

We see our impact in a broader context; thinking of others. The result is lasting and positive on our stakeholders and the communities in which we invest.

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. Michael has over 15 years of experience in real estate. Under Michael’s leadership, 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 Hungerford Properties, 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 currently holds a seat on the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) Vancouver Chapter Board of Directors as the Development Issues and Government Relations Co-Chair. Michael has served on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and on the Board of the BC Cancer Foundation. In 2009 Michael was named to Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. Michael is currently a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Michael also has the honour of being the Chair of the Vancouver Real Estate Forum for 2019. Michael holds a Bachelor of Political Science from Queen’s University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.

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

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George W. Hungerford, Partner

George is responsible for high level decision-making, building and maintaining senior level relationships and investor relations. George has over 40 years of value-added real estate investment experience and has fostered long and successful relationships with investors, increasing the value of their real estate portfolios over time. 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 Pacific Salmon Foundation, The Salvation Army of Greater Vancouver, and the UBC Rowing Alumni Committee. He is a former Chairman and past-Director of St. George’s School. George is also an active supporter of the BC Cancer Foundation. 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 1964, Tokyo), and the Lou Marsh Trophy. George 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 over 20 years of experience in real estate. He has spent his career being involved in the acquisition and asset management of over $3 billion worth of real estate in North America and Europe. Prior to Hungerford Properties, 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 of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light Community Council, and in 2013 was named to Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. Andrew is currently a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University. 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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Irfan Shariff, Vice President Investments

Irfan oversees the investment initiatives at Hungerford Properties. This includes business development, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and financing. Irfan has extensive experience in overseeing business development, transaction sourcing and execution, and capital raising. Prior to Hungerford Properties, 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 also spent 8 years as an investment banker with Citigroup in London, UK where he focused on consumer, retail and real estate M&A and financing transactions.

Irfan has served on 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 Chartered Public Accountant (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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Ryan Utley, Vice President Corporate Reporting, Accounting & Treasury

Ryan oversees corporate accounting at Hungerford Properties. This includes financial reporting and regulatory requirements, internal controls, tax, legal, fund administration, investor reporting, and treasury management functions. Ryan has over 13 years of experience in public and private company financial reporting, internal controls design and implementation, forecasting and budgeting, cash flow management, management reporting, and analysis and performance measurement. Prior to Hungerford Properties, Ryan was the Manufacturing Controller at Canfor and held positions at Goldcorp and Ernst and Young.

Ryan received a scholarship from the Queen’s University Smith School of Business where he attained a Masters of Business Administration Degree. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Victoria and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada (CPA, CA).

“Maintaining the highest financial standards is the foundation of our visionary decision-making. Our commitment to our external stakeholders is to communicate accurate and timely financial information.”

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Justin Deknatel, Vice President Property Operations

Justin oversees property operations at Hungerford Properties. This includes leading the property management and leasing teams. Justin has over 20 years of progressively more senior experience in property operations. Prior to Hungerford Properties, Justin served as Vice President, Operations for a publicly traded REIT with a national portfolio of open and enclosed retail real estate. During his tenure Justin lead the highly successful, portfolio wide, internalization of property management, building a national operating team from the ground up. Justin has led building and team projects to BOMA and ICSC award winning success throughout his career. Justin has overseen over 4 million SF of assets in the Greater Toronto Area.

Justin holds a Bachelor of International Business Studies Degree with Honours from The Hague University in the Netherlands.

"Teamwork, tenacity, and visionary leadership are the engines of our success."

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Joel Aikin, Director of Investments

Joel is responsible for business development initiatives, joint ventures, originations and dispositions. Joel has over 10 years of real estate investment experience and over $2 billion of transaction experience in Canada and the United States. Prior to Hungerford Properties, Joel spent five years at KingSett Capital focused on acquisitions, dispositions and valuation. While at KingSett, he oversaw the valuation of the firm’s growth fund and income fund portfolios and played a leading role in numerous transactions across all major asset classes throughout Canada. Prior to joining KingSett Capital, Joel held positions in the Asset Management Group at Great West Life Realty Advisors in Toronto and the Acquisitions and Dispositions Department at UDR Inc., a large-cap multifamily real estate investment trust based in Denver.

Joel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Finance from the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado.

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Caroline Clark, Director of Human Resources

Caroline is responsible for Human Resources Management, overseeing Talent Acquisitions, Learning & Development programs, and Organizational Development, Compensation & Benefits. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Caroline worked in various progressive HR roles within multi-billion dollar US companies. Caroline started her professional career with Abbott, a global diversified healthcare company. She joined Emerson, an engineering company serving industrial, commercial and residential markets. During her time at Emerson, Caroline successively served as HR Business Partner, and HR Manager in Europe for different business units and locations including France and the Netherlands.

Caroline holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and Development (Social Management Institute (IGS), Paris, France) and is a member of the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA) and also a member of the Young Canadians in Finance Vancouver Chapter.

“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 Investments

Travis is responsible for 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. Travis has led the acquisitions team at Hungerford Properties for 7 years through a strategic and analytical process with an emphasis on spotting trends and identifying patterns between asset classes and geographies. Travis has experience in market analysis and research. Travis is a key component in developing Hungerford Properties’ Neighborhood Mapping strategy.

Travis holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in real estate finance, development and valuations.

“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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Ken Gonzales, Director of Financial Reporting and Accounting

Ken joined Hungerford Properties in January 2015 as Controller and was recently promoted to Director of Financial Reporting and Accounting. He oversees the fund level combined and consolidated financial reporting, audit working papers and has successfully completed annual year end audits. In addition, Ken oversees the cash-flow management, annual budgets and effectiveness of internal controls. Furthermore, he assists in the preparation of quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting to the management team and investors.

Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Ken was the Accounting Manager at Real Estate Management Services at Colliers international, and Senior Accountant at Lululemon Athletica Inc., to name a few. During his time at Colliers, Ken managed the second largest third-party real estate portfolio in Vancouver. Ken is a Chartered Professional Accountant and also has a Diploma from BCIT in Financial Management.

"We are a company with both vision and values; a vision of building lasting communities and value of creating trusted stakeholder relationships."

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Tegan Smith, Director of Planning

Tegan is responsible for overseeing government and development industry stakeholder engagement for Hungerford Properties. Her responsibilities include researching public policy implications for land development opportunities and working closely with government stakeholders on complex development approvals. Tegan's core belief is that combining the strengths of people through positive teamwork results in success. Tegan has over 20 years experience as a planning and development professional. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Tegan was responsible for the port authority’s permitting process, land use plans, and commodity sector strategies. She has extensive experience leading countless land use and transportation plans, development reviews, and major infrastructure proposals at District of North Vancouver, City of Richmond and TransLink.

Tegan is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of Manitoba. She is an active member of the development community, engaged in her community in North Vancouver, and enjoys leading initiatives in support of Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver. Tegan holds a Bachelors of Arts, in Geography and Psychology from Queens University.

“The foundation of our success is long-term relationships and win-win collaboration with partners.”

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Mackenzie Yeats, Director of Operational Reporting and Accounting

Mackenzie oversees operational accounting at Hungerford Properties. This includes the financial reporting and budgeting of Hungerford Properties’ real estate assets and providing strategic direction and financial leadership to the property accounting team. Mackenzie has 12 years of accounting and finance experience specializing in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Mackenzie was a Senior Accounting Manager with Cadillac Fairview responsible for the financial reporting and budgeting of both office and retail commercial properties. Mackenzie also worked for five years at Ernst & Young LLP, including two years in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mackenzie is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) in Canada and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

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Blake Tsuyuki, Director of Leasing and Sales

Blake heads the Leasing and Sales division where he is responsible for the leasing performance of Hungerford’s growing portfolio of income producing assets as well as overseeing the sales of their commercial condo/strata projects.  Since joining Hungerford in 2014, Blake has been involved  in the successful sell out of multiple commercial condo projects as well as over 1 million square feet of commercial lease transactions which include both new developments as well as the repositioning of commercial assets.  Prior to joining Hungerford, Blake spent 4 years with a local Vancouver developer where he specialized in industrial leasing.  

Blake holds a Bachelors of Arts in Urban Studies from Concordia University.

"We are an innovative company that values relationships and collaboration." 

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Angela Aydon, Investor Relations Manager

Angela is responsible for providing support of the fundraising process and serves as a key point of contact for Hungerford investors. She oversees our investor database and stewardship activities, facilitate investor meetings and events, oversee fund compliance requirements, and creates fundraising materials.

Angela has been working as an Investor Relations/Corporate Communications Manager in the public company space since 2009. She has extensive experience with building and managing shareholder relationships, fundraising, analysing in-depth sector research, creating communications strategies and corresponding plans, creating marketing materials, and organizing investor events.

Angela graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Business Administration, has completed the Canadian Securities Course, and has completed the Prep courses for the CPA designation.

"Preserving long-term relationships with our Investors is a key component of our success. We focus on building trust by operating with integrity, communicating openly, being accountable and transparent and seeking win-win."

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