Michael Waters FCA
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Waters serves as Chief Executive Officer of Minto Group. As CEO, Michael has spearheaded the transformation and growth of Minto from a wholly-owned family venture into a world-class, fully-integrated real estate investment management company. In this role, Michael oversees all aspects of the business from corporate services to asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, development, property operations and homebuilding in Canada and the USA for Minto’s growing portfolio. In addition to his role with Minto Group, from 2018 - 2023 Michael also served as CEO of Minto Apartment REIT. In this additional role Michael was responsible for the overall strategic direction including investment growth and capital structure. He continues to support the REIT in his role on the Board as a Trustee.
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 boards of REALPAC, Canada’s senior national real estate industry association, and Algonquin College. Michael currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of Crombie REIT.
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.
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