G. Paul Rollo,President, holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of British Columbia. Paul has been a consulting land economist for over 40 years. He has taught financial analysis and Economics for the SFU City Program for nearly a decade, helping bridge the gap between financial analysts and urban designers by introducing the important relationship between the disciplines.
Vice-President, Development Strategies, holds a Diploma of Urban Land Economics from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has nearly a decade of experience providing financial and economic analysis for public and private sector clients. In recent years he has become a recognized specialist in land lift and community amenity contribution analysis, facilitating project specific negotiations for developments valued at up to one billion dollars, and setting municipal amenity zoning policies. He has written and lectured on affordable housing policy and is a lecturer at the Simon Fraser University's City Program.
Director of Planning, is a Master of Urban Planning with experience as a land use planner, knowledge of economic development principles, and years of research on land use, transportation systems, and sustainable community development. George has a passion for understanding the dynamics that determine neighbourhood change, and has applied this passion to economic development strategies and economic impact assessments in Quebec and British Columbia. He is a creative problem-solver, and can build custom market demand and financial models to meet unique project needs. At GPRA, George is involved in financial modelling, comprehensive demographic and employment forecasting, business plans and development strategy analyses. His diverse skill set allows him to formulate successful land use plans based on a sound understanding of market and financial realities faced by our clients.
Director of Research, is a Master of Urban Planning with experience in land use planning, regional and community economic development and real estate analysis including: market studies, highest and best use analyses, feasibility studies, project economic impacts analyses, development strategies, and real estate business plans. Mike deals with diverse land uses including residential; industrial; and commercial office, retail and recreational. His interests also include planning for downtown, neighbourhood development, northern communities, GIS, transportation and affordable housing.
President, Cheakamus Consulting Inc., has worked on business development and real estate projects in the UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA and China and has travelled in 40 countries, He has lived in Whistler, British Columbia since 1996. With a 40+ year involvement in the BC development industry Les is a well-known and respected real estate professional. Les has been involved with all aspects of real estate planning and development, most notably planning, property research, real estate investment analysis, property valuation, business plans and development strategies, owner of a property management company, owner's representative for major property developers, municipal economic development officer, and real estate development project manager. Les and G.P. Rollo & Associates have collaborated on numerous real estate consulting assignments and this collaboration continues today.