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 property operations, development management, sales, marketing and investments. Michael has 20 years of experience overseeing the management and development of over $2 billion 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 leadership team that grew and took public eGain Communications (NASDAQ: EGAN) in 1999. Prior to that he lived in China for two years working in the real estate and technology fields. Michael is proudly Gwich’in (Northwest Territories and Yukon) and is passionate about Indigenous and economic development initiatives.

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. He has over 40 years of value-added real estate investment and development experience and has fostered long and successful relationships with investors, increasing the value of their real estate portfolios over time. George is a well-respected community member and holds numerous leadership roles on such boards and committees as Pacific Salmon Foundation, The Salvation Army of Greater Vancouver, The University of British Columbia Rowing Alumni Committee and the BC Cancer Foundation. He was previously on the board of directors for Clarica Life Insurance, now part of Sun Life Insurance. His numerous honours and awards for his accomplishments include; the Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia, King's Counsel, Olympic Gold Medal (Pairs Rowing 1964, Tokyo), and the Lou Marsh Trophy (Canada’s outstanding athlete of the year). 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, accounting and investments. Andrew has 25 years of experience in real estate. He has spent his career being involved in the acquisition and asset management of over $4 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 is proudly Gwich’in (Northwest Territories and Yukon) and is passionate about Indigenous and economic development initiatives.

Andrew was the Chair of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light Community Council and is currently a member of the Building Committee for their largest facility in Canada. 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 registered Mortgage Broker in British Columbia, 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, Senior Vice President of 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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Justin Deknatel, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Management

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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Kevin Kaila, Vice President of Development and Construction

Kevin is an executive real estate development professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He is committed to finding creative ways to achieve the highest and best use on all our development sites while maintaining a strong sense of community and social responsibility. He actively manages the development team and works closely with other departments in providing leadership and guidance around project management, budgets, construction costs, design, schedules, and risk mitigation. With a diverse range of projects, the development team builds on strategic alliances with key partners in the consulting, general contracting, and trade industries.

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

“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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Joel Aikin, Senior 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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Jon Leugner, Senior Director of Real Estate

As Senior Director of Real Estate Jon oversees a commercial and mixed used portfolio in Metro Vancouver, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as engaging in Government Relations, Entitlement & Planning, as well as overall Real Estate Management responsibilities including the planning and execution of new ground up development, reposition properties and existing IPP assets.

Prior to Hungerford, Jon held a manager role for a national real estate advisory firm specializing in office leasing. He was also formerly a development and real estate manager for a national telecommunications company, as well as a tenant representative in the public sector. With over 14 years of real estate and leasing experience, and over 500+ transactions, Jon brings a vast array of transactional and operational best practice to the team. Jon plays an integral role in strategy, risk mitigation, negotiation, research, and documentation.

"Thoughtful hard work and diligence are at the core of how we approach our investments. It’s through this approach to execution that we continue to see success; not only for ourselves, our investors and partners, but also for the communities and economies that we serve."

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Travis Zou, Senior 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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Angela Aydon, Director of Investor Relations

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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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 nurture talents.”

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Rachel Orr, Director, Real Estate Accounting

Rachel is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of the real estate assets including budgeting, forecasting, cash management, and quarterly reporting. Prior to joining Hungerford, Rachel spent her career at KPMG Vancouver working with a variety of clients in the Real Estate and Deal Advisory practice areas.

Rachel graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Strong fundamentals, teamwork, and the willingness to learn and grow, enables our team to succeed.”

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Karen Rahal, Director of Property Management

As Director of Property Management, Karen is responsible for IPP property operations and leading the property management team at Hungerford Properties. Karen has over two decades experience in commercial and residential property management and previously worked for companies like Concert Properties and Colliers.

Karen has achieved the professional designation of CPM® from IREM as well as CPRPM® from PAMA. She also holds a Property Management License with the Real Estate Council of BC. Karen previously served on the Board of PAMA and currently serves as a Board Member of REIC BC.

"Adaptability is one of our greatest strengths. The variety of the properties we manage and the unique challenges we face allows our team to continue to learn and grow and never become complacent."

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Kerry Minailo, Director of Development

Kerry is responsible for the execution of development business plans with a focus on project design, entitlements, budgets, schedule, and construction management. Prior to Hungerford, he was a Director of Construction at Conwest Developments, and a Project Manager with Bird Construction, providing him with a diverse background of construction and development experience. Kerry is a proven leader with the ability to manage projects through the full development cycle, from initial conception to project closeout.

Kerry holds an MBA from UBC Sauder School of Business as well as an engineering degree from the University of Alberta. He is Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Kerry is also a committee member on the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Young Leaders Group (YLG).

Relationships are key to the successful execution of complex projects with the ultimate goal of creating a win-win-win for all stakeholders involved.”

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Derek Hansom, Director of Indigenous Strategies and Relationships

Derek oversees the engagement and outcomes for First Nations involvement in Hungerford Properties projects. This includes involvement in active projects, development of new opportunities and establishing legacy components to our work. Derek has extensive experience in community and social development including health, First Nations leadership engagement, the incorporation of values, culture and the integration into services and decision making. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties, Derek supported the Regional Chief of BC on his Economic Development file. Derek has a range of professional experience including work with Simon Fraser University, BC Assembly of First Nations, Stó:lō Service Agency, Unceded Management Services and Coast Educational Development and Research.

Derek is a two-term elected leader for Skowkale First Nation and has held numerous roles such as Vice President of Tselxweyeqw Tribe, member of the First Nations Health Council, and a Director role with Seven Generations Environmental Services.

Derek holds a Masters of Business Degree in Aboriginal Business and Leadership from Simon Fraser University and was one of 35 Canadians selected to participate in the Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities Executive Program (2019) through the Harvard School of Business.

People are at the root of relationships and Hungerford prides itself on the team we have established, our partners and the community we have built over the last 50 years. We are excited to continue to build on, and grow these relationships in the years to come.”

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Rahim Jiwani, Director, Asset Management

Rahim is responsible for overseeing the execution of business plans across commercial and residential developments and income-producing properties. He also manages the financing activities of new real estate acquisitions and existing properties, including construction financing and refinancings. Prior to joining Hungerford, Rahim worked in Asset Management and Portfolio Management for different institutional investors in Canada, and he also worked on the research team of an international real estate brokerage firm in London, UK.

Rahim graduated from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

“We are an ambitious company that grows through developing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, uses our creativity to add value to our projects, and diligently executes our projects’ business plans.”

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