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Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies (WCRES)

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Team Westman

The Westman Centre’s team is responsible for development and implementation of the centre’s strategic plan, which is built around 3 strategic pillars: 1) transforming student experience, 2) research & thought leadership, and 3) community engagement.

  • Jessica Bergen, Director, Haskayne Centres | SH300F | (403) 210-3959
  • Alya Jinah, Experiential Learning Specialist | SH300-16 | (403) 210-6780
  • Leah Bortolin, Strategic Coordinator, Student Success | SH300-17 | (403) 220-8530
  • Lasha Haché, Strategic Coordinator, Community Engagement | SH300-20 | (403) 220-7187
  • Omar Abdelwahhab, Project Coordinator | SH300-19 | (403) 220-4411
  • Kiana Johnston, Coordinator | SH300-18 | (780) 806-1232
  • Alexander Whalley, Proptech Fellow | SH496 | (403) 220-5848

The Westman Centre’s Academic Advisory Council supports the development of academic programming and research initiatives for the Haskayne School of Business.

Members

  • Peggy Hedges, Academic Director, Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies
  • Thomas Holloway, Instructor, Faculty (FNCE), University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business
  • Grace Lui, Sessional Instructor, Real Estate Studies, University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business
  • Scott Radford, Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning, University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business
  • Ed Romanowski, Sessional Instructor, Real Estate Studies, University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business

The Westman Centre External Advisory Council’s purpose is to support its continued commitment to a world-class centre of excellence for real estate, as it relates to student experience, research & thought leadership and community engagement. This is achieved by contributing to and supporting the development of enriching and engaging industry relevant experiences for students and faculty at the Haskayne School of business. 

Current Members

  • Amie Blanchette, Manager, Strategy & Business Operations Real Estate & Development Services, The City of Calgary
  • Ron Ghitter (Co-Founder and Honorary Member), Chairman, Certus Developments Inc.
  • Chris Jones, President, CNJ Developments
  • Jeff Kitteringham, Chief Financial Officer,  Brookfield Residential
  • Bill Lister (Co-Founder and Honorary Member), Owner, Securfund Development Corp.
  • Eileen Stan, Vice President Development, Matco Development Corp.