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John Aitken

36 years of experience


John’s early career covered multiple operational aspects of the hospitality industry, covering locations across Canada. John spent a number of years as head of construction and procurement for Westmont Hospitality Group. Westmont is an owner and operator of many hotel brands and premium flagship properties. In this role, John held responsibility for major capital projects including design, construction and the procurement and installation of furniture and equipment. John’s role at Shurway covers all operational aspects of Shurway’s hospitality business including tendering, procurement, project overview and contract negotiation.


Raffy Bekmezian

30 years of experience


Raffy’s career has spanned almost every aspect of commercial construction. His past experience with Aecon Buildings and other general contractors includes significant ground up and high-rise projects, major office tenant improvement, retail (shell and fitout) and major industrial facilities. Raffy has a thorough understanding of project controls, supervision and contract administration. His roles have included Site Superintendent, Project Manager and Director. Raffy’s role at Shurway is focused on the operations of the commercial portfolio. Raffy is a Professional Engineer, a LEED accredited professional and a Project Management Professional.


Kevin Gallant

38 years of experience


As a founding Partner of Shurway, Kevin has steered the company from its inception in 1985 to the present day. During this time, Kevin has been involved in upwards of 500 construction projects, with a very strong focus on the hospitality sector. Kevin brings a unique hands-on role to all projects, working closely with owners to ensure spaces are turned over precisely on time, to meet the needs of the investment proforma. Kevin’s role at Shurway includes business development, contract negotiation and executive oversight of hospitality projects.


David Gardiner

36 years of experience 


David’s early career focused on project management and quantity surveying, working in Canada and overseas. He spent 7 years with CIBC Development Corporation, culminating in running CIBC’s office portfolio across Canada. David moved on to run CIBC's entire portfolio of 12 million SF after being part of the team that outsourced real estate operations to CBRE. This role included project management, property and facility management, leasing, lease administration and strategic planning. As a senior executive at CBRE, David was also responsible for project management operations. David’s role at Shurway is focused on the commercial portfolio with an emphasis on business development, tendering and contract negotiation. David is a Project Management Professional and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


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