President & Founder
As a child, Will was always that kid who questioned the status quo – and some things never change. A consummate thinker, Will is excited by the possibilities inherent in a challenge. He pushes both himself and his company to ask the bigger questions and see beyond the constraints, to create projects that matter. He is the first to describe a complicated development strategy as “too easy”, and push for more.
President of Projects
As President of Projects at Rize, Chris leads the development process from acquisitions to construction. As well as his passion for design and community building, Chris brings proven expertise in managing people and systems to give Rize the confidence to pursue a level of project complexity that most would simply abandon. Chris currently sits on the board of UDI where he is able to share Rize’s unique perspective on the future of Metro Vancouver.
Vice President Operations
Katherine has witnessed the significant growth and impact of Rize first hand, having joined the organization more than two decades ago. She oversees all company operations including administration, corporate matters, risk management, human resources, project monitoring and property management. As Rize continues to grow our team and our assets, both in scale and complexity, Katherine’s expertise becomes more valuable every day.
Senior Vice President – Construction
Mario joined Rize in 2017 after more than a decade of construction leadership throughout Metro Vancouver. He leads the in-house construction team providing oversight on all activities, including planning, budget, safety, execution and quality control. Never one to sacrifice quality, Mario champions Rize’s rigorous design intent throughout the entire construction process from breaking ground to completion and post occupancy.
Drew de Wynter
Vice President – Finance
A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Drew is responsible for building partnership structures, negotiating with lenders, sourcing debt financing and overseeing all accounting, tax, and reporting functions. His financial management continues to build the solid foundation that Rize takes off from. Understanding the challenges that face the real estate development industry, Drew knows first hand, the more solid the foundation, the larger the leap.
Head of Creative
A unique title for a unique role. Steven joined Rize in 2017 and divides his time between three main areas; corporate brand/communications, development design/programming, and community engagement/dialogue. Steven’s career provides significant architecture, design and communications expertise and he focuses it on helping Rize realize better communities, all the while guarding against the commoditization of our built environment.