Mr. Higgins is President of HIP Developments Inc. He has over 15 years of real estate and corporate finance experience. In 2010, he and partners founded HIP Developments Inc. with a focus on multi-family residential development opportunities in Ontario. Prior to leading HIP Developments Mr. Higgins was Vice President of a regional development company where he oversaw all aspects of project development and finance. Earlier in his career held senior leadership positions with TD Bank Financial Group and Bank of Montreal where he oversaw real estate lending activities in Southern Ontario. During his career, Mr. Higgins has managed over $800 million in real estate development & related project financing.
Mr. Roher is a partner with HIP Developments Inc. A real estate professional with over 25 years of experience acquiring, developing, financing, managing and divesting investment real estate assets in Canada and the United States. Mr. Roher spent 6 years with Bank of America managing and divesting Canadian commercial real estate assets throughout the recessionary years of the early 1990’s and 6 years with large publicly traded real estate corporations at various management levels. During the past 15 years, Mr. Roher has focused on creating value for sophisticated real estate investors by identifying and executing on opportunities in commercial and residential real estate projects in Ontario.
Mr. Renouf is Vice President of HIP Developments Inc. He has 30 years in building engineering and construction experience. Mr. Renouf spent 10 years with BlackBerry Limited as a Senior Director managing their global expansion totaling over $1 billion in capital spend with focus on critical systems, security, research/administration/commercial facilities. Prior to BlackBerry Limited, Mr. Renouf spent 20 years in an engineering firm working in design development and management as part of a team of consultants partnering with construction managers and contractors on commercial and residential developments.
Mr. Doherty is Director of Development of HIP Developments Inc. He has 19 years of experience in, land development, income-producing real estate and real estate consulting. Mr. Doherty has overseen the development of over 2 million square feet of industrial and retail space, has been involved in the disposition of over $300 million in real estate, valued nearly $1.0 billion of real property and has been responsible for the management and strategic planning for over 5,000 acres of land. He has experience in leading projects from initial acquisition through the municipal approval/entitlement process, servicing, vertical construction, through to management of income-producing assets and dispositions for both residential and commercial asset classes. Over the course of his career, Mr. Doherty has worked for prominent real estate and development companies: CBRE, SmartCentres, IGRI/Giffels and Walton.
Chetan Patel, CMA, CA
Mr. Patel joined HIP Developments at its early stages of conception as the Director of Finance and continues to lead finance and accounting functions. With over 11 years of professional accounting experience in the construction industry, Mr. Patel possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the business and oversees all of HIP’s financial transactions and related compliance matters. Mr. Patel’s’s innovative, pragmatic, and cost-conscious approach has been successful in keeping HIP Developments, and its client’s, interests profitable and compliant. Chetan earned his degree in Accounting from the University of Windsor and completed the Certified Management Accountant program in 2012. He currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario with his family.