The quality and success of our developments is directly attributable to the skill and experience of HOA’s small, highly professional management team. HOA is committed to employing individuals with a dedication to excellence, and who reflect the values and vision of the organization.
HOA’s management team has had extensive experience in the private sector, in government and in the non-profit sector. Their network of contacts at all levels, accumulated over several decades, has been critical in building HOA’s credibility and has been invaluable to its development partners.
Jens has worked over 10 years in the German credit union system in various capacities, as Vice President Corporate Finance with Deutsche Bank in Canada to manage a portfolio of international and Canadian corporations. As Manager Commercial Lending and Product Development at Credit Union Central of Ontario he developed new investment products for the credit union system in Ontario. Prior to joining HOA, he co-founded Community Partners and CU Consulting. These two companies provide consulting services to credit unions in commercial lending, as well as management and financial capacity building support for community based organizations.
Jens holds a MA degree in Economics from the University of Guelph, and an Honours BA from Western University. Before moving to Canada he was studying Economics at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
In addition to his various accomplishments, Jens is an avid sailor, runner, cyclist and enjoys the outdoors.
Gregory is a licensed mortgage professional and holds a Certificate in Financial Planning. Gregory has an MBA in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship and an undergraduate degree in Economics.
As a mortgage professional, Gregory possesses many years’ experience in mortgage origination, sales and marketing, staff development and the administration of mortgage portfolios. As a bonus, Gregory also has solid financial industry experience, making him well suited to assist with the financial analysis and decision-making processes essential to creating and managing diverse partnerships with builders, development consultants and varied sources of funding.
Fiona has earned her Cake Decorating Certificate from George Brown College and enjoys creating unique custom cakes. When not busy in the kitchen Fiona is an active cyclist trying to burn off all those cake calories!
Akeylah holds a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Waterloo with specializations in interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication. While at university, Akeylah developed a passion for social justice and believes affordable housing is a human right.
Outside of work Akeylah takes dance classes in Afrobeats, Dancehall, Heels, Hip-Hop, and more. They love to cook and try new foods and balances it out by (occasionally) going to the gym.