Michael Waters serves as Chief Executive Officer of Minto Apartment REIT. Michael brings with him his experience as CEO of 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 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 Board of REALPAC, Canada's senior national real estate industry association, and Algonquin College.
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.