Michael Waters serves as Chief Executive Officer of Minto Apartment REIT. Michael brings with him his experience as CEO of The Minto Group, where he spearheaded the transformation and growth of Minto from a wholly-owned family venture into a world-class, fully-integrated real estate investment management company. 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 20 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 serves on the Board of REALpac, Canada's senior national real estate industry association. As well, Michael is a member of the Board of Governors of Algonquin College, and the Board of Directors of Algonquin College Foundation.
Michael attended the University of British Columbia and holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He holds both the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.