Our Team

Leadership Team

Brian Freeman, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development
As Senior Vice President, Brian is responsible for identifying new business opportunities and mapping strategies designed to support new business development. In addition, Brian works with existing clients in identifying opportunities for improvement, and ensuring that client expectations are not only met, but exceeded. Brian works directly with Michael Paul in effectively communicating client expectations and ensuring that enabling process are in place that are sustainable and successful. Brian is also Six-Sigma Green Belt certified. Prior to joining Campus Living Centres, Brian enjoyed a successful career at an operating entity of G.E. Capital.

Michael Paul, Senior Vice President, Operations
All operations staff report directly to Michael. Prior to joining Campus Living Centres in 2007, Michael enjoyed a successful career in the private sector, most notably in senior roles with the George Weston Group and an operating entity of G.E. Capital. Michael is credited for successfully restructuring the company when it was acquired by Ivest and London Property Corp. His focus on rigorous process control and execution has created a solid foundation for business growth and success. Michael earned his six-sigma Green Belt certification and continues to implement best practices based on six-sigma core principles.

Joe Danis, Vice President, Student Affairs & Organizational Development
Prior to joining Campus Living Centres, Joe enjoyed a successful career at the University of Manitoba where he was Director of Housing & Student Life for nine years. At the University of Manitoba, Joe’s ability to balance the importance of business operations and Residence Life transformed the student housing operation into an innovative, dynamic, and high performance unit. Within post-secondary education, Joe has also worked in areas such as private funding, student and parent orientation programs, and international recruitment. Joe is currently responsible for the student affairs portfolio as well as the Property Support Team.

Grant Roughley, Vice President, Construction
Grant holds a Gold Seal Certification in Project Management from the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction management industry. He has completed projects spanning across Canada. Grant’s experience includes the creation of a new construction management organization which focused on integration of the design and construction process to deliver higher quality buildings as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. In the last 10 years, Grant has successfully delivered over 30 multi-residential and seniors’ care and retirement facilities. Including new seniors’ facilities throughout Ontario.

Property Support Team

Luke Jeffery, M.A. – Director, Residence Life – Leadership, Training, & Development
Luke began his student affairs journey with Campus Living Centres in 2010 and quickly developed a passion for student engagement work. After 6 years, Luke left Campus Living Centres for Michigan State University where he filled the role of Assistant Community Director as well as playing an instrumental role in leading the Co-Curricular Project Implementation team. Luke moved back to Canada to accept a position at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo) as their Residence Manager. While at St. Jerome’s, Luke directed the institution’s student leadership training and hiring program. Today Luke is responsible for overseeing the overall residence life program across Campus Living Centres. Luke holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Nipissing University, and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University.

Clarence Chong, M.A. – Director, Marketing & Sales
Clarence comes to Campus Living Centres from the University of Manitoba, with a multifaceted background in marketing, international recruitment, event management, alumni relations, and residence life. Prior to his work at the University of Manitoba, Clarence started his career in hospitality working in food and beverage, sales, and conference services. Clarence manages the Campus Living Centres’ brand and oversees the Residence & Conference Centre marketing strategy. He is responsible for liaising with our post-secondary partners to integrate our student residence marketing into the overall institutional identity. Clarence’s role also includes developing all media releases and public communication. Clarence holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Arts from Athabasca University.

Tayte Hewson, CPA, CA – Director, Finance
Tayte joined Campus Living Centres after gaining experience in audit and assurance, while working at a national accounting firm. Tayte is responsible for the sound management of the financial resources of the Company, including the control of the budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and treasury functions. She ensures that the financially reporting for our clients is completed in accordance with applicable accounting frameworks, company policies, and the management agreements. Tayte is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) with a specialization in accounting. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Todd Sweeney – Director, Information Technology
Todd has been with Campus Living Centres in various roles for over 13 years. Having performed in positions including Resident Advisor, Manager, as well as General Manager. Todd transitioned to IT Services after completion of MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and A+ (computer technician) certifications. Responsibilities for this role include the support and maintenance of all IT related systems and technologies employed within our operation. Having hands-on experience within a residence operating environment ensures that IT related needs of the business are understood and new technologies can be used to ensure operational efficiencies and competitiveness.

James Tansley – Director, Physical Resources
James started with Campus Living Centres in 2007. In this role, James is responsible for our entire building portfolio as it pertains to capital planning, maintenance contracts, department policy & procedures, as well as ensuring compliance with various codes, standards, and laws that apply to our facilities. James has prior experience with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as part of the Ontario Building Code testing and certification process, and has successfully completed qualifications for three technical areas: Designer Legal Processes, Building Services, and Small Buildings. James has completed certifications with the Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) for Residential Heat Loss and Heat Gain Calculations, as well as Residential Air System Design. James is a graduate of the Conestoga College, Architecture-Construction Engineering Technology program.

Rabia Butt – Manager, Human Resources
Rabia has worked in the Human Resources field for almost ten years, and specializes in the areas of Talent Management and Employee Engagement. She has extensive experience in the Property Management sector, and has been an asset to Richmond Community Management Services prior to joining Campus Living Centres. Rabia received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba majoring in Human Resources and Marketing.