Doug is Senior Vice President, Commercial Properties. He joins Charles Real Estate with 30 years of experience in commercial real estate development and brokerage. ⁠Doug has been the architect of hundreds of leasing and sale transactions across Canada as well as Eastern Europe. ⁠

Prior to joining Charles, Doug was a Principal with Avison Young for 11 years. His local market knowledge coupled with his experience in development and deal structuring skills make him a trusted advisor to many clients.⁠

Doug was formerly responsible for all aspects of leasing and property management with Giffels Management Russia. Projects in Central Eastern Europe included a 6 million square foot logistics park in South Moscow, and large logistics parks in Kiev, Ukraine and Kazan, Russia. ⁠

He was also Vice President, Leasing with Giffels Management Limited and was responsible for Giffels’ leasing programs across Canada.⁠
Doug’s experience includes a role as Vice President, Industrial with Hopewell Development Corporation in both Calgary and Toronto, overseeing the leasing of more than 10 million square feet of commercial property.⁠
⁠Doug was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2011. He was a member of the Americas Board from 2008 until 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Geography, 1986, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 1989, Finance both from the University of Manitoba⁠

Doug is also an ultra-endurance athlete. A six time Ironman finisher, he has also competed in the Boston, New York and Chicago marathons. He will compete in Ironman Canada 2021 in Penticton, BC. as well as the local Calgary bike racing circuit when it returns.⁠