Behind every Wesbild project is a team of professionals dedicated to the community. Our team is smart, dedicated and brings innovation and depth of experience to the table. We know what it takes to help a community grow without taking away what makes its special.
Hassan Khosrowshahi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1940. He was educated in Iran and England and obtained his degree in law and economics from the University of Tehran. He joined his family company, the Minoo Industrial Group, in 1961. Minoo Industrial Group was a major manufacturer and distributor of food products, pharmaceutical and cosmetics with sales over US $350 million in 1978. Minoo Industrial Group produced products under its own brand names and under license for major international companies such as Beatrice Foods, Sandoz, United Biscuits, L’Oreal Group, Boots, and G.D. Searle.
In addition, the Khosrowshahi family, through various companies which they controlled, had been the exclusive distributors for Nestle S.A. in Iran from 1954 until 1981. Hassan immigrated to Canada in 1981 and founded the Inwest Group of Companies. Khosrowshahi is the Chairman of Inwest Group of Companies. Khosrowshahi is married and he and his wife Nezhat have two children.
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT
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GENERAL MANAGER, RESORT
Rod, Wesbild’s General Manager, Resort, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of resort operations at Predator Ridge including golf, food & beverage and lodging. Rod has been in the golf business for the last 25 years, with the last 10 years in a General Manager capacity. His time in golf has included being the Head Professional at Gallagher’s Canyon, Director of Golf for Fairmont Chateau Whistler and General Manager at Nicklaus North Golf Course. Rod’s commitment to the golf and resort experience and attention to detail is evident in every aspect of Predator Ridge. Originally from Prince George, Rod lives in Vernon with his two daughters.
VICE-PRESIDENT, PRODUCT & PLANNING
Rob is Vice President, Product & Planning for Wesbild. Rob has worked in every facet of marketing over the past 20 years across a broad variety of different industries. Rob graduated with a BComm from UBC in 1987. He worked extensively on the agency side, including a five-year stint as Managing Director at Cossette. From there he spent three years as VP Marketing at BuildDirect, an online retailer of building supplies.
Rob was chosen by Business in Vancouver as a recipient of their “40 Under 40” Award in 2002.
Rob lives in North Vancouver with his wife and four children.
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, REAL ESTATE
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PRESIDENT & CEO
Kevin is the President & CEO of Wesbild Holdings Ltd. Prior to Wesbild, Kevin was the President of Future Shop when it was purchased from Inwest Investments (Wesbild’s parent company) by Best Buy Co. Inc. in 2001. He remained in his post as President after the closing and was responsible for the integration with Best Buy. He led the team responsible for building out the Best Buy banner across Canada using the standalone infrastructure of Future Shop while simultaneously growing the Future Shop banner. Kevin went on to become the COO of Best Buy International with responsibility of expanding Best Buy in Canada, Mexico, England, Turkey and China before leaving to join Wesbild. He was on the Lower Mainland’s 2008 United Way Campaign Cabinet for the Retail and Services Group as well as the Co-Chair for the 2010 United Way Campaign Cabinet. Kevin currently serves on the Board of the Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region.
VICE-PRESIDENT, LAND ACQUISITION
Matthew is Wesbild’s Vice-President, Land Acquisition. Prior to joining Wesbild in 2010, he worked for a private equity group in New York City in an acquisitions and finance capacity and for one of the largest private developers in the eastern US, where he oversaw investment and financial aspects of a mixed-use and commercial real-estate development portfolio valued at over $1 billion.
Matthew earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business and Masters of Architecture from the University of Waterloo. He has also worked in architectural roles in both North America and Europe on Mixed-Use, Commercial, and Residential projects.
VICE-PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING
Raymond, a Registered Professional Planner, brings 25 years of consulting, public and private sector experience from across British Columbia and the Yukon to his role as VP, Development & Planning for Wesbild.
He is responsible for the neighbourhood design and subdivision process for The Foothills at Burke Mountain, and for working with City staff and Council on the approval process. Raymond also oversees the Marketing & Community Relations team and their work on Burke Mountain.
Raymond holds a BA in Geography from SFU and a Masters in Planning from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of BC. He lives in Vancouver with his wife Debra.
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, OKANAGAN
As Senior Vice-President, Okanagan, Brad is responsible for all aspects of Wesbild’s Okanagan projects and operations including Predator Ridge and Turtle Mountain.
Brad joined Wesbild from Melcor where he was the Vice President – Kelowna Region and President, Melcor Lakeside. He had been supervising the development, operations and marketing of Black Mountain Golf & Residential Community as well as overseeing Melcor’s other assets in BC. Prior to that, Brad was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for IMG Canada, a unit of the world’s largest and most diversified sports and entertainment management company, and under his leadership, created the vision and business model to significantly improve operations and financials. Prior to IMG, Brad worked for Burrard International whose businesses include the ownership of numerous marquee golf facilities. Brad is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and the London School of Economics. He has served on Boards of national golf and sports associations as well as several charitable Boards. Brad calls the Okanagan home along with his wife and 4 young kids.
Ali Rafi is Wesbild’s Investment Analyst. Ali’s primary responsibility is to provide market intelligence reports that identify current trends and provide long term strategic analysis and recommendations that have a direct impact on portfolio decisions and returns. Ali has extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate including site selection, lease negotiations, construction, marketing, merchandising, and store openings. Ali worked on the Future Shop retail expansion into the Ontario market helping the company grow to over 120 stores, achieve revenue in excess of $4 billion, and become the premiere brand for consumer electronics – a Canadian success story.
Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southern Illinois University and a post graduate diploma from North London Polytechnic in London, England.
VICE-PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION
Derek is Wesbild’s VP, Development & Construction. From experience gained throughout Metro Vancouver including his work at The Foothills at Burke Mountain, Derek provides expertise in municipal liaison for engineering design and approval, environmental regulations, and construction management.
Prior to joining Wesbild, Derek was a Project Manager with The Beedie Group for Industrial Land Development and Building Construction, and a Project Manager with Best Buy Canada.
Derek holds a Diploma in Building Engineering Technology from BCIT and has attended the Sauder School of Business at UBC for Urban Land Economics. In addition, he completed two years of Business Administration education at Selkirk College. Derek lives in New Westminster with his wife Tandrea and his three children.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Henry joined Wesbild in 1985 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008. During his many years with Wesbild, he has been involved in all of the company’s varied real estate development projects. He is responsible for arranging financing for all the company’s new and ongoing real estate investments and oversees the company’s accounting, financial analysis, and treasury functions.
Prior to joining Wesbild, Henry had a seven year career with Price Waterhouse in Calgary. Henry holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Accountant. He is also a member of Financial Executives International.
VICE-PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
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VICE-PRESIDENT, LEASING & ASSET MANAGEMENT
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Randy is Deputy Chairman of Persis Holdings and from 1998 to 2008 was the President of Wesbild Holdings. A lawyer by training, Randy practiced for many years as senior tax partner with Borden Ladner Gervais in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a law degree as well as a Bachelor of Commerce. Randy is currently the Chair of UBC Properties Trust, is a Board member of Belkorp Industries and a member of the The Fuller Group of Companies Advisory Council. In addition, he is the President of the Morningside Homeowners’ Association and Chair of Big Sky Golf Club. His past board affiliations include Future Shop, the Coquitlam Builders’ Trust, Collingwood School, the Urban Development Institute and British Columbia Building Corporation. He is a past Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and for several years was an adjunct professor at UBC Law School.
Wesbild Holdings Ltd.
1055 West Georgia Street
PO Box 11120
Vancouver BC V6E 3P3