Real Estate Development that Exceeds Expectations
Sean Roy BA, MCP, RPP
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sean Roy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Westurban Developments Ltd. Sean is a professional business leader known for his strong work ethic, business development, strategic planning, land development, project management, construction, team building, operational excellence, and performance management skills. His strongest business strength is developing small land development companies into large multi-million-dollar companies. Sean is a Registered Professional Planner in Canada and he received his Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Manitoba and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Victoria.
Sean’s residential and land development history spans over 20 years. He has developed over 7000 apartment units, large scale commercial developments, and over 500 single family homes across Western Canada. He has led teams of over 300 employees and built over a billion dollars of hard assets for rental companies in his past experience.
Family, travelling, sports and enjoying the outdoors is his escape from business life and building the unforgettable is his passion!
Chief Operating Officer
Terry Hoff oversees all operational matters to ensure the successful completion and transition to either sale or rent-up on all West Urban development sites. Terry brings a particular focus on safe productive delivery and the development of mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with its various stakeholders. Terry takes great pride in the development of the WestUrban brand and works closely with all members of the WestUrban team to deliver a product that we are all very proud of. He brings 37 years of management experience from his previous positions in pulp and paper and oil and gas industries. Terry holds many sporting interests and particularly enjoys spending time with family and friends on the Rendezvous Islands where he has a summer vacation home.
Mike Gareau CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Gareau is responsible for all financial operations of WestUrban, including investor and banking relations. He has over 25 years of experience in both private and public companies, most recently working with one of the top innovative construction companies in BC as CFO and Director. He began his career in banking and progressed to the position of CFO for a credit union. Mike has also held senior positions with an international engineering company as well as an international software development company. Mike is a Certified Professional Accountant and has a Business Administration diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He and his wife Dawn have recently relocated to Campbell River and are excited to explore this amazing area. He is also an avid golfer and loves playing hockey and traveling.
Monique Hebert oversees the coordination and management of construction design and operations. The vision of her work ethic can be summed up as “to work together to build strong relationships, promote and foster the best in each other, and create successes beyond our wildest dreams.” Monique started her career working for a law firm specializing in property law. This valuable knowledge base, and her ability to effectively lead and motivate others led to several successful project management positions that included work with a private developer, local government projects, and the construction of two hospitals worth over $600M through Island Health. The values that drive Monique are courage, respect, honesty, and integrity. Monique is married with two children and loves the outdoors. She has recently taken up golf and loves to travel, especially when it comes to exploring the amazing coast and lakes around Campbell River.
Director of Purchasing
Shawn Baird oversees the buying of materials and supplies for all WestUrban projects. This responsibility involves negotiating prices with vendors and building relationships to obtain the most affordable supplies and materials for projects of all sizes. Shawn started his career in the building supply industry and with 24 years experience has become highly knowledgeable in selecting the best supplies for each project. He worked as purchasing manager for 4 years and was recently appointed role of Director of Purchasing. Shawn’s key values are professionalism, honesty, respect and passion. “We love what we do and are passionate about it — building a product that brings excitement and happiness to our clients is what it is all about.“ Shawn is married with 2 children and enjoys his family time. Fishing, quading and hunting are all considered perks of living in such a great area.
Director of Development
Sarah Alexander is the Director of Development for WestUrban Developments and is responsible for land acquisition, planning and development. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, most recently as the senior manager of a large municipality responsible for providing strategic oversight of a $150 M fund for the implementation of infrastructure investment and the subject matter expert for developing innovative funding and financing solutions for land development. Her ability to manage projects, lead teams and understand complexity, while being strategic, innovative and detailed oriented, is due to her varied background with experience in real estate, project management, development approvals, planning and engineering design. Sarah is a Professional Engineer and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary and her Master’s of Business Administration from Queen’s University where she specialized in financial strategy. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys the island life and travelling with her family.
Director of Property Services
Deanna Kushner joined WestUrban in 2017 and is responsible for the Property Management side of the company. Deanna has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 24 years, and as a former Senior Real Estate Conveyancer and Office Manager, brings a high level of expertise and professionalism to the WestUrban Property Management Division. Deanna’s strong work ethic, dedication to customer service, and commitment to the WestUrban team have driven her to undertake obtaining Property Manager licensing through UBC Saunder School of Business. Deanna also holds an Applied Business Technology Certificate from Vancouver Island University. She enjoys her family time, travel, yoga, and boating around beautiful Vancouver Island.