CALGARY—MasterBUILT has added five new hires to its team as the company expands in bringing more Microtel Inns and Suites to Canada.
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Chris Hunter, is now director of development, MasterBUILT Hotels. Reporting to the chief operating officer, Eric Watson, Chris will work closely with the executive team to oversee the execution of the company’s aggressive hotel development program in Canada and the development of other complementary commercial real estate investments. He joins MasterBUILT Hotels from Morrison Hershfield and brings with him eighteen years of experience across the Western provinces managing new build and rehabilitation projects, performing technical studies and forensic investigation, third party consulting and business development.
Jamie Renaud, new financial accountant for MasterBUILT Hotels is a professional accountant with a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He joins our company with a focus on the development and construction divisions of MasterBUILT. Renaud brings over 8 years of development and real estate experience.
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Olga Lasenko has been hired as accountant – hotel operations, MasterBUILT Hotels. She will be supporting the entire accounting team as MasterBUILT Hotels brings on more properties. Lasenko is in the process of completing the CGA program and brings extensive experience with over 13 years as an operations and general accountant for 13 years.
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Andrew Higgs, now asset manager and portfolio analyst at MasterBUILT, hails from HVS Global Hospitality Services in Vancouver where he worked alongside developers and hoteliers in a consulting and valuation role in Western Canada. Higgs brings a strong understanding of primary and secondary Western Canadian real estate markets in and is a graduate of Ryerson with a Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism.
Daniel Lau is MasterBUILT's new intermediate accountant, hotel operations. He comes to the company with a CMA designation and 2 years’ experience in real estate. His primary focus will be on MasterBUILT construction accounting activities