Andrew ("Drew") C. Coles, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trustee
Andrew (“Drew”) C. Coles was named President and Chief Executive Officer of InnVest effective January 2015, Mr. Coles also serves as a Trustee. He has held senior management positions in the Canadian hospitality industry. Mr. Coles previously served as Vice President, Hotels at Oxford Properties Group (“Oxford”). Mr. Coles was Oxford's senior leader responsible for the investment performance of its luxury hotel portfolio. In this capacity, he was responsible for optimizing the portfolio's asset mix including leading capital investments, acquisitions and dispositions in concert with Oxford's real estate strategy. Under his leadership, the Oxford hotel portfolio experienced exceptional investment performance, income growth and capital reinvestment. In previous roles Mr. Coles worked with Delta Hotels and the bcIMC, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, General Electric Capital and Choice Hotels International. He holds an Honors MBA from Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri), a BA Economics from Acadia University and serves as an active Board Member of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
George M. Kosziwka, Chief Financial Officer
George Kosziwka was named Chief Financial Officer of InnVest in December 2012, having previously served as Vice President Finance since InnVest’s inception in 2002. Mr. Kosziwka has substantial hospitality real estate experience having worked over 25 years in the industry. Prior to joining InnVest he held senior finance executive positions for predecessors of the REIT, including UniHost Corporation and Journey’s End Corporation. Mr. Kosziwka is also currently a director of Choice Canada. Mr. Kosziwka holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.
Lisa K. Conway, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel
Lisa Conway was named Executive Vice-President and General Counsel in August 2015. Ms. Conway has significant capital markets experience with senior level positions at HSBC, Toronto Stock Exchange, Macquarie, Citibank and Blackrock in addition to international experience in London and Singapore. Early in her career, she also worked with Journey’s End Corporation. Prior to joining InnVest, Ms. Conway led the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) business as their CEO for Canada and was Chair of the Board of RBS Capital Markets Canada. She was also General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer responsible for all regulatory and compliance matters. Ms. Conway is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she obtained both a BA(Hons) and her LLB.
Sara Glenn, Senior Vice-President, Asset Management
Sara Glenn was named Senior Vice President, Asset Management in February 2016. Previously, Ms. Glenn was Managing Director for Whetstone Partners, an independent asset management and advisory firm focused in the first class and luxury hotel market and in her role she worked with a broad range of owners, lenders and operators. Ms. Glenn has a proven track record in collaborative and results oriented asset management. In previous roles she was Vice President, Asset Management & Real Estate for Fairmont Raffles Holdings International as well she worked with Westmont Hospitality Group Canada and Delta Hotels & Resorts. Ms. Glenn holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality from Ryerson University.