Michael Waters CPA, CA

Chief Executive Officer, Minto Group and Minto Apartment REIT

Michael Waters serves a dual role as Chief Executive Officer of Minto Group and Minto Apartment REIT. As CEO of Minto Group, 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 USA for Minto’s growing portfolio. 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 served as a member of the Board of Governors of Algonquin College from 2013-2019. Additionally, he served as a Director on the Board of the Algonquin College Foundation from 2017-2018.

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.