When it comes to building great communities, experience is a key differentiator. That's why our team has some of the best, most seasoned people in the industry. Our management teams have an average of 20 years experience and are committed to building the best communities in their regions.
Alan Norris is Executive Chairman of the Development Group at Brookfield Properties, responsible for serving in an advisory capacity for its residential and mixed-use development businesses in the U.S. and Canada, and is engaged in select strategic initiatives.
Alan joined Brookfield when Carma Developers merged with Brookfield Homes to create Brookfield Residential, its North American residential property company in 2011. Alan joined Carma in 1983 and became its Chief Executive Officer in 1994, a role he retired from at the end of 2021.
Alan is actively involved in the community, having recently chaired the Resolve Fundraising campaign to raise $120 million for affordable housing in Calgary, and is past Chairman of the Calgary Homeless Foundation. In 2018, The Calgary Chamber and SAIT conferred on him an Honorary Bachelor’s Degree for his community work, and he was inducted into the BILD Alberta Hall of Fame for his contributions to the industry. In 2019, Alan was honored as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) as part of the CPA Alberta’s annual Achievement Awards.
He holds a B.A. degree in accounting and economics and two Chartered Accountant designations, Scotland and Canada.
Adrian Foley is President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for the management and strategic direction of our Land & Housing and Development business lines to capitalize on the unique and growing opportunities in the North American market.
Adrian has been an integral part of the real estate business since 1996 when he joined then Brookfield Homes, a predecessor to Brookfield Residential – one of the largest land developers and homebuilders in North America.
Since then, he has held several leadership roles, including leading Brookfield Residential’s California operations and most recently as President & COO of Brookfield Residential where he was responsible for stewarding operational objectives and implementing strategic initiatives across North America.
Adrian was born and raised in England where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Greenwich, London.
Thomas Lui is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for overseeing the development and residential land & housing’s financial operations, treasury, business planning, capital market financings, investor relations, tax, and compliance functions.
Thomas joined Brookfield in 2011 and has been in his current role since 2015. During this time, he has had overall responsibility for the development of the corporate finance function and transaction execution. Previously, he worked in the audit and assurance group at PwC.
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is active within the community, currently serving as a Board of Director and was previously Chair of the Board at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta. He has also served on other not-for-profit boards including Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and Wellspring Calgary.
Warren Krug is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for Brookfield Residential's Land & Housing investment activities. He is responsible for strategic and capital planning, and growing the company’s disciplined practice around investment decisions.
Warren joined Brookfield Homes, a predecessor to Brookfield Residential, in 2009.
He is on the Advisory Council for the SickKids Innovators Program, a program that engages the next generation of philanthropists to support SickKids Foundation in Toronto. Warren holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree and two Chartered Accountant Designations, South Africa and Canada.
Shane Pearson is Chief Operating Officer at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for the success and scale of our management company operations, with a focus on the execution and alignment of our strategic, investment and organizational goals. Shane also works with leaders across our operating businesses on organizational priorities and frameworks that enable growth of the platform.
Shane joined the company in 2001 and has held various senior executive roles, most recently as Chief Legal Officer for the Development group and Brookfield Residential, where he provided strategic and legal advice, as well as had overall responsibility for corporate operations and transaction execution.
Shane earned a law degree from the University of Toronto and an Environmental Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo.
Ted McKibbin is President, U.S. Land & Housing at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for overseeing operations for the Land and Housing division and our consumer-facing Brookfield Residential brand for all markets across the U.S.
Ted has spent the past 16 years in various executive roles for CalAtlantic group, most recently as Western Regional President responsible for the successful performance of $2.8 billion in inventory across eight home building divisions. Earlier in his 30-year career, he worked at Brookfield Homes as Vice President, Urban Development.
Ted earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California.
Trent Edwards is President, Canada Land & Housing at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for overseeing operations for Canada and the Pacific Northwest for the Land and Housing division, and our consumer-facing Brookfield Residential brand.
He’s extremely passionate about building great cities and communities. As the company has grown, Trent has taken on many roles, including Chief Operating Officer with Brookfield Residential in Alberta and Chief Operating Officer in Australia.
Trent gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta, followed by his Chartered Accounting designation. He is actively involved on the board of Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies at the University of Calgary, and is Co-Chair for the Real Estate Advisory Committee in Calgary. Trent is also on the Selection & Advisory Committee for the Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards and coaches’ boys’ and girls’ basketball, both in the community and for the high school in Calgary.
Margaret Wu is Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Operations at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for overseeing organizational strategy, directing execution of strategic initiatives and ensuring quality delivery of shared services.
Prior to joining the company in 2014, Margaret played senior roles with global management consulting and communication firms in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., and Calgary leading and delivering award-winning campaigns and programs in over 40 countries.
Margaret earned her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary.
Sabrina Kanner is Executive Vice President of Development, Design & Construction at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for multi-use developments in the northeast U.S.
With Brookfield Properties and its predecessor, Olympia & York, for 40 years, Sabrina joined the construction division of O&Y in 1982. In her tenure with the company, Sabrina has played a key role in the construction, design and development or redevelopment of over 40 million square feet of signature Brookfield projects such as Brookfield Place, 300 Madison Avenue, Greenpoint Landing, Bankside, The Yards, Halley Rise, the restoration/renovation of the Winter Garden at World Financial Center after 9/11, Bay Adelaide and Manhattan West.
Sabrina holds a B.A. from Union College and is a member of WX and the National Academy of Construction. Additionally, Sabrina sits on the Board of Directors of the New York Building Congress (Executive Committee), The Salvadori Center (Chair), The Regional Plan Association (Executive Committee), Urban Green Council (Chair), The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, Cedar Realty Trust, and The Opus Group.
Don Merlo is Chief Strategic Officer at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for overseeing the exploration of new opportunities for our land & housing investment portfolio in North America.
In his 28 years with the company, Don has held various executive roles in land development, housing, commercial and mixed-use redevelopment and has a proven track record in the start-up of new operational divisions in multiple regions.
Don holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Matt Elsesser is President and Chief Development Officer, Commercial Development at Brookfield Properties’ development group, responsible for all mixed-use projects across North America. Currently he’s leading an active pipeline of over 2 million square feet of office space, 4,000 multifamily units and 1,000 build-for-rent residential units.
Matt joined Brookfield Properties from Forest City where he worked his way up from an Analyst to Chief Development Officer, overseeing large mixed-use and master-planned communities including The Yards in Washington DC, Pier 70 in San Francisco, and Central Park in Denver.
Matt is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University where he received his bachelor's degree in Finance and sits on the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) advisory board in Cleveland, Ohio. Matt resides in Cleveland with his wife and their four children.
Bill Meyer is Brookfield Properties' President in the Southeast, which includes Dallas, Atlanta, Florida, and the Carolinas, responsible for providing senior and strategic leadership for the development of mixed-use communities.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of real estate development, including land acquisition, sales, project management, operations, asset management, workouts and restructuring, while working on some of the top-selling new home communities in the United States.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and holds a CPA license in Texas.
Bob Hubbell is Brookfield Residential’s President in Washington, responsible for overseeing the Mid-Atlantic operations for the Land and Housing division and consumer-facing Brookfield Residential brand.
Bob joined Brookfield Residential in 1987 as Vice President on Land Development, then Vice President of Sales and Marketing and becoming group President in 1997. Before joining Brookfield Residential, he was a partner at CPJ & Associates a Civil Engineering firm.
Bob has 40 years of experience in the Land and Housing Business and hold a BS of Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is actively involved on the boards of the Lisa Sechrist Memorial Fund, the Land Development Design Initiative at Virginia Tech Engineering School and Old Dominion National Bank.
Brad Chelton is Brookfield Residentials’ President in Texas, responsible for leading the land and housing operations. He is responsible for the Texas land portfolio, which consists of roughly 15,000 residential lots that are actively under development in some of the most desirable Austin and Houston area submarkets, and the housing operation which delivers roughly 500-700 units per year within the land portfolio.
Brad joined Brookfield in 2014 in the Arizona division and transferred to the Texas division in 2019.
An active participant in the development and construction industry, Brad serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin area Home Builders Association and is also active with the Urban Land Institute at the local and national levels serving on multiple committees, including the national Community Development Council. Brad has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineer from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana as well as a Certificate in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He and his wife Sarah have three daughters.
Josh Roden is Brookfield Properties’ President in Northern California, responsible for leading the development and construction team for Land and Housing. The Northern California group develops mixed-use, master plan and stand-alone residential communities throughout the San Francisco, Sacramento and northern Central Valley markets.
Josh has more than 20 years of commercial, for-sale and rental residential, retail and institutional projects and began his career with Opus Group, a commercial and mixed-use developer. As Vice President Acquisitions for Meritage Homes, Josh grew the business to a top five builder in Northern California.
Josh is on the board of the Bay Area Building Industry Association and HomeAid and holds a civil engineering degree from Marquette University, California Real Estate and Professional Engineering license and Eagle Scout.
Nicole Burdette is Brookfield Residentials’ President in Southern California, responsible for overseeing homebuilding and land development operations across the Southern California region. In 2022, Nicole will lead the start-up of homebuilding in the Arizona market.
Nicole joined Brookfield Residential in 2000 and has held a number of roles within the business including Acquisition and Business Strategy before taking on the Southern California leadership role in 2020.
Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Arizona State University and earned an MBA from National University.
Peter Lauener is Brookfield Residentials’ President in Colorado, responsible for leading the Land and Housing operations across the region.
Peter joined Brookfield Residential in 2022. Prior to joining, he held an executive role at McWhinney Real Estate Services in Colorado, where he led their development activities. Prior to McWhinney, Peter was President of Intracorp in Southern California. During his 34 years in the business, he has engaged in almost every aspect of real estate development, including single-family residential, multi-family rental, land development, mixed-use and hospitality, plus asset management and property management.
Peter is a graduate of Whittier College (business administration) and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He sits on the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is a member of the finance committee. He is also on the board of the Downtown Denver Partnership and a member of Colorado Forum. Peter is married with three adult children.
Scott Janis is Brookfield Residentials’ President in Alberta, responsible for the leadership and oversight of both the Homes and Communities businesses in Alberta.
Scott joined Brookfield Residential in 2008 and has held numerous previous roles including SVP & CFO, Alberta and President of the Edmonton operations. Prior to joining Brookfield Residential, Scott worked in the Audit and Assurance practice at PwC.
Scott is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters of Professional Accounting. He is currently on the board for the Edmonton Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization that partners with communities to strengthen their neighborhood through social and economic development.